I found myself a bit stumped last week when trying to decide which nut butter -- peanut, almond or cashew -- to choose as the spread for my Monster PBJ sandwich. The food truck offers all three, as well as gluten-free bread and other options for the truly discerning sandwich diner. I've been attempt ... More >>
60-year-old soars in Peter Pan.
Cathy Rigby makes it clear that it's not only boys who don't have to grow up.
The true power of the Internet is information. Don't get me wrong; free music, photos of kitties, Ryan Gosling memes, and pornography are all wonderful, but it's information that's the real star even if we take it for granted. It's changed the way people do reports in school, made us think we're sma ... More >>
The movies that win the Oscar for Best Picture aren't the only ones that deserve your attention. Here are five films that were nominated, but lost, that we think are worth a screening.
Tonight, KAB tha Don, monsterly dignitary, will host a mixer celebrating the release of his first proper mixtape, Bully On The Beat, at SF2 North (215 W. Greens Rd). Now, KAB is nothing short of a Houston Press fan favorite. He is big and mean and, should he choose to be, hyperintimidating. His men ... More >>
Remember: Autumn back or something like thatMost of you are probably happy to get that extra hour of sleep Sunday, but at what cost? Think of all those days to come that you'll get up before dawn, plus, the drive home from work will be in the dark, because if you're working at all nowadays, y ... More >>
How good was Kirko Bangz' hit "What Yo' Name Iz"? So good that it eventually a) earned him a deal with Warner Bros; b) secured him a DJ Drama hosted mixtape; and c) earned him an untold number of female fans, despite the fact that, in it, he talks to them in a less than respectful manner. W ... More >>
Ed Note: Rocks Off and our sister blog Art Attack are conducting a "reviewer exchange program" for the '80s musical Rock of Ages. One of our "rock and roll" people will review the show soon, but the visiting team bats first. Dan LippittThe cast of Rock of AgesThe Setup: '80s Sunset Strip roc ... More >>
Alley brings Peter Pan myth to life.
This is the way playwright J.M. Barrie originally envisioned his most famous story
Photo by voteprimeThe only wiener we want between our buns is Hebrew National...ahem.Kroger brand granola bars and canned chick peas? They are in the cart. Walgreens brand Ritz, er... snack crackers? Sure. I am a huge proponent of generic selections at the grocery store. For the most part, i ... More >>
For ladies dating dudes in bands, life can get rough. You are either seen as a trophy or a hindrance to his true rock and roll dreams, arm candy and not the actual real live human being you in fact are. Depending on how successful his band is, your man is constantly the focal point of dozens ... More >>
No, not THIS AmadeusThe Alley Theatre is mounting some ambitious, big-name productions for the 2010-11 season, according to an announcement released today.Among the shows will be Amadeus, the popular Mozart play that hasn't been done here in a long while; the Pulitzer-Prize winning August: Osage ... More >>
Blame Bite Me Houston. A simple comment this morning on Twitter about sandwiches turned into all-out war, with people choosing peanut butter over friendship, jelly over love. Mike Cortez (the man behind Bite Me Houston) stated this morning: "There should be a law that peanut butter and jelly ... More >>
Kid Pan Alley kids, old and youngTwo of the more off-beat events happening this weekend at the 2009 Cinema Arts Festival are Peter Pan at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Biomodd (ATH'): A Living Game Computer as Social Sculpture at Rice Media Center.A screening of the 1925 silent film Peter Pan, cons ... More >>
Students from MacGregor Elementary School provide the score for a classic silent film
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 >>
It's a sure bet that when Neil Armstrong dies, coverage will be limited to a two minute retrospective culminating with "One small step for man..." playing over his official NASA photo. Meanwhile, CNBC today is still reporting on the "financial impact of Michael Jackson's death." One walked on the m ... More >>
Spider-Man geeks, rejoice!! You may not only get to live out your fantasy -- being Peter Parker and his alter ego -- but you can be a Broadway star!! Or, on the other hand, you can participate in a huge publicity stunt. They're making a musical out of Spiderman, complete with a new (to us, anyw ... More >>
While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>
Starting today, each Wednesday Rocks Off will arbitrarily appoint one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. We wanted to give them a winner’s cane too, but all we could find was some Gold Medal flour. Think yo ... More >>
Harpist Leslie McMichael creates a new sound for an old favorite
The Blue Willow Bookshop presents a reading of Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Our critic weighs in on local theater
This airy opera about a dirty old man is evergreen
Evil triumphs at one church's Easter festival
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland
Houston Ballet dances its way to Neverland
Houston Ballet's Peter Pan gets manly
Though more complex than the norm, this Peter Pan fails to fully satisfy
Houston Ballet's Peter Pan
In the battle for the Houston Ballet, Trey McIntyre scores an early blow
In "Black Forest," Celia Eberle takes an ax to the cutesy images that have grown out of their dark roots
Houston's theaters welcome Christmas with an array of dramatic gifts