King Henry VIII

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    It's Good to Be the King: Texas Renaissance Festival is Holding Auditions

    Do you long to speak in a British accent all day? Do you feel comfortable in tights or cod pieces? Are you a huge fan of crying children who kick you in the shins, annoying teenagers who yank on your clothing and busty wenches? Well, my good fellow (or me lady), we may have just the thing for you be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Anna Bolena at Opera in the Heights: Spellbinding

    The setup: They're not called soap operas for nothing. For decades these overripe melodramas may have been steady fare on daytime TV, but they can definitely trace their parentage back to the Romantic opera houses of Italy, with the bel canto ("beautiful singing") works of Bellini, Donizetti and Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Dan Shea, The Man Who Sued the Pope, Sounds Off on Joe Paterno

    Penn State and the Catholic Church​Bella figura can mean many things, but at its core is one looks, how one comports oneself, how one makes the best possible impression in all things. That such a concept is hardwired into the Italian psyche is no surprise: what else could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Feasting at Arco Seafood Restaurant

    Photos by Nikki MetzgarPeking duck with white buns, shredded green onions and plum sauce​With his drink- and food-induced gout, King Henry VIII was a master of feasting. Sure, we overeat in the 21st century, but do we feast? Feasting involves multiple courses, a big table, and some grandiosity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Graham Nash Interviewed

    There isn't much mystery to Graham Nash. Not that that's a bad thing at all. In fact, if you want to know how the British expat with the distinctive tenor vocals feels about anything - political and social issues, fellow musicians, his wife and children even religion - it's all right there in his so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Book Review: Doomed Queens

    In her introduction to the morbidly entertaining Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends from Cleopatra to Princess Di, author Kris Waldherr asserts that there are still “doomed queens among us.” “Whatever your opinion of [Hillary] Clinton or [assassinated Pakistani Benazir] Bhutto, ther ... More >>

  • Film

    February 28, 2008

    Sister Act: The Other Boleyn Girl

    Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Puffy Shirts, Turkey Legs and Thee

    Dust off your chain mail and head out to the Texas Renaissance Festival

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Dancing Marlin's Bloody Mary

  • Dining

    March 23, 2000

    All Joking Aside

    With a name like Crapitto's, you have to be good

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Coming Out

    Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    The King and Us

    Phantasm revives period instruments for Houston's royal court

  • Film

    November 19, 1998

    Throne Out

    Exotic Elizabeth has admirable themes but an addled plot

  • Calendar

    October 3, 1996