Harry Potter talks rom-coms and tabloids.
Jolie looks like a goddess but is treated like an urchin.
It's been a long time since Mattress Mac first started Gallery Furniture, starting off with $5,000 and making deliveries with his own truck. The slogan hasn't changed, but a lot of other things have. The main Gallery Furniture store is a labyrinth of a creation with furniture as far as the eye can ... More >>
Hey everyone, can I ask a question? Are we sick of Miley Cyrus yet? No? Oh, okay. The fact is that for some reason people can't seem to get enough of this girl shaking her ass on TV. That's fine and all, but it's a shame for all the true artists out there who are pouring their hearts into real, cre ... More >>
Great songwriters create great characters. Elton John has a plethora in his songs some real like Princess Diana, and others purely fictional. The stories he tells in his songs are what makes him one of the greatest artists ever to come from Great Britain. His characterizations have even been celebr ... More >>
Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck. Diana died from her wounds in a Paris road tunnel crash, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and the d ... More >>
Food and wine lovers, rejoice. Just a few short days away is a big-time celebration of gourmet cuisine and marvelous vino. The annual Woodlands festival, put on by the event-planning extraordinaires at Food and Vine Time Productions, and now in its eighth year, is slated to draw more than 10,000 att ... More >>
Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main, Pearland 281-485-0844 www.killenssteakhouse.com This is the second of a three-part chef chat series. Click here to read part one. As I talked more with Chef Ronnie Killen, a picture emerged of a man who is humble, soft-spoken and sensitive, with ... More >>
"Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>
Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>
It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>
Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.
Planning a wedding is a real pain in the ass. Rocks Off knows, because we (and our fiancée) were forced by geographic and financial issues to do 99 percent of the legwork for our own nuptials. There's the usual stuff like reception location, whether you're going to make up your own vows, and ... More >>
Now, if it were Prince Harry's wedding...Sorry, ladies. Prince William is (almost!) officially off the market. When the future King of England officially announced his engagement to girlfriend Kate Middleton earlier today, Rocks Off instantly envisioned potential entertainers for the couple' ... More >>
We caught up with Certified Executive Chef Ronnie Killen of Pearland's Killen's Steakhouse to discuss what it was like interviewing with the White House and the reason for a steakhouse in Pearland, of all places. EOW: I understand that back in 2005, you were one of the finalists vying to be ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. (Churchy) Single of the Week: "I Love You," Von Won Wire To Wire   ... More >>
In her introduction to the morbidly entertaining Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends from Cleopatra to Princess Di, author Kris Waldherr asserts that there are still “doomed queens among us.” “Whatever your opinion of [Hillary] Clinton or [assassinated Pakistani Benazir] Bhutto, ther ... More >>
Lady Georgiana Spencer, cheated in life and in casting
Don't know how we missed it - you'd think the worldwide mass wailing and gnashing of teeth would drown out rush hour traffic on the West Loop - but yesterday one Steven Patrick Morrissey blew out the candles for the 49th time. There's something odd about wishing Sir Mope a "happy" birthday, but the ... More >>
Ten years ago in August, I and a whole lot of other people stayed up most of the night listening to news reports of Princess Diana’s accident. What started out as unbelievable turned into a night that became tragic, as TV reporters announced she had not been saved after all; she was dead The next ... More >>
The HMNS presents a phenomenon that just won't Di
At the MFAH and the HMNS, it's all about the bottom line
TV huckster McIngvale moves hearts as well as mattresses
Saturday, March 26, at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200
Morrissey's mad love among Mexican-Americans
Carandiru reveals the human side of Brazilian prisoners, then leads us to their slaughter
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
A farewell slap to a Chronicle columnist
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
After decades of delivering what downtown readers wanted, the old Globe has given up
Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Houston braces for an invasion of TV news
Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.
Don Henley -- Stereolab
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Mattress Mac waves good-bye to two decades' worth of home
Main Street should place Cole Porter's Jubilee back on its dusty shelf
Theater LaB produces an almost winsome take on grief and loss with Hushabye Mountain
February 25 - March 3, 1999
June 4- 10, 1998
Aging and creaking, the Rockets prove better at entertainment than basketball, on and off the court
What excess comes with riches? A tea party reveals all -- almost
The Swiss Inn dispenses conservative verities and the mother of all chicken-fried steaks