To say that the Houston food scene is "diverse" is certainly accurate. But that doesn't mean we don't have room to grow in terms of broadening our culinary options (and I'm not just talking about bringing the cronut to H-town). Here are five foods/cuisines/eating establishments that I think are miss ... More >>
Bismillah Cafe specializes in spicy fusion-Pakistani food, going as hot as you dare to go.
Miguel Gomes offers more.
Houston's strip malls increase heat, pollution.
We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world. 10.St. Lucia Does this flag re ... More >>
Planning a wedding is a real pain in the ass. Rocks Off knows, because we (and our fiancée) were forced by geographic and financial issues to do 99 percent of the legwork for our own nuptials. There's the usual stuff like reception location, whether you're going to make up your own vows, and ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "H-Town State of Mind," Killa Kyleon Killa is so, so, so good at flipping at other people's songs. Wire ... More >>
Two acclaimed authors stop in Houston to read for Inprint Series
Oh, Facebook. Facebook, Facebook, Facebook. Sit down. We needsta chat for a spell. Looky here, Facebook. So, yes, it's no secret that you're getting a bit pudgy, what with all the apps and the games and the quizzes and the incredibly confusing filters lining both side ... More >>
One South African's dream of a restaurant comes true.
Mariza Terra (World Connection) www.mariza.com After being pivotal in the recent fado revival - a blues-like genre native to Portugese capital Lisbon - with her honest and impassioned interpretations, Mozambique-born songstress Mariza dares to take the genre into a new direction by adding di ... More >>
Fado singer brings her passionate music to Houston
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
A Taste of Portugal
Get to A Taste of Portugal before Tony Vallone tells everybody about it
Slinging a guitar and the New Testament, Bruce Cockburn preaches the gospel of progressive politics