The Beach Boys FAQ: All That's Left to Know About America's Band By Jon Stebbins Backbeat Books, 400 pp., $19.99. Backbeat's FAQ series of books are the perfect addendum for those who are already familiar with a band's basic origin and career. Part biography, part compendium of trivia and odd fact ... More >>
Forty years ago this past week, John Lennon's second solo LP away from the Beatles, Imagine, hit number one on the UK album charts. The album was released on October 8, 1971 in England and September 9, 1971 here in the States. The album was seen as a commercial answer to his previous outing ... More >>
Pretty drawing, thoughWhen we told you earlier this month about an alleged project to turn the dilapidated abandoned downtown Days Inn into a sparkling new hotel, we included some skepticism. Even though the developer said the project to turn the hotel, which for a while was owned by the Ma ... More >>
North-south cycling trails could be a go!
Photo courtesy of SwamplotThe HISD Central Services building, a.k.a. the Taj MahalThe old HISD Central Services building on Richmond -- called the Taj Mahal by HISD employees, both for its massive size and the massive budget that went into building it -- was torn down in 2007. One of the few ... More >>
Rocks Off doesn't mind a good charitable cause, but idiotic over-hype - even for a good cause - is a no-no. We received an email today from one Jimmy Cunningham, whose company has the intriguing name Product Euphoria. According to Cunningham's press release, "Product Euphoria is putting another g ... More >>
Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?
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Vegetarian Thai cooking finds a happy om at the Maharishi's pacifying Heaven on Earth