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  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    A Very Special Message: The 10 Best Rock-Star Public Service Announcements

    Ever since the Ad Council introduced the "Rosie the Riveter" poster, public service announcements have either warned us of the dangers of such risky behaviors as having unsafe sex, as well as reasons you should vote, or even to spay and neuter your pets. As rock and roll became more popular, artists ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    10 Things Rock Music Should Do This Year to Regain Former Glory

    When I saw School of Rock for the first time, I was struck by just how accurate Jack Black's character was when teaching kids the meaning behind rock music. Telling the one girl with the great voice to listen to "Great Gig in the Sky" or letting his students know that "one great rock show can change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    How Much Has Hip-Hop Affected Race Relations?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Kyle Hubbard, Mic Skills, Snoopy, Kiotti, Chingo ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    King Street "Patriots": Voter Intimidation Continues At Polling Stations Around Houston

    Photo by Chasen MarshallIf the signs don't sway you, the poll watchers might.​Polling stations around Houston have turned into bastions of controversy this week: Fourteen reported incidents Monday and another that Hair Balls heard about on Wednesday in south Houston near Gulfgate. There are few d ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Daddy Day Care

    Bars and kids -- perfect together in Houston

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Body Rock the Vote

    Berliner Paul van Dyk tests the politics of the American dance floor

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Battle Cries

    SXSW finds itself covered in thoughts of war

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    It's a Happening!

    Bring your money, but leave the soapbox at home when H.O.R.D.E. comes to town