If your favorite gun store was out of ammo this morning, it's because Ted Nugent is back in town. The Motor City Madman rumbles into House of Blues tonight, and he's sure to bring the requisite shitload of guitar solos and flaming arrows with him. And hey, that's great -- at least it was, 40 years ... More >>
It seems that, Gerald Bostock, the noted writer and lyricist, is at it again. Bostock first came to fame in the early '70s when, as an 8-year-old boy genius, his award-winning epic poem Thick as a Brick was adapted into a concept album by English rockers Jethro Tull. However, his prize was revoked ... More >>
"I thought it was going to get easier by age 73...I guess I was wrong!" Bill Medley is speaking to Rocks Off from the back of a car somewhere on the streets of New York City on the way to a radio interview as part of a whirlwind press tour for two projects. First for one-half of the Rock and Roll ... More >>
Find out where to celebrate in the Bayou City.
Still confused about which ID you can use to vote on election day? We are here to help! Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds voters that photo identification will now be required to vote in person. "Our office is working hard to ensure voters understand the new ID requirements ... More >>
Want a music badge of honor? Well, the key to earning one is simple, apparently. All you have to do is release a new, sometimes subpar single, and set it to a visual backdrop of either half-nekkid chicks scenes of violence and murder. Throw in enough stuff that the censors over at YouTube aren't des ... More >>
Houston has some great airports, but now the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System are working to see about getting one airport a little something extra as a licensed spaceport. Back in the days of the space race, our rockets were heading for the moon, and it all happened so fast that it s ... More >>
Pitt is the dad you want at the end of the world.
Go Texan with this guide.
Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.
Dave Brubeck, the professorial jazz pianist and composer whose No. 2 album Time Out was a standard of the Mad Men era, has died at age 91, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. Brubeck's manager, Russell Gloyd, told the AP that Brubeck died of heart failure on his way to a cardiologist ap ... More >>
John Hyams is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking.
Houston City Council Member Helena Brown issued a press release Wednesday touting her recent trip to Asia, which she funded with $11,000 in public money, as a "successful business trip" -- but it's become clear her journey to Asia was anything but, and, in fact, completely different than the city's ... More >>
Wednesday, the NAACP released an extensive, in-depth study of the main six groups which provide the lion's share of support for the infamous Tea Party movement, and the results of their study are not encouraging. It chronicles a great deal of cross-pollination between Tea Party and white supr ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
â€‹A lot of people were shocked by the shootings at Fort Hood. Should they have been?Rick Anderson of Village Voice Media takes a look at how the Army handles issues of soldiers under stress, including a sergeant from Texas man who shot up a clinic in Iraq. In many respects, Sgt. [John M.] Russell's ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
For Any Season
The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Normally, we do everyth ... More >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
A conversation with director James Longley
KennethCuadra.com We think Andy Garcia should play Cuadra (right) if there's every a movie made about this story. We've been checking former HISD employee Kenneth Cuadra's website daily since the news that Harris County dropped their charges against him. It took a while (one assumes the Cuadras ... More >>
A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions
A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military
Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
Hundreds of Houstonians have signed up for wartime jobs with KBR. The hefty paychecks come with a scary, bloody price.
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
David McGee gives good autobiography at DiverseWorks
The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain
A Hispanic GOP confab leaves delegates yelling foul
Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq
In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Former enemies unite against the continuing fallout from deadly defoliants of the Vietnam War
Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway
Immigration law divides Central Americans
The bracing Licensed to Kill reveals the minds of hate criminals
The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud
And it's not every candidate for Congress who can say that
Tony Richardson's last film is compellingly complex
Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.