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  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    10 Texas Acts We Totally Want to Smell Like

    Last week, pop goddess Katy Perry unveiled her brand-new perfume, Killer Queen -- a fruity, intoxicating scent named after some old Beatles song or something. The fragrance's official Web site claims it features top notes of dark plum, wild berries and bergamot with subtle hints of cashmeron, natura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    How to Make a Drunk Watermelon and Be the Hit of Your Memorial Day Party

    Note: This is a reprint from last year. This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons come in. A slice of Drunk Watermelon is the best of both worlds: s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    10 Awesome '90s Boy Bands You Probably Forgot Existed

    The '90's produced the best stuff known to man. I mean, who doesn't wax nostalgic over Girbaud jeans, color-blocked windbreakers, and old episodes of Saved By the Bell? That shit was so awesome. You know who else thinks '90's nostalgia is awesome? The boys -- rather, real live men -- from the lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: The Lost Sinatra Group Christmas Episode

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 22, 2010. Through the magic of Christmas, Rocks Off has received a copy of the transcript ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    10 Hot Stars-And-Stripes Bikinis, And the Specific Parts Of The U.S. Flag Code They Violate

    Flag etiquette, when it comes to the U.S., is pretty strict. As the Fourth of July approaches, it's important to remember that. Especially if you are planning on wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini. We don't want to discourage you, of course, but here are 10 examples of how innocent (or possibly jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Drunk Watermelon: The Memorial Day Classic

    Photo by mynameissharshaAll of this watermelon could be vastly improved with the addition of vodka.​This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Musical Dads & Daughters: The Good, The Bad & The Awkward

    OK Magazine​Blood, they say, is thicker than water. When Matthew Knowles and Beyonce ended their business relationship earlier this week, both stressed the fact that family is still family. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," Beyonce said in her statement. "I love my daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Texas is loaded with natural resources, among them beautiful women. The state has provided many, many gorgeous, sexy and smart women. To be sure, not all of them combine all of those qualities -- here are tradeoffs to be made -- but still, there's been no shortage in our lifetimes of fetching Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Lost Sinatra Group Christmas Episode

    ​Through the magic of Christmas, Rocks Off has received a copy of the transcript of the "Sinatra Group" sketch that was filmed in an alternate reality last weekend, one in which Phil Hartman never died, and Saturday Night Live is currently in one of its funniest seasons to date. What else cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Island Of Misfit Christmas Albums: Teen Pop Meltdown

    ​It happens like this: You are in charge of a major teen-pop act who can sell anything with their face or voice on it, be it training bras, shaving cream, or caskets. You have a week off in the summer from touring. Do you let the talent go home and sleep in their own beds or do you shove the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Our Annual Hour In Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell

    ​The day before Thanksgiving, Sunny 99.1, "Houston's Official At-Work Station" did its yearly change-over to all holiday music. It's now a Houston tradition to turn over the dial at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve to snort your first line of Burl Ives or Brenda Lee of the season, before you have ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Adam West of Monarch

    ​Eating Our Words recently sat down with Adam West, the newly appointed chef of the Monarch at Hotel ZaZa, on a gorgeous afternoon to talk about his culinary background and how it feels to cook for sitcom stars. Eating Our Words: Hi Adam. We hear that you have only been in Houston for a short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Feels The Pain Of Bullying Victims

    Sorry sweetheart, but even Tim Gunn would've made fun of those pants.​There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

    ​In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Believe It Or Not, There Are Bigger Crybabies Than Cristiano Ronaldo

    ​We've reached the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup, and some big names have already been unceremoniously booted after early round losses. Not many people were surprised at France's exit, and The USA and England were lucky to make the Round of 16 in the first place. But Italy, the reigning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Mediterraneo's Market & Café: Mediterranean Food Tapas Style

    ​We'd been hearing how good Mediterraneo's Market and Café (18033 Upper Bay Road) was for quite some time. But it wasn't until two things happened that we finally got the impetus to drive all the way down to Nassau Bay to try it out. First, there was a big sample menu in the Menu of Menus ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Sexual Napalm: Ill-Advised Rock-Star Hookups, Starring Our Boy John Mayer

