Jesse Jackson

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    BATTLE-DRINK, SUPER BOWL: Manning, Sherman, and Weed! OH MY!

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Four Reasons Why Being Politically Ignorant May or May Not Matter

    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 >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Sons of Blood and Thunder

    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

  • Culture

    September 22, 2011

    Am I Supporting the Mexican Drug Cartels if I Smoke Pot?

    And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talks shows?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Curt Flood: The Story of a Well-Paid Slave

    Baseball's forgotten man​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Screwtape Is Not Who We Thought They Were

    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 ​This was an easy pick. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Contestant of "Mr. Prime Choice" Claims Racism at Leather Pageant; Anonymously Called A "Coon" On His Poster

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    KTRU Departs FM Airwaves Defiant, Unique As Ever

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: Biggest Punk Icon Of The '80s

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    DJ Premier: A Pillar Of Hip-Hop History

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The 5 Scariest Things About Denny's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Can Non-Black Rappers Use The N-Word In Their Music?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    David Duke Is Mad At Us; We Try To Muddle Through Life Anyway

    ‚ÄčIt'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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson Memorial Underway

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Dem Southern Folkz

    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 Normally, we do everyth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Victim's Advocate Won't be Witnessing Execution

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    “Anywhere But Here”

    ArtStorm introduces locals to some out-of-towners

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007
  • Dining

    December 7, 2006
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    June 29, 2006

    The Essence of Soul

    Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more hit H-town

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Shots Fired

    An assistant principal and his students get a quick course in second chances

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Let It Blow

    The Original Dirty Rapper is still coming up with new ways to scandalize

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    The Youngest Ballerette

    Ten-year-old Sucka Free signee Kayla talks about what it means to be young, gifted and brown

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Total Contempt

    He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.

  • News

    April 1, 2004


    No World Series this year, an Astro-loger says

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    The Freedom Fighter?

    James "Smokie" Phillips is running for constable -- and running from his past

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    POWerful Images

    Comic book characters reign in this CAM exhibit

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Weird Al

    Pacino's accent and antics are confusing, rather than enlightening, in People I Know

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    A Fresh SLANT

    Asian-American artists have their say

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Sly Foxx

    He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2001

    Grilling Sacred Cows

    Though far from PC, Big Daddy's comedy is too likable to be hated

  • News

    May 31, 2001


    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    In Ali's Corner

    Once a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lloyd Wells caught the champ's attention with all his "pretty girls"

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Green Horns

    Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Job Insecurity

    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.

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Be Positive and Nice

    "Marvelous" test scores

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Shaka's Last Supper

    He wouldn't eat it, so they did!

  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

  • News

    August 27, 1998
  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Of Life and Death

    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

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Hotel Whitewash

    What do the FBI and developer Wayne Duddlesten have in common?

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    All That Glitters

    Now that the hype is over, the Crystal Method just wants you to listen

  • News

    July 17, 1997
  • Culture

    November 14, 1996
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