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Washington Monument

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 American Anthems That Tell It Like It Is

    ​Captain America, Marvel's newest superhero movie, comes out today. We'll pause until the excitement passes. ... Rocks Off likes Captain America. The three comic books we read with any regularity as a scupper were Cap, Batman (Detective Comics), and Spider-Man. But we love America. The land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Our San Jacinto Quiz, Including Silk Underwear, Syphilis and Dennis Quaid

    Good thing he wasn't named Sam Schnackenpfefferhausen​Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the glorious day when a ragtag Texan army surprised a siesta-enjoying Mexican force and won independence for the Lone Star State. The battle, fought near present-day Refinery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Five Unlikely Screen Appearances By Martin Luther King, Jr.

    ​Today is Martin Luther King Day; meaning government employees are off, most other people aren't, and Houston has feuding parades.King has become an absolute icon, showing up in countless movies, documentaries or TV shows, usually as shorthand for either the overall turmoil of the Sixties or the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    For Teddy: Our Favorite Dead Kennedys Songs

    ​That's right, we went there. Longtime Massachussetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, better known as Teddy, passed away late Tuesday night at age 77. News media sites have already gone to Defcon 2 - "A Famous Person Not Named Michael Jackson Has Died" - so Rocks Off thought we'd take a different appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    What Are You Laughing At? You're Not In The Krystal Burger Hall Of Fame

    There are probably few things in this world that mean immortality more than having your face plastered on the side of a fast-food box. That's what's happening this weekend for Houston's Joey, Robert and Steven Clark when they're inducted into the Krystal burger Hall of Fame. (Krystal burgers are the ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Culture

    July 14, 2005

    Fantastic Form

    Sicardi Gallery shows the optically kinetic art of Luis Tomasello

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Eliza Gilkyson

    Thursday, April 8

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Grave Importance

    Old cemeteries rarely die. They just get buried under weeds, development and indifference.

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2000

    Watt Go Surfing Now

    The Beach Boys

  • Film

    December 12, 1996

    It's Topps!

    In Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight

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