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayLike this, John?​John Mayer: He is just fantastic. In a disastrous Playboy interview, Mayer opened up about many things. For example, we discovered that, although some white comedians have successfully worked the "N" word into their jokes, Mayer is not one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Paternity Suit Aside, At Least Matthew Knowles Isn't as Bad as These Manager Dads

    ​In news that was greeted with yawns outside of Houston - and not exactly shouted from the rooftops here - Matthew Knowles, father of Beyonce and Solange, has been slapped with a paternity suit by an actress in Los Angeles. This obviously wouldn't be much of a story if not for his famous offspring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Bring Me The Head Of This Bastardized Version Of Melrose Place

    ​Did the creators of this Melrose Place remake not take a note from the obvious failure of the "new" 90210? Did they not realize that you can only catch lightning in a bottle once?Yes, friends, apparently the CW is bringing back the `90s soap in September, and I, for one, am disgusted by this turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Beyonce: Not Just Dangerously In Love, Dangerous To Your Computer

    Daniel Kramer​Via the Houston site of examiner.com, anti-viral software company McAfee ranks Beyonce near the top of celebrities for whom Internet searches are likely to lead to pages containing spyware, viruses or other technology-borne maladies. Searching Beyonce and other boldfaced names like J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Big Willie Style: The Red Headed Stranger at the Movies

    Honeysuckle Rose This weekend at the Woodlands comes one of the most prolific trios of artists to ever appear on the same bill. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp converge on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for what looks to be one of those landmark shows people brag about catching, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Who Wants To Be A Contestant On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    The producers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire are coming to town Friday today to audition contestants for the show. Our Craig Hlavaty has already gone down this road before; here's his tale and some tips on how to get picked.Back in the summer of 2005, when I was slinging dough for Domino's and stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Eminem's Comeback: Yay or Nay?

    So Eminem is back. Eminem. A man who is a paradox wrapped inside an enigma and served with two joints and a beer. The man has totally homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, yet he has performed with Elton John and is, by all accounts, a loving single dad to his little girl. He seems dumb as dirt in som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Michael Irvin Brings Dallas Cowboys Reality Show to Spike TV

    Are you a Dallas Cowboys fan? Are you disappointed with the way the season ended? Do you think that the problem might have a little something to do with head coach Wade Phillips? Or offensive coordinator Jason Garrett? Perhaps you're like Troy Aikman who thinks the problem is that Tony Romo spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Michael Irvin Brings Dallas Cowboys Reality Show to Spike TV

    Are you a Dallas Cowboys fan? Are you disappointed with the way the season ended? Do you think that the problem might have a little something to do with head coach Wade Phillips? Or offensive coordinator Jason Garrett? Perhaps you're like Troy Aikman who thinks the problem is that Tony Romo spen ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Culture

    January 24, 2008
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    January 15, 2008
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    January 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Football, Golden Globes and Bar Hopping

    We got a bad case of that beginning-of-the-week malady described in Office Space. What was that called again? Oh, never mind. At least the weekend was fun. 1 a.m. at Bronx Bar and 1:45 a.m. at Avant Garden Our photog cruised from the Rice Village to the Montrose on Saturday night, bringing back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Resolutions of the Rich and Famous

    While the rest of us are trying to drop ten pounds, stop living at Target, and cut back to just drinking in the evening (or maybe that’s just yours truly), it seems to me that a certain number of celebrities out there need to make some resolutions as well. So here are my suggestions for the ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Things I Think Are Probably Worse Than Jessica Simpson’s Upcoming Movie

    After viewing the trailer to Jessica Simpson’s upcoming “film” entitled Major Movie Star, I decided to compile a list of things that I think are probably worse than this soon-to-be-released cinematic event. It took a long time to think of ten things that are worse, but I did it. Here goes: ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    The Music Critics Dictionary

    Translating critic-speak

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Who's Jessica Dating? Check the Texans

    NFL.com First it was Nick... It started out with the signing of fullback Nick Luchey in the offseason. And soon, the Houston Texans would cut the strapping veteran blocking back — seemingly for nothing, much like Jessica kicked Nick Lachey to the curb. The team then signs fullback Jameel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Avril Lavigne, with Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker

    Tuesday, August 16, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2025 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    H-Town Goes Cowtown

    It's rodeo time in the city

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Chasing Mandy

    A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Mandy Moore

    Maximizing her 15 minutes

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