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  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Setting New Standards in Stupid: The 2014 Turkeys of the Year

    Albert Einstein once said that the only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Obviously Einstein didn't factor the Turkey of the Year, a creature with a seemingly infinite capacity for senseless, ludicrous and ill-advised decisions, into the equation. This has been ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Ten Best Signs You're A Houston Foodie

    Sure, you live in Houston. Maybe you even grew up in Houston. But are you a true Houston foodie? Do you plan your days off around which type of ethnic food you most want to eat, and stick to a single neighborhood for hours so as to properly indulge and explore? Do you make a sport of going to Revi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Cookbook Review: Everything a Man Needs to Know About Cooking But Was Afraid to Ask

    There are a number of cookbooks out there catering to the male sensibilities. Daniel Duane's How to Cook Like a Man is part memoir, part instruction manual. Then there's simply, Cook Like A Man: The Ultimate Cookbook for the Modern Gentleman, Esquire Magazine's Eat Like a Man, The Stag Cook Book and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Business Casual? Man Turned Away From Da Marco for Wearing Sneakers

    On Tuesday afternoon, a person who frequently interacts with Eating...Our Words on Twitter tweeted the following statement: Just got tossed out of Da Marco. Friend was wearing sneakers. "Do you have another pair of shoes?" What a bunch of dicks.— Misha (@tastybits) January 14, 2014 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ted Cruz, The Miley Cyrus Of Politics, Reads "Green Eggs and Ham"

    Sen. Ted Cruz, the freshman senator from Texas with possible 2016 ambitions and a knack for pissing off fellow members of the Republican party he represents, has been everywhere lately. A few weeks ago there was the Canadian citizenship thing. Then he was tromping on the toes of his fellow Texan p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Bartender Robby Cook of J. Black's Prepares to Compete in National Bombay Sapphire Event

    Robby Cook will tell you he is first and foremost a musician. He just bartends to pay the bills. It would seem Cook, a bartender at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen and Louge, is pretty darn good at his hobby though. He was recently named the regional winner in the United States Bartenders' Guild's "M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: "The Most Electrifying Food Destination in America" is Houston

    GQ: In the first of a few national spotlights on Houston this week (did you see the James Beard Award nominations yesterday? hot damn!), GQ's head food writer Alan Richman lists the 12 most outstanding restaurants of 2013 (early in the year though it may be.) and gives two of the spots to Houston re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    How Beyoncé Microwaved The News This Week

    Here's how a major announcement would roll in the life of Brando: short, quick, brief moments of celebration, smug congratulations and thank-yous from people before the realization that only douches do that sort of thing and I'd be captain of their army. And nobody wants to hitch a ride on that tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Houston's Bearded, Bald, Vegan, Hipster Athletes Getting National Attention

    It ain't easy being a Houston athlete. Despite being the fourth largest city in America, we haven't exactly had a tradition of winning sports teams. The Rockets made big runs in the early and mid '80s before breaking through and winning back-to-back titles in the early '90s. Still, they haven't been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The Houston Texans 2012 All Character(s) Team

    Having a good team requires a mix of straight arrows -- guys like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, who appear nearly asleep when they aren't slicing and dicing opponents like cold cuts -- and goofballs who keep things light in what can often be a very intense work environment. Throughout the years, Ho ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    50 Questions About Drake

    Drake is in concert in Houston tonight. I'm covering the show. And I've been thinking about him a lot. So, 50 questions about Drake: Is Drake for real? Or did he just never stop acting? Is there anything that can be written about Drake that hasn't been written already? Did Drake break criticism? C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    How To: Make a Dutch Baby Pancake

    Photo by holycalamityAnything can go on these babies.​Open letter to Dutch baby pancakes: My sweet, sweet Dutch babies, Where have you been all my life? Seriously, I've been lost without you. You're delicious... and so easy to make...and you're so full of love...and so full of powdered sugar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Matt Damon Should Totally Make That Porno He Talked About.

