There were plenty of moments that you expect from an NRA Convention. You expect to see fear-based rhetoric with the best of them -- you count on hearing the murmurs of confiscation and tyranny, of the misguided concept that the only way to keep a government at bay is the 9mm wedged into your wife's ... More >>
Two dissimilar artists are paired at the CAMH.
Texas claims three of the top spots.
We'll be hearing a lot of great speeches this election season, but lets take a second to remember the true giants of political rhetoric. 10. Martin Luther King: I've Been to the Mountaintop King delivered this speech in Memphis, Tennessee the day before he was assassinated. After talking for a whi ... More >>
Forty-four years ago today, Robert Kennedy was shot in an L.A. hotel's kitchen and died a day later. He had just won the California primary and ended his victory speech with "And now it's on to Chicago and let's win there!" But would he have won there? Would he have beaten Richard Nixon? Let's tak ... More >>
Clint Eastwood's inspired take on a giant of the 20th Century in J. Edgar.
tonkoorevaar.beTuesday, Paste reported that director John Scheinfeld will be adapting Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business, the memoir of Elvis Presley confidante Sonny West, who was one of the King's bodyguards for 16 years. West was a member of the "Memphis Mafia," Elvis' merry band of bone ... More >>
You won't have Uncle Drayton to kick around anymore.Today's the day: The official announcement that Drayton McLane has found a buyer for the Houston Astros. McLane has been owner of the Astros for 18 years. In that time they've moved to a downtown ballpark (thanks, taxpayers!!), gone to a Wo ... More >>
Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
Patti Smith's new book makes good on her 20-year-old promise to Robert Mapplethorpe.
1968 might have been - at least politically - one of the most turbulent years of the '60s. Students rioted left - specifically, the Left Bank in Paris - and right against the war in Vietnam, while back home racial tensions escalated, especially after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The po ... More >>
The Old Balladeer
This artist documentary isnt only for art lovers
The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails
Kevin Spacey honors a man who did it all, and somehow nothing much happens
Narcotics task forces in Texas spend millions of dollars each year busting low-level users and dealers. Is it money well spent, or are officers just addicted to easy cash?
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
Oliver Stone takes a measured look at how Richard Nixon rose and why he fell