Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SHOULD I CHARGE MY KIDS' GROWN FRIENDS TO LIVE WITH ME? Dear Willie D: I have two adult chil ... More >>
Let's talk about genre-jumpers, shall we? A number of successful artists have made the leap from one genre to another at some point in their careers. but it doesn't always pay off. Take Darius Rucker, for example. The onetime Hootie and the Blowfish front man made the right choice by taking a leap ... More >>
Edna Forte was supposed to fix North Forest ISD, but says she ran out of time.
UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION: We received word from Talia Baiocchi that this post has caused some confusion. She is not leaving her position as wine editor at Eater National. She is picking up a weekly column for the Wine Spectator in addition to her current job with Eater. New York-based, twenty-some ... More >>
The teen comedy that's not bad for you.
According to a survey of Internet usage by TorrentFreak and ScanEye, the University of Houston ranks third on its list of universities that most utilize BitTorrent technology. For the non-nerd, BitTorrent is a technology that allows incremental downloading of very large files that can include pirate ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Society writer's other job
It sounds like a bad rom-com book and movie, which no doubt its author hopes it will be -- society reporter for a big-city newspaper by day, stripper by night. That's apparently the life being led by Sarah Tressler, who began writing society stuff for the Houston Chronicle after Douglas Britt left ... More >>
The perils of communal living in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
At DiverseWorks, curator Diane Barber sends up our city's new obsession with art fairs.
Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?
Alexander Kemos: Not a SEALWhen it comes to resume padding, there are two options. You can go small, like George O'Leary when he applied for the head football coaching job at Notre Dame and falsely claimed to have a master's from "NYU-Stony Brook University" and to have lettered in football a ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Enjoy the great indoors!
A former actor-turned-poet brings drama to the Poison Pen Reading Series
See the early work by the man behind Brokeback Mountain
It's the plight of every musician. You struggle and struggle to make it big in the business, only to find that even the most modest margin of fame barely comes with a modicum of respect. Even artists with a lot of influence on later, more popular musicians fall by the wayside in the annals of rock ... More >>
Between the color and the spectacle is a thousand-year-old tradition of dance
Rocks Off has managed to secure a copy of Beatles Rock Band, and because we're not selfish at all, we're inviting everyone to come play along with us at 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby. Pit your button-mashing skills against Rocks Off's house band, enjoy Beatles-themed dri ... More >>
Rocks Off enjoys reading The New York Times on Sundays. It's one of the few things in our topsy-turvy lives we can count on. However, several stories in this past Sunday's paper gave us serious cause for concern. The best way to help these people, we figured, was to take their problems to Georgia ... More >>
The ceremony for Houston's Tommy Tune awards has become a high point on the local high-school drama calendar, as productions from all over the area enjoy their own version of the Tonys.Now the nominees have even more reason to get incredibly tense as the winners are announced: at stake may be a ... More >>
I boiled the hamburger in beer in a cast iron skillet on top of the stove, adding five pinches of salt and three squirts of mustard along the way. It was the only “loosemeats sandwich” in the hamburger book and my daughter and I wanted to try something different – different at least for peopl ... More >>
Tom McCarthy's preachy liberal guilt dwarfs any good intentions
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
The group's genre-defying music
A guide to being cool
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium
The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2
Harvey Bott's drawings languished in his studio for 50 years
Jerome Vielman brings spoken word to Industry Cafe
A poodle and a rottweiler tie the knot
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Campbell Scott looks for lust in all the wrong places as Roger Dodger
Nancy Burson has been morphing and manipulating images since the '70s. Can we now trust her photos?
Dave Criswell dreams of living on the moon. He has a plan for colonization. Other scientists say his idea is 100 years too early. But he's ready now.
Thunderloo is funny, but not IBP's best
Infernal Bridegroom Productions has set up shop at the old Axiom
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
A former Houston Post writer recalls how she pawed her way
to the top in Hollywood
Kids gather comfortablyfor a special prom
Slums tries to please but plays it too safe
Your Friends' writer/director takes a wicked route through relationships
Houston's newest film production company shoots for the video moon