For decades, the area between Houston Avenue, Studemont, Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue was a tangle of warehouse, industrial plants and a smattering of wood frame homes. It has only been in the last 10 or 15 years that the area began to see significant development as there became more of a des ... More >>
We know we'd all like to be super duper planners, but just in case you aren't perfect and you're cooking dinner at home on Thanksgiving and you forgot something like the butter or the Cool Whip or the stuffing, or maybe you're trying that once-in-a-lifetime recipe and who knew it needed crushed fres ... More >>
Last week we took a look at some of the most holiday spirit-dampeningly awful songs ever recorded. We aren't quite done ruining your holiday spirit just yet however, as this week we have compiled ten of the saddest holiday cover songs ever recorded. Rewind: The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever ... More >>
This past weekend, Das Racist announced that they have broken up and, according to member Kool A.D., that they have been split up for two months now. As an avid fan, I wasn't surprised at the news. I've been watching their demise on Twitter and YouTube. Thanks, Internet. In the past few months, Koo ... More >>
Every week this holiday season, we'll be posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. We've looked at 5 Gifts Under $30 That Every Kitchen Needs and attempted to avoid that awkward re-gifting moment with the 5 Useless Gifts That Nobody Actually Wants. This time, we're focusing on the kiddies. Chec ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
For the past few weeks, the music world has been firmly entrenched in Nirvana nostalgia. Hell, even Rocks Off took a crack at it, looking up all the expensive memorabilia on eBay related to the band. But in September 1991, another album hit the store shelves that had a lot of impact too, for better ... More >>
Supervisors should have been aware of Ann O'Donnell's coke use, report says.Supervisors of a University of Houston police officer who had cocaine in her system when she was killed in a one-car accident while responding to an emergency call last December knew or should have known of her "fitne ... More >>
After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>
Georgia's has been through many incarnations in the last ten years. I remember when it was a K-Mart. I remember when it was Sandy's, the precursor to Georgia's. I remember when it was a lot larger inside and had a chiropractor on site. But throughout the changes, one thing has remained the sa ... More >>
Six years ago this week, three dudes we're totally not jealous of registered the domain name www.Youtube.com. A little over a year later, Google bought the site for $1.65 billion. Sure, that totally makes sense now, but when Hair Balls decided to travel all the way back to 2005 to see what people w ... More >>
At some point, other NBA general managers are going to just stop taking Daryl Morey's calls. Nobody enjoys being made a fool of, no one aspires to be the target of an atomic wedgie on the playground, and no one wants to be the Imperial Stormtrooper that gets snowed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the way into ... More >>
â€‹Daryl Morey, as always, had us all fooled.We assumed the Rockets' general manager had little on the table for the dead carcass of Tracy McGrady, save the Bulls' and Knicks' offers centered around future draft picks that could later be used as assets to trade for a star. The offers weren't bad ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "#1 Dame in the Game," Surreall Wire To Wire Kid Cudi continues his rapid ascension to stardom, scores ... More >>
Thought the holiday uber-shopping craze was limited to Black Friday? Welcome to Cyber Monday.Admittedly, the day was first a gimmick by Shop.org (they coined the term back in 2005), but over the years, more and more stores have jumped on board and as many as 82% of online retailers are offering spec ... More >>
A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
Are Mexicans racist?
A donation stirs things up at LULAC
Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.
A real shake-up at HPD? We thought that was impossible
Sexcapades come to Conroe ISD
Alex Lozano trumpets a 420 soiree and the return of the Westheimer Street Festival to its old home
Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
The crazy times in 2002 — Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more —- now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.
Michael Moore goes threshing about on guns and fear
Plus: Rebuttal Witness, Doctoring the Ratings, Breeding Greed?
The officers didn't know, their supervisors didn't know, the police chief didn't know. Oh, tell me another one. Tell me a Kmart story, please.
A marathon through the downtown tunnel, a rowing venue in a flooded Katy Freeway, the javelina throw -- how splendid, how Houston!
And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)
Houston-filmed Buchanan ads are decried as racist
The land of gee-tars and fiddles
With the added gallery space, the MFA can dust off and display much of its extensive permanent collection
Lords of Acid sells sex to ravers
Leigh Silverman's haunting Brandon Teena allows the tragic youth to tell his side of the story
Houston rapper South Park Mexican performs at Watcha Tour '99
Savvy Election shows ageless appeal
Forces of Nature walks on the mild side of classics
Too sweet tears turn Message into mush
There's more than a racy title in this profound play
Sculptor Williams has a Monkey on his back
A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song