Subject:

Lee Harvey Oswald

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    5 Texas Murderabilia Items: Charles Whitman's Gun Isn't Even the Creepiest Thing on the List

    People are oddly fascinated with horrible happenings. We get it. Some want to see the evidence and make contact with people who perpetrated the crimes. But it's still stunning to see the gun Charles Whitman used at the University of Texas Tower shootings up for auction. That is, until we saw all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    JFK: A Few of Our Favorite Batshit Crazy Conspiracy Theories

    One of the greatest disservices Jack Ruby did when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald was unleash a neverending stream of conspiracy theories ranging from insane to slightly-less-insane. Most of these are benign, and in their own way entertaining; some, like deranged Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Five Bits of JFK Assassination Paraphernalia You Won't See

    Right now the world is full of Kennedy nostalgia and tons of stuff you can see linked to the day President John F. Kennedy and company drove past the Texas Book Depository in downtown Dallas. The 50th anniversary is upon us, and while it might feel a wee bit on the morbid side to be so focused on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    The Magic Bullet: 50 Years Later, Why Do So Many People Believe in JFK Conspiracy Theories?

    Almost 50 years ago, as the media is constantly reminding us lately, JFK was assassinated. There is a veritable cottage industry of movies, books, TV shows and specials surrounding his assassination, never mind two government inquiries: the Warren Commission and the Select Committee (1978). Whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    JFK' Rice Hotel Sailship Doodle: Yours For (At Least) $13,800

    In case you hadn't heard yet this month -- and if not, you will hear it a lot in the next couple of weeks -- John Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. The night before he met his fate in Dallas, he was in Houston and stayed at what was then the Rice Hotel ("Houston's Welcome to the World" was its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    More JFK Assassination "Swag" Hits the Auction Block as Anniversary Approaches

    We're rolling up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, so of course everyone in possession of items with any tie whatsoever to the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is coming out of the woodwork and popping their stuff up on the auction block. We all know about the in ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2013

    Parkland Can't Quite Honor Life After JFK

    The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald's Wedding Ring on the Auction Block

    As we roll up to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, a lot of weird stuff keeps getting brought up and it seems like everything that was ever even slightly related to the president, Jackie, or his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is up on the auction block. The frenzy of merchandising and tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    JFK, Oswald, and Nick Beef: A Mystery Solved

    JFK assassination conspiracy theorists probably felt a pang of disappointment when the New York Times revealed the (non)-mystery behind the curiously monikered grave marker beside Lee Harvey Oswald's grave in Fort Worth. For 15 years, conspiracy theorists and pilgrims to Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery h ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    This Day In History: A Jack Ruby Playlist

    On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot down by Lee Harvey Oswald as he was being driven through the streets of Dallas. Two days later, Oswald himself was killed at the hands of nightclub operator Jack Ruby as he was being transferred to a county jail. There have been dozens of reas ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    6 Songs for LBJ Day... One's About His Dick

    Today is officially Lyndon Baines Johnson Day here in the state of Texas. The late 36th president's birthday was hallowed in his home state after he died in 1973 of a massive heart attack at the age of 64. He would have been 104 today. Johnson ascended to the presidency from the vice-presidency aft ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Satin Doll

    Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Fiskadoro: A Techno Adventure In Dubai

    "When Jen and I moved to Texas multiple people told us not to do it 'because they killed Kennedy.' The JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby etc. - it seems to be to be a metaphor for the start of all the madness around us." - Fiskadoro's Richard Kimball At our day job, we have a small s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    9 Notable Texas Deaths of 2011: Football, Gay Rights & Fodder for JFK Conspiracists

    Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    A Smiling/Grimacing Scott Weiland Takes You To His "Winter Wonderland"

    Scott Weiland is just a patsy...​A few weeks back I applauded Scott Weiland's Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for it's charming weirdness. It had his signature raspy Stone Temple Pilots baritone, a modern Bing Crosby vibe, and just the right amount of creep to at least wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Rough Justice: Bloodthirsty Bar Greets Bin Laden's Death

    ericalessandrini.blogspot.com​Osama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin For Sale: Christmas Shopping DONE!

    Photo courtesy Nate D. Sanders AuctionsOswald's coffin could be under YOUR Christmas tree​Forget trying to fight the crowds at Ikea or Toys R Us. Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin is for sale!! No, don't be so ghoulish -- you don't get the one he's buried in now. This coffin is the utterly unghoulis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Five Musicians Who Would Make Kick-Ass Parade Balloons

    howstuffworks.tlc.com​Rocks Off does not go to actual parades because we'll be damned if we'll waste clean pants on something that doesn't involve booze or Harry Potter, but we always make sure to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the teletube. We are, however, getting a little sick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ernest Withers: 5 Other FBI Informants Of Note

    Also an FBI informant, but not on our list​Pretty shocking news via the Memphis Commercial Appeal this morning that Ernest Withers, the well-known photographer of the Civil Rights movement who was seen as a trusted friend byt its leaders, was an FBI informant.Because, you know, Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Showcase Showdown

    Great moments in HPMA history

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair

    Overwhelmed by debt? Hey, pay a company to get rid of it by saying it never really happened in the first place.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Conspiracy Dallas

    Photo courtesy of Yelp​A few months ago Texas Traveler visited the always-interesting Sixth Floor Museum dedicated to the "official" account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. It's definitely worth going to if you're interested in any way in American history or politics, but maybe y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Must-Do Dallas

    ​So maybe, like Texas Traveler, you're exiled to Dallas for a business conference, or an extra-long layover at DFW airport, or relocated for work and have no idea how to pass the time. Well, Texas Traveler has a few ideas, some off the beaten path, and some right smack square in the middle of it.6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Houston 101: A Notorious Montrose Murder's (Alleged) Connection To The Deaths of JFK and MLK

    ​At first, it seemed like a routine call to Houston cop C.M. Bullock. On June 23, 1965, a concerned relative of elderly couple Fred C. and Edwina Rogers had asked the police to check on the couple, as they hadn't been answering the phone for a few days. Bullock and his partner forced their way in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Daylight Coma

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Growing up, we were big fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Conspiracy's Days Are Numbered: Aggies Are On The JFK Case

    The world is full of conspiracy crackpots who believe JFK was not killed by Lee Harvey Oswald alone (or at all). The thing is, they usually aren’t college researchers. But three faculty members of Texas A&M have been honored with the American Statistical Association’s 2008 Statistics in Chemist ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Magic Bullets

    The name Magic Bullets at first had me excited because I thought they may be some JFK assassination-themed band. You know, with a tatted-up Lee Harvey Oswald doppelganger on bass or something. But instead I got really chilled-out Scot-Pop ditties from San Francisco. Magic Bullets do a very lush jan ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Being Thankful for JFK Conspiracy Theories

    Not only is tomorrow the day before Black Friday, the retail apocalypse, it’s also the 44th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Yes, it was November 22, 1963, a sunny day in Dallas, when about a million conspiracy theories were born. Some involve the Mafia, the Cubans, the Russians, the military ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    This Blows!

    Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Fallen Boundaries

    Urban Indian Beat's new show combines East and West

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Bully for You

    The legislature offers a solution to playground problems

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Pride of Place

    Scenes from the 15th annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Docket Rockers

    Five lawyers and a homicide detective want to give you Death By Injection

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

  • News

    January 25, 1996

    Autopsy

    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Dear Landlord

    Quakers face the wrath of Lee Harvey Oswald's "godfather"

  • Culture

    March 30, 1995
  • News

    December 2, 1993

    The Final Conspiracy

    Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another

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