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    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Rock Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION (Honorable Mention 2) Some of our more genteel readers may be wondering who the hell Texas Hippie Coalition even is, not to mention how they landed on a list that purports to (informally) rank the Lone Star State's biggest rock stars. (Note: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    A Special Springsteen Preview From New Orleans

    Last month, The New York Times Magazine published an essay decrying "The Pernicious Rise of Poptimism," defined by critic Saul Austerlitz as the trend among rock critics to embrace the shallow lifestyle-reporting aspects of pop culture while disregarding or distrusting "music that is about something ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic

    The Wrestler director goes biblical with CG blockbuster.

  • Film

    March 27, 2014
  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    Bloody Floody:

    Noah Wants to Bea Mad Epic.

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    After Controversy in Houston, a Yoga Guru Resurrects His Practice in Denver

    John Friend built a yoga empire in Houston that came crashing down in 2012 amid allegations of financial mismanagement, an affair with a married student and Wiccan rituals. Now he’s resurfaced in Denver.

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    It's a Wrap

    Our Top 10 favorite Houston news stories of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Our Top 10 Favorite Houston News Stories of 2013

    It's been a busy year in Houston. It always seems to be a busy year in the nation's fourth largest city. In particular, 2013 saw some significant developments in Houston's landmarks. From light rail to stadiums to iconic stores, real estate was in the news. Of course, there was also an election and ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master's Master

    Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Celebrity Q&As: Five Answers They Always Give

    We love us some celebrity Q&As, whether it's a movie star, politician, author or whatever. You find them in the Onion's fine Random Roles, or in The New York Times Magazine or in the main section where people describe their Sundays, or just about anywhere on the web. Each of them will most likely ... More >>

  • Film

    April 26, 2012


    Murder in a Small Town

  • Film

    September 15, 2011

    Sacrifice Nothing

    In the fantasy I Don't Know How She Does It, working moms can have it all.

  • Film

    September 1, 2011

    Higher Ground

    Vera Farmiga tries save herself.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Centro-matic Scratches A Very Specific Itch At Fitz

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Unless there's no way to avoid it, the one night of the week Rocks Off does not like to review shows is Friday. After five straight 10- to 12-hour days (at least), our brain is usually in tatters and all we want to do is limp home or to a preferred watering hole and shut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    You're Doing It Wrong: Blame Yourself, Not the Internet, For Your Addictions

    It could be worse...​The Internet is always being blamed for something. It seems like everyday, someone somewhere is complaining about how the web is distracting, easily addictive and a replacement for "real" life and friends. The reality is, it's true. Much like the "real world," the virtual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    FAIL: Crystal Bowersox, Bee Gees, Dave Matthews, M.I.A.

    ​ American Idol Runner-Up: Kick Her While She's Fail: In case you haven't heard, Crystal Bowersox was kicked off American Idol when it was revealed that her entire career path had simply been one of Hurley's delusions while still locked up in the psych ward, and that Seacrest Island had never even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Julian Castro, San Antonio Mayor, Annointed Great Hispanic Hope By The New York Times

    Can you become governor of Texas when your Mom hates the Alamo?​The cover story from this week's upcoming New York Times Magazine is available online, and it's a love letter to 35-year-old San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, tabbing him as an official Hispanic to Watch, including talk of the Governor ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Teen Porn 101

    If they're taking their laptops and cell phones to bed with them, it's probably not to do homework.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    No One Cooks In Houston Anymore...Or Do They?

    Photo by Steve Rhodes Michael Pollan, speaking in San Francisco​Michael Pollan's latest piece in this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine has once again proven to do what Pollan's work does best: incite furious discussion among food lovers, food writers and food professionals. Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    A Chat with John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar

    Photo by Sarah Rufka Since opening in 2002, Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar (1985 Welch) has garnered props from The New York Times Magazine, Southwest Spirit Magazine, Bon Appetit and Esquire. Mockingbird's French-bistro-inspired menu changes with the seasons to guarantee fresh flavors and also to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Comment on This One, We Dare You

    Back in the Near Dark Ages when LOM was in grad-school journalism, one of the things that stuck with me was a lecture on "the lunatic fringe." These are the people who call in to radio talk shows or send long, vitriolic letters to newspapers, magazines and blogs. Negative reviews always bring out th ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006
  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Holy Father

    When it comes to the Catholic hierarchy, Mel Gibsons dad is one Mad Max

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Costs You Money!

    The furniture king finds himself in a charity-ticket tangle

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Bagels Rip My Flesh

    New York Coffee Shop offers authentic East Coast fare -- complete with attitude

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Amnesia

    Phillip Lopate

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Fill 'Er Up

    Ten-gallon hats and ten-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • Music

    June 10, 1999
  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin

  • Film

    May 14, 1998

    The Larry David Show

    The man behind Seinfeld moves to the big screen

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Pulp Without Politics

    Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Archer's Way

    Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.

  • Culture

    June 23, 1994

    The Apple of His Eye

    Max Apple memoir-ializes his longtime roommate (and grandfather)