Last week was all about planning comestibles for your Halloween Party. This week, let's move to potables. To those who scoff, "Halloween -- yet another excuse for feckless Americans to get their drink on," I reply, "You are not invited to my party." Besides, while Halloween certainly presents ampl ... More >>
in Percy Jackson, the mythical gets standardized.
One of the functions of the Gothic Council is to rule on matters of Goth-point attribution. Think of us as professor McGonagall awarding or deducting points at Hogwarts... with that act mattering exactly as much to the real world as it did in the Harry Potter books. Recently, our own Batty posted ... More >>
Harry Potter — franchise king, hero of a generation — fights his last battle.
Thanks to Waze, I know foxybarrel, whoever that is, got stuck in traffic on 59.App: Waze Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry (beta only, Windows Mobile Web site: Waze.com Cost: Free Houstonians know their traffic like Seattleites know their heroin coffee or heaved aquatic animals. In othe ... More >>
I was randomly scrolling back through past Idol Beats last night, doing my best to ignore mentally unbalanced dental hygienist Christine McCaffrey's butchering of "I Hope You Dance," when I realized something. The American Idol beat for Rocks Off is basically the Defense Against the Dark Arts ... More >>
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
I come to bury Dobby, not to praise him.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 was number one at the box office for the third straight week. With over $600 million in worldwide grosses, the first half of the final installment of the film franchise looks like it will probably surpass the ... More >>
Marco TorresIt's a bird... it's a plane... it's... Usher!Rocks Off knows you have had a busy week. So have we. But, we figured, what with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and traveling to and from your various other holiday ports of call, you may not have had as much time in front a computer as ... More >>
The beginning of the end is here, as Rocks Off and approximately 1.21 gazillion fans flock to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 to see the end of the saga. Many things have sprung up in the wake of the awesome cultural phenomenon. Great things like Potter Puppet Pals! Terrible thin ... More >>
In Harry Potter finale the kids are not alright
Children sentenced to a certain fate in Never Let Me Go.
Here's a sentence you don't like to read in a letter from your kid's school: "We certainly understand your questions and concerns about the presence of Mexican free-tail bats in Bay Elementary."Well, as long as you understand it......Bay Elementary, a school in Seabrook that's part of the Clear C ... More >>
As the release of the sixth Harry Potter DVD -- Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince -- comes closer, it seems like the perfect time to review your Harry Potter knowledge.Sure, you know the name of Ron's pet rat and his true identity, but are you a true Potter aficionado? Try yourself on the qu ... More >>
Love potion number oh, whatever
C'mon, 'fess up. You spent early last week camped out in front of the Angelika in your Hogwarts uniform, awaiting the arrival of the new Harry Potter movie in theatres. Then you spent the rest of the week basking in the afterglow of Daniel Radcliffe's smoldering gaze, and engaging in heated discuss ... More >>
That old black Potter magic continues to beguile in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Photos by Alex Begley What do you call punk rock for kids? Pid Rock? Kink Rock? Maybe just Wizard Rock, the genre that Harry and the Potters have summoned up around them in last five years. For those of you without literature-obsessed teenagers, Harry and the Potters are a brotherly duo out of Bost ... More >>
She's glad her 15 minutes are up
It took Pradnya Bhawalkar an hour to put together the gloves, robe and rest of the witch costume the 18 year old wore to the midnight Harry Potter party at the Barnes and Noble at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land last night. The parking lot was so full, I’d had to park in another one and hike over ... More >>
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