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The Daily Show

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    The Daily Show Pitches a New Name for Rice University

    Nobody wants anything to do with Ray Rice just now. Go figure, beating your significant other to the point she's knocked unconscious will tend to cause public opinion to go sour. Eventually. At least once TMZ gets hold of a tape of the beating and it is plastered all over the media and is so embarra ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Rubbernecking at the Toadies' Bug-Eyed Masterpiece

    Some albums don't grow old gracefully, because they were never graceful to begin with. The Toadies' Rubberneck is rude, blasphemous, unstable, cathartic and possibly murderous, but graceful it is not. One of the angriest rock albums to be released by a Texas artist in the '90s, it is also (arguably) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Justin Melkmann's Punk-Rock Comics: Life Irritates Art

    This is a story about the sometimes roundabout ways we encounter new music. It's also about expectations: why we make them and how we adapt, often for the better, when they aren't fully realized. I'll start there. TMI alert: I like to read in the restroom. I planned to spend a few minutes "reading" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Visionary Old Man Neil Young's New Trick: Pono

    Rolling Stone once described Neil Young in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" issue as a "restless experimenter... who transform[s] the most obvious music into something revelatory." Admittedly, I don't know much of Neil Young's musical catalog, and there's something about that high-pitched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Katy Man Charged With Hate Crime After Playing the "Knockout Game" with Elderly African American's Face

    The news media has been rapt lately with stories of an alleged game by young men called the "Knockout Game," in which participants choose an unwitting victim on the street and attempt to knock him out with a single punch. Jon Stewart summed up the media frenzy with his usual deft touch on the Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Louie Gohmert Announces that Soviet Sex Education Taught Him to Bring King Crab to Welfare Recipients, or Something

    I had no idea Louie Gohmert once lived in the Soviet Union. Apparently, during the 1970s, the man headed to the USSR on some form of exchange program -- the details remain murky -- and had a chance to experience all of the lag and stagnation brought through the Brezhnev years. How he kept that secre ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    With Andrew WK Out, Who Can Bring the Party to the Middle East Now?

    Over the weekend, the State Department shocked uptight old white people around the United States by announcing that expert on partying Andrew WK would be bringing the party to Bahrain as a cultural ambassador. In the world we live in, this shouldn't be all that shocking. President Obama is practica ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    "Man-gina" Lawsuit

    Swamplot v. Condo head gets ugly.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Friday Night: Mountain Goats at Fitzgerald's

    Let us be clear from the very beginning -- this member of the Rocks Off Aftermath team isn't the most storied fan of The Mountain Goats. Though we'd heard of the legendary John Darnielle before, out first actual exposure to his music was in 2007 with Heretic Pride, and we were so struck by the power ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Rick Perry's Top 10 "Oh Faces": A Soundtrack

    mysanantonio.comGig 'em!​Once again, Texas is front and center on the national political stage, our spokesman an almost cartoon-like embodiment of every Lone Star stereotype: Fast-talkin', gun-lovin', bible-thumpin', boot-wearin', oil-worshipping, death penalty happy, larger-than-life right-wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Bob Schneider's Five Favorite Albums Of All Time

    Jeff Swensen/ Bob Schneider on Facebook​It's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and you haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another story for anot ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Brian Tuohy's The Fix Is In: Nothing In Sports Is As It Seems

    OTOH, maybe the fix isn't in​As hard as it might be to believe, every Super Bowl since 1996 has been fixed. No, not fixed by gamblers or players trying to throw the game. But instead fixed by the NFL. Sure it sounds a bit far-fetched, but that's the allegation made by Brian Tuohy in his book, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Sarah Vowell Comes To Beaumont (Of All Places)

    ​Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Michelle Obama on Iron Chef

    ​Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America last Sunday to promote healthy eating. Ever since she planted that organic garden last year, she has become a spokesperson for eating your vegetables and therefore a lightning rod for controversy. The White House communications office reached out t ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009
  • Film

    September 18, 2008

    A Dentist's Job: Ghost Town

    Ricky Gervais sees dead people. And they bring him to life

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Lewis Black

    The angriest comedian in show biz thinks Houston is tops

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Homeland Security Won't Let a Former IRA Man Out of Prison

    After living in the U.S. for 25 years, Pól Brennan is now stuck on the Texas-Mexico border

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Jeremy Scahill

    Author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army heads to Houston

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    They Might Be Giants are Still Blocks Away from Easy Street

    John Flansburgh discusses the duo's career

  • Film

    February 28, 2008

    Personal Foul: Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2008

    Q&A: Chewing the Fat with Christian Finnegan

    Fans of Chappelle’s Show and Best Week Ever will recognize Christian Finnegan — if not by name, by face. The comedian played the “crazy” white roommate on the Chappelle’s Show parody skit “The Mad Real World,” and always has a clever quip about celebrities on Best Week Ever. Finnegan i ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    Creationism, Food Not Bombs, Fake Panhandling

    Texas may okay creationism degrees

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Voter Fraud

    Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite

  • Film

    June 23, 2005

    Cursed

    Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect: absolutely nothing

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Dressing the Part

    Michelle Ellsworth's ED will save your id

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Vote No

    Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Clash Course

    Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Hail to the Turd Blossom

    A SXSW film takes a look at Karl Rove, a.k.a. Bush's Brain

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    My Dinner with Funny

    From Mr. Show to Mr. Movie

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2000

    Black Is Back

    Lewis Black

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Calendar

    November 11, 1999
  • News

    December 24, 1998

    To Bloom Again

    Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.

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