Mad About You

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    "Hey, Girl, I'm Waiting On You...": One Direction's Five Best Pick-Up Lines

    British video blogger Jack Harries and his pal, Caspar Lee, recently threw a little something together that racked up 1.5 million YouTube hits in a couple of weeks. They squirmed into their best skinny jeans, went off to the park and tried some "chat-up lines" on the ladies. Humor-wise, these kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Actors Whose Former Creepiness We Can't Get Over

    Eww.​So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Channel 51 Owner Files For Bankruptcy Despite Stellar Schedule

    The owner of Channel 51 here in Houston has filed for bankruptcy. Douglas R. Johnson has filed for personal and business Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He tells the Houston Chronicle it's mostly due to a divorce, and it shouldn't affect station operations. Which is a real relief, because otherwise we woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    No Choice

    If only... I thought the premise of Choose Your Own Play was genius, but it turned out I would've rather chose a different play. I wrote a preview for the event in last week's issue and interviewed creators Greg Hundemer and Tim Wood. They told me the 400-page script consisted of more than 200 ch ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 28, 2006

    Low-Rent Scoundrels

    This Broadway show is a fun piece of fluff

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Shooting the Stars

    Snarky comedian Kathy Griffin stops by Houston to dish on Hollywood's elite

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    The Yenta

    The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?

  • News

    May 13, 1999
  • Film

    September 5, 1996

    Good-bye to Summer

    What this year's movies portend for next year