• Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Corruption in Texas Is Like a Cockroach Infestation

    Everything is bigger in Texas and corruption is no exception. Fraud, bribery, exploitation and plain old dishonesty are getting to be like a severe Texas case of cockroaches. For every one you see in the daylight, there are 800 or so hiding in the darkness. Cockroaches prefer the darkness and they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    The Supersizers Go... Is the Best TV Show You're Not Watching

    I was digging through Hulu for old episodes of Kitchen Nightmares -- the best TV show to fold laundry to, bar none -- when I found it: my new television obsession. The Supersizers Go... is shamefully hidden deep within Hulu's bowels, when it should be front and center. It's far more than just a foo ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2013

    Park City's Breakouts

    The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Just Desserts at Dolce Delights

    The cakes dazzled like jewels -- bright, plump and enticingly delectable. Delicately placed on sheets of gold, the pastries radiated sweetness. Invited to select any and all that my little heart desired, I stared, licking my lips and feeling like Marie Antoinette in front of my queen's feast of co ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates How To Rule Our New Planet

    ​After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2011

    Royal Pain

    Houston Ballet has a ball with Marie.

  • Film

    January 20, 2011

    Hotel California

    Celebrity living has its downside in Somewhere.

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    On the Road in Miami

    Treats from Gilbert's.​A summer vacation without the beach is like a cookie without sugar: pointless. Luckily our beautiful neighbor to the south, Miami, has yet to be affected by the negligence of BP. The city is as vibrant as ever with its glitz, glam and ever-present Latin flair. Whether yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    A Village Called Versailles

    It takes a village - to kick big government in the ass

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: An Hour With The Red Krayola Mastermind Mayo Thompson

    Chris Strong/ Drag City​ Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Tonight: Evanescence's Testosterone-Driven Counterpart, Bella Morte, at Rocbar

    Alanna Wiggins​ Naika Whisperwish and HaVoK continue to bring the sweet, sweet pain to H-Town with tonight's Goth-tacular appearance by Bella Morte. Once more of a straight death-rock band with shades of metal, Bella Morte has steadily grown into testosterone-driven counterpart to Evanescence, and ... More >>

  • Film

    September 17, 2009

    Fashion Victim

    The September Issue captures Vogue's lioness at her peak. Goodbye to all of that!

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009


    The Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch creates a new work about the woman who went from child bride to controversial queen

  • Film

    October 19, 2006

    French Confection

    Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Tarnished Ivory

    The White Countess writes an inglorious final chapter for a dynamic filmmaking duo

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

  • Calendar

    October 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 29 - November 4, 1998

  • Film

    December 5, 1996
  • Dining

    May 16, 1996

    Cool, Calm and Culinary

    At benjy's, a tasteful restraint is a harbinger of a tasteful meal