Jack the Ripper

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Know Who the Infamous Zodiac Killer Is? You Could Get Rich!

    The nation's leading civilian authority on the infamous Zodiac serial killings of the 1960s hopes to raise a $100,000 reward to find the California killer's identity after 45 years. Tom Voigt, who runs, a dangerous time-suck for anyone remotely interested in the case, has launched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul at Bayou Music Center, 7/3/2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 6, 2013

    A Bloody Good Show: Theatre Southwest Takes on Dracula

    Theatre Southwest's Dracula is an English neo-Gothic trip compete with mystery, sex and, of course, blood.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Hates, the 1970s Gas Crisis, and "Do the Caryl Chessman"

    Not to brag, but I've got a copy of the new Hates album, People's Temple, and it is (as usual) a fantastic little CD that every punk fan in Houston should own. We're still waiting on a confirmed release party at Cactus, but before that happens there's a song on the disc we want to talk about, "Do th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Black Dahlia: 5 Songs for a Famous Murder Victim

    Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Steampunk Songs

    It's a big week for steampunk enthusiasts. First of all, today is the 287th birthday of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, the man who built the first self-propelled, steam-powered vehicle. He invented his three-wheeled fardier à vapeur in 1769, and went on to build progressively more complex and better model ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    You're a Naughty One, Saucy Jack: A Playlist for Jack the Ripper

    ​Today marks the last known murder by the infamous Jack the Ripper, that of a prostitute named Mary Jane Kelly the Ripper brutally mutilated in 1888. What happened to Jack after the death of Kelly has never been discovered, whether he died, emigrated out of England, or was imprisoned on other ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    5 Intriguing Cocktails I Saw on TV

    www.cookingchanneltv.comBeer in a Ball. ​The Food Network and Cooking Channel have turned me into a couch potato. I wouldn't get up at 4 a.m. to watch the royal wedding, but I'll burn the midnight oil watching episode after episode of Iron Chef America and Unique Eats. Imagine my delight when ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    European Travel Tips For First-Time Bands

    ​Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Surrender Dorothy: Five Better Dark Side Of The Moon Films

    ​Tonight at Miller Outdoor Theatre, a group of musicians will play Pink Floyd's legendary album Dark Side of the Moon live, in its entirety, with each and every instrument that was used to record it back in 1972-'73. With 45 million copies sold, Dark Side is still the third best-selling album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Despicable Me: Win Free Preview Passes, And See The Five Most Despicable Movie Characters

    Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carrell, tells the tale of someone who's very despicable. Truly despicable.On the other hand, the character meets up with a couple of cute kids, and it's a cartoon, so we're guessing there's some redemption in the end.There's no redemption for the following ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Galveston Ghosts

    Photos by Brittanie SheyDash Beardsley starts the tour.​Dash Beardsley is a legend, both in his own mind, and in real life. The Robert Plant look-alike, owner and operator of Ghost Tours of Galveston, shows up for tours wearing a floor-length black duster, silver rings on every finger, and sun ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    BARC's Problems Still Far Beyond the Scope of the City's Resources

    A faulty anesthesia machine, a dog that nearly escaped during euthanasia, poor lighting, and a busted air conditioning system were among BARC's surgery room problems highlighted in an intra-office e-mail, according to newly released public records. "One of the [anesthesia] machines has a 02 reader ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 20, 2007


    Souvenir hits the right note — even if its heroine can't

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    London Fog

    Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Link Wray

    Monday, April 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005
  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Murder, They Wrote

    A Houston couple links up for a novel look at gory leftovers in the fridge

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Blood Brothers

    Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.

  • Film

    July 29, 1999

    Wasted Wedding

    Star power can't rescue this unreally bad story

  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998
  • News

    July 27, 1995

    Vikram's Kimberly Moment

    A simple Bombay boy from Montrose is poised to cross another border