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Jimmy Carter

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Houston-Born Tejano Icon Lydia Mendoza Honored With New Postage Stamp

    Texas music lovers have one more thing to celebrate as of today. The United States Postal Service is issuing a new series of stamps titled Music Icons, and Houston's own Lydia Mendoza is the first honoree. Long before Selena, there was Lydia Mendoza. A master of the twelve-string guitar, Ms. Mendoz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Wonders of Griff's Trivia Night: Six Recent Discourses Through (What Is Possibly) the English Language

    On a typical Thursday night, the first round of trivia at Griff's usually passes without incident. A group named something along the lines of "That's Not Your Taint, That's Your Ass" might be in third place, while "Balls Deep" and "A Gentleman Always Pulls Out" perhaps are tied for second. But you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Why Romney's Quote Won't Matter In November

    If you haven't been living under a rock the past 24 hours, you have no doubt read and reread and watched Mitt Romney's secret fundraising video from earlier this year where he admitted to donors who his true base was. The Mother Jones-leaked clip was immediately thrust across the social media landsc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Harry Truman and Bess: Another E-mail from Your Dad

    Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands

    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Corky's Debt

    The Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson isn't sentimental about much...except Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: An Hour With The Red Krayola Mastermind Mayo Thompson

    Chris Strong/ Drag City‚Äč 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 >>

  • News

    May 7, 2009
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    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Remembering Molly

    She was always more than what she seemed

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    Fringe Benefits

    Main Street Theater revives the precursor to Python

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Why Can't They Be Friends?

    Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Touch of Gray

    Audiences tell their stories

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    The Fire Inside

    A $100 bill, four rocks of crack cocaine and a crusader's home up in flames. The tiny town of McNair struggles for its soul.

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Fringe Radical Cineasts

    Rallying all film rebels, John Waters's Cecil B. Demented cries, "Fassbinder or die!"

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    February 5, 1998
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    January 2, 1997
  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Adams Family Values

    Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part I)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Full Nelson

    With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Punny Man

    Mickey Kapoor shakes up Richmond's sign world

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