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  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Twittersphere Strikes Back at Cruel #Jadapose Hashtag

    Two weeks ago Jada, a Houston teenager who said she was raped and that pictures of the rape went viral on social media, told her story to KHOU. We were one of the first media outlets to write about #jadapose, a hashtag people were using to mock Jada as they posted pictures of them lying on the groun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cake & Ice Cream Belong Together

    Zagat Houston: If you're in search of a new bar to try out this summer, check out Zagat Houston's list of the eight hottest bars in Houston, such as the only tiki bar, Lei Low, featuring tropical drinks like the popular Mai Tai. The Pimlico Irish Pub features Irish beers, whiskey and scotch -- it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Using Google Trend Reports to Predict Future Food Trends

    We recently came across an article on the Huffington Post food section (you know, an ideal source for incredibly accurate news), and found an article entitled "According To Google, Nothing Is Ever Going To Trump The Cupcake." That can't be right, we thought, weary of the cupcake. It's been a very t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Green Says He's Backing Law to Protect LGBT Workers, But Not Ready to Sign

    A move to speed up legislation to ban LGBT workplace discrimination is being spearheaded through a letter last week urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been gaining bipartisan support since last year when it passed the Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Your Water's Lemon Wedge Might Be Contaminated

    Urban Swank: The ladies of Urban Swank checked out Nara's Korean Grill Room and have the 411 on the restaurant, especially what their favorite menu items are. During their visit they enjoyed a variety of Korean BBQ items such as the rib eye (bulgogi) and pork belly (kurobata samgyup sal). Each meat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Top 5 Super Bowl Snacks You Should Buy Online

    For many, including this writer, the Super Bowl is as much as about food as it is about football. And while snacks from the grocery store are just fine for most any gathering, sometimes I like to add a little swank to my Super Bowl feast. Here are five stellar gourmet snacks to order for your party: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    PSA: Stop Sharing Photos of Receipts with Crazy Tips and Messages

    2013 will go down in history as the year of sharing restaurant receipts via social media. First it was the Applebee's employee who shared a a photo of a check left by a pastor who included no tip, for religious reasons.Then there was the pushback and subsequent Instagram account by Tips for Jesus, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: 20 Cupcakes From One Batter & What Hangry Looks Like

    The Pioneer Woman: I love pretty much every recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Even before she made it big on the Food Network, I frequently followed her blog posts, and though many of her recipes are not the healthiest things to eat, this week she has a recipe for roasted spaghetti squash and kale -- t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The Week In Food Blogs: Halloween Costumes, Day of the Dead Recipes, and Your Apple Type

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Finding a quality Happy Hour menu that doesn't break the bank is always a day-maker. Cove inside Haven has a few delightfully scrumptious items on its Happy Hour menu - and most are only $6. Kim shared a few items with a friend, starting with the Pulled Pork Slider Tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Big Music Festivals Sure Can Be Creepy Sometimes

    This weekend Rocks Off will send another team to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park, three days sure to be full of music, drinking, and the sort of behavior that tends to happen when tens of thousands of scantily clad young people gather to get their buzz on and scope out potential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Gravity Hits NASA: Shutdown as "Nonessential" NASA Turns 55

    Last week was NASA's 55th birthday. However, the folks over at NASA didn't have a giant cake or some crazy party to celebrate 55 years of the space program. Instead, 97 percent of NASA employees were deemed "nonessential," sent home without pay and told to wait and not work until the government fina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Why Brunch Is a Must & a List of the Best Candy Bars

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: 99 cent mimosas at Sorrel Urban Bistro for brunch? Sign us up! Kim used to live in New York City, where, according to her, brunches are required components of weekend activities. Keeping up with this NYC tradition, she and a friend checked out the brunch at Sorrel duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    I Made a Ramen Burger...Sort Of

    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the famous Ramen Burger -- a burger slapped between two pan-fried ramen "buns" invented by Keizo Shimamoto and sold at the Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn. It's a bit of a phenomenon. It's been written abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    AOL CEO Firing Employee During Conference Calls Raises Questions

    If you haven't heard the bizarre and awkwardly hilarious audio of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing creative director Abel Lentz on a conference call -- a call of over 100 people there to discuss Patch, an AOL rollout that Lentz was in charge of -- take a listen. Armstrong fired Lentz in rather abrupt f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Single White Foodie Looking For Love: Food Dating Sites for Every Niche