    "The InPORNant!" No?​Matt Damon has always seemed like a pretty personable guy. He comes across as pretty smart, isn't known for being a cad (poor Minnie Driver notwithstanding) or acting like a jackass in public, and generally seems like one of the few celebrities we might actually invite int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Top 10 Texas Movie Soundtracks

    ​This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    How Much Damage Has Twilight Done To Goth?​In our last meeting, Gothic Council member Paul Fredric of Asmodeus X said the following... As a gothic union or lobby we'd definitely have a large stake in all things vampiric. How about a class-action lawsuit again the Twilight movies and novels for trying to misrepresent v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Unionization, Johnny Cash​In Wisconsin, there's a huge political fight over what form of bargaining state-worker unions will be able to use in the future, and it got us thinking. After all, goths provide many valuable goods and services to the community, such as dark music, disturbing art, and a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    NFL Conference Title Games: Douche-apalooza 2011!

    This is not Roger Staubach​Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers. In an era where success in the NFL has never been more tied to quarterback play, those are your last four quarterbacks standing in the 2011 Playoffs. Most NFL fans see the elimination and subsequent absen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    From an original animation by CyriakKids, this is the real reason your parents won't let you stay up to see Santa drop off your presents.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where Santa leaves coal in our stockings because we have charcoal-burning slow cookers and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Parents Television Council Disapproves Of Your Pedophiliac Glee Shenanigans

    ​I'll give the Parents Television Council this, they did Fox a huge favor by keeping Glee in the headlines even in a week when the show was pre-empted by the network's NLCS coverage: GQ's sexy Glee cover has gone too far, The Parents Television Council says. In a statement released Wednesday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    FAIL: Gene Simmons, Steve Albini, INXS, Danzig (Not)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Gene Simmons Is Donald Trump In Makeup: Fails has never been a big KISS fan, but we can't imagine watching Gene Simmons' behavior makes being one any easier. If you're a die-hard KISS fan, watching his douchey whoring and cutthroat CEO tactics must be d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Michael Cera: We Don't Get Him. Help Us Learn Why We Should, And Win Preview Passes To Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

    Michael Cera: What are we missing here?​Maybe it's just a low tolerance for indie-movie tweeness, but we have to admit the charms of Michael Cera largely escape us.Now we freely admit we haven't seen Year One, so there's a chance that our admiration for his subtle comedic skills might yet be awake ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    GQ One Of The First Out Of The Blocks On the 40th-Anniversary-Of-The-Moon Thing

    In case you don't realize it, you soon will -- next month brings the 40th anniversary of man landing on the moon.If you were older than eight years old in 1969, you no doubt remember where you were the moment One Small Step happened (Me: In a rental house down the shore in New Jersey, more intereste ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    What Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know About Door-to-Door Magazine Sales

    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.

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    No Reservations

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Aw, Hell, the King

    The back of the book blurb says that by “taking barbecue grilling to new heights” TV host Ted Reader has been dubbed “A King of the BBQ by GQ magazine.” Kind of weird to hear someone from Canada called that, especially if you’re reading him from Texas, but OK. I cook a lot but am not what ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Loitering in Lingerie

    Caprice Bourret

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    New Year's Resolutions for Houston

    We have a lot to forgive and forget about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    A Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Exile in Whinerville

    The hostility flung at Liz Phair's new record is senseless, sexist and abominably stupid

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

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

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Beat It

    Only band fans need stand in the Drumline

  • Film

    May 9, 2002


    Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Surefire Plan

    Inside Houston

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left

  • Film

    March 26, 1998

    No Going Forward

    Edward Burns hasn't improved with practice

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work

  • Dining

    January 20, 1994

    Nuevo Voss

    Escalante's: south of the border, west of the Loop, high on profile and middling on menu... so far

  • News

    December 30, 1993

    Bring On the Dancing Girls...

    In this age of the voyeur and non-contact sex, a leading Houston export may be its strip-joint fantasies