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Joe Pesci

  • Film

    April 4, 2013

    Tattoo Nation: Ink Me

    New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Comedy is NOT Pretty: Dismissed from 1560, Comic John Wessling's Heart Still Belongs to Radio

    Chris Rock once said of the music business, "Here today, gone today." The same might be said of radio, particularly sports radio where hosts and shows change about as often as the baseball seasons. A few weeks ago, the latest change came at 1560 when Adam Clanton (now back on air at 790) and John We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 48, Malted Waffle at City Cafe

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Food Network Star Turns Former Judges into Competitors

    At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Weekend Reminder: Don't Leave Your Kids Behind at Chuck E. Cheese

    Just two days after a Maryland family left their three-year-old daughter behind at Chuck E. Cheese by accident -- and were only alerted after seeing her picture on the 11 p.m. news that night -- Texas has one-upped the Old Line State. KTRK reported this afternoon that a five-year-old girl was left ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    CFS and a Cigarette

    City Cafe, an old-school diner in South Houston, still turns out a stellar breakfast.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Goodfellas, Titanic 3D

    Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas. My first reaction to the news, which trickled through the intertubes in the last year or so, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Songs of 2011 You Didn't Hear

    ​I have absolutely no clue what is going on out there. I know that Beyoncé had that song with the counting, Adele had a song that was maybe about doing ecstasy in a pool, and some guy with a beard got nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy even though For Emma, Forever Ago came out literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Friday: Bun B, Lupe Fiasco & Lola Monroe Hail Trae Day

    Photos by Shea Serrano​Trae Day feat. Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, Lola Monroe, Jay'Ton, Pyrexx, etc. Delmar/Dyer Sports Complex July 22, 2011 5:01 p.m.:Pulling up to the fourth annual Trae Day. Good crowd already. Good. Some immediate questions: First, How long will it be before you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Basic Cable Blues -- The 10 Movies You Will Always Watch When They Come On

    ​You know the feeling: it's 11 p.m., you're lying half-conscious on your couch and thinking tonight -- tonight -- is the night you're finally going to go to bed before midnight and get a decent night's sleep. Maybe this will be start of a new chapter in your life, one in which you no longer cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    The 10 Biggest TV/Music Crossover Fails

    kimkardashian.celebuzz.com​Kim Kardashian's release of her new single, "Jam" makes Rocks Off sick to our stomachs. It's been our philosophy that while an ass can sell a TV show or low-budget porn, it can't sell an album. You can't mute a CD and still "watch" it. So in lieu of Kardashian's sic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Mobsters, Crime And Jazz: Danny Seraphine's Chicago Story

    ​Street Player: My Chicago Story By Danny Seraphine Wiley, 304 pp., $24.95. From their 1967 founding to his unceremonious ouster from the group in 1990, Danny Seraphine provided the pounding backbeat for Chicago, both for the early, raucous jazz/rock material and the later, mellow Top 40 hits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Whaler Fan Fest -- Houston Oiler Fans May Know How I Feel

    Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert​"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Last Night: Ratt At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse/ See a slideshow​Ratt Warehouse Live July 22, 2010 Must have been a slow night at the strip clubs Thursday. Sorry, cheap shot. Actually, Ratt deserves a lot of credit. In a summer where tours are wilting right and left and every day seems to bring another "rescheduling" ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​As research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Album of the Week: Christmas a Go-Go

    One thing about Christmas songs, every single artist to ever pick up a guitar or drumstick seems to have recorded at least one, a company that apparently includes Joe Pesci, Soupy Sales (kids, ask your grandparents) and garage gods the Electric Prunes. Guaranteed, Christmas a Go-Go is the only plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    Guinness Gracious!

    The parties are brewin' for St. Patrick's Day

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Dud Can Dance

    Robert Duvall's vanity project Assassination Tango wastes his time and ours

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Various Artists

    La Musica della Mafia -- Il Canto di Malavita (PIAS America)

  • Film

    June 14, 2001

    A Question of Truth

    Chopper blurs the line between fact and fancy in this portrait of a madman

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Prepare for Landing

    The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem

  • Calendar

    October 15, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 15 - 21, 1998

  • Film

    January 22, 1998

    This Is Your Brain on Drugs

    Like, wow: Half Baked proves to be half-witted

  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Dead Heads

    In this brainless comedy, the corpses are the liveliest things on the screen

  • Film

    April 13, 1995
  • Film

    April 7, 1994

    Hollywood Lives, Hollywood Lies

    Barry Levinson takes a loopy look at the realities of Tinsel Town

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