    George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." While I have to agree with him on that, sometimes the love of another person can be nice too. And because these days the Internet can solve most problems, there are now websites that allow you to have your cake and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Study: The Woodlands the Tenth Richest "City" in America

    According to Huffington Post, NerdWallet (who?) did a study to determine the richest cities in America by finding out which have the largest percentage of households earning more than $100,000 per year. Turns out The Woodlands was No. 10 on that list, with 53.4 percent of its households earning more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    How Many Freaking Clicks Does It Take To Read A Forbes Listicle? You'll Be Amazed

    You see it on Twitter -- a Huffington Post tweet saying Forbes has released yet another click-bait list, this time of the "best cities for young professionals." You know you shouldn't, but you click just to check quickly to see if your city is included. You soon learn you are dealing with Forbes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chipotle Serves Up New Margaritas with Fresh Juices and Premium Tequila

    Chipotle has decided to change up its margarita recipe, which was originally made with a sweet-and-sour syrup. According to the chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, not many people knew that Chipotle served margaritas. Starting today, and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle offers new han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Sugar Daddies Are Paying For Lots Of Sugar Babies At UH, Company Claims

    A young woman finds an older man on a dating website. She's drawn to him. What can it be? His age and experience? His Sean Connery-like looks? The fact that she's got bills to pay at the University of Houston and he has agreed to pay for her education just for the pleasure of her company? I know w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Austin Is Overrated, Try Houston Instead, Says Most Insightful Travel Writer To Ever Grace The Web

    We -- to be frank -- had absolutely no idea who David Landsel was...until we opened an e-mail to discover that he is the single most insightful, knowledgeable, trenchant and trustworthy travel writer to ever be on the web. Why he has no multi-platform empire of his own -- why he's not the Martha St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Houston Rising

    Huffington Post: In the first of two articles that set Houstonian tongues wagging this week, travel writer David Landsel offers his reasons as to why Austin is the most overrated tourist destination in America -- and why Houston is the most underrated. Among them, Landsel includes "plenty of good fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Study Says Chewing Gum Does Not Aid Weight Loss

    People across the nation have used chewing gum to help them lose weight. It's a sort of a logical theory if you think about it: Chew gum instead of food so you won't overindulge and gain weight. However, according to a recent study published in the journal Eating Behaviors, chewing minty gum has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Healthy Fast Food Menu Items Can Lure and Deceive Consumers

    If you're on a diet, or are at least trying to eat healthier, you probably don't frequent fast food restaurants throughout the day. A typical fast food menu isn't full of healthy and nutritious items. However, a few fast food chains recently began to add lighter options to menus, due in part to a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Houston Wins $1 Million Grant For "One Bin For All" Innovation, Captain Planet Pleased

    Captain Planet and Mayor Annise Parker thanks you. Last month, the city of Houston was selected by the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge for their "One Bin For All" innovation, which would allow citizens to put all of their trash in one bin, and from there, a sorting facility (which is to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Josh Trevino: A Chat With The Prominent Texan Conservative Voice Outed as Malaysian Agent

    After the Berlin Wall fell in late 1989, Western agents began probing the documents long squirreled away in Soviet-satellite archives. Among the documents unearthed following Prime Minister Eric Honecker's democratic decisions was a money trail circling an Australian journalist named Wilfred Burchet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Chris Kyle: Famous Sniper Murdered, And The Internet Blows Up

    You might never have heard of Chris Kyle until this weekend, but he was known as America;s deadliest sniper for his work in Iraq and wrote a book titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The 38-year-old former Navy SEAL, had more than 150 confirm ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    George Prescott Bush, Yes, ANOTHER One, Considering Run for State Office

    Honestly, I thought George Foreman had a lot of Georges in his family, but now I'm beginning to wonder if the Bush clan doesn't have him beat. First there was George H.W. Bush, then George W. Bush. Now, there's George P. Bush (maybe even P.G. if you count his second middle name), son to Jeb and gran ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Why Psy and the Innocence of the Muslims Guy Are Nothing Alike

    This meme has been infecting my Facebook newsfeed lately, and I thought I'd reply. The facts are these... Nakoula Basseley Nakoula spent a lot of his life making drugs, evading taxes, and commiting bank fraud, all acts that landed him in various institutions over the years. Because of the last frau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Austinite Videos Himself Being Rejected Every Day for 100 Days

    Anyone who owns a business or, for that matter, lives on planet earth, has had to face rejection. It might be from a potential business parter or a potential romantic partner. You think you are offering a great deal. You get your pitch together and it all goes thud right in your face. It's horrifyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Coffee Beans Could Be Extinct In 60 Years; Then What?

