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Royalty

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Five Things We're Hoping Will be in Mattress Mac's Biggest Store Ever

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    The Royal Baby: Parenting Advice From 10 Top UK Musicians

    As it stands today, the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the royal baby, the offspring of Prince William and Kate Middleton. To be honest with you, I don't know much about the royal family. They exist completely in the periphery for me. However, I do know all about parenting, and I tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Rocket Man: Elton John's 5 Greatest Characters

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Best-Selling Single Of All Time "Candle In The Wind 1997" Turns 15 Years Old

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Anastasia: The Mystery Is Over, But the Songs Go On

    Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II. During her father's reign, her life was rife with scandal due to the association between the royal family and Grigori Rasputin. By all accounts, the relationship that Rasputin had with the you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Zigga Zig Ah: 10 Girl-Powered Facts About The Spice Girls

    ​Today, November 4, marks 15 years since the Spice Girls first album, Spice, was released. Closing out 1996 with a titanic dose of girl power, the album would go on to sell almost 24 million copies and spawn countless imitators like B*Witched, All Saints, and later on, the Pussycat Dolls. Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    The Royal Wedding Gets Even Cheesier at Central Market

    ​I don't know what I was expecting when I heard that Central Market was hosting Sarah "The Cheese Lady" Kaufmann over the weekend, who was prepared to carve a portrait of William and Catherine -- the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- out of a giant wheel of Cheddar cheese in honor of the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How To Profit Off The Royal Wedding

    $100 gets you $10000 if V blows up Parliament​The big day is finally almost upon us. After months of sweaty anticipation by domestic news agencies, Prince William of Wales will marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey "on the morrow," as they say (probably) over there. That is, unless one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    English Desserts for the Royal Wedding

    Flickr user: Allerina & Glen MacLartyBanoffee Pie​Well, ladies, the jig is up. It's official; none of us will be the future queen of England. As the world waits with bated breath to see what Kate Middleton will wear, whether anyone will make a faux pas, and how much better Prince Harry will lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    (Not The) Royal Wedding Playlist

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Royal Wedding Can Go On: Annise Parker Has Given Her Blessing

    Jessica Michan​Ending months of increasingly frantic nervous speculation by Prince William and (especially) Kate Middleton, Mayor Annise Parker has greatly eased their mind by officially writing a congratulatory letter, the last big hurdle before any Royal Wedding in London. Preparations for F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    The Royal Wedding: Five Ominous Signs In Their Astrological Charts

    The official photo of engagement happiness​Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married this week, as you might have heard. The happy couple will be literally following in the footsteps of Prince Charles and Diana, and we all know how well that turned out. What do things look like f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    For Hitler's Birthday: Five Public-Relations Disasters Involving People Wearing Nazi Uniforms

    Kishidan: How not to dress for an MTV appearance​Happy Adolf Hitler's Birthday!! Just try celebrating though. Wear one Nazi costume these days and you'll find yourself apologizing for weeks. Especially if you're, like, the prince of England or something. The world is full of people who though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Garden Fresh: The Cucumber

    ​Sick of the Royal Wedding? Not me. Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton don't seem to give a damn themselves, which spares us the fairytale nightmare that doomed his mother. Furthermore, Prince Charles is the new Godfather of organic agriculture, so he gets auto-props from this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Black Hole of Infotainment

    Jesus christ...​I wonder sometimes if we're approaching the singularity in entertainment reporting. A "singularity," as we all know, is the point in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density and zero volume. If we define "density" as "number of stories and/or article ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Like the Obamas Wanted to Go to Your Stupid Royal Wedding Anyway

    The invite the Obamas -- and you -- didn't receive​Despite having cast off the shackles of the British monarchy over 230 years ago, our great nation has yet to free itself of the embarrassingly colonial obsession with all matters concerning the Royal Family. A cursory scan of Google News yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Prince William's Bachelor Party: A Snoopadelic Recap

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayClick image to enlarge (trust us on this one)​When Rocks Off saw a press release with the subject line, "SNOOP DOGG RELEASES BRAND NEW SONG FOR PRINCE WILLIAM'S BACHELOR PARTY," we assumed perhaps April Fool's had arrived early. Last week, you see, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    A Royal Pain In The Ass

    ​And I was still suffering residual boredom from the last one. I have to give our media credit; unemployment still hovering around 10%, cholera spreading to the Dominican Republic from Haiti, and terror threats abroad, and every morning news show has devoted a good 20 minutes of programming e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Royal Wedding: The Five Hottest Royal Brides In History

    Hair Balls was positively ecstatic to learn that Prince William is getting hitched to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Although the wedding isn't planned until 2011, we're already worrying over what to wear, and what to get the happy couple (we're pretty sure they'll register at Target). But in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Prince William: Who's Playing The Royal Wedding?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Princess Kaiulani

    Responsibility comes quickly to a young heir to the Hawaiian throne

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Fine Hour: Short Films by Humphrey Jennings

    This Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s program shows a complex British filmmaker from multiple angles

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Resolutions of the Rich and Famous

    While the rest of us are trying to drop ten pounds, stop living at Target, and cut back to just drinking in the evening (or maybe that’s just yours truly), it seems to me that a certain number of celebrities out there need to make some resolutions as well. So here are my suggestions for the ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Get Lit: The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown

    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 >>

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    April 26, 2007
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    November 23, 2006
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    October 13, 2006
  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Dark Side of the Moon

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Put Down That Fish!

    According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Culture

    January 6, 2000

    Time Sensitive

    Main Street should place Cole Porter's Jubilee back on its dusty shelf

  • News

    December 2, 1999
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