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  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Behave Yourselves!

    Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    We Like War Movies in East Texas...Maybe a Little Too Much

    A good movie is a good movie, whether it's a romantic comedy, a drama or an animated feature. It can be about love or hate, war or peace, joy or sadness. It's all in how it gets its point across. In the case of Lone Survivor, it's the story Marcus Luttrell, the surviving member of a team of Navy Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    What's In a Name? A Look at "American Harvest" and the Nasty Business of Nationalism

    I get a lot of bizarre press releases. Men's speedos packaged with cans of tuna. A recipe for an Empty Nester cocktail that blends red wine with tequila. A flyer touting a penis-shaped muffin restaurant. The press release I received yesterday doesn't fall within that bizarre realm. It's a perfectly ... More >>

  • Film

    March 8, 2012

    Two Thirties and a Baby

    An unconventional parenting setup in a highly standard rom-com.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Top 25 Songs From Houston Rap's Glorious 2011: The Mixtape

    ​So here. These are the 25 best songs from Houston rap's glorious 2011. They've been pressed onto actual cassettes (not pictured above). We only made ten of them, because, fuck, it takes a long time. They are for sale ($600). And, as a way to honor the city's grey tape past while being entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Last Night: The Handshake, Caddywhompus and Sideshow Tramps at Fitzgerald's

    ​Thanksgiving ended up being kind of boring. Besides eating too many plates of knockoff Luby's mac and cheese, we were inundated with hours worth of "I'm thankful for..." Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds. Yes, we do spend entire days on the innerwebs. Anyway, by the time the sun went down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Egypt Central: The Anthem of Hate Day

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​It's a good thing Egypt Central caught us in a violent rage because we're pretty sure that's how their music is supposed to be heard. Your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    KTRH All But Says Goodbye to News, Welcomes More Right-Wing Blather

    The Houston Chronicle's David Barron just reported that longtime KTRH news anchors J.P. Pritchard and Lana Hughes are leaving the station in favor of new hosts Mike Patrick and Lois Melkonian. In case you need an introduction to Mike Patrick, check out the above video where he personifies the term ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    More Godless GOP Governors Say No to Rick Perry's Prayerapalooza: The (Possible) Reasons Why

    Jersey's Chris Christie sent his regrets, for obvious reasons.​The Texas Independent has more or less been keeping a running tally of gubernatorial RSVPs to Rick Perry's invitation to come to Houston to pray and fast and be all Jesus-y. So far it's looking grim, as would any event where Kansa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Texas 1, Evil 0

    For at least one brief, shining moment, the world has stopped going to hell in a handbasket.Against all the forces of dark and evil, against Satan, Pazuzu, Belial and the ACLU, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has stood up and declared that the moment of silence in Texas schools is constituti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’ Letter from the Future

    Have you heard about the future according to right-wing freakies Focus on the Family? According to FOF, it will be bleak, full of gays running everything and the Boy Scouts banished from the Earth (along with the Pledge of Allegiance). This is all according to a “Letter from 2012” that Focus p ... More >>