Our favorite whipping boy from Boston is at it again. Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who called the Texans "frauds" and "tomato cans" recently, went back to work on the Texans in a column for the venerable paper again today, this time to tell us he's really sorry that we got angry about his ... More >>
Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>
More often than not I find inspiration for dinner while watching movies. This has led to some unorthodox evening meals, including blueberry pie with cheese (Taxi Driver) and diner eggs and potatoes with Pinot Noir (Sideways). Most recently I was viewing clips of Napoleon Dynamite on YouTube, speci ... More >>
bbc.comMy, those little turkens sure do look delicious!What has the body of a chicken, the head of a turkey, and is bred for its skills in magic? Okay, so that last one's a rip on Napoleon Dynamite, but there really is such a beast, originating in the far corners of Eastern Europe. Recently ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. Photos via Roosh Williams on F ... More >>
Last week, when Rocks Off was editing our former intern Matthew Keever's article about the worst back-to-school soundtracks when Jerry Lee Lewis' "High School Confidential" popped into our head out of the blue. Not really out of the blue, we guess, but the next thing we knew we were thinking, ... More >>
Unlike our male counterpart, we aren't seeking to purge our inner demons when we work out (and some of us - shudder - purge something else before working out anyway). Instead, we're looking for something fun, upbeat and beat-heavy. Something that makes you want to shake your ass while you're w ... More >>
Tae kwon do comedy stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride
Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets
The Death Set perform Saturday, June 30, at Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, #2, 713-522-8500. Ponytails also performs.
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much
Live and Delirious!
You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.
Romance is alive -- and dead -- in Just Like Heaven
It's a Dynamite showcase of artistic skills at Commerce Street Artists Warehouse
Get a heady dose of drum 'n' bass at Planet of the Drums
Life's a beach at the AIA Sandcastle Competition
Show 'em off at a midnight screening of Napoleon Dynamite
Catch low-budget cinematic gems -- before they turn to Dynamite -- at WorldFest
The Martha Graham Dance Company defines modern movement
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Time again to honor the best in Houston
Undertow relishes the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
Just chop 'em where it says "Do Not Chop," boys
Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?