Raymond Chandler was responsible for some of the greatest detective stories ever penned by an American writer. That image you have of a hard-boiled, hard-drinking gum shoe in a fedora surrounded my crime, mystery, beautiful women, and danger? That is all Chandler and his most famous creation Philip ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. I knew nothing about Hoffle Stoff Awaffogus when I decided to write about them. All I knew was that their name came gutterballing into my eye sockets from ... More >>
Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.
The shelf life of Clinton-era nostalgia is tested.
Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.
Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Serve gently sparkling Moscato d'Asti in a larger glass and you will be rewarded by its fresh stone fruit aromas. Moscato d'Asti, it's what's for breakfast.In one of my favorite novels of all time, a character in Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 masterpiece calls the martini the B ... More >>
michaeljacksonfuneral.orgNote: Not the actual million-dollar jacket.Have you ever worked in a souvenir store, memorabilia outlet or run an online auction? If so, odds are you have developed a venal, burning hatred for collectors. Rocks Off isn't going to mince words: collectors are some of t ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Sanctus BellumSanctus Bellum at Denton's 35 Conferette in MarchWhat fuels heavy metal music? Some might say the Armageddon that is flirting with our world; others, watching the machinations of craven political and religious leaders. We, however, can testify that some of the ... More >>
Ask anyone who really knows Rocks Off, and they'll probably tell you we can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. We proved this once again earlier this week, when we updated our Facebook status with a plea for someone to explain to us what in tarnation a "meme" is. We should have waited ... More >>
The author of Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits and Obsessions goes after Oprah kinda
Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night
In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and American Idol collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's front page headlines. Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that ... More >>
Dario Robleto makes art of war
April 15-21, 1999
Austin's Sincola has hype behind it, and good attitude to burn
The didactic Priest is an overheated but honorable melodrama