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  • Culture

    October 18, 2012

    Keren Cytter's "Video Art Manual"

    Artist displays her witty, eclectic and free-ranging brain at DiverseWorks.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Bon Iver Is the Clown Prince of Hipster Doofuses

    Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Hayes Carll's KMAG Catches On With Jazzercise Set

    Jim BrickerHayes Carll at Free Press Summer Fest 2011​Woodlands native and Lost Highway recording artist Hayes Carll, whose latest album KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) will certainly make many year-end best-of lists, may just have another career alternative if he ever gets tired of the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    YouTubed Beaumont Catfights Freak Texas the F Out

    The Southeast Texas portion of the Internet is a-crackle with a report out of Beaumont about fight videos produced by their local youth, some of them shot at area high schools with teenage bystanders egging on the participants. What seems to shock the writers of these stories the most is that many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Jack LaLanne: Ten Video Tips to Change Your Life from the Late Fitness Guru

    Jack LaLanne at 95 Years Old He invented the jumping jack, the scourge of fat kids everywhere; he could sell you a juicer like no one's business; and he was the father of the modern health and fitness revolution. Legendary fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Sunday evening at the age of 96, succumbing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    ​Legally putting on a beer festival in the state of Texas is about as easy as sitting down at your favorite Tex-Mex place and limiting yourself to one chip and one scoop of salsa. Probably not going to happen. Moody Gardens is hoping to change the former -- Richard Simmons might be able to hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Pop Rocks: "Fly, Fatass, Fly!"

    Before I'm accused of size discrimination, a little source material: If you've spent even five second on the internets in the last two days, you're aware of the escalating hostilities between movie director/"person of size" Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines. Smith, 39, originally purchased two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    For Hip-Hop, Brown Could Be the New Black... or the New Wetback

    ‚Äč For anyone following the Houston Latino rap theme as of late and are wondering why Rocks Off might be telling more of a cultural story than a hip-hop one with our artist profiles, it's because amongst the traditional hip-hop following in America, Houston's Latino rappers may very well be looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Social Distortion: Every Blog Has Its Day

    Stardate: 1999 (or 02254.5, if you're nasty). Also known as Pretty Much the Stone Age, when talkin' 'bout the internets. Al Gore had barely invented the term "social media," and no one called themselves social media gurus. Yes, those were the good ol' days. Amidst the tumult that climaxed in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Embarassing Moments In TV Cooking History: Welcome to the List, Padma

    Padma Lakshmi isn't technically a celebrity chef. Yes, she's published two cookbooks and hosted/starred in an array of food-related programming. But she's also known for plenty of other endeavors, chief among them being married to Salman Rushdie and her career as a highly successful Indian model/act ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 21, 2008
  • News

    February 7, 2008
  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    Balls of Fury

    Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album

  • Culture

    August 24, 2006

    Imperfect Ten

    This Scriptwriters/Houston showcase comes up short

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006
  • Culture

    June 10, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    May 27, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Songs of Sorrow

    American Analog Set rocks lightly

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Lance in Space

    Coming soon to a TV near you: hardbodies in zero-G

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Strangers in the Night

    Is that evil lurking in the Blind Date lovefest auditions?

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1998
  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    Stupid Is as Stupid Sells

    The Ozz man is back, as dreadfully (and delightfully) dumb as ever

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