At DiverseWorks, curator Diane Barber sends up our city's new obsession with art fairs.
Saturday, Michael Jackson will have been dead for two years. Already. The King of Pop succumbed to a drug addiction on June 25, 2009, helped along by a crooked Houston doctor, a team of enablers, and public that had grown largely indifferent to the man (but not his music) by two summers ago. ... More >>
Texas is loaded with natural resources, among them beautiful women. The state has provided many, many gorgeous, sexy and smart women. To be sure, not all of them combine all of those qualities -- here are tradeoffs to be made -- but still, there's been no shortage in our lifetimes of fetching Texas ... More >>
One year ago tomorrow, one of the strangest, most volatile lives in American pop-culture history came to an end. Michael Jackson left this mortal coil on June 25, 2009, and in his wake we were left to not only deal with all of our conflicted and cherished memories of him, but also the public ... More >>
I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls. Given ... More >>
Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.
Every year around this time, it's not uncommon to stumble across a retrospective of some sort that pays tribute to those who have passed away, typically those with some modicum of celebrity status. I'm always amazed at actually how few deaths there are most years. I mean, I'm no actuary, but when ... More >>
The 1969 Texas International Pop Festival
To celebrate the end of summer (hopefully soon), Cutout Bin brings you a double shot of crappy movie soundtracks from crappy "beach" movies that no one has ever heard of. Enjoy! Various Artists, Beach Balls Original Soundtrack Phoenix Records ("A division of Metal Blade," lol), 1988 BONUS: the abov ... More >>
In 1969, the victim of one of Houston's most notorious murder cases died at Sharpstown Hospital after a long, painful episode.Joan Robinson was the beloved daughter of River Oaks oilman Ash Robinson; she showed up in the papers all the time for her expertise as an equestrienne. She married a plastic ... More >>
Traci GoudieWhat did you do your senior year? Studying? Prom? So did Sugar Land native and eventual Austin High School graduate Katie Armiger, but she also spent it writing, recording and promoting her second album, 2008's Believe. Armiger, who co-wrote ten of Believe's 11 songs and wrote "Gone" and ... More >>
Not Billy Mays, Too!!!This has been a bad couple of days to be famous. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now...Billy Mays!Shit. loved this guy. I loved the way he was so totally and completely FIRED UP about his products. Be it OxiClean, Orange Glo, Kaboom, Handy Switch, iCan, M ... More >>
Whataburger stickers, coming soon to a hipster near you.Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, the only place in town still selling Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pies out of the back of our station wagon. Speaking of suspicious meat, this week started off with a rather angry rebuking of inner-skirt ... More >>
A friend of mine wrote a witty Facebook status update that referenced the passing of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on the same day. "First the 70s died. Then the 80s. Better watch your back, Spice Girls."I chuckled at the same time that I realized that in a matter of seconds, dozens of my ... More >>
Though her death has since been eclipsed on headline-news outlets and celebrity-tracking blogs by Michael Jackson's, Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett passed away Thursday after a painful struggle with cancer. She was 62. Remembered mostly for her performance as Jill Munroe in the campy 70's acti ... More >>
Farrah Fawcett passed away today at the age of 62. Males of a certain generation (those born between 1900 and 1972) will always hold the former Jill Munroe in special esteem for the role she played in hastening their adolescence.There was that poster, for starters, and her short-lived but memorable ... More >>
Farrah Fawcett, the pride of Corpus Christi, has died of cancer at age 62.We'll have a proper remembrance of her up soon, but for now here's her nude-in-a-shopping-mall scene from Robert Altman's Dr. T & The Women.
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Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
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