Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner are taking risks, most of which are paying off.
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.
While we at Rocks Off boast many obsessions and vices (we'll call them "hobbies"), a few choice ones unashamedly top our list. If you perverted pop-culture junkies agree that sex, music, and movies are among life's simplest and most necessary pleasures, then keep reading. If you still blush during s ... More >>
At DiverseWorks, curator Diane Barber sends up our city's new obsession with art fairs.
Hollywood Shuffle can't really explain why we've never seen Urban Cowboy before. The only excuse is that we were born in 1980, the same year the film was released, and by the time we were old enough to appreciate it the line-dancing honky tonk fad that has swept America in the wake of the film had ... More >>
The Runaways opens nationwide next Friday and one of the things Hollywood Shuffle is most looking forward to when the film hits Houston theaters is how delicately director Floria Sigismondi will treat the character of Kim Fowley, whom HS likes to refer to as the Creepiest Man in Hollywood. Hey! A ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.Photos by Barry Dolton For thi ... More >>
Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.
Midtown's New Kid on the Block
Dan Deacon Walter’s on Washington September 24, 2007 Better Than: Just about anything else you might find yourself doing at 10:30 p.m. on a Monday. Download: “The Crystal Cat,” from Deacon’s Myspace Page. Along with several other songs (not available for download) and a bunch of immensely ... More >>
Lonnie Posey rules the retread roost
An '80s wrestling star relives his days of chain saws and headlocks in More than Just Hardcore
Break out the vodka -- The Nightfly tours Houston's Russian-themed bars
Mindless racing flick still manages to burn rubber
Rocky Carroll crafts footwear for presidents and popes -- but not the Houston Rodeo
End of the Road
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets
At his Classical School for Brilliant Children, Alvin "Boom Boom" Jackson promises to enhance self-esteem and academic performance. Erik Vidor certainly got a lesson he'll never forget.
Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular
Self-created disco-diva Pinque: If this is camp, it's camp with a guilelessly straight face