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    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend: Brews, Biers and Tequila

    Galveston Island Oktoberfest @ First Lutheran Church Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 2415 Ave. G Sausage, and strudels, and biers! Oh my! Celebrate Oktoberfest with live music, dancing, and traditional German delights like brats, homemade apple cake, and -- what else? -- be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    10 Ways Amanda Bynes Is Already a Rap Star

    So apparently there's been a legit hip-hop record deal offered to Amanda Bynes. By all accounts it isn't a joke, which is utterly mind-blowing. The guy responsible for this offer, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records, has spoken out, claiming to have cleared the way with both Sony Entertainment and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Artists Who Have Contributed to the Cause

    ​Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks Checkmates Other Funk-Rockers

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essential gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working to find some meaning in the monikers. ​Black Queen Speaks' own description of itself is better than any other we could possibly come up: They sound like Jane's Addiction and Soundgar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

    "A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon​She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Other Uses for Best In Texas Besides, You Know, Reading It

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean recently stopped wasting good notebook paper writing drafts of articles about Best in Texas Music Magazine. We were perusing the current issue and thinking about how bad it is when it suddenly dawned on us: the environmentally pure thing would be to write a column about it ... More >>

  • Film

    July 9, 2009

    Totally Gay for You

    Sacha Baron Cohen's in queerface. But what's Brüno's real target?

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Houston's Drag Queen Needs Another Bump

    The Bayou City Bitch has made the Top 25 in RuPaul's Drag Race, the single most important election since Obama took the presidency.But now the second round of voting has begun, and there are only days left to cast your ballot for Anita Bump.We only wish Anita could muster up more enthusiasm for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Support Your Local Drag Queen, Houston

    Photo courtesy Anita BumpHouston may not be getting the Super Bowl again for a while, but we've got a shot at the next best thing: home of America's Next Drag Queen Superstar.Self-titled Bayou City Bitch Anita Bump, who performs weekly at the totally-not-gay-bar Rich's, has tossed her boa into the r ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Alle Norton

    Q&A with the singer/songwriter

  • Film

    March 8, 2007


    It's Spartan hotties versus Persian trannies in Zack Snyder's far-too-faithful Frank Miller adaptation

  • Music

    November 16, 2006


    More Moxie, please

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Buzz Killer

    It's 1995 all over again...and again

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
  • Film

    October 21, 2004

    Gender Pretender

    Billy Crudup goes girly in the witty Shakespearean world of Stage Beauty

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Larry Tee, W.I.T.

    Saturday, July 12

  • Culture

    August 10, 2000

    Born Again?

    Tammy Faye Bakker's back, but don't be afraid this time

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Makeup Remover

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye peeks underneath the persona of the garish televangelist

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    No Laughing Matter

    Cheerleader proves that gay "recovery" therapy is still too controversial a subject for comedy

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    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    November 27, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 2, 1996
  • Film

    May 19, 1994

    City Life, Family Strife

    Spike Lee returns to old haunts, and old ways, in Crooklyn