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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Suspected Stay Family Killer Awaits Psychiatric Evaluation

    Ronald Lee Haskell, who allegedly killed six former in-laws in Spring, Texas, stayed out of sight for Monday's status meeting between his attorney and the prosecutor, the Chron reports. In his last court appearance on July 11, Haskell dramatically collapsed upon hearing the charges against him. Ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Intellicast.com: I Live in Houston, Texas. Perhaps You've Heard of It? Or Not.

    For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    A Secretary of State, an Elk Head, and Rice Students - What Could Go Wrong?

    The most well-known prank in Rice history took place on a warm spring morning in 1988. A few years after the idea first crept into their keg-addled minds, a handful of engineering students erected a pair of 24-foot A-frames around the campus's centerpiece, a one-ton statue of William Marsh Rice that ... More >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    Slouching Toward Erebor

    The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Last Night: Armin van Buuren At Stereo Live

    Armin van Buuren Stereo Live May 23, 2012 After a crazy night at Stereo Live with Rusko's breakdown Tuesday, I couldn't help but imagine what was in store for Wednesday night's Armin van Buuren set. Hailing from the Netherlands, Armin started making music at age 14 and had his first success with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Top 5 Most Awesomely Insane Things Done By Nick Cave

    Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different eras of goth music, we simply had to leave him out because he doesn't fit anywhere. He's a statistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Saturday Night: Stevie Nicks At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jay Lee"Anybody seen my wand?"​Stevie Nicks Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 13, 2011 Aftermath can't help but wonder if the people who think Stevie Nicks is some kind of wand-waving white-witch faerie queen have paid much attention to anything she's done besides "Rihannon." N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Last Night: Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae At Reliant Arena

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae Reliant Arena May 18, 2011 See Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and their fans, just the way they are, in our slideshow. Somewhere, Michael Jackson is smiling again. At last. The King of Pop may be gone, but he was very much there in spirit Wednesd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    HBO's Game of Thrones Will Be Awesome.
    And It Will Never End.

    Winter is coming...​You may or may not have heard about the new miniseries gearing up to premiere on HBO in April. If you're in any way familiar with the epic fantasy genre, you've doubtless been anticipating Game of Thrones since the project was announced back in 2007. It's based on the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Ex-DJ Brandi Garcia Happy To Move On Beyond The Box

    Photos courtesy of Brandi Garcia​When Rocks Off got DJ Brandi Garcia on the phone a couple of weeks removed from her controversial dismissal from 97.9 The Box for playing a Trae track at an unrelated concert, we were anticipating her to call us from a frigid office full of books with legal jar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Passion Of The K-Stew

    ​Much hay is being made of Kristen Stewart's ("Bella" in the Twilight movies) comments to British Elle magazine about the perils of fame. This one in particular: On the paparazzi: "What you don't see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    John Connolly Takes A Kid To The Gates Of Hell, Just For The Fun Of It

    ​John Connolly, the Dublin-born author of Every Dead Thing and The Killing Kind, is in Houston today to promote The Gates, his new young adult title. While many of his adult novels are dark thrillers featuring ex-cop Charlie Parker, The Gates is a horror story with touches of comedy that featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: East Side Story -- Trains, Tequila, Dogs & Grief

    I just can't get enough of Houston's East End/Second Ward/Ship Channel area, so that is where the latest installment of the Sole of Houston took us. I don't think I can recreate the route with anything more than about 90 percent accuracy, but my best guess is that it looked something like this.David ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Culture

    October 25, 2007

    2007 Halloween Guide

    Haunted houses, parties, festivals and other trails to terror

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    2007 Halloween Guide

    Trails to Terror

  • Culture

    October 11, 2007

    Trails to Terror

    2007 Halloween Guide

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    Spent

    A Broadway schmaltzfest spawns a big-screen travesty

  • Film

    October 6, 2005

    Say Cheese

    Wallace and Gromit make their long-overdue feature debut

  • News

    August 21, 2003
  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Hothouse Flowers

    Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms

  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Kristi's Gift

    She gave up her infant son to two strangers who became her friends. Now, more than two years later, she's still in his life, visiting regularly. In an open adoption, they're all doing their best for Ryan.

  • News

    July 27, 2000
  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Dream Weaver

    Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place

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