If you had to navigate a dense Christmas tree forest just to buy Halloween candy or recognized "Holly Jolly Christmas" slowly seeping into the store like a poisonous gas weeks ago, then you know the horror of the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Like any good slasher flick, there's an ape ... More >>
I'm not normally a superhero movie guy, but I will admit that the recent wave of superhero films the last five or six years has sucked me in. The Iron Man trilogy, the new Batman trilogy, the Avengers, I loved all of these movies. I'm especially excited for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel (com ... More >>
It was nice to hear Jamie Lee Curtis talk about something other than yogurt that helps you poop, for a change. The Curtis who gave a speech Thursday at a fundraising luncheon for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houstonwasn't the smiley Activia-fairy who magically appears whenever a woman somewhere ... More >>
Check out which local chef sure looks a lot like a Spice Girl, who might be hosting a game show in his spare time, and who we think is a long-lost triplet: See also: - 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers - 13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers 13. Kaz Edwards vs. Joshua Jackson We could s ... More >>
Agora has regained its bohemian composure from last fall's devastating fire.
Tip: Don't play in "tired legs" mode"I have been working hard all summer to get ready for the upcoming season an am thankful that I landed in Detroit. I'm doing my workouts with my trainer Ben, and I am now able to finish full workouts that I wasn't able to do for the past two years. I do feel tr ... More >>
What is it? Toasted manioc flour used as a condiment in South American and West African cooking. It is very popular in Brazilian cuisine. Manioc is also known as tapioca, yuca, cassava or casaba. What is it used for? Farofa is typically used as an accompaniment to Brazilian home cooking, es ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.The other day President Obama* ... More >>
Acai berries, whole grain, probiotics and fiber are about to be usurped by flaxseed. Once seen mostly in specialty health food stores and used as an additive to salads, breads and soups, flaxseed-infused products are making their way to the same store shelves that stock things like Cheez-Whi ... More >>
At tonight's Mink Movie Night, Rocks Off presents what is arguably the greatest psychological horror film ever made, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The film opens our month of Halloween-inflected movies, with the next two selections in the series being The Exorcist and the original Jamie Lee Curtis ... More >>
Zac Efron should stick to musicals.
They'll scare the crap out of you
Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style
This holiday movie will make you very, very Kranky
Aerobics competition merges physical, mental challenges
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
There's fresh meat for the reaper in Final Destination 2
Ghost Ship searches for horror
Boorman and Le Carré lose touch with their thrill-seeking personae in Panama
Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one
Despite a troubled Houston past, attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton says she's no killer
Sneeringly funny Drowning Mona sleuths around backwater America
Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular
Cameron and Schwarzenegger take action movies in a new, and interesting, direction