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  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Remembering Steve Fromholz: The Poet Laureate of Texas Music

    Steve Fromholz, who witnessed the flowering of the Austin music scene in the early '70s and for many folks became the official face of Texas country music for his Tex-centric "Texas Trilogy," died of an accidental gunshot wound Sunday. According to numerous reports, Fromholz, 68, was on a feral hog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: NOFX, Hope For Haiyan, Blaggards, etc.

    NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Charlie Brown Christmas Music Is Still Awesome

    When my kids were young, I didn't force them to play T-ball or try dance class or even go to school regularly. One thing I insisted upon was them sitting with me at holiday time to watch the Peanuts specials I eagerly awaited each year as a boy. I know they found Charlie Brown's blockheadedness bor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Happy National Donut Day, America!

    Today is national Donut Day and the inner Homer Simpsons in all of us get to indulge in their love for donuts and celebrate their existence. The holiday, started in 1938 as a fund-raiser in Chicago for The Salvation Army, was established to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
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    October 2, 2012

    10-Plus Vinyl Albums You'll Always See at Thrift Stores

    I have been cursed with an affliction to mindlessly buy vinyl at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales, without regard for how much room I have at home. The problem now encompasses compact discs too. It's a genetic trait. My father collects containers. His garage looks like the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Happy National Donut Day: Sexy Pictures Of Donuts (NSFW?)

    ​There are bear claws, crullers, holes, cream-filled, jelly-filled, donut-fillled, fritters, maple bars, chocolate twists, and long johns in the universe of donuts, with countless other varieties remaining to be created by bakers bent on sending us all to early graves. Today is National Donu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Salvation Army Hit By Houston-Area Kettle-Robbing Spree

    Now with E-Z Grab handles!!​It's a (Bizarro World) Christmas miracle!! The Salvation Army's local chapter says it's been slammed by three kettle robberies in the last 24 hours, and four overall this Christmas season. "In each case, thankfully, no violence or aggression has been used against ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 16, 2010
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    June 4, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #27 Warm Glazed Donuts at Shipley's on Ella

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    So Alive: Rocks Off Goes To Pole-Dancing Class

    ​The things we at Rocks Off won't do for work. Craig Hlavaty has gone undercover as a guido for a look into the Washington Avenue scene. Chris Gray trolls Craiglist for the most... interesting... entries. And we, as the token Rocks Off lady, are the one who gets to go to the pole-dan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    The Man Without a Past

    Maybe life starts right now

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Kirk Daley, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 19

    ​Sadly, it wasn't a long week for Mr. Kirk Daley.He and a few co-workers left work early on Monday, probably with a skip in their step, to go cash their tax refund checks at a convenience store in northeast Houston at 8103 Homestead Road. When Daley, 30, was finished and all cashed-up, he began wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Antiquing and Christmas Lights in Galveston

    By the time you read this, Texas Traveler will be well on our way to deep West Texas for the first time, on a road trip that will culminate in Big Bend on New Year's Eve. We've been planning this trip for a while now, and because of that we've tended to stick close to home for the last few Texas Tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Spirit of Season Moves East Texas Robber

    ​Ah Christmas, the time of year when even bank robbers find themselves in the spirit of giving... According to the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, 21-year-old Bryon Jacovin Garrett strode into the Wal-Mart branch of the Commercial Bank of Texas on Tuesday morning and handed the teller a note dema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Talking Christmas Music With Aaron Neville

    ​Even for a stone-cold atheist (which Rocks Off is not), listening to Aaron Neville sing "O Holy Night" has to be one of the true pleasures of the Western world. The best-known voice of New Orleans' No. 1 soul-funk family dynasty thanks to songs like "Tell It Like It Is" and Linda Ronstadt duet "D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Stimulus Money: How To Stop Homelessness In Houston Before It Happens

    ​When Lorenzo Timmons was hurt and out of work last summer, and finally ran out of money to pay the rent, he had little choice but the unthinkable: to gather his wife, daughter and whatever he could carry and move his family into a homeless shelter. The Houston Press reported in a cover story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Get It Straight, New York Times: Is Washington Avenue "Seedy" Or "Stylish"?

