• Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Calle 13 at House of Blues, 5/26/2014

    "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 >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    What Young Feels Like

    Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto summons up the timeless, for today.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Champagne In A Can And The French 75

    Can an inexpensive sparkling wine be used successfully in a cocktail?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Hookup Bars

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013

    Gimme the Loot: NYCDIY

    The sweet small pleasures of Gimme the Loot.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Felipe Galvan Of Los Skarnales

    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 >>

  • Culture

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Canned Champagne: For All Your Picnic Needs

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Le conseguenze dell’amore

    Paolo Sorrentino's Italian comedy examines lives unlived

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Our Second Reader Judge: The Houston Press Cupcake Smackdown

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    The Color Purple, Back And Unbowed By Ike

    Photo courtesy TUTS​Just 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 >>

  • Film

    August 13, 2009

    Family Business

    Papa Coppola returns, successfully, to the clan in Tetro.

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    The Color Purple

    Thank You, Oprah!

  • Culture

    December 14, 2006

    Low Five

    This holiday show at Stages is an endless cartoon

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    The Harder They Come

    The subversive mainstream friendliness of Shortbus

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Hot Stuff

    The lighthearted Wasabi offers real kicks

  • Film

    May 30, 2002

    Seek and Ye Shall Find

    Roman Coppola's CQ discovers sci-fi fun in the Summer of Love

  • Culture

    May 23, 2002

    The Prince

    At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy

  • Culture

    February 21, 2002

    Dead Cats

    Hecker's cartoons stretch from hope to despair

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    Truth or Fantasy

    The Spanish Open Your Eyes toys with reality

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Two for the Road

    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.

  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    World of Film

    Smaller, and with shorts, WorldFest/Houston cranks up its projectors