From The Smoking Gun22-year-old Lucas Henderson allegedly used his computer powers for evil.There's been a rash of South-on-East-Coast fraud lately, in which residents from small Texas towns have effectively duped fancy New York firms. Remember April's scamster of the month Andy Surface, the ... More >>
Andy Surface no longer wants Conde Nast's money.Andy Surface, the Alvin man who scammed the powerful Condé Nast publishing company of $8 million simply by sending a single bogus e-mail invoice, has formally renounced any claim to his ill-gotten gains. Forbes, which first broke the story, re ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Andy Surafce: Alvin man dupes New York sophisticatesWhile we never endorse fraud, we have to give up some grudging applause for one Andy Surface, of Alvin. According to federal prosecutors, Surface set up a company with a name that sounded a bit like that of the company that does the publish ... More >>
Gourmet, a magazine of "almost biblical status" in the food world, went under this morning after 68 years in print. My editor there, Jane Daniels Lear, brought the magazine most of its Southern writers. I met her at a Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. She encouraged ... More >>
The September Issue captures Vogue's lioness at her peak. Goodbye to all of that!
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.
Three photographers transcend the cult of personality with their revealing celebrity portraits
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left