    ​The arts folks at The New York Times, a paper published north of here, have jumped on the story of the alleged Salvador Dali paintings being sold at a Salvation Army store here.They write: HOUSTON -- In a scene that would most likely appeal to the Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí, several works ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Eyeballin': The Black Crowes' Warpaint Live

    To celebrate the release of 2008's Warpaint, the Black Crowes played the entire record straight through for a special series of shows. Already released as a 2-CD set, this DVD of one performance shows why the Crowes are such an effective live unit. Two things immediately jump out. Singer Chris Robin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Support Your Local Drag Queen, Houston

    Photo courtesy Anita BumpHouston may not be getting the Super Bowl again for a while, but we've got a shot at the next best thing: home of America's Next Drag Queen Superstar.Self-titled Bayou City Bitch Anita Bump, who performs weekly at the totally-not-gay-bar Rich's, has tossed her boa into the r ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    Houston's Working Class Gets Bumped into Homelessness and Poverty by the Crashing Economy

    An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Thrift Store Cowboy: Garth Brooks, Sonic Youth and Yaz

    Location: Salvation Army, 3620 Broadway, Pearland Thrift stores are a museum of random genius. Where else can one find a faded D.A.R.E. t-shirt and a pair of soiled leather pants? Each trip is a chance for magic. Rocks Off spent some time at the Salvation Army out in the badlands of Pearland last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    An Hour in Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell

    Band Aid: Do they know it's Christmastime at all? Most people I know hate Sunny 99.1, but not me. And I should really hate it. Any radio station supported by the American Dental Association has to suck. But every time I listen to it, I either hear something so corny and half-baked that I can't turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2008

    Humane Society Helps Galveston Animals After Hurricane Ike

    Kyle Held came from St. Louis to help. Kyle Held and Catherine Raymond must have driven Galveston’s west end back and forth 100 times this past week. They’re from the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis; just two of the dozens of animal rescue personnel who flocked to the island from Michi ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    River People

    Folks around Lake Livingston are what they are

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    Grease and Guys and Dolls

    The company nails it -- again --with two new productions

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007

    Another Dispatch from the Streets of Houston

    Keith Plocek for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. Satch and Scott This morning Satch, our favorite homeless essayist, had his first protest in front of City Hall. That is, if two dudes standing around and holding signs counts as a protest.

  • Culture

    April 19, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    The Aeroplane Flies High

    The devout cult of Neutral Milk Hotel should perhaps prepare for a second coming

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Can't Stop Giving

    They're breaking in to donate to storm victims

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Gourds, with the Sidehill Gougers

    Thursday, August 4, at Heritage Place Amphitheatre, 500 Collins Street in Conroe, 936-525-4782. Free.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Increased Clout

    Interest in the fight game grows in the Bayou City

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Laff Riot

    Watch out -- it's Wacky Time at Houston's only daily

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Letters, Week of November 8

    Down on the Matt, High-Water Woes, Reaching the Pentacle

  • Culture

    August 16, 2001

    The Not-So-Great Outdoors

    Inman exhibit explores the darker side of Mother Nature

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Thrift Store

    Salvation Army

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Notes on Cool

    Elusive and ineffable, style itself cannot be sold, except perhaps at Buffalo Exchange

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Last Call

    Downtown loses a legendary bartender - and friend

  • News

    December 23, 1999
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    November 11, 1999
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    August 26, 1999
  • Dining

    December 10, 1998
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    December 26, 1996
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    October 10, 1996

    Entry Level Movie

    In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    The Bender Difference

    A former corporate downsizer takes a hard-nosed approach to helping the homeless

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    December 9, 1993
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