I don't know much about The Hunger Games. It's nothing personal. Plenty of people enjoyed the series, but my stack of "need to read" books stands at about 50 titles already and generally swings between ponderous historical tomes and crime novels of the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos variety. ... More >>
Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayClick image to enlarge (trust us on this one)When Rocks Off saw a press release with the subject line, "SNOOP DOGG RELEASES BRAND NEW SONG FOR PRINCE WILLIAM'S BACHELOR PARTY," we assumed perhaps April Fool's had arrived early.
Last week, you see, whe ... More >>
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 >>
Marco TorresNote: The Wave is a jitney that rides up and down Washington Ave. dropping people off whereever they please. It's cool if you're drunk. It's the worst place on earth if you're not.
4:11 p.m.: So Friday night, Houston Press music editor Chris Gray called and said, "Hey, I had an ... More >>
I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls.
Given ... More >>
Like it or not, this is the Celebrity Gossip Era, and unless our journalistic tastes swing away from meagerly credentialed blowhards opining about pop culture in favor of scholarly treatises about global trade policy, this state of affairs isn't going to change anytime soon.
But if you ask m ... More >>
Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land:
• As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>
I'm sure if all of you have heard, but Tracy McGrady has set a target date to return from microfracture surgery, and that date is November 18. What he's going to do once he comes back or whether he's even ready to come back are secondary issues, because chances are if you heard this news when it ... More >>
Tonight at the Mink, Rocks Off presents Rob Reiner's 1986 coming-of-age classic Stand By Me, complete with free hot dogs from hot indie restaurant darlings Ray's Franks.Adapted from Stephen King's Different Seasons novella "The Body," the film traces the journey of four friends searching for the ... More >>
Forty years ago this weekend, hundreds of thousands of unkempt youngsters
descended on the town of Bethel, NY for an advertised "three days of
peace and music." Woodstock has since become etched into our country's
history, not just for symbolizing the 1960s, but also for unleashing the
continuing th ... More >>
Photos by Shea Serrano
5:08 p.m.: About two weeks ago, vocalist Kammera Franklin broke her ankle. It has not stopped her hustle. Sunday, she sang for Heptic Skeptic, Umbrella Man and every single other band on the HPMA schedule.
5:27 p.m.: The Skeptics, who have always been a little more soulful ... More >>