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    August 1, 2014

    MLB Trade Deadline: Fake Trades Overshadow Real Trades

    If you live in Houston, there's a decent chance you didn't notice that the MLB trade deadline yesterday was pretty damn awesome. With 12 trades involving a total of 37 players, with the defending World Champions among the key sellers, with the Oakland A's looking to corner the market on starting pi ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Texans Starting Quarterback As T.J. Yates Is Released

    All along, it's been a race where naming a "winner" was going to feel like a bit of a misnomer. When the Texans began mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, the open race to see who would be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback consisted of four men -- Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Tom Savage, Case Keenum, ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Kanye West Always Soars Highest, Even at the X Games

    It's not the fact that lots of people seem to hate Kanye West that's interesting, it's that they seem to hate him the most when he does what we all wish we could. I mean, if any of your friends spoke truth to power, called out the establishment on their bullshit, or married the girl of his or her dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Why New Organizations Are Trying On Upworthy Headlines: The Answer May Surprise You

    In the world of social media marketing, there is something called "click bait." These are images or headlines that, because of their salacious or outrageous nature, make people click them to see where they ultimately lead. There may be some on this very page you're reading in the form of hot girl p ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Latest From the Right Wing Fever Swamp: Census Bureau Faked 2012 Jobs Report

    There are certain political news-consumers who choose their media diet fastidiously: if it's not right wing, it's not on the menu. These media "swamps" are the places where the Birthers lurk, Benghazi is a massive cover-up, and -- despite the fact that the Dow Jones closed over 16,000 for the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Shutdown Not Affecting Houston Food Safety, Yet

    Think of the government shutdown as you would a hurricane. Stock up on canned food, sit tight and wait it out. Evacuate if you must, but you're going to have to travel pretty far to get out of this mess. The government has been getting a lot of (much deserved) grief over the shutdown, and I was o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Anna Benson: The New Gold Standard For Bat Shit Crazy Exes

    As a baseball player, history will look back at pitcher Kris Benson as just another overpaid, oft injured blip on the starting pitcher radar screen. With a career record of 70-75 and a career ERA of 4.42, along with career earnings in excess of $39 million, on the field and in the wallet there's v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Fear of Wine: Oenophobia = Xenophobia

    In this week's New York Times dining section, wine writer Eric Asimov -- the Solomon of wine writing, as I like to call him -- asks: "Should a Wine List Educate or Merely Flatter You? [and] How Adventurous Should a Wine List Be?" His op-ed came in response to a flurry of blog posts that followed a ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 19, 2012

    Swizz Beatz is the CEO of Shuttered Megaupload...Wait, What?

    We've all failed as music journalists. Swizz Beatz is the CEO of and no one seemed to notice? No one, except Wikipedia (yes, that bastion of factual information on the web), which lists Swizzy's government handle, Kaseem Dean, as the head honcho of Megaupload. Megaupload's "About Us" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    The Addams Family Resurrected in Gleeful Fun

    The set-up: Don't ever bury the body before checking the pulse. After the savaging The Addams Family suffered in New York after its premiere in April 2010, who knew there was life left anywhere in it? But there is, and the touring production, after a major reworking, is like seeing Frankenstein sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Wyclef Jean Squanders Relief Funds, Heralds Apocalypse

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock, USAF​It's been a while since we predicted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The X Factor Gets Grateful

    Last night's episode of The X Factor was all about gratitude. Contestants dedicated their performances to someone special in their lives, telling heartwarming tales designed to maximize viewer empathy and increase voting by tugging on the ol' heartstrings. And you know what? It worked. The theme res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Jay-Z & Kanye's Throne Tour Stop Delayed To December 5

    Toyota Center's Web site is now listing the Houston date of rap titans Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint tour to promote their forthcoming album Watch the Throne as Monday, December 5, rather than the previously announced Wednesday, October 26. Promoter Live Nation confirmed the change, but has not se ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    Magazine Covers Beyonce Hasn't Been On... Yet

    Beyonce: She's got issues.​If a butterfly flutters its wings in a Sony Music executive's stomach, does it cause an earthquake at the cash register? Beyonce's label certainly hopes so, because advance word about the singer's new album 4, due Tuesday, has been lackluster enough that according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sony May Reunite Destiny's Child If Beyonce Album Stiffs

    Daniel KramerBeyonce at Toyota Center, July 2009​Following the lackluster response to Beyonce's 4, which leaked onto the Internet wholesale earlier this month, the singer's label has gone into crisis mode and is even considering another Destiny's Child reunion, The New York Post reported today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Derek Boogaard Died by Accidental Overdose of Alcohol and Oxycodone

    Derek Boogaard: accidental OD​Derek Boogaard, the former Houston Aero fan favorite who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment May 13, died from having too much alcohol and oxycodone in his system, according the medical examiner's report released today. The Minnesota Star Tribune reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    R.I.P Derek Boogaard, 28: Feared Enforcer On The Ice, Soft-Spoken Off It

    Derek Boogaard in his last enforcer gig​Derek Boogaard, the ungainly 6-foot-7 hockey enforcer who went from the Aeros to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, has died at the age of 28. He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on Friday. No cause of death has been determined, b ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    November 25, 2010

    Thanksgiving 2010: The Post Where We Get All "Thanky"

    Thank you. Thank you very much.​As we prepare to gorge ourselves today on turkey (Cajun fried is the choice here), stuffing, pumpkin bread, and perhaps something green (maaaaybe, but probably not), I want to first thank all of you who stop in and read the stuff on the blog here, not just my st ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Charlie Sheen vs. Matthew McConnaughey: The Freak-Out Showdown

