Frida Kahlo once said, "I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling." If those sorrows are going to learn to swim, they're going to have to do so in the pitchers of bottomless mimosas flying past our heads at record spee ... More >>
Saint Genevieve is a worthy heir to La Strada’s brunchy madness.
In an effort to explain to fans throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana what an Asher Wojciechowski is, the team sent caravans of players and staff on a 31-city, seven-day road trip this month. With three straight 100-loss seasons under their belts and still no TV deal, just the act of players stan ... More >>
If you've ever been out to Marfa, you know it's a different kind of place. Different from any other small town in West Texas and a far cry from any other town on the planet, most likely. Lately, another bit of different has popped up in Marfa in the form of a pair of rabbit ears and the outline of