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  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    The Food at Coltivare Is Almost Worth the Wait

    New Heights restaurant has a gardens but doesn't have reservations.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Barely Blind at Walters, 12/26/2013

    Barely Blind, We Were Wolves Walters December 26, 2013 When Barely Blind announced they would be relocating to Los Angeles two years ago, it was hard to watch them leave. Thankfully, the holidays gave the band reason to return to Houston, and we were fortunate enough to catch their electrifying set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Main Event, Kratez Crew JumpOff Man

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. One of H-Town's most versatile ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2013

    We're the Millers: A Family That Hates Together Stays Together

    These outsiders would detest their own square movie.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Mac Miller At Warehouse Live, 6/27/13

    Mac Miller Warehouse Live June 27, 2013 I must admit, the first time I saw Mac Miller live at SXSW two years ago, I was unimpressed. That performance at The Fader Fort was average at best, with lackluster energy, little to no interaction with the crowd, and practically no real substance in his lyri ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Upcoming Events: 'Tis the Truffle Season

    White truffle season has finally arrived after a delay in the harvest thanks to weather issues in Italy. And as a result of that weather delay, the white truffle supply is somewhat limited this year -- so the truffles that are already Italy's most expensive (costing upwards of $350 an ounce) are mor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Cornbreadd Goes To Washington: Maurice Duhon Talks U.S. House Campaign

    Cornbreadd - make that Maurice Duhon Jr. - is, to use a term of the trade, good copy. He's articulate, opinionated and effervescent, a tireless self-promoter with a genuine concern for and interest in the welfare of others - first his fans as the rapping front man of Houston Press Music Award winne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Review: How Dangerous Is Propain's Dangerous Mind?

    "Bad boy, no Will Smith. I wear these big ass jeans 'cause I'm trying to steal shit. Bitch." --Propain, "The Bad Guy" Propain is a calculus. Propain is an oak tree. Propain is an ornery, pinch-mouthed menace. Propain is not smiling. Propain is FUCK YOU. Propain is hard screen set by a power ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: And Now, Your Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: The Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Classic Christmas: Bing Crosby's White Christmas

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. ​Bing Crobsy was the first crossover pop star. He made movies, music, appeared in both radio and television programs and did all of it successfully and, more important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: E.S.G. and the Rapper That's Going to be Better Than All You Suckas

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    10 Rappers In The Guinness Book Of World Records*

    *At one point or another Marco TorresComing in at No. 10...​The Guinness Book of World Records has always been a fascinating and somewhat random thing to be a part of. Some people strive to be in the book to get noticed, while others get in the book completely by accident for good and bad th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Hollywood FLOSS Goes To The Movies On New "Attack"​Rocks Off counted 37 actor references in Hollywood FLOSS's new song, "Attack of Hollywood," so we decided to ask the rapper about some of his favorite actors, movies, and get up to speed on his upcoming project. Rcks Off: You're playing with Dead Prez tonight at Fitzgerald's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Undergravity's Feel-Good Summer Hit & Other DIY Rap News

    3-2-1 for the week in Houston rap: #SouthsideSummertime It seems fair to say that, considering the video now, Undergravity's "Southside Summertime" is the best Houston summer song since Mike Jones' "Still Tippin'" in 2004. It is an absolutely overachieving accomplishment by the duo and guest Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Five Reasons Facebook's Facial Recognition Feature is a Bad Idea

    And you thought this was just some lame Tom Cruise joint.​Last week, Facebook finally launched its much-anticipated facial recognition software designed, at least they claim, to aid in tagging photos of you. Immediately, concerns over privacy were raised and justifiably so. In a world where vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    I'm Gay & 10 More Recent Dubious Rap Album Titles

    ​Lil B is obviously an outlandish artist, but his most recent blogworthy activity has many hip-hop fans pretty damn upset. This past weekend at Coachella, The Based God announced the title of his next album. He has named it I'm Gay and according to the Based God, it's a major move to demonstra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Five Former Houston Rockets' Garage Sales We'd Like to Attend

    Pippen loved him some beanie babies.​With an NBA lockout looming this offseason, current players should take note of the financial misery of former Houston Rocket and future Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. Once the right-hand man of Michael Jordan, Pippen has fallen into such difficult financial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Nelson Mandela Hospitalized; Five Great Speeches He's Given

    A leader unlike any other​Nelson Mandela is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. Doctors say that he is in no immediate danger, but then again he is 92 years old. He has stayed largely out of the public eye for years, of course, except for big events like the recent World Cup. His time is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Beatles: Eight Ways To Spruce Up Their iTunes Catalog

    ​In what was undoubtedly momentous news to the hundreds of music fans out there who haven't already a) copied their CDs of Rubber Soul and Revolver onto their hard drives, or b) illegally downloaded their entire collection, Apple made the entire Beatles catalog available on iTunes yesterday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    iPhone Gets Even Better: Now It Has A Houston Press App

    The Houston Press, now with more touching and sliding.​Over 50 million iPhones have been sold since the release of Apple's now-omnipresent smart phone in January 2007, and that doesn't take into account the mad rush for the latest iPhone 4. So we're willing to bet that more than a few of our r ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010

    Stick Fly

    The Ensemble Theatre mounts Lydia Diamond's story of a dysfunctional family

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Quincy Troupe

    The Pursuit of Happyness co-writer drops by UHD

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Common and The Roots Crew's Private Engagment at the Corinthian, With Special Guests (Cough, "Nite and Day")

    Photos by Larami Culbertson​ 9:10 p.m.: We pull up to the front of The Corinthian and hand the car off to the valet. He says, "It's $20 plus tip." Oh, so it's $20, then? Got it. Thanks. 9:20 p.m.: Common just walked in. He's way more stout than we imagined him to be. His skin is also less clear th ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Shake a "Legg"

    An odd Dallas dance has completely taken over Main Street.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Tommy Davidson

    Web exclusive!

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Houston Suburb Known As The Hill Country

    Things we learned today: The Hill Country is a suburb of Houston. At least to Canadians.The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, took note that Barack Obama was the first "urban" president in a long while.They had to stretch things a bit, saying that JFK "made his primary home at the six-acre Kenned ... More >>

  • Film

    December 11, 2008

    The Day the Plot Stood Still

    Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu barada no-no

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Houstonians Think They're Great, Unlike All Those Other Houstonians

    Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    The 2008 MTV Movie Awards Turn Back the Clock

    So I totally do not know what the kids are listening to or even watching as I’m gettin’ a little long in the tooth, at least as far as MTV is concerned. (I remember the first video I ever saw on MTV was a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and I’m kind of willing to bet whoever is currently in charge o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Guilty Pleasures, Part II

    More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Beautiful Music

    The young and the younger flock to John Mayer and Maroon 5

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Jersey Hurl

    For Kevin Smith, growing up means selling out

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Teenage Wasteland

    Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Bash-ing the Bigwigs

    Come Super Bowl week, you can still party downtown, even if you're not very important

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

    A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Sting Like a Bee

    Ali lands some solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    The Thrill Is Gone

    The 12-bar refugees from Billy Blues seek shelter at other venues

  • Music

    January 1, 1998
  • Film

    January 20, 1994

    Anatomy of a Scam

    Six Degrees of Separation, one of the best movies in months, takes the jump from play to screen with wit and brilliance

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