Drop a memoir into a family gathering and the battle is on in Other Desert Cities.
"Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon. Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>
Nothing's so funny in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.
See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. Erykah Badu Free Press Summer Fest June 2, 2012 Miles Davis was the great self-reinventor, going from bop and modal jazz to fus ... More >>
The feminist artwork on view at the CAMH isn't as dated as it should be.
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>
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! White House Photo OfficeThe Beach Boys with Ronald and Nancy Reagan̴ ... More >>
Photo by toxel.comI recently compiled my list of the best foods to eat in bed, which naturally got me thinking about some of the worst foods to eat in bed. What makes a particular food bad to eat while you're between the sheets? Well, some are messy, and some just mess with your sleep cycle. ... More >>
20,000 flags and 10,000 patches aboard
Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the consequences.Making tough decisions is what being a president is all about. But sometimes those decisions backfire. Sometimes the backfire hurts only the president who made the decision; sometimes it hurts a whole lot of other people. Here are five most disas ... More >>
Let me tell you what my astrologer said, WarrenThe position of First Lady is often a thankless one. A surprising number of presidential wives, usually citing health, were all but recluses during their husband's administration, brooding out of sight like something out of Jane Eyre. Others hav ... More >>
Tap, tap, tippety tap (excuse us, that's you, signing into your email; 'twasn't an activity in which you were engaged in your dreams last night). "Yippee skippy, an Evite! For a holiday potluck with my triathlon training team! Next Thursday? 'Course I'll be there with bells on!" You're so, so there; ... More >>
We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal.
Dallas struggles with saggy drawers
A few weeks ago, because my XM radio unit and my heart are both perpetually stuck on the Eighties channel (XM 8), I started to notice how many of the seemingly innocuous pop songs from those pastel-tinged years had much heavier concerns. Perhaps those erudite Englishmen Duran Duran put it best in â€ ... More >>
Houston's indie/reggae/soul/punk/rock/pop band
More Moxie, please
A quick check of your pop-princess savvy
It's 1995 all over again...and again
Preservationists get help in the oddest way
Friday, July 15, at Dan Electro's, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.
Good Charlotte knows it's more than a passing fancy. But does America?
The Beach Boys
Board Out of Its Gourd!
Bryn Tustin was an electrician from New Jersey who became a punk-music DJ in Houston, opened a record store and remade himself into Chuck Roast.
September 3 - 9, 1998
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.