Mark Zuckerberg

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014 Is Still a Thing?

    The above image is a screenshot of an e-mail that appeared in my inbox recently. It's from If you have never heard of it, well, it's not surprising. Just as certain inventions like the car killed off horse-drawn carriages, Classmates has been rendered almost entirely useless by Faceb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Childish Gambino at House of Blues, 3/8/2014

    Childish Gambino House of Blues March 8, 2014 We used to adore cops and cowboys; now we love scientists and engineers. We used to want to be John Wayne, but now we'd prefer to be Mark Zuckerberg. It was only so long before our computerized generation of tech-savvy youngsters would start to look up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    CEO Beauty Contest: The Most Popular Head Honchos in America

    As income inequality has loomed larger in Americans' minds -- especially since the Great Recession -- CEOs and their pay has been a central example of what is wrong with our economy. But not everyone hates CEOs, some of them are quite popular . . . with their own employees. Here's a list of those wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Five Musicians Who Sued Companies for Using Their Image

    I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Timmy Chan's Sues Facebook, Go Daddy and Houston Hip Hop News Over "Rat Fetus" Photo

    According to a lawsuit filed on April 25, Houston restaurant chain Timmy Chan's lost 80 percent of its business after a photo of a rat fetus in a dish of fried rice was posted to Houston Hip Hop News's Facebook page. Although Houston Hip Hop News claimed that the rat was found in a Timmy Chan's ord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    10 Music Films at SXSW That You Don't Wanna Miss

    Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Randi Zuckerberg and the Irony of Facebook's Privacy Wars

    In case you hadn't noticed, the world is becoming increasingly connected and it's not because of some powerful government or corporate entity forcing us to share. We do it voluntarily. From online diaries to the deluge of personal photos and videos we post online every day, we are rendering any argu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Hear We Go Again: Facebook Changes Algorithms, Bands Go Crackernuts

    Almost four months ago, my musician-filled newsfeed on Facebook was inundated with the picture you see on the right as outraged artists called Mark Zuckerberg every foul name under the sun for "hiding" their posts from fans. It was malarkey, as Uncle Joe says, but since Ogilvy reported that Facebook ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Facebook: There Are Too Many Apps for That

    Mark Zuckerberg and his minions team at Facebook have never been ones to follow the trends, and that, in some ways, has led to the unprecedented success they have had since the monolithic social network came online. But as their bottom line has increased, they have often confused the living hell out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Joshua Tree Of Money: 5 Ways For Bono Spend His Facebook Windfall

    A few things fell and swooped in from last Friday's giant Facebok IPO announcement. The first being Mark Zuckerberg changing his relationship status from "in a relationship" to "married, but with a prenup the size of that screen Roger Waters is using for The Wall," second being the stock didn't jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg: 10 Reasons Why I'm Not Spending $40 To Buy A Facebook Share

    Here's a scoop: Facebook is having an IPO today. This under-the-radar stock sale will make billions for investors. Although everyone is keeping things on the down-low, the IPO means -- I'm guessing here, Wall Street is really not my forte -- that you can buy a share of Facebook stock, currently tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Happy Birthday Zuckerberg: Our 5 Least Favorite Facebook Annoyances

    Facebook is great for a lot of things. It helps us keep in touch with family and friends without having to actually call them, allows us to play games in our browsers when we should be working, and helps us remember birthdays we'd forget. It allows me to be a hermit while giving the illusion that I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Based On A True Story: Half-Truths In 3 Popular Songs

    One place where music differs from other media is its relationship with the truth. Movies might be "based on a true story." Episodes of a television show might be "ripped from the headlines". If you're Mike Daisey you might refer to your monologues as an "exaggerat[ion of] my own experiences". Rar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Exit Music (For A Film): At The Movies With Radiohead

    While they have notoriously barred the use of their songs in advertising campaigns and initially resisted selling their music on iTunes, Radiohead has been more than willing to lend their vast brooding catalog to filmmakers, exposing mainstream culture to what might have otherwise remained a margina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Google Combines Services and Privacy Documents

    ​Over the past month, I've gotten multiple notices from Google about an update to their privacy documentation and, apparently, it's caused quite a little furor. As usual with any large tech company that commands so much of our data, any change is viewed with skepticism. When Facebook has a pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The Five Most Cringe-Worthy Social Media Status Updates

    ​We all know that certain people just overshare. These are people for whom the acronym "TMI" was invented. They walk into a party and immediately begin telling anyone who will listen about their violent ex or their bowel issues. The good thing about these people is that you can walk away from ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    New Girl in Town

