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  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Google's Most Searched Athletes Of 2013 Shows We Love To Consume Dark, Miserable Stories

    "Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?" -- John Coffey, The Green Mile I understand, John Coffey. I really do. (And trust m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Pleased to Meet You: Eight Song Characters I'd Like to Know

    A trademark of a well-written novel is a complex, engaging central character. It's the author's most important and difficult job to create someone readers will be interested in and have strong feelings about. Same thing with a captivating movie. Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? That was a gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Saturday Night: ZZ Top at Constellation Field

    ZZ Top Constellation Field October 20, 2012 ZZ Top has been writing and performing music for nearly 45 years. Now, granted, there are a handful of other artists that have been around that long too, but most of them have a lot of baggage, the stuff of VH1 documentaries and that Oprah loves to talk a ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Whitney Houston, Actress

    Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Top 5 Ways EDM Is Now Mainstream

    1997 provides us with an interesting cautionary tale about the pursuit of the next big thing and how it doesn't always play out the way we expect. From MTV's Year In Rock: Music fans were restless, record sales were stagant... Then, a new music emerged... one that captivated listeners, created new ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Last Night: Miranda Lambert At Reliant Stadium

    Miranda Lambert RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 13, 2012 Miranda Lambert has been "doing this music thing for 10 years now," and her mantra is simple: She's all about girl power and being a sassy southern belle. A Texas-born blonde with attitude up to her ears, she doesn't apologize for being c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    5 Celebrity Habits You Can Give Up For Lent, Like Drinking Ranch Dressing & Anal Bleaching

    Not until Easter for us, alas​Lent hath begun. Therefore you must give up something. Yeah, you could go the old "broccoli!!" route, but that's juvenile. Instead, you should make a true sacrifice. Look to those who are most honored in our society -- celebrities -- and give up for those 40 days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Last Night: Old 97's at House of Blues

    Oh, dutiful journalism, the places I will go in your name. Last night, one of those places just had to be House of Blues. It's always a pleasure to watch Old 97's and I would put up that good fight to keep my spirits high in what is arguably my least favorite venue in town. But enough with the pouti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Classic Christmas: George Winston's December

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a record or artist outside the mainstream will make a blip on the pop culture radar, like Norah Jones' sudden ascendance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Artist of the Week: Kaitlyn Knippers

    ​Three months ago, the precocious Mary Sarah became the first under 16 Artist of the Week in the history of the world. She sat alone in the teen division of our stables. Today, she gets a labelmate. Kaitlyn Knippers is another talented singer/song writer/multi instrumentalist/world beater wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Feast

    Why are there fang marks on your microphone?

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Celebrity DUI Conundrum

    ​I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls. Given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Glee: Highway to Hell-O

    ​ We're over the halfway point in Glee's inaugural season, having just overcome a three-month hiatus following the New Directions' (the William McKinley High School glee club) victory at sectionals. The last episode ended on such a high note -- the club triumphant, Will and Emma together at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Glee: Highway To Hell-O

    ​ We're over the halfway point in Glee's inaugural season, having just overcome a three-month hiatus following the New Directions' (the William McKinley High School glee club) victory at sectionals. The last episode ended on such a high note -- the club triumphant, Will and Emma together at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    The Week In TV: Jay Leno's Flagpin And, For Some Ungodly Reason, An Animated Joe Dirt

    ​Winter's back, the sun is gone, and Fox just put another Joss Whedon show out to pasture. This was the week in TV Land:• So, Jay Leno went on Oprah's show last week to talk about his side of the whole late-night debacle. (Out of every weird thing about the interview, tops was the American flag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Twilight Saga: New Moon: Mopery Abounds

    ​This review by Village Voice Media's Ella Taylor came in too late for our print edition, but we don't want you making any fang-film decisions with insufficient knowledge. So here it is:Moping at the MoonToo much angst, not enough saga in the wholesome Twilight 2By Ella TaylorBella: I'm coming.Ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: Enter Jimmy's F***in World of Product Euphoria at Your Own Risk

    ​Rocks Off doesn't mind a good charitable cause, but idiotic over-hype - even for a good cause - is a no-no. We received an email today from one Jimmy Cunningham, whose company has the intriguing name Product Euphoria. According to Cunningham's press release, "Product Euphoria is putting another g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Last Call For Art: You're Getting Off Easy This Week

    Photo courtesy TUTS​Each week Last Call for Art presents shows and exhibits that are closing, meaning you only have the weekend to get off yer butt and go see them. When there are a half-dozen or more things shutting their doors at once, deciding which to see can be difficult.This week, not so muc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Theatre Under the Stars: The Color Purple

    Just like Miss Celie, last year's canceled show finds its way

  • Culture

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Our Robb Walsh Gets Plagiarized In Journalism's Mini-Scandal Of The Day

    Breaking news: Ocala, Florida, has an "award-winning lifestyle magazine."Further breaking news: That magazine steals. A lot.A local paper in Ocala (we assume it too is award-winning) has the story of how Ocala Magazine's editor, Heather Lee, was a enthusiastic plagiarist.A story Lee "wrote" about he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Our Robb Walsh Gets Plagiarized In Journalism's Mini-Scandal Of The Day

    Breaking news: Ocala, Florida, has an "award-winning lifestyle magazine."Further breaking news: That magazine steals. A lot.A local paper in Ocala (we assume it too is award-winning) has the story of how Ocala Magazine's editor, Heather Lee, was a enthusiastic plagiarist.A story Lee "wrote" about he ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Our Man At Sundance, Part Two: The Screening

    Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival:Well, Sunday's screening of "our" film, I Love You Phillip Morris, came and went last night, with still no official word of having been snapped up by any major distribution company for mucho dollars. However ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Houstonians Think They're Great, Unlike All Those Other Houstonians

    Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Ike Beats Oprah, With HPD's Help

    The Houston Police Department seems to have taken on a new role: theater critic. They recommended to TUTS that it cancel performances of The Color Purple. Which is not really a whole lot different than what New York theater critics said when it opened on Broadway. Luckily for the production, its c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008
  • Film

    July 24, 2008

    Men Will Be Boys in Step Brothers

    Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    Steve Almond

    The author of Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits and Obsessions goes after Oprah – kinda

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    TV Ratings, Courtesy of Houstoned Guest Commentator Conchita Maria Guadalupe Maria Hortencia Juanita Maria Garcia Gomez Gonzalez de Smith

    Just in case you had any doubt that Houston is quickly becoming a brown city, check out the latest Nielson ratings. The release from Telefutura – you didn’t even know we had a Telefutura channel, did you? – anyway, the latest release says that according to Nielsen Media Research, the Spanish ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Georgia Rule

    La Lohan elevates -- but can't save -- Georgia Rule

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Oh, Grow Up

    Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Porn to Be Wild

    Just what was on the probation director's computer?

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Over Oprah

    Author Jonathan Franzen stops by to share some Corrections

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005
  • Culture

    February 27, 2003

    Niche Markets

    Masquerade and Theatre New West prove a musical is not a musical is not a musical

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Culture

    August 15, 2002

    Love Under the Umbrella

    John Harvey's Eros: A Circus just needs a ringmaster

  • Film

    July 4, 2002

    Bet on Black

    If there's a sure crowd-pleaser this summer, it's the fast-paced spectacle that is MIIB

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Nine Inch Nails

    And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    A Mojito? Ya Betcha!

    The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Okie Glamour

    Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman as poor white folk? It's best not to question the attraction of Where the Heart Is.

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    April 16, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 16 - 22, 1998

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