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    September 19, 2014

    Requiem For the iPod

    The year was 2002, and I was in the back of my mom's Chevy high-top. She was driving my brother to Sam's Club to pick up his new blue iPod 1st Generation. For months, I watched him listen to Papa Roach and moody pop-rock queen Avril Lavigne as he sat in his bedroom lifting his 8-pound dumbbells -- t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Minnesota Vikings Reverse Course, Remove Adrian Peterson From Team Activities

    With pressure from state government and corporate sponsors mounting, the Minnesota Vikings did an about face early Wednesday morning and decided to remove Adrian Peterson from all team activities until his child-abuse case in Montgomery County is resolved, placing the Pro Bowl running back on the ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    The Daily Show Pitches a New Name for Rice University

    Nobody wants anything to do with Ray Rice just now. Go figure, beating your significant other to the point she's knocked unconscious will tend to cause public opinion to go sour. Eventually. At least once TMZ gets hold of a tape of the beating and it is plastered all over the media and is so embarra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Andre Johnson Reportedly Wants to Be Traded

    Well, now we at least know something. After months of cryptic interviews, nebulous filibusters by his uncle, and vague implications that he would hopefully-be-coming-back-but-I-don't-think-I'm-coming-back, we at least know something as it pertains to Andre Johnson, his desires, and what's causing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Andre Johnson On His Texans Return: "Hopefully."

    On Tuesday this week, former Houston Texan offensive lineman Chester Pitts had a charity bowling event here in town. Among the celebrity guest lists were several of Pitts' former Texan teammates like Brian Cushing and Duane Brown. Also included in the advertised copy was wide receiver Andre Johnson ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    A Bumpy, Baffling Beat Down at BBVA Compass Stadium

    From the moment I pulled into the parking lot across from BBVA Compass Stadium for the H-Town Beat Down Friday, it was pretty obvious that something was off. It was 7:05 p.m., the earliest and most on-time I'd been for a show in a very long time, and the show slated to start at 7 p.m. had in fact st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The Rest of That Daft Punk Dance-Off Job Interview

    Job interviews are so boring. You spend the entire time answering questions about what animal you would be (and why), while sweating your ass off in a wool suit and trying to make sure your poorly chosen tattoos don't peek out of your sleeves. It's thisclose to water torture, and the only upside is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    10 More Movies Kanye West Should Star In

    It seems Kanye West has got a bit of a movie boner as of late. He's been promoting the hell out of Yeezus, his new album, by projecting videos on buildings across the nation. He started out innocently enough, by attempting to project the music video for his Yeezus track "New Slaves" across underst ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2013

    Chemically Burned: Dow Chemical Tries to Avoid Hot Water in Worker's Death

    Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.

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    February 15, 2013

    Seven ZERO Time NBA All-Stars Who Made More in Career Earnings Than Michael Jordan

    I once had a boss who told me "The only thing worse than being underpaid is being overpaid." Looking back, perhaps he was trying to send a message to me personally, but the general message was this -- making too much money makes one utterly expendable. That's a fine notion, and in most walks of li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    J.J. Watt Wedding Cake? Yes, J.J. Watt Wedding Cake!!

    I fully realize that putting the words "J.J. Watt Wedding Cake!" in the headline of this post probably sent every female reader between the ages of 18 and 95 within 100 miles of Reliant Stadium into a panic attack. "Wait??? WHA'??? J.J. Watt got MARRIED?!? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!" No, no, no, fear not hor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kendrick Lamar at Warehouse Live

    Kendrick Lamar Warehouse Live December 29, 2012 Through maturation, adults come to accept that their survival is dependent on mundane workaday rituals of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; punch in-punch out; all work-no play. Kids, however, and as it pertains to this story, teenagers, still indulge in the luxury of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Zapruder Analysis Of This Delightfully Awkward Interview With Tiger Woods

    One thing I've learned in my five years or so of doing radio is that very few (stress VERY) athletes enjoy doing interviews. Most barely tolerate the process and treat it like it's a nuisance, something that's just part of the deal when you sign on the dotted line for seven figures. So when you see ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Getting Thumped

    The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Guy V. Lewis Snubbed By The Basketball Hall of Fame Again

    ​The Houston Cougars defeated the SMU Mustangs 62-59 on Saturday night. The leading scorer, with 27 points, was Joseph Young, son of UH legend and current director of basketball operations Michael Young. The radio analyst for the game was former Cougar legend, all-time NBA great, and basketbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Gary Gilmore: 5 Songs For A Famous Executionee

    Even in the bizarre world of famous murderers, Gary Gilmore is an interesting case. He grew up in an abusive household, and committed two murders in Utah in 1976 at the age of 22. Despite complying with Gilmore's demands in the course of his robberies, he killed Max Jensen and Bennie Bushnell in co ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Why God Hates Tim Tebow

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    DJ Brandi Garcia: From City Of Syrup To City Of Angels

    Photos by Marco TorresDJ Brandi Garcia enjoying her new life in Los Angeles​During Rocks Off's recent trip to Los Angeles, we caught up with radio personality DJ Brandi Garcia, who spent five years in Houston working for 97.9 The Box before being controversially dismissed in the fallout surrou ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    My Favorite 12 Nuggets from the Sports Illustrated Piece That Exposes Jim Tressel

    Jim Tressel, tattoo victim​By now, you probably know the story at Ohio State. It's the age-old story of "football players befriend drug trafficking tattoo parlor owner, players swap memorabilia for tattoos (and quite possibly drugs), head coach finds out about scam via e-mail and does nothing ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Final Four Traffic Snarls

    Buxton mixing their new album in L.A.​The Final Four descends upon Houston this weekend. Oh, if there were only four feeds we had to follow to bring all this lovely Houston music news to everyone. Instead, MCM crawls through more feeds than there are colleges in the NCAA, gathering up every bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Ballistics On Preemo's Magic Bullet Come Back Remarkable

    Larami Serrano​On January 20 of last year, Rocks Off first discovered an unsigned Houston artist by the name of Preemo. When we stumbled upon him on MySpace, he was an unknown. Amazing what a year will do. For all intents and purposes, Houston's Preemo had seen his better years as a rapper, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Brett Favre -- "What Should I Do?" (Best Parody Video EVER)

    Will no one leave Brett Favre alone?​"[Andy Pettitte is] opting not to play right now but that might change, it might not. I told him, 'Don't Brett Favre us. You got to be all in and fully dedicated to play.' Do I need him? I need him, but I don't want him to play if his heart's not in it." - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Tiger By The Tail

    ​With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Down Payment Blues: Musicians With Tax Trouble

    Finished that tax return yet? Not to worry: you've still got a few hours until midnight, and the post offices are open late. Over the years, these musicians have gotten in hot water with their countries' internal-revenue collectors as well... Bono Forever a proponent of all things charitable, Bono ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    No Pressure. It's Just Texas High School Football.

    Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.

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    January 16, 2008
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    January 2, 2008
  • Culture

    August 16, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    August 2, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007
  • Culture

    May 12, 2005

    Brave New Art

    Artists take on corporations and the government in "Thought Crimes"

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Swoopes: Hardwoods Homie

    A Comets star helps redefine Houston basketball

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Monsters of Hip

    Five bands' worth of Urban Outfitters employees grace Cardi's stage with shopworn licks and attire

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Bully for You

    The legislature offers a solution to playground problems

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    October 23, 2003

    Big Steps

    Moy Rivas used break dancing to go around the world. Question is, Where does he go next?

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    July 10, 2003
  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    The Pointe Shoe Diaries

    Houston Ballet dancers explain their peculiar preshow rituals

  • Music

    July 12, 2001


    Not all pirates are bad

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Not Your Standard Issue

    Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Lonesome Donkey

    Refusing to switch, Andell fights for his bench

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Dream Taker

    When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Hot Sauce

    Houston rapper South Park Mexican performs at Watcha Tour '99

  • Culture

    November 19, 1998

    Home Despots

    At DiverseWorks, architects offer better living through architecture

  • Film

    April 9, 1998

    Travels with Mikey

    Michael Moore's liberal heart is in the right place. But what about his head?

  • Music

    March 27, 1997

    Looking for Billy Zoom

    X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.

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    February 27, 1997
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    June 20, 1996


    Robert Rothbard wants to re-net America's basketball hoops

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