Well, it finally happened! After a week's worth of exhaustively discussing the Seahawks depth on defense, Peyton Manning's wobbly spirals, and Marshawn Lynch's reluctance to use his words, we finally got a nice, juicy hooker story to spice up Super Bowl week! Granted, no NFL players were involved ... More >>
The Onion, as it so often does, hits the nail on the head regarding political ignorance with this "headline": "Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%." The satirical headline is simply highlighting the commonplace that Americans simply do not know much ... More >>
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talks shows?
Baseball's forgotten manThe man's name is Curt Flood. He spent a majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning multiple Gold Gloves for his superb defensive play. He was one of the outstanding baseball players of the 1960s. But when he's remembered nowadays, he's not remembe ... 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. This was an easy pick. ... More >>
Photo by Thomas RivasTim Angelle is not Mr. Prime Choice.Every year, Montrose leather bar The Ripcord crowns the king of all things leather: Mr. Prime Choice. Men over 40 vie for the title by picking an LGBT charity, fundraising for it, and strutting their best leather get-ups onstage. This w ... More >>
Marc BrubakerPatricia Bacalao at the statue of Rice founder "Willy" Marsh Rice"I'm so nervous," declared former KTRU station manager Joey Yang as he took over the helm for the final hour of programming that would be broadcast on the FM band. "Since 1971 we've been on FM, and it's all coming d ... More >>
Forget names like Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious or even Joey Ramone. The most iconic figure of the '80s punk and hardcore scenes wasn't a dude with liberty spikes or a three-inch gash in his forehead. It was the retired film actor, father of five, former governor of C ... More >>
Maybe it's leaving behind our twenties and embracing our thirties, but we've been so concerned with the past lately... history, that is. We've been talking to our grandmother in the last few months about her life as a young child growing up on the Texas border. You truly don't know someone b ... More >>
boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Chuckway, Paul Wall, Fat Tony, Yung Redd, Coast Not Invited: The Rev. Jesse Jackson Photo il ... More >>
It's a red-letter day in our journalistic career. For the first time in our career, we are being called out in print by a former presidential candidate.Under the headline "The Eternal Life of a Lie," the would-be president and former state representative begins thusly: Sometimes when I read all ... More >>
The Michael Jackson memorial service is underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Although Smokey Robinson has already expressed his condolences to the crowd, so far it's been a lot of talking heads; right now ABC News is discussing the market for MJ memorabilia. Here's a few tweets from our fr ... 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 email@example.com. Normally, we do everyth ... More >>
Another of the six men who raped and killed Randy Ertman's daughter is scheduled to be executed soon. And once again Andy Kahan won't be allowed to see it. Kahan, the Crime Victim Advocate for the City of Houston, says he should be allowed to stand by the side of his friend Randy Ertman during the ... More >>
ArtStorm introduces locals to some out-of-towners
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
The twisted history of "Tighten Up"
A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>
Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more hit H-town
An assistant principal and his students get a quick course in second chances
The Original Dirty Rapper is still coming up with new ways to scandalize
Ten-year-old Sucka Free signee Kayla talks about what it means to be young, gifted and brown
He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.
No World Series this year, an Astro-loger says
James "Smokie" Phillips is running for constable -- and running from his past
Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan
Comic book characters reign in this CAM exhibit
Pacino's accent and antics are confusing, rather than enlightening, in People I Know
Asian-American artists have their say
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Though far from PC, Big Daddy's comedy is too likable to be hated
Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?
Once a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lloyd Wells caught the champ's attention with all his "pretty girls"
Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.
For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.
"Marvelous" test scores
He wouldn't eat it, so they did!
December 10 - 16, 1998
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
What do the FBI and developer Wayne Duddlesten have in common?
Now that the hype is over, the Crystal Method just wants you to listen