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  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Texans' Starter Sunday Will Be....Not T.J. Yates

    As the bodies continue to pile up over on Kirby, let's take inventory of where the Texans are with their offensive personnel. They will likely be starting the fifth running back in the pecking order this Sunday, Jonathan Grimes, who was picked up off the street a week ago. (NOTE: I hope that was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    J.J. Watt On Offense? You've All Been Catfished

    Exactly nine days ago, after the reemergence of his black elbow brace at a Sunday morning practice caused a momentary collective heart attack among Houstonians, I wrote that J.J. Watt has the capability, if he so chooses, to troll the entire city of Houston. With a tweet, with a few words, with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Ten Ways the Smartphone is the Swiss Army Knife of Technology

    Growing up, I loved the Swiss Army knife I got from my dad. They came in what seemed like a million variations. Mine had several knives including the one that looked like a saw as well as a corkscrew (not sure why dad thought I needed that one), combination bottle opener/flathead screwdriver, a toot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    App of the Week: My Top Ten Most Used Apps

    Almost five years ago, I was talking to a friend who had an iPhone. I swore up and down that after a failed Blackberry experience in the mid-`90s, I had zero interest in another so-called smart phone. My friend said it would change my life if I got one. I was already a Mac user, so I figured if I we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    50 Years On: The Smithsonian's Five Weirdest Items from John Glenn's Flight

    Fifty years ago John Glenn became the first American into orbit, an important first step on the way to the moon. You can search the Smithsonian's archives for Friendship 7 items, and some of them are, well, odd. Like these five: 5. Mark Dixon's blanket Who's Mark Dixon? Just some kid from Michigan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Five Biggest Google Fails and Wins

    ​Google launched with much fanfare recently and, quickly, the reviews poured in. We even wrote about the things we thought Google would need to do to beat Facebook and we have since had a chance to look around inside the social networking platform. It does appear to be easier to use than Fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Loch Ness Radio: The Wind Cries Nessie

    It's a well-known fact that band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Well friends and enemies, your faithful name-gamer is back after spending some time locked in a windowless room being questioned by three guys with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Starring Tim Russert: Five Awful, Mawkish Pieces of Father's Day Treacle

    Heartwarming (the blurbs said so!!)​There are some good, honest, entertaining and trenchant books and songs out there done by people about their memories of Dad. On the other hand, there's a lot of crap. Cloyingly sentimental, predictable, tear-jerking crap. Five of the worst: 5. Tim Russer ... More >>

  • Film

    January 13, 2011

    Superhero Slob

    Seth Rogen schlubs it up as The Green Hornet's masked man.

  • Culture

    December 3, 2009
  • Culture

    February 19, 2009
  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Losing It

    Our intrepid columnist goes camping and finds it a bare-bones affair

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2002

    Versed in Life

    A biker poet lets her verse hang out

  • Culture

    August 31, 2000

    King of Pain

    Dolan Smith's "Scar Show" catalogs a life of comic misfortune and tragedy

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Two-Step Switcheroo

    Kim Richey has shelved her country sound for straight-ahead pop

  • News

    October 15, 1998
  • News

    July 6, 1995


    After being drugged, hypnotized and bound by restraints, the patients of Judith Peterson say they came to believe they had multiple personalities or had belonged to satanic cults. So, apparently, did their therapist.