"So how are these guys?" asked my security-guard friend at the House of Blues as I entered the photo pit Monday night. "I hear they are a reggaeton group, but that's all I know." "I guess that's technically true" I answered. "They are from Puerto Rico and have roots in the reggaeton movement, but t ... More >>
Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto summons up the timeless, for today.
Can an inexpensive sparkling wine be used successfully in a cocktail?
As does our sister blog Eating...Our Words, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
The sweet small pleasures of Gimme the Loot.
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Los Skarnales frontman Felipe Galvan is q ... More >>
Alright, so Sofia Mini isn't technically champagne. It's a sparkling Blanc de Blancs from California made with a blend of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat grapes. But for the purposes of this post, as well as ease of description, I like to call it champagne in a can. Last year, I did ... More >>
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
What does Francis Ford Coppola do well other than direct movies? You guessed it, you little oenophile/movie geek, you. Yes, Coppola makes some damn delicious wines in addition to creating some of the most iconic American movies ever to grace the silver screen. This canned concoction, however, ... More >>
Paolo Sorrentino's Italian comedy examines lives unlived
Oh man, this was a close one. Who knew choosing the second reader judge for Sunday's Houston Press Cupcake Smackdown would be so gut-wrenching? Two readers, JG and Sofia, captured our hearts. Both came off as passionately -- okay, insanely -- dedicated to cupcakery. JG claimed that her mothe ... More >>
Photo courtesy TUTSJust like its main character Celie who overcomes all odds, the national tour of The Color Purple came to the Hobby Center this week and soared in sound and spectacle -- despite a few sound and lighting glitches during opening night -- ultimately redeemed by its strong message a ... More >>
Papa Coppola returns, successfully, to the clan in Tetro.
Thank You, Oprah!
This holiday show at Stages is an endless cartoon
The subversive mainstream friendliness of Shortbus
The lighthearted Wasabi offers real kicks
Roman Coppola's CQ discovers sci-fi fun in the Summer of Love
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
Hecker's cartoons stretch from hope to despair
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
The Spanish Open Your Eyes toys with reality
In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.
Smaller, and with shorts, WorldFest/Houston cranks up its projectors