Note: To go along with this year's "Turkeys of the Year" Houston Press cover story, Rocks Off presents our choice -- the aborted screenings of Kanye West's "New Slaves" video on the sides of several Houston buildings, including the Rothko Chapel. This article was written by Nathan Smith. For the pa ... More >>
For the past couple of weeks, the suddenly punk Kanye West has been promoting his forthcoming album "Yeezus" by projecting the video for the single "New Slaves" on 66 buildings across the globe, from Chicago to Berlin. On Friday, the word came down that Houston was next on the list: "New Slaves" wou ... More >>
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 >>
Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.
Jesse Morris/ Western Swing Journal via emando.comVersatile musician Clyde Brewer, one of the founders of the popular Houston-area Western swing band River Road Boys, passed away Jan. 8 at his home near Magnolia. He was 80. Originally from Luling and later Beaumont, Brewer was a noted sessi ... More >>
Mike Myers will probably go down in history as the most uncomfortable white guy next to a black guy in TV history, thanks to Kanye West's unscripted outburst during that infamous Hurricane Katrina telethon. It began with Myers reading his part of the script verbatim. Two-thirds into the PSA, ... More >>
James Baker: Not related to Velvet RevolverFinally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>
The campaign of Governor Rick Perry has been gleefully sending out "pre-bituaries" -- in other words, stories analyzing what went wrong with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial race.Barring an upset of Truman-like proportions, the only question remaining in tomorrow's primary will be whe ... More >>
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>
Rice University's foundation story is amazingly checkered and includes spousal double-dealing, a secret will, a lengthy court battle, and finally, murder. A murder committed by the butler, no less, and one involving many of Houston's first families. Dominick Dunne would love this one... William ... More >>
The World Affairs Council of Houston is best known for holding public events featuring foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James Baker III. However two upcoming programs will extend the Council's reach into food-related subjects.
Bill Clinton wakes 'em up, for a while, at Rice
A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson
The CAMH honors a Houston assembler
A snake and a lady in a bikini take up residence at Space 125 Gallery
Will it be the Aeros' brawler or brainiac who gets to the NHL?
Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous
Board members on gilded strings
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.
Can public opinion preserve what a preservation ordinance can't? Or: Follow the bouncing wrecking ball
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?