    If you believe the news from over the weekend that coffee beans are in danger of extinction, you're probably hoarding all the Arabica you can find today and envisioning a future in which coffee -- already liquid gold for many of us caffeine addicts -- can be used as delicious, fragrant currency. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Relax, Houston: Your Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Safe

    I know people who mark the passing of the seasons by Starbucks' seasonal lattes, and I am very much not joking about this. Fall has officially arrived when the coffee chain starts carrying Pumpkin Spice-flavored lattes. Winter is here when the Peppermint Mochas arrive. It's become a cycle as constan ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012

    No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    5 Chain Food Trucks We Wish Existed

    A few weeks ago, I was riding my bike past an otherwise quiet hotel parking lot on the edge of EaDo when I spotted it: a Taco Bell-branded food truck. The truck was dormant, its driver perhaps holed up in the cheap hotel, and I've yet to see the truck since. I wonder if it was just passing through H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill Playing Bayou Music Center October 31

    Rapper Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill today announced their tandem Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, with an October 31 Houston date inluded. The duo will be at the Bayou Music Center on Halloween Night. Nas just released a new disc, Life Is Good, this past July and Ms. Lauryn Hill -- as she is now being bill ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Whatever Happened to Second Breakfast?

    "On-the-go Americans increasingly are consuming their morning calories over several hours instead of sitting down to devour a plate of pancakes, bacon and eggs in one sitting," wrote Candice Choi in the Huffington Post earlier this year. At Time, Kate Springer wrote about the phenomenon in an artic ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Where Did Matisyahu's Beard Go? We Found It!

    ​Rapper Matthew Paul Miller, stage name Matisyahu, made waves this week by tweeting a picture of his face, shorn of the trademark Chassidic beard, along with a message promising "an amazing year filled with music of rebirth." The message on his personal site also mentioned "rules" in his chose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Roadtrippin': The Eight Track Museum In Dallas

    Last week while this member Rocks Off was in Dallas for the 48th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination and our annual trek to Dealey Plaza, we stopped in to the Eight Track Museum in the Deep Ellum district of the city. The opening rumblings of the small museum, located in the back of store fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Dead Rock Stars & Dia De Los Muertos Album Covers

    Photo by Marco Torres​According to a recent Associated Press article picked up by everyone from The Huffington Post to Fox News, Day of the Dead celebrations are on the upswing, a trend attributed in part to the growing Latino population and Hispanic influence on the culture, as well as changi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Twin Miami Sound Machines Drive HBO's Latino List

    Rocks Off is on the phone with perhaps one of the great photographers of this era, critically acclaimed and award-winning photojournalist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. His brainchild, The Black List - a collection of intimate, up-close photos of the great black leaders and personalities of our time - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Rick Perry in College: Getting C's in Just About Every Course You'd Want a Potential President to Do Well in

    Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University via Texas TribuneA gentlemen's C​Rick Perry has made no bones about the fact that he wasn't the most studious college student, and a transcript obtained by the Huffington Post bears that out. Among the courses Perry got a C or lower ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 4, 2011

    Lips First

    Natalie Irish kisses her portraits into life.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Inside the light and airy Relish Fine Foods.​Relish Fine Foods had its grand opening this past Monday and Tuesday, and was already off to a fast start when I dropped by at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The store was already sold out of all of their salads, and other prepared items were going jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Harris County's Death-Row Rep Gets Another Workout

    As we first reported last October, the year 2008 marked the first time since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977 that Harris County would not be sending anyone to Death Row.The high cost of capital murder trials, some setbacks in prosecutions that may have indicated changing public sentiment, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Bun B and Q-Tip Team Up, Jennifer Hudson, Ludacris, T-Pain, G-Unit, MF Doom, Cypress Hill and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. (Video) Single of the Week: Hurricane Chris, Knaan, Bun B and Q-Tip, "Cypher Round 1": The first two guys are rather un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Big Bad John Cornyn Is One Tough Cowboy, Apparently

    Last week at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention here in Houston, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, who is seeking reelection, was introduced to the crowd with a new campaign video and rhyming ditty that uses classic Texas tough guy, cowboy imagery. “As the sun rose on the Pecos The big clo ... More >>

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