This could sound a bit familiar. A respected national sports magazine does a feature on a woebegone baseball team. The team's coming back from the depths. The farm system's been rebuilt and is now the best in baseball after having invested huge amounts of time and money. The GM was hired after havin ... More >>
The autograph broker feeding frenzy is now in full swing on Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, as Tuesday sources told ESPN.com of at least two more autograph sessions that Manziel partook in back in January, including one right here in Houston. It feels like we've offi ... More >>
A disagreement over Ellen CohenThe publisher of abOUT magazine, which targets Houston's gay community, has accused the president of the GLBT Political Caucus of making threats against his safety. So who are the players? The publisher is Michael Lance Williams, better known as Cade Michals. H ... More >>
Note the yellow stickerHouston is Number One and I am finally contracturally unbound and able to tell the world. Several months ago, an e-mail out of netherspace arrived in my inbox from one Jeff Chu from Fast Company magazine asking if I'd like to write a story for them about living in Hou ... More >>
Not everyone agress with the KBR pickHouston's KBR has sent out a press release noting the company had been named one of the 50 top employers for women by Women Engineer magazine. "The readers of Woman Engineer magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they would most pref ... More >>
It's all been a crazy marketing scheme!! Expect to see this ad in upcoming issues of Newsweek, AARP Magazine, Reader's Digest and High Times.
Almost the first story we wrote for Rocks Off was a nostalgic trip through the old word of zine publishing, those wonderfully Xeroxed newsletters you used to see in music stores published by fans and usually costing about a dollar. We don't know anyone who ever made money off his or her zine ... More >>
Courtesy ESPN The MagazineThe wearing of the green ESPN The Magazine has its NBApreview out, and it's partnering with Marvel Comics for the illustrations.Along the way, they've solved the Rockets' problems: Just encase Yao Ming in adamantium.
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 >>
Photo by Paula BeltránMayor Annise Parker crashed the Curve party. See a slideshow of the event.Founder Franco Stevens is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the iconic national lesbian publication, Curve Magazine, and along with her wife Jen Rainin, brought the party to Houston this weekend. &n ... More >>
It's failing, but it's great!Newsweek has come out with its latest ranking of the nation's best high schools, and the Houston school district is crowing that a record number of HISD highs made it.The usual suspects are there -- DeBakey, Carnegie, Bellaire and Lamar -- but joining the list this ye ... More >>
A film about the woman behind the most important fashion magazine in the world
Time magazineAnnise Parker's official Time photo, looking stiff but proudly displaying comfortable shoesMayor Annise Parker is the 13th Most Influential or 13th Most Something, person in America, according to Time magazine.Time's 2010 list of "the people who most affect our world" is out, and fea ... More >>
Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands this week. The cover features model Brooklyn Decker, also known as "Mrs. Andy Roddick." That's far from the only athlete connection in this year's issue, however, as several U.S. Olympians (skiers Lindsey Vonn and Lacy Schnoor and snowboa ... More >>
Towards the end of last week, Rocks Off got the latest issue of Texas Music magazine in the mail, which just happens to mark the quarterly periodical's tenth anniversary. Naturally, as just about every publication does when it reaches such an august milestone - no mean feat for a magazine in this ... 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 >>
Feast and Reef have once again been honored at a national level, this time as two of the Best New U.S. Restaurants according to Travel Leisure magazine. But more than two Houston restaurants were recognized: Textile and Voice also made the list of 50 eateries across the nation honored as bei ... More >>
It's that time of the year, time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, when young hetero boys first discover the joys of women in bathing suits, when angry mothers and librarians fire off letters to SI decrying the pornography that the magazine has become. In tribute, here's a quick review of ... More >>
It's that time of the year, time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, when young hetero boys first discover the joys of women in bathing suits, when angry mothers and librarians fire off letters to SI decrying the pornography that the magazine has become. In tribute, here's a quick review of s ... More >>
The roots of today's blogs lie in funky photocopied zines
Texas Lawyer magazine is reporting that Mark Lanier, the lawyer who puts on an amazingly expensive Christmas party each year, will follow up Miley Cyrus with Elton John next year.The magazine's blog also notes that Lanier says his "Have A Miley Christmas" bash raised $250,000 for a charity that help ... More >>
So Ike kicked your ass. It blew in a couple of windows and let in rain and debris and left your rugs soaking. But putting up plywood is such a pain in the ass. Plus, you would kill yourself before you'd become one of the living cliches of a hapless guy running to Home Depot two days before a storm ... More >>
Good news for political junkies -- Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman announced today that the county is joining the city and state by putting candidates' campaign-finance forms online. "The public can now view information pertaining to campaign contributions to local county officeholders and cand ... More >>
Magazine crews and their managers are no strangers to trouble
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.
Laura Lark takes a jab at women's magazines
National honors go to the chef at Aries
What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it
Factory Direct might be the Next Big Thing
End of the Game? Ralph Lauren 1, POLO Magazine 0
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
Money can't buy love. But it can buy polo.
Robert Altman's Ready to Wear is all dressed up with nowhere to go