You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?
A woman watching the Honduras-Israel soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium June 1 says a security guard tried to confiscate her Palestinian flag because it was a "racial slur." Buthayna Hammad says she was waving the flag about fifteen minutes into the match when four stadium security officers and f ... More >>
Tucked away in a small strip center at Hillcroft and Braeswood is the Russian General Store, an unassuming shop that looks small from the outside, but contains a multitude of treasures on the inside. From the moment you walk in, you'll hear Russian being spoken. In fact, there's a good chance that ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Richard Ramirez is one of Houston's fi ... More >>
Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.
One of the more frequent questions I'm asked these days is where to find good gluten-free food. And when GF folks ask this question, they're looking for more than an answer of, "Oh, any place that serves vegetables and meat. Can't you figure out your own dietary restrictions?" No; they're looking f ... More >>
A Houston orthopedic surgeon a veteran cop called the most obsessed child molester he'd ever seen has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison after he was found guilty of possessing ten videos and 326 images of child pornography. Bernard Z. Albina was arrested in July of 2009 and charged not ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
Rome invented Jesus, new doc claims.
Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons Stafford Centre for the Performing Arts April 25, 2012 After three decades of music, mischief and critical accolades, it might come as a surprise to some to find Steve Earle performing at the relatively out-of-the-way (by Inner Loop standards) Centre for the ... More >>
A Shallow Yet Helpful Guide
Louis-Auguste BissonToday is Fredric Chopin's 201st birthday, although some sources claim he was actually born on February 22. Chopin's incredible nocturnes, pale complexion, consumption, and melancholy outlook have more than once prompted Rocks Off to christen him the Original Goth. He rema ... More >>
Chris Strong/ Drag Cityâ€‹ Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>
The Menil presents a treasure trove of portraits.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Handels fabled hero conquers Houston
A jazz great's pimp hand punches his ticket to glory
And one of the most intriguing personalities of the 20th century
Catholic priest John Chinh Tran re-created Vietnam's Thai Xuan Village in Houston with an iron hand. These days his control is slipping away.
The soul of New Orleans lives on in Houston, especially at Sammy's on Main
Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.
Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York
An Israeli clan tries to fly again in Broken Wings
A son goes looking for his late father and finds some buildings
Dan Donegan wonders what's nü-metal about his band
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
Mike Barfield administers the Hollisters their coup de grâce
Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington
Mixing Nashville craft with gothic content, David Olney is a songwriter's songwriter
Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?
HGO's production of Nabucco may make you forget about Verdi's other historical opera
HISD's bilingual policy can leave Spanish-speaking kids in a language lurch
A Burning (Bush) Issue. When Christmas rolls around, some Houston Jews get a little green with envy
Indians battle Lamar's "Redskins" and a suspect student vote
Pianist Orli Shaham rides the crest of classical's new wave
Worldfest-Houston offers movies you won't otherwise see
A new film festival displays the latest in Gallic cinema
Is Quanell X the new Malcolm? Or does he just want you to think so?
Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit
If you get crosswise with Larry Maxwell, beprepared to go to court
Jewish Worlds is back after two years. It should have waited a third.