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  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh Makes the Dumb Spy Thriller Soar in Jack Ryan

    Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    R.I.P. Ray Price: Iconic Country Crooner Passes Away at 87

    Ray Price, one of the singular voices of country music for 60 years, has passed away, according to country-music elder Bill Mack, who posted "Ray Price left for heaven about 4:43 p.m. Central time" on Facebook about 25 minutes ago. Price was 87, and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year a ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Gloriously Gallic at L'Olivier

    L’Olivier stays grounded in French bistro territory while still managing the occasional surprise.

  • Culture

    February 21, 2013

    Rodeo Houston Fun

    Go Texan with this guide.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Miss Leslie, Queen of the Honky-Tonks

    Who? Miss Leslie if you're country, Leslie Anne Sloane has played fiddle/violin in both the classical and country/bluegrass styles since age 5. In 2004, she started Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers, which can usually be found once or twice a month at finer roadhouses and honky-tonks in the greater ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2012

    Christ, It's Another "Red Dawn"

    North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Gen. Petraeus: A Possible Glimpse at the Spymaster's iPod

    Nuge the Stooge knows what CIA director needed. Enough already about Gen. David Petraeus and his private harem ... err, his embedded biographer with the flashy wardrobe and bad vision. Petraeus is a patriot, a winner of wars, a brilliant strategerizer, a man dedicated to little beyond his own caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

    An alleged domestic assault on election night has a local defense attorney and marine Iraq vet facing a felony family violence charge. According to court records, David Christopher Hesse was drinking beer and watching election returns with his wife Sandra Hesse in their Clear Lake-area home on Nove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Heart's Ann Wilson: Still a Fanatic

    Rewind: Last Night: Heart at House of Blues (March 11, 2012) For decades, Heart has been one of the premiere, best-selling and most influential bands in rock. Starting with 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie, the group structured around Wilson sisters Ann (singing) and Nancy (guitars, occasional singing) h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Warplane Films, According to Real Aviation Buffs (No Top Gun, Thank You)

    Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilot​With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The 11 Sexiest, Coolest-Looking Cold War Jets

    The F-106: The delta wing in all its glory​Jet aircraft, particularly the fighters, represent a Freudian's play date. Long, slender, blisteringly fast, spewing bullets out the tip and, until recently, powered as much by testosterone as by kerosene (the main ingredient in jet fuel -- what a dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Detroit Leanin': Who Is The Best Motor City Artist Ever?

    detroitrockcity.altervista.org​Some places breed music. Due to sheer size, any big city will produce its fair share of talented musicians, and some - Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago - seem to have music in the water supply. But none, arguably, more than Detroit: John Lee Hooker, the Motown dias ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds

    ​Pink Floyd has finally settled its lengthy dispute with their longtime record label EMI. The band, which signed to the label over 40 years ago, first took EMI to court last spring in an effort to clarify their existing contract. Floyd sought to prevent EMI from "unbundling" their albums by se ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    German Shepherd

    Johnny Falstaff is a honky-tonk translator.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Selling Counterfeit Cisco Parts To The Prison System? Get Ready To Meet Your Victim

    Yo, "Tony" says it's all good​Robert Erdman ripped off the federal Bureau of Prisons and other agencies to the tune of almost $1.5 million, and now he will get a close-up view of just how good the computer systems in the BOP are.Erdman was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for selling ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands

    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Chris Stokes, U.S. Marine, Gets His Stolen Medals Back In Memorial Day Miracle (Of Sorts)

    One bad Memorial Day followed by one good one​A year ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Chris Stokes was tubing in New Braunfels. His vehicle, parked at the Landa Park Rec Center, was broken into while he and his wife were on the river.Among the items stolen -- Stokes' Marine honor medals. Bummer o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Prison Guard's Wife Cries Crocodile Tears In Ashes Of Home

    ​The story shocked Beaumont and prison guards all over America: a federal correctional officer and his wife Monique, both Marine veterans fresh back from a tour in Iraq, were apparently burned out of the house they just bought less than a month before the April 10 blaze. The low-down scumbag ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Vision Quest

    Uncle Charlie is the best concert-poster artist in Houston — and he's legally blind.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Rocks Off Mercilessly Mocked on National Anti-Hipster Blog

    Rocks Off would like to extend our congratulations - we guess - to our lieutenant, Craig Hlavaty. Craig's picture of him sitting on Santa's lap (above), culled from his slideshow of Hosuton-area mall Santas last December, went bad and nationwide Sunday, appearing on the hilarious picture blog Look ... 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.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Moby Grape

    Who Dat? Collectively, Moby Grape probably was one of the most talented bands to come out of San Francisco area during the golden age of hippiedom. Formed in 1966 by drummer Skip Spence and manager Matthew Katz (both of whom had just been fired from Jefferson Airplane), the lineup includ ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007
  • Culture

    July 13, 2006

    Long Life

    The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

  • News

    December 29, 2005
  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    "I Raq and Roll" vs. "We Can't Make It Here"

    Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.

  • 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

    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Reefer Madness

    The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    A Very Good Year

    Inmate Beckcom gets his term reduced for his work in the Prible case

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Dogs of War

    Foster programs try to save departing soldiers' critters from becoming casualties

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Kill Shot

    Neil Burger fabricates Kennedy's Assassin, and he's mostly on target

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Roller Derby

    Wheelchair basketball is for wussies. And park your pity at the door. Welcome to quad rugby, where quadriplegics slam their opponents into the hardwood.

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Letters

    Storage Containers, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Well Runs Dry

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    On the Off-Road Again

    Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Faith's Fusillade

    The gunman moved methodically, killing cowering churchgoers, before one of them stood up for the final confrontation. Then came the last shot.

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    The One and Only

    A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition

  • Calendar

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    October 23, 1997
  • News

    February 27, 1997
  • News

    November 21, 1996

    Burned Out

    Houston artist Bert Long returned home from Spain, only to find he had no home

  • Music

    August 22, 1996

    Vintage Sounds

    Wayne Hancock is a new-fashioned guy with old-fashioned desires

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Roots Rasslin'

    At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.

  • News

    December 28, 1995
  • Culture

    September 14, 1995

    Caught on History's Wheel

    The Kentucky Cycle ends with a bang, and a burial

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