Nick Hornby

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Ben Folds & the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall, 6/14/2014

    Ben Folds feat. the Houston Symphony Jones Hall June 14, 2014 Ben Folds grew up playing in symphony orchestras. Specifically, and perhaps surprisingly given his prowess on the piano, his background was that of a percussionist. Saturday night, he returned to his roots with the Houston Symphony Orc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Linus Pauling Quartet Releases a Most Mysterious EP

    Find What You Love and Let it Kill You it the 17th release by the psychedelic whatchamacallit that is the Linus Pauling Quarter, and it's a 3-song quick and wonderful ride that is surrounded in a mystery that singer Ramon Medina would not divulge. "Honestly, I'm not too concerned if others get thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Carrie Underwood, Filter, Paramore, etc.

    Carrie Underwood Toyota Center, April 23 Seemingly shoved off the queen-of-country throne by Taylor Swift's ascendancy, Carrie Underwood may have taken the title right back now that Swift has crossed over completely into the pop realm. No one will ever mistake Underwood for Loretta Lynn, of course, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
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    September 14, 2011

    Conroe Native Courtney Smith Crashes Rock-Lit Boys Club

    ​Introducing music journalism's latest female-penned release, Courtney E. Smith's Record Collecting for Girls. Following suit with like-minded veteran writers like Sara Marcus and Jessica Hopper, Smith's first book boldly tackles the music memoir, a literary genre historically saturated with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Top 10 Non-Traditional Christmas Songs

    "Baby Jesus, born to rock..." ​Amidst the time of year when we're bombarded with cliché holiday tunes and trite Christmas-carol covers, Rocks Off will now take time to appreciate a few original nontraditional takes on festive songs. Whether they're dismal adaptations of holiday malaise, tale ... More >>

  • Film

    October 29, 2009

    Higher Learning

    An Education and its star, Carey Mulligan, get good marks.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Get Lit: Q&A with Nick Hornby

    British novelist/essayist Nick Hornby will be in town Sunday to promote his latest novel Slam, a story about Sam, a teenager who gets his first girlfriend pregnant. Houston Press Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes talked to Hornby on the phone about the book (which she highly recommends for b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    Nick Hornby

    Pop fiction writer tackles younger audience with latest novel, Slam

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    About a Man

    In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad and unmistakably real

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    The Edge of Treason

    Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Streets of Philadelphia

    Marah tries and fails to escape comparison to the Boss. Good thing their new album is a classic.

  • Film

    October 2, 2003

    Hot for Teacher

    Jack Black makes School of Rock rock

  • Film

    August 14, 2003

    Uptown Down

    Girls tries a tired lesson -- grow up, already

  • Culture

    May 16, 2002

    Pie Kids

    How two American filmmakers made a very British Boy

  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Game Boy

    Hugh Grant shows real substance in a solid comedy about growing up

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    Diary of a Madwoman

    Not even Renée Zellweger can make us Jones for this sarcastic romance