    Onetime actor, current sitcom star Charlie Sheen was taken into custody in New York yesterday after trashing a Plaza Hotel suite, with hookers and other party favors abounding.California Penal​It's not bad as these things go, but how does it stand up to Texas' own Matthew McConnaughey's naked-bong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Houston's Lindsay McCormick Hits The Big Time -- Dating Mark Sanchez

    Mark Sanchez' Houston heartthrob, reportedly​Lindsay McCormick is an ESPN type from Houston who, we have to admit, we've never heard of.But her official bio says she "has appeared on ESPN Streak for the Cash and ESPN College Pick'em on, the MtvU music countdown show The Dean's List, The C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Beyonce Baby Rumors Freeze Internet; Allen Oldies Band Wows New York Times; Justin Bieber, Future Bull Rider

    ​ This ROCK SOLID SOURCE claims Beyoncé is preggo. Uh huh. However, it's being re-reported by publications like the New York Post and The Daily Swarm... so maybe it's legit? Speaking of rock solid sources, the Allen Oldies Band got a nice little write-up in this New York Times SXSW recap: "L ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Game Time: The Knicks And Tracy McGrady...Shortest Honeymoon Ever

    ​Those who know me know that I have an unhealthy fascination with Britney Spears, unhealthy to the point where I found myself strangely attracted to her even through her hefty "Xanax and Frappucino for breakfast" phase back in 2007. One of my favorite Britney stories ever was her "marriage" to boy ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Report: Justice Dept. Approves Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger (UPDATED)

    [UPDATED to include AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiwecke's statement about the merger.] ​ Via CNBC, reported Monday morning that the U.S. Justice Department has approved the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster into a multi-platform entertainment corporation that can do ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Game Time: Areans Vs. Crittenton In Pistols...And We're Off And Running In 2010

    ​Happy New Year to all of you. Quick question -- what is the record for breaking a New Year's Resolution that doesn't involve alcohol, drugs or sex? Because I just ate a Chipwich for breakfast...just wondering. Well, 2010 is here, and that means we get to hit the reset button on "Surreal Story of ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Game Time: Cranking Up The Skank-O-Meter, Your 2009 Boggsies

    ​It's December 23, and thus 'tis the season of "Best Of..." lists and "[fill in noun here] of the Year" rundowns. Bonus points for any year ending in the number 9 because that means we also get (drum roll please)....DECADE LISTS!! I am a total sucker for stuff like this; it's mindless, it's pointl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Houston Gets Three Spots In The Decade's Pantheon Of Great New York Post Headlines

    ​Even if you have no idea what Phil Mushnick and Andrea Peyser have in common (answer: they're both New York Post columnists), you're probably aware of the great and noble tradition of tasteless, eye-grabbing headlines written by the New York tabloid. "Headless Body in Topless Bar" and all that. ... More >>

  • Film

    December 3, 2009

    Merry Pranksters

    The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.

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    October 29, 2009

    Donut Patrol: David Landsel

    ​David Landsel, the travel editor of the New York Post, stopped over in Houston on his way to Mexico City earlier this week. He asked me to take him to a regional Mexican restaurant. So we went to Tampico, where he took photos of his Vuelva a la Vida seafood cocktail for blog posterity. I also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Roger Clemens Is Not Alone: More Famous Dalliances between Athletes and Entertainers

    It appears our boy Rocket has outdone himself this time. Or did about a decade ago, when according to the New York Post, Clemens began blasting off with third-tier Nashville singer Mindy McCready. Also, McCready was about 15 at the time. Clemens, through his ever-vigilant attorneys, insists she's a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008
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    December 14, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Ike Beats Tina to Death

    It's headlines like this that make me feel like I'm in the right profession. With five simple words, the entire game done changed. It's right up there with Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt and the Ramones at CBGB. Thanks, New York Post. -- Craig Hlavaty

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    August 2, 2007

    Beyonce: Still Trippin’

    Today’s New York Post passes along a juicy nugget of hearsay that a certain super-famous ex-Houstonian prone to tripping onstage will unveil “Diamonds,” her new Emporio Armani fragrance, at Saturday’s Madison Square Garden show. Beyonce herself will presumably be busy trying not to fall down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Cowboys Are Frequently, Not-So-Secretly Fond of Each Other

    Ever see a wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat jerk off another wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat? Sounds Kinky, right? Well, it was. On Sunday, Kinky Friedman gave his old friend Don Imus a tug-job in the New York Post, rating him with other “individuals who were summ ... More >>

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    November 21, 2006
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    November 21, 2006

    The High Priest Speaketh

    Courtesy of Allen Oldies Band These guys really get up there for an Oldies band.... Allen Hill celebrates a decade of Oldies worship Ten years ago, Allen Hill's Allen Oldies Band played their very first show — at the finish line of the Houston Press Fun Run inside the Astrodome. Since the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2003

    Name Game

    Peach Biscuit, a.k.a. Punkin' from Pluto, speaks her words

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    The Line of Fire

    Enron reporters duck as the rich revolt

  • Music

    September 27, 2001


    Clear Channel keeps the air free of insensitive songs

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    A Holiday Wish

    All he wants for Christmas is to pump iron

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Too Close to Call

    The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it

  • Culture

    September 16, 1999

    Great Stride

    Full Gallop takes a fresh look at a fashion czar

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    July 17, 1997
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    September 8, 1994
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    August 25, 1994

    A Taste of the Hellhole

    Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands

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    March 24, 1994
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    March 3, 1994
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    March 3, 1994
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