If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>
Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>
Andy Surface no longer wants Conde Nast's money.Andy Surface, the Alvin man who scammed the powerful Condé Nast publishing company of $8 million simply by sending a single bogus e-mail invoice, has formally renounced any claim to his ill-gotten gains. Forbes, which first broke the story, re ... More >>
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Randall Patterson's 1998 feature on Houston / Palm Beach polo patron John Goodman ends with the billionaire playboy getting a champagne bath. Right now, Palm Beach police want to know if he also soaked in a little too much booze last Thursday night. That was when Goodman, the founder of the Palm B ... More >>
Johnny Depp is superb as John Dillinger in the fast and furious Public Enemies.
A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.
Wishing Upon a Star
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Houston's 2006 Whitney Biennial participants, one year later
KTRH's shouter has a hissy fit
In which we call bullshit on J.T. LeRoy's "essay" in the Oxford American's music issue
Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
The MFAH shamelessly hops in bed with the Houston Texans
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Meet Larry Tee and the circus freaks of electroclash
Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more
Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?
Star power isn't enough to overcome this hollow romance
X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.
Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik