National Security Agency

  • News

    April 17, 2014

    For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell

    While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Man Uses Cell Phone in Teller Line at Bank...Also Robs It at Gunpoint

    I'm not sure which is more annoying, some jerk not paying attention while waiting in line at the bank or the post office because he's on the phone or the little sign at these places telling customers to stay off the phone while in line. But, I think I may have found the most irritating version of th ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Report Highlights Houston's Pioneering Role in America's Mass Incarceration

    It's one of America's worst-kept secrets. In a nation that purports to be the freest in the world -- save for when it comes to, say, gay marriage or drug usage -- the United States also boasts far and away the highest incarceration of not simply any developed nation, but of any country in the entire ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Person of Interest: Reese Is "Super," Thanks for Asking

    After several weeks' hiatus, I fired up the DVR last night to something of a nasty surprise: the new Rob Schneider vehicle Rob, the forward-thinking sitcom about a white man making jokes about his Mexican in-laws, is the new lead-in for PoI. CBS apparently hopes proximity will allow some of the rati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Illegal Wiretaps: At Least Their Name Isn't Pregnancy Farts

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Craig Hlavaty called us into his office, which is little more than a refrigerator box with Lady Gaga lyrics scrawled on the sides and an ... More >>

  • Film

    June 24, 2010

    Knight in Verbal Armor

    Tom Cruise, please stop talking.

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    Conspiracy Lectures

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The First George Bush, A Houston Stud Muffin

    There's a process under way to pick someone to be vice-president of the US.One candidate is "very attractive," but is young and doesn't have much experience.A rival to that candidate moans that he would never "win a personality contest" with the young foe.Who's the sparkling but inexperienced veep p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Queen of Smack

    Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all

  • Film

    June 19, 2003

    Mind over Matter

    In Ang Lee's Hulk, the big green guy gets existential

  • Film

    December 3, 1998

    Movie Starr?

    Enemy of the State parallels special prosecutor plots

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Fugitive Justice

    Gary Robert Williams's violent career began spectacularly 29 years ago. This is the story of how one determined U.S. marshal brought it to an end.

  • Film

    April 9, 1998
  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    The Cloud Over Lightning Strike

    Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?