Rupert Murdoch

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano (Part 2) On Social Media & Peter Criss

    ​Today Rocks Off continues our discussion with Concrete Blonde's bassist/lead vocalist Johnette Napolitano. Part One of our interview can be found here. The band will perform at Fitzgerald's this Sunday, October 30, with Girl In a Coma. RO: In talking about cultural differences between Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Lucas Henderson, Student from Waco, Allegedly Scams Scores of Companies with Illegal Coupons

    From The Smoking Gun22-year-old Lucas Henderson allegedly used his computer powers for evil.​There's been a rash of South-on-East-Coast fraud lately, in which residents from small Texas towns have effectively duped fancy New York firms. Remember April's scamster of the month Andy Surface, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

  • Film

    December 17, 2009

    Money Isn't Everything

    And all that glitters — including Avatar — isn't gold.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Musicians, Get Your Lazy Asses Off MySpace

    ​There's no nice way to say this, so Friday Night Noise will just say it: MySpace is not enough, and if you are at all serious about making music and serious about building an audience of fans/listeners (be it 500 or 5,000 or 50,000 or 5 million) - and by "you," FNN doesn't just mean noisers, we m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Right-Wing Gun Nuts Ain't the Only Ones Who Can Reload

    ​ We knew it would happen, we just didn't know it would take so long. The so-called Texas music (and right-wing) lunatic fringe has finally located us and zeroed in on Lonesome, Onry and Mean. They've got their self-righteous gun-nut editorial Uzis a-blazin' like a shootout at the OK Corral over o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Social Distortion: Killing Tom Softly With MySpace's Song

    Oh, 2006. Long lost 2006. The Golden Age of MySpace. Remember MySpace? That social networking site you logged into obsessively before the advent of Facebook and after Friendster's demise? Where Microsoft Paint made a fourth-quarter comeback in the image editing (and annotating) arena? Where b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Room 101

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Here at Rocks Off we’ ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Drenched in Blog II: Arcade Fire Super Bowl Update

    Turns out Arcade Fire didn't sign off on the use of "No Cars Go" after all. The band did not clear Fox Sports to use the song for its Super Bowl promos. The folks at Pitchfork must have breathed a sigh of relief after they sweated all morning through their American Apparel hoodies. The band is even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: I Can’t Handle More Daily Show Reruns!

    Please. We need to know. I love Jon Stewart to pieces and everything, but let’s be honest. “The Daily Show” simply isn’t as funny when Jon’s jokes are two months old…and getting older. I’m talking, of course, about the Writers Guild of America strike. Or, as it’s known around my h ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Kyoto Protocol: You're Getting Warmer

    The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its tenth anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate?

  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    The Simpsons Movie

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Killer Page, Your Honor!

    Wonder if Sharon will approve our friend request... We love a good MySpace parody. Why, just check out ours here, and here. So we think this fake page belonging to Dallas judge Sharon Keller, who's seeking re-election as presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals against J.R. Molina, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Chris Bell Is In Your Extended Network (?)

    Wanna be in his Top 120? Life can't be much fun on the Chris Bell campaign. You're the Democratic nominee and you're stuck trading jabs with goofball-named candidates like Kinky and Grandma, while Governor Rick Perry sips mai-tais and looks down on you from his 15-point lead. Meanwhile, you hav ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    More than Music

    Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Film

    May 9, 2002


    Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Thunder from Down Under

    Powderfinger has conquered the Fatal Shore. Is America next?

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Happy Hearst

    The Chronicle's publisher gives a pep talk, and looks to expand

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Sporting News

    Astros losing more than just games

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings

  • Film

    May 14, 1998

    Out of Time

    Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood

  • Film

    December 18, 1997

    007 By the Numbers

    Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond

  • Film

    January 23, 1997