    Rooney Mara takes control of the Stieg Larsson juggernaut in Dragon Tattoo.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: LMFAO At House Of Blues

    Photos by Todd Brooks/Courtesy of Hot 95.7​LMFAO House of Blues October 22, 2011 9:11 p.m.: Generally, this would be too early to get a show. But tonight, Kreayshawn, one of hip-hop's most incendiary acts, is performing. We did not want to risk missing it. 9:15: Oh, hey, a woman wearing a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Facebook Music Coming To A Computer Near You

    Jason611 via Flickr​No one's willing to confirm anything, but all indications point to the same scoop: Facebook is planning to launch a new music service this fall. Here's what we know so far. CNBC's John Fortt broke the news Kanye West-style - in ALL CAPS: "YES INDEED NEXT MONTH IS GOING TO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Saturday Night: Roky Moon & BOLT! At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Roky Moon & BOLT! CD release Fitzgerald's July 30, 2011 11:54 p.m.: Question: What the fuck good is a smartphone if it dies every 14 minutes? 11:54:15: Oh, sorry. Some info: We're here at the album release party for American Honey, the second album from Houston's brilli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Veals on Wheels: Rejected Food Truck Names

    Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesScream louder; the clown says your parents will never hear you.​Last week, assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty amused the entire office by forwarding a link to Filmdrunk's recent post, "Ideas for Movie-Themed Food Trucks." On the front page was the Photosh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    You're Doing It Wrong: Blame Yourself, Not the Internet, For Your Addictions

    It could be worse...​The Internet is always being blamed for something. It seems like everyday, someone somewhere is complaining about how the web is distracting, easily addictive and a replacement for "real" life and friends. The reality is, it's true. Much like the "real world," the virtual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Space City Beat Battle At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jae Tovar/The Hive SocietyBlack Keys (left) and Space City Beat Battle organizer T. Piper​Space City Beat Battle Warehouse Live Green Room February 26, 2011 7:36 p.m.: Earlier this morning, our sons played their very first t-ball game. T-ball teams for 3-year-olds are six kids deep, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Jesus is on Facebook!

    Dude even knows how to hack his profile photos!​Last week, we ran across Charlie Sheen on Facebook. We realize many of you were shocked he would be on the mega social networking site while others were skeptical or even angry. We understand. Sheen is a controversial figure. As we continue to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Colin Firth for Best Actor? Not So Fast.

    ​I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    App of the Week: Five Ways to Improve the Facebook App

    ​Dear Mark, please improve the Facebook app. Sincerely, Everyone.​​App: Facebook Platforms: All Smart Phones Web site: Cost: Free Facebook has become such a part of the way most people connect online, it's hard to imagine that the app Mark Zuckerberg and company produce coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Steve Jobs Absence: Huge, But How Would It Rank Against Other Big-Time CEOs?

    Steve Jobs takes a leave from Apple​Steve Jobs has once again rocked the tech world, albeit this time with his announcement that he is taking another medical leave of absence. It's huge because, to most people, Jobs is Apple, and Apple is the most hip, flexible, intuitive provider of gizmos t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    What Do Rappers Have Against Facebook?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (or thereabouts) that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Z-Ro, Slim Thug, hasHBrown, Kirk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    If Your Life Were A Movie, Which Song Would Be The Trailer?

    ​It started as a whim on Twitter, asking friends what songs would soundtrack the trailer of the movie of their life. Would their life's tale be a rollicking drug-fueled, love-filled adventure backed by the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash", or would it be a morose and somber drifting story ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Kickass Movies of the Year

    Our Ten Favorites from 2010 – including Jackass 3D.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Social Network, Now Starring Lady Gaga, Drake, ZZ Top...

    ​The Social Network was finally toppled at the box office this past weekend by the new Jackass 3-D, but that doesn't mean Rocks Off is done with the story chronicling the beginnings of Facebook and the rise of founder Mark Zuckerberg. You remember our film-score blog, right? When it was rele ... More >>

  • Film

    September 30, 2010

    Who Needs Friends?

    David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status. With The Social Network, he invites you to join him.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Let's Have An Accurate Social Network Movie

    ​The Social Network, David Fincher's movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg, AKA "The Discount Michael Cera"), opens in October. Virtual fur is already flying, however, over alleged liberties taken by Fincher and author Ben Mezrich (the movie is based on his bo ... More >>