"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kathy Patrick wields some hefty clout out of her beauty shop/book store
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 >>
Photos by Marco TorresSantana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music industry these days. Yet for Carlos Santana, the skinny Mexican kid who played at ... More >>
Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.
Photos by GroovehouseBon 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 >>
OK MagazineBlood, 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 >>
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 >>
It's funny how culture seems to creep in via osmosis. Take, for example, a dinner I made on the fly the other night. I found myself staring into a near-empty refrigerator at around 7:30 p.m. on a school night, trying to find something to make for dinner. A container of pre-made basil pesto c ... More >>
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 >>
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 GrayThis Week's Panel: Yung Redd, Fat Tony, Thurogood Wordsmith, Kyle Hu ... More >>
Photos by GroovehousePat 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 >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.
Photo by Sandra KoopThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
All grown up, some children of sperm donors are trying to break through the secrecy that keeps them from knowing their family history
The Kid Care story fizzles to a finish
MGR promises help with federal grants and racks up hundreds of consumer complaints
Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog
Haunted by dildos, The Nightfly buzzes through a home sex-toy sales party
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Jay Mohr will kick your ass
Local artists show off their work at Lawndale's annual Big Show
White Oleander is blond but ambitionless
Salman Rushdie lashes out at his favorite targets in Fury
Trey McIntyre gets the Houston Ballet crowd hooked on a feeling
Big on Little Joe, A Capital Idea, Truck Lines
A monstrous teacher finally meets her match
Shallow feels swell in McMillan-inspired Stella
From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?
Matilda is a girl wise beyond her years; Jack, a boy trapped in a man's body
Searching for a magic mixof meat, cheese and bread
A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication