• Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    I Slept With My Best Friend's Mom. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! FIGHTING OVER GRANDPA'S ESTATE Dear Willie D: Last month my grandfather died without a livin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2012

    Christ, It's Another "Red Dawn"

    North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.

  • News

    March 15, 2012

    Breaking It Down

    It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Cover Story: Chronic Back Pain One More Problem for Vets of Iraq & Afghanistan

    Tough-talking, Texas-bred Carroll McInroe was the Iraq / Afghanistan coordinator in the Veterans Administration's Spokane, Washington office from 2003 to 2008. It was his job to interview returnees from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and help them readjust to civilian life. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Ballistics On Preemo's Magic Bullet Come Back Remarkable

    Larami Serrano​On January 20 of last year, Rocks Off first discovered an unsigned Houston artist by the name of Preemo. When we stumbled upon him on MySpace, he was an unknown. Amazing what a year will do. For all intents and purposes, Houston's Preemo had seen his better years as a rapper, ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Shock the Junkie

    Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Concrete Dreams

    Preemo paints his masterpiece, but who will wake up to listen?

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Coogs Show Sparks, But Are One-And-Done In The NCAAs

    Photo courtesy UH​On Friday, I laid out a series of necessary keys that the Houston Cougars had to meet were they to have any chance of defeating the Maryland Terrapins in Friday night's opening-round NCAA Tournament match. You've seen the final score by now: Maryland 89, Houston 77. But at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Houston Wins March Madness Tournament!!! (Not The One You're Thinking Of)

    ​In an incredible upset, Houston has swept through the brackets of March Madness and taken the title.It's not the Coogs, and it's not the basketball championship.But if you're wondering who would win the tournament of having the worst traffic of all the cities hosting March Madness games this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Cougars Are, At Long Last, A Part Of March Madness Again

    Photo courtesy UH​I owe Tom Penders and his players an apology. I thought that there was no chance of the Houston Cougars running the table in the C-USA men's basketball tournament, and thus making the NCAA Tournament. And I wrote such.Boy was I wrong.The Cougars pulled off the expected defeat ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Home of the Brave

    This is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Son Set

    Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Still Hangin'

    The Hangmen were once famously "Broke, Drunk and Stoned." Now they just sound that way.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Blockbuster Beats

    New York shut down their popular club gig, so DJs Sasha and Digweed hit the road

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2002

    Native Storyteller

    Houston holds its own in the reading world

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Hawaiian at Heart

    One Texas hula school proves to skeptical islanders that dancers do sometimes wear socks

  • News

    September 30, 1999
  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Need or Greed

    A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998