Gatsby's sometimes great, but not always good.
The cakes dazzled like jewels -- bright, plump and enticingly delectable. Delicately placed on sheets of gold, the pastries radiated sweetness. Invited to select any and all that my little heart desired, I stared, licking my lips and feeling like Marie Antoinette in front of my queen's feast of co ... More >>
Photos by Jeremy Parzen.For the second night of Hanukkah, we made potato pancakes (latkes) and paired with sparkling Vouvray.Even if you missed our Top 5 Champagnes Under $60 for the Holidays, you'll find that your favorite wine shop will have a tide of options when it comes to sparkling wine ... More >>
Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>
Houston Ballet has a ball with Marie.
Musio Clemente, as painted by Aleksander OrlowskiIt's hard to argue against the guitar solos that make up the second half of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" as being one of the most famous duels of musical virtuosity in audio history. It's Gary Rossington vs. Allen Collins in a six-string fight ... More >>
You'll find these lifelike creations somewhere on the continuum from enchanting to eerie
Sure, she's a piece of work. But there's got to be more to Joan Rivers.
Sculptor David Adickes is having a rough April. The spry, 83-year-old monumentalist hewer of concrete -- famous for his president heads, gargantuan mustachioed telephones, giant Beatles, and enormous Texas heroes -- first saw the six presidential busts he had places in a busted Pearland real esta ... More >>
Power, lust and greed have entranced everyone from French Revolution royalty to today's hipsters
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
To say that rsvp713.com "fashion columnist" Leslie Tyler-Fink is arrogant, thoughtless and elitist is probably being too kind. A recent ellipses-filled "Glam Life" column is filled with air-headed socialite idiocies that sound like dialogue written for Zsa Zsa Gabor's character on Green Acres.Exa ... More >>
TWIB may be folding up shop soon: B says she's considering taking a two-year break. Gay New York rapper Cazwell, self-described as "imagine if Biggie Smalls ate Donna Summer for breakfast, has a song called "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King" (see video above) on next month's album Watch My Mouth. Cat ... More >>
Photo courtesy Houston BalletThere's quite a buzz in New Orleans today about the Houston Ballet's performance there of Marie. The story of the ill-fated French queen Marie Antoinette, the ballet is having its first performance outside of Houston in New Orleans's Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Perfo ... More >>
The Alley does a pitch-perfect rendition of a classic comedy.
The Houston Ballets Stanton Welch creates a new work about the woman who went from child bride to controversial queen
Houston, we have just what you need to keep up your classy image in these dire economic days: A large story in The New York Times about a home here so lavishly decorated that "it's hard not to gape at a gilt and mirrored hall so boisterously baroque that you half expect Marie Antoinette to appear an ... More >>
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
Jokes or criticism from the Chron? Nah, it's just fluff for Jus' Stuff
In the 1930s, Paris was quite a city. And Brassai was quite a photographer.
May 28 - June 3, 1998
Il Posto and Don Bosco yield different brands of surprise
Ute Lemper searches for truth in the cabaret songs of 1920s Germany