In sports talk radio, there is a running joke about the "Matts." The Matts are a gaggle of NFL starting (or recently starting) quarterbacks that coincidentally all fall somewhere between, like, 10th and 45th among quarterbacks in terms of their perception around the league. It's a huge chunk of the ... More >>
One of these days, the Los Angeles Clippers will get sold. It may take an act of Congress, it may take an act of God, it may take a hit man to remove Donald Sterling as the annoying variable that he's been for the last six weeks. But rest assured, it will happen. It just may not happen any time soo ... More >>
Kinky sex comes to the Alley Theatre.
On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11 to be National Inventor's Day, and commanded the observation of same by all of us less awesome citizens. The day was chosen because it was the birthday of Thomas Edison, who held more than a thousand different patents, including pre ... More >>
A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy
Country music has come a long way as far as popularity goes over the years, from the likes of such bygone greats as Ernest Tubb and Eddy Arnold to current favorites Sugarland and Dierks Bentley. But it has always had some rather... interesting-sounding song titles to grace listeners' ears. Shall we ... More >>
Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>
Since the news of Heidi Klum and Seal breaking up after seven years of marriage hit the Internet, you've probably been listening to this song a lot. Seal built Heidi an igloo when he proposed on a ski vacation, for God's sake, and the couple renewed their vows more times than most of us have been ma ... More >>
"Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>
Photos by Bob RuggieroRick Springfield, Spin Doctors Arena Theatre May 27, 2011 Looking around at the Arena Theatre audience Friday - heavily populated by forty- and fiftysomething women on a little Girls Night Out - it would be easy to dismiss them as estrogen bombs just waiting to detonat ... More >>
Five rules that should be added to light rail.
esthereggyWhen a trusted friend from the Inner Loop of Houston recommends a restaurant in Pearland to me, I listen. As such, I found myself heading down FM 518 to sample Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. My friend had advised me to try some of the sushi rolls, which he likened to those being off ... More >>
Heidi Won't Touch The AstrosThe Houston Astros are getting absolutely zero respect as the season prepares to open. The organization has been called one of the worst in baseball. The farm system is ranked 26th. The major league club is picked to be one of the worst in the game. The Forbes va ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday or pre-empted by HPMA showcase coverage, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Paul Wal ... More >>
Back in 2008, supermodel Marisa Miller filmed this commercial for an edition of Guitar Hero, but it was deemed too sexy for television. Maybe it was the gratuitous cleavage and ass-shaking by a half-naked Victoria's Secret model that pushed the censors over the line or their sworn allegiance to t ... More >>
You know Soledad. He's the vocalist from controversial Houston rap-metal act Daylight Coma. He's got a lot to say. Sometimes it's insightful, sometimes less so, but it's almost always said with conviction. This week, in honor of the fast-approaching HPMA, we asked him who he thinks are Houston's fiv ... More >>
At first, when Rocks Off saw this flyer (right) come over ye olde MySpace, we didn't really give it much thought. It looked like a decent night of tunes from a bunch of dead rockers - maybe some "Lithium", a little "Purple Haze." After all, the night is dedicated to rockers who have gone on to the b ... More >>
Just keep in mind it's an ad; the hair is not her fault. This young lady is Bar Refaeli, swimsuit model and the just-announced cover girl for Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue. This young lady is also the girlfriend of one Leonardo DiCaprio. Now let's think about this for a moment.
This young lady is Bar Refaeli, swimsuit model and the just-announced cover girl for Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue. This young lady is also the girlfriend of one Leonardo DiCaprio. Now let's think about this for a moment.
A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest dicks
Sports Bar Punch
Mike White's low-key directorial debut makes nice while slyly nipping at suburban America
New Year's resolutions of the stars
A seamstress makes Intimate Apparel at Main Street Theater
The Alley Theatre unveils Steve Martin's Underpants
Jackal and Hyde breed badass beats
Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference
A new exhibition redefines "art house"
The magazine offers yet another favor to a Bush
From the February 24, 2000 issue
Out In Sight
April 22-28, 1999