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  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Beyoncé's Remix Isn't That "Flawless"

    10:32 Saturday night. That's when I got a phone call about a new Beyoncé remix hitting the Internet. 10:34 p.m.: that's when I realized Beyoncé decided to rap about that infamous elevator fight between her husband and her sister and laugh about it. The bar itself, "of course sometime shit goes d ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
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    May 16, 2014

    Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

    For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May. This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Feast Your Ears on BeatKing's Awesome Jay Z/Solange Freestyle

    Monday, the Earth shook. Well, not really, but if you deal with gossip the way journalists, social-media commentators and those who wield Photoshop for evil purposes, Solange fighting Jay Z in an elevator shook everything imaginable. The days that have followed have been awkward. The facade of pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Bill Fool, Punk Lifer, Dad, Good Guy to Know

    "Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon. Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Shape Shifter: A Conversation With Icon of Style Carlos Santana

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually between September 15t and October 15 as a celebration of the positive cultural impact Hispanic and Latino Americans contribute to this country. This year, guitarist Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana was honored by Macy's as the Hispanic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken: It's Just Chicken, But Oh, What a Chicken

    Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday is a politico who loves his chicken. His wife, Lorraine, has written two cookbooks, Mr. Sunday's Soups and Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken, based on Wallace's love of routine. His motto is "change is overrated." He wants a quiet evening at home the Saturday befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Shellee Coley: Where It Began Is Everything Linda Chorney Isn't

    Your humble narrator has mostly stayed out of the Linda Chorney/Americana-Grammy scandal. A Slytherin at heart as well as a fellow musician, it honestly didn't matter to us whether she gamed the system for the nomination or whether her music was worthy of the nod. A Taste of Honey beat Elvis Costell ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2012

    A Nerd Is Forever

    Muscular, green and uglified, Constantine Maroulis impresses at the Alley as The Toxic Avenger.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Reality Bites: The Bad Girls Club - Las Vegas

    There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. There comes a point in reviewing shows showcasing the embarrassing antics of tattooed subhumans (Jersey Shore) or the plasticine über-rich (Real Housewives of X) where you start realizing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Sugar, Sugar Book Launch and Cooking Class at Central Market on December 5

    I have confessed my lack of kitchen skills to you guys on several occasions, but my one true kitchen talent is baking. I love to bake breads and muffins and cookies, and with the arrival of the holiday season I have already been hard at work testing new recipes. So my baking antennae went up when I ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 13, 2011

    Oprah of the Piney Woods

    Kathy Patrick wields some hefty clout out of her beauty shop/book store

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Bon Jovi At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Bon Jovi Toyota Center May 17, 2011 Keep the faith with Bon Jovi and their hordes of Houston fans in our slideshow. It's no easy feat to emerge relatively unscathed from the ruins of the '80s metal boom. Bon Jovi's more glam-oriented contemporaries can no longer hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Musical Dads & Daughters: The Good, The Bad & The Awkward

    OK Magazine​Blood, they say, is thicker than water. When Matthew Knowles and Beyonce ended their business relationship earlier this week, both stressed the fact that family is still family. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," Beyonce said in her statement. "I love my daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Kenny Chesney's Real Life Lessons For The Boys Of Fall

    ​Rocks Off found out last week that country singer Kenny Chesney is offering free DVD copies of his high school football documentary The Boys of Fall to any schools or coaches who might be interested. If you want to buy it, it's only available at Walmart. From the email: In the documentary, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Oprah And The Houston Press

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcementwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore SanityOprah (no last name needed) went on the the Daily Show last night to give the audience a surprise -- tickets to the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Is Chris Brown Officially Unshunned?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Yung Redd, Fat Tony, Thurogood Wordsmith, Kyle Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Friday Night: Pat Benatar At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Pat Benatar House of Blues August 13, 2010 For more photos from Friday's show, see our slideshow here. For some reason whenever we saw people after Friday night's Pat Benatar show and they asked what we thought, all we could do was shrug our shoulders. Usually after a s ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • Film

    November 12, 2009

    Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Bring It On: The 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston Starts Tonight

    Photo by Sandra Koop​The 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston is rolling out the red carpet as we speak, for today's opening night screenings.Over at the Angelika Film Center, the highly anticipated Precious starts at 7 p.m., while over at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the festival's opening nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Social Media Smackdown: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

    They tell you landing a job via social media that won't trigger your gag reflex is a piece of cake. They share insider tips and tricks like Carrie and Samantha dishing blowjob techniques over Cosmos. They tell you to keep your nose clean, but if you can't, don't post photos of it online. So whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    What This Area Needs Is A Good Nanotechnology Center

    David Goswick is thinking small -- very, very small. No, even smaller than that. Goswick, the head of Historic Real Estate, wants to build the Nano World Headquarters right here in River City, ah, ... we mean Houston. The idea behind the Headquarters is that Houston (well, at least the Sam Houston T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Zack and Miri BEEEEEEEEEEP

    Isn’t it odd that the new Kevin Smith film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is being marketed as simply Zack and Miri when the advertisements run on certain channels and at certain times? For example, if you’re watching Comedy Central at 10 pm, it’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But if you’re wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Q&A: Talking Naked Ladies and Sweaty Elvises with Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin of Portland’s Velveteria and Black Velvet Masterpieces

    It is the Rodney Dangerfield genre of the art world: demeaned, dismissed and definitely not getting any respect with subject matter like crying Elvises, fang-bearing jungle panthers, Jesus with various apostles, and full-frontal nekkid Hawaiian girls. But for Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007
  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Telemarketing Offers

    MGR promises help with federal grants and racks up hundreds of consumer complaints

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: My Day with Britney

    I just don’t think this would be a pop culture blog without the required Britney Spears post. So in light of all that’s happened to her recently, here goes. Sure, there were more provocative photos out there we could've run, but we wouldn't do that to our BFF. First, let me say Britney has ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 22, 2006
  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    What Ever Happened to Lady Jane?

    Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Good Vibrations

    Haunted by dildos, The Nightfly buzzes through a home sex-toy sales party

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005
  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    The Edge of Treason

    Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel

  • News

    October 21, 2004
  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Nasty Girl

    In this Little Black Book you'll find a lot of mean people

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Hecklers Beware

    Jay Mohr will kick your ass

  • Culture

    August 14, 2003

    Right at Home

    Local artists show off their work at Lawndale's annual Big Show

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Foster Pussycat

    White Oleander is blond but ambitionless

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2001

    Salman Fury

    Salman Rushdie lashes out at his favorite targets in Fury

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Second to None

    Trey McIntyre gets the Houston Ballet crowd hooked on a feeling

  • News

    April 5, 2001


    Big on Little Joe, A Capital Idea, Truck Lines

  • Dining

    April 8, 1999
  • Film

    August 13, 1998

    In the Groove

    Shallow feels swell in McMillan-inspired Stella

  • Film

    August 8, 1996

    They Grow Up Fast

    Matilda is a girl wise beyond her years; Jack, a boy trapped in a man's body

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Video Pulpit

    A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication

  • Calendar

    January 6, 1994
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