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Muhammad Ali

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Corruption in Texas Is Like a Cockroach Infestation

    Everything is bigger in Texas and corruption is no exception. Fraud, bribery, exploitation and plain old dishonesty are getting to be like a severe Texas case of cockroaches. For every one you see in the daylight, there are 800 or so hiding in the darkness. Cockroaches prefer the darkness and they ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2014
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    December 5, 2012

    How the Mafia Helped Your Mama Do the Twist

    Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s By Joel Selvin & John Johnson, Jr. with Dick Cami Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $24.99 As far as dance crazes go, the Twist might go down (swiveling, of course) as the best known of all time. In 1961 and 1962, the sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Gorilla Monsoon: A Birthday Playlist For A Wrestling Legend

    Growing up as I did in the '80s, professional wrestling was more than entertainment, it was religion. The Hulkster, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage and Andre were all unapologetically over-the-top, one-dimensional; comic characters that did glorious battle for dubious reasons. It was a great time to watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Festival Alert: The Montrose Winter Social Set For December 3

    ​The music festival family in Houston just gained another with the Montrose Winter Social, coming December 3 to AvantGarden, Sole Purpose, Numbers, and Mango's, all at the corner of Westheimer and Taft. Shiny Toy Guns are set as the national headliner for this inaugural event. The California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    The Price is Right, Dr. Brown Style

    An impressively chaotic inventory​In honor of this week's feature story on former hand surgeon and all-around weird dude Michael Brown, and seeing as how it's Friday, we thought we'd have some fun with a Price is Right-style walk through the inventory of belongings in Brown's 2005 bankruptcy f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    30 Seconds With Astronautalis

    Rocks Off hitched a ride on a space whale in order to hook up with Andy Bothwell, also known as Astronautalis to see what we could learn about our biggest hope for rap in 30 seconds. paperocean​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Astronautalis: "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith. ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Knocked Out

    Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    I Think We're Alone Now, Except for the Mega Pythons

    My cup runneth over.​I realize Egypt is in chaos and everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line is going to be flash frozen like a bag of Birds Eye broccoli florets and Charlie Sheen is apparently the reincarnation of Grigori Rasputin, but that is no excuse, no excuse, for the criminal lack of att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Photobombs Through the Ages

    The pinnacle of modern-day photobombing​Photobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Sports Illustrated's 10 Strangest Covers Of The `60s

    We all know Sports Illustrated, for decades the leading athletic magazine around. Even in its heyday, though, editors felt the need to be hip and edgy.Sometimes.Or maybe they just did a lot of drugs in the Time-Life offices, and occasionally the boss who was supposed to stop terrible cover ideas was ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: New Videos, 7-Inches, Poster Shows, National Blogpress... Enough to Make You Think We've Got an Actual Scene Around Here

    Well, the Justice Department has approved the Live Nation/Ticketmaster monopoly merger. What does this mean for you, the average concertgoer? Well, even more inflation on the already-ridiculous $6 Lone Stars at House of Blues. Free Press Houston had a well-written cover story last spring about the ... More >>

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    That Other Rumble in the Jungle

    Documenting an epic concert in Zaire, Soul Power puts on quite a show.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Aftermath: Double Dagger at Super Happy Fun Land

    Craig HlavatyWallet, keys, lighter, cellphone, camera(s). We had it all last night as we walked into the arty confines of the East End's Super Happy Fun Land. But one thing we didn't have was a pair of earplugs, and right about now we feel kinda silly not dishing out the extra buck for the ones sitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Mp3: Black Congress' "Davidians"

    Up until about three or four months ago, Black Congress had been rather reclusive. The veritable indie supergroup, made up of scene vets Roy Mata, Chris Ryan and Bret Shirley, with Dann Miller and singer Bryan Jackson from the Jonbenet, had only played a handful of shows since Black Congress's incep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Blink-182, Clutch, Jaime Foxx, Poison the Well, Wooden Birds and More

    Blink-182: Wed., Sept. 23. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Clutch, Baroness, Lionize: Wed., July 15. House of Blues. Computer Club: Thu., June 18. Escobar. Crosby, Stills & Nash: Fri., Aug. 28. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. D. Ramirez: Fri., Aug. 14. Rich's Houston. "FallCore 2009": Sat., O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Cop Warmth Poaches Rocks Off's Artwork on New Cassette

    "Jesus Sanchez"... sorry, Craig Hlavaty Rocks Off loves getting local tapes and vinyl in the mail here. That's not a cry for free shit or a sad call for pity. We just dig hearing new music off something other than an Apple product or a boring plastic round disc. That being said we just got in the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Tonight: Muhammad Ali at White Swan

    With a helluva live show and already garnering a devoted following, Muhammad Ali is knocking 'em dead left and right. (OK, we had to get the boxing reference out of the way, because as much as we tried to sidestep it, we couldn't resist.) Since releasing a split cassette with party boys Black Congre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Notsuoh to Become "Scout Bar Main"

    In a move long telegraphed but never consummated, Notsuoh owner Jim Pirtle has reportedly made good on his threats to sell the venerable downtown hipster haunt, but not to a greedy developer looking to build luxury housing or some chic mandatory dress-code bar. Rocks Off has learned that Tom Wilson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Local Rotation: Muhammad Ali & Black Congress' Split Cassette (That's Right, Cassette)

    Yesterday afternoon, Rocks Off bought his first new cassette tape since 1996. The last tape we bought was the Schoolhouse Rocks soundtrack that came out the year before. It was a collection of 90's indie rockers like Pavement and Daniel Johnston doing covers of tunes from the classic Saturday mornin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
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    August 16, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    “Rhapsody in Black and White”

    The photography of Charles “Teenie” Harris documents the life of African Americans over 40 years

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    Elizabeth Alexander and Taha Muhammad Ali

    Inprint hosts African-American and Palestinian poets

  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    March 8, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    December 28, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Home Entertainment

    March 16, 2006

    A Real Knockout

    Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Dave to the Rescue!

    Dave Chappelle

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    Increased Clout

    Interest in the fight game grows in the Bayou City

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003

    He Ain't Heavy, He's a Boxer

    Lighter fighters keep it real at Reliant

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Calendar

    Life as a Sport

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Sly Foxx

    He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Sting Like a Bee

    Ali lands some solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Racket

    Cedric Turner ventures into an abyss far deeper than ones traveled by most bluesmen

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    In Ali's Corner

    Once a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lloyd Wells caught the champ's attention with all his "pretty girls"

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Real Life

    When He Was King: The city that convicted Muhammad Ali now hosts a film about the boxing legend

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Preservation Hall

    Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Fighting Chances

    Third Ward boxing club gives kids a place, a goal, a change

  • News

    March 4, 1999
  • Film

    February 27, 1997

    A Sharp Right

    In When We Were Kings, Ali delivers the performance of a lifetime

  • Calendar

    January 16, 1997
  • News

    November 21, 1996

    Dog's Best Friend?

    The inside story from dogfighter Bobby Hall

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Holy Warrior

    God loves evander Holyfield. Everyone else is betting on Tyson.

  • News

    May 30, 1996

    On the Ropes

    In 1966, Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship. In 1996, he fights just to get by.

  • News

    January 13, 1994

    Rabbit Was a Boxer

    The education & travels of the natural-born fighter, fierce homeless poet, charming talker, convicted felon, begetter of children & receiver of messages from Heaven

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