Take your mother out this year.
It feels like just yesterday we were rounding up the places to eat on Easter. Now, it's time to help you decide where to take Mom out on her special day. A multitude of Houston restaurants are opening up their doors on Sunday, May 11, to serve brunch, lunch and/or dinner. So be a planner and make re ... More >>
The Woodlands restaurant scene is maturing quickly, and while there are several brand new restaurants and markets in the area, Hubbell & Hudson Market & Bistro is a place you can't miss. Hubbell offers a multitude of options for you to satisfy your culinary needs - it's not your typical specialty g ... More >>
Friday, one hand holding our collective nose, Rocks Off brought you our opinions on the worst live acts we'd ever had the misfortune to encounter in a post imaginatively titled "The Nine Worst Live Acts We've Ever Seen." But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction -- shoutout to New ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.
When I was a tween, I had a weird fixation with Snapple bottles. I thought the label design was cool, and I liked the way a whole row of empty bottles of different varieties (including the abandoned line of sodas) looked lined on my bedroom window pane. Exciting times, let me tell you. I've since gi ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
This year's winners have art, passion and history on their side. And now they'll also each have a check for $2,000.
Photo by Carbon NYCThanksgiving: A day to gather with your loved ones and give thanks? Or a day to display your culinary prowess to friends and family? Increasingly, the emphasis has been on the latter in the past few years, as people try to dress up the traditional Thanksgiving spread and im ... More >>
getreligion.orgElvis' shot-up TV wound up in a museum. Steven Cowan's probably won't.As someone who is both left-handed and left-footed, and has carried a bizarre taffeta-related phobia with us since childhood, Rocks Off generally goes out of our way to avoid Dancing With the Stars at all cos ... More >>
Photos by Jim Bricker Tim & Eric, Neil Hamburger FItzgerald's November 12, 2010 It took Aftermath a while to "get" Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Awesome Show (Great Job). We were a fan of their original Adult Swim offering, Tom Goes to the Mayor, but at first unfairly lumped in their m ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttI want to be Liz Thorpe when I grow up.Yesterday, we took a look at the new Murray's Cheese kiosks that are springing up in Kroger stores across Houston (well, in three stores...so far). Liz Thorpe is the vice president of Murray's Cheese Shop and a noted expert in ... More >>
The popular Web site has buckled to pressure, but it isn't enough.
Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.
A destination restaurant that only sometimes gets it right.
Houston experimental-music journal needs a hand
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
MGR promises help with federal grants and racks up hundreds of consumer complaints
A Howling Howitzer
Johnny Falstaff CD Release Yep, that's John Evans (l)jamming with Johnny Falstaff. Back when Proletariat was the Blue Iguana, Johnny Falstaff's double bills with Greg Wood's Horseshoe were the stuff of legend. There were nights when it seemed every off-duty topless dancer, bartender, and hepc ... More >>
Cheyenne James and her "big girl" voice
Texas prisons say they canít allow condoms because they donít allow sex. So they donít need condoms. They just need $12 million a year to treat all the HIV-positive prisoners.
Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman
A fascinating show at the Menil lets us in on one man's artistic process
Alt-country hero Fred Eaglesmith dumps guitars and makes a pre-Beatles pop record
The MFAH puts on a watershed exhibition of works by Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom
Doctor Dean's specialty: political anger management
Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped on a St. Joseph Hospital elevator and died. His death was gruesome and horrifying. But it wasn't unique.
A machinist gets maimed by a vintage lathe
The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.
Party veterans sound alarms at the proposed GOP political-purity rules
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Eugene Hawthorne ditches his bass and goes barefootin' with soul-jazz
Four years formed strong bonds here for a lesbian activist
When the sickest of Harris County's mentally ill break down, an ACT team is there to pick up the pieces and put them back together again
A nonevent gets blanket coverage
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real - and really angry.
Kahn's purports to build the best Reuben, but we have a beef with that claim
Source pays homage to Kerouac and company
Bryn Tustin was an electrician from New Jersey who became a punk-music DJ in Houston, opened a record store and remade himself into Chuck Roast.
Bobbindoctrin makes one thing perfectly clear -- puppets aren't just for kids anymore.
Magnus Hansson's new bakery-cafe is worth an expedition