U.S. Armed Forces

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    The Five Most Repellent Things Ted Nugent Has Ever Done

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Fast-Moving Mind (and Mouth) of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

    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 However, his prize was revoked ...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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Bill Medley Still Having the Time of His Life

    "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 >>

  • Year End

    December 26, 2013

    Ringing in the New Year: The 2013 Houston Press New Year's Eve Guide

    Find out where to celebrate in the Bayou City.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    The 7 IDs You Can Use To Vote On Election Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    NSFW: Five Videos Recently Banned From YouTube

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Ellington Airport Could Become a Commercial Spaceport (Could a Moon Vacation Be in the Cards?)

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 20, 2013

    World War Z: When Zombies Go Global, All You Need Is Brad Pitt

    Pitt is the dad you want at the end of the world.

  • Culture

    February 21, 2013

    Rodeo Houston Fun

    Go Texan with this guide.

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Clockwork Angels

    Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    RIP Dave Brubeck: "Take Five" Jazz Great Dies at 91

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2012

    The Best Action Director Working Today

    John Hyams is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking.

  • Film

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    City CM Helena Brown Never Visited Any South Korean Airlines On Publicly-Funded Trip To Asia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Rock Stars' Troublesome Family and Friends

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010


    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    From Fort Hood To Iraq, The Army's Dealing With Stress-Related Fatal Incidents

    ​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 >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • Culture

    December 18, 2008
  • News

    October 16, 2008

    John McCain's Neglected Veterans

    The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Dem Southern Folkz

    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 Normally, we do everyth ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Iraq's Cinema of Longing

    A conversation with director James Longley

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    A KO for Cuadra 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 >>

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Crossing Lines

    A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Don't Ask, Don't Be

    A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Who Cares?

    Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Gambling on Iraq

    Hundreds of Houstonians have signed up for wartime jobs with KBR. The hefty paychecks come with a scary, bloody price.

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Radio Free Haiti

    Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    My Life in Oils

    David McGee gives good autobiography at DiverseWorks

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003

    An Evening of Torture

    The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Banana Republicans

    A Hispanic GOP confab leaves delegates yelling foul

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Man's New Best Friend

    In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Devil's Advocate

    Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Agent of Doom

    Former enemies unite against the continuing fallout from deadly defoliants of the Vietnam War

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Deporting Disparities

    Immigration law divides Central Americans

  • Film

    October 9, 1997


    The bracing Licensed to Kill reveals the minds of hate criminals

  • Calendar

    September 19, 1996
  • Film

    June 13, 1996

    Big Bang Theory

    The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud

  • News

    January 25, 1996
  • News

    January 18, 1996

    He Spanked an American Hero

    And it's not every candidate for Congress who can say that

  • Film

    October 20, 1994

    Love Madness

    Tony Richardson's last film is compellingly complex

  • News

    July 14, 1994

    The Gangs Among Us

    Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.

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