Veronica Mars gets kickstarted into adulthood.
A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>
Stepping into Mr. Peeples for the first time, it's inevitable that you'll have a strong reaction. Bright neon pinks and purples, royal blues and golds dominate everywhere you look, from the ornate crystal chandeliers above the billiard table in the restaurant's main landing, to the hostess stand sha ... More >>
Here's a first-world problem: heavy, allegorical sci-fi.
Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation Fitzgerald's May 10, 2013 By the time the clock struck 9 p.m. at Fitzgerald's on Friday night, it didn't appear possible to cram another black T-shirt into the place. Longhairs were already stacked up past the rafters inside the old club on White Oak, even ... More >>
Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>
I encountered a confusing phenomenon recently, and I need your help to sort it out: broken eggshells left in the carton, then put back into the refrigerator alongside the still-intact eggs. My buddy who does this -- whose egg carton I found filled with ten empty eggshells, almost lovingly reconstru ... More >>
There are two reasons we think of Andy Williams fondly. First, there is the classic episode of The Simpsons when Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Martin travel to Branson where they see Williams perform. A teary-eyed Nelson said, "I didn't think he'd do "Moon River," but then -- bam! -- second enco ... More >>
Fascinating. And *fabulous.*Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, in news that was apparently a surprise to absolutely no one, is now the second actor from the sci-fi franchise to come out of the closet (do they have closets in the 24th century? Maybe he was in a holodeck version): The 34-year-old ... More >>
Confidential was the most-feared Hollywood magazine back in the day. While still somewhat sedate by 21st-century standards, it was no-holds-barred in classic Hollywood. Famously, it lost a libel suit (in Britain) for saying Liberace was gay. Anyway, looking at covers that are floating around the w ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy CBPContraband along the Texas-Mexico border flows both ways. Drugs tend to come north. Desperados on the lam tend to flow south. But every now and then there's a novelty like this woman and her strange pet. The Brownsville Herald picks up the tale: It wasn't marijuana, co ... More >>
Save for a few modern screamo bands like Underoath and the rap-rocking P.O.D., few Christian rock bands have had has as much an impact in mainstream secular music than the Bible-flinging Stryper. In the mid to late '80s the band was the premier Holy Ghost-filled metal band during a time when most ... More >>
From Milton Berle to Tab Hunter - they're all at Q-Fest
If you're up for some mildly entertaining, somewhat informative, hardly revelatory Internet browsing - and really, who isn't? - take a gander at one Yahoo! columnist's ranking of the 23 "weirdest" musicians in the en-tar world, y'all. (23? That's all he could come up with?) And give yourself a nice ... More >>
Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs
Nature vs. nurture, billiards and mixed signals on a dive-bar Monday night
One analyst indulges his gonzo side
Thursday, January 19, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
Daniela Rossell brings us inside the homes of Mexico's obscenely wealthy
"Fade In: New Film and Video" may need some focus, but it shines bright
Interesting times call for an interesting man of the year. We nominate Michael Jackson.
The Fleshtones have got your garage-rock revival hanging low
Dale Chihuly brings his overblown and overpriced "art" to town. Will Houstonians buy it?
When Tony's gets rid of its outdated attitudes, we'll have some reason to go back
Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring
Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase
Terrence McNally's ten-year-old Love! Valour! Compassion! shows signs of aging poorly
Downtown loses a legendary bartender - and friend
January 21 - 27, 1999
Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy
Liviya Compean does it the way her granddaddy did
The Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens with a movie even breeders can love
Shine strikes a few false notes in its delicate tale of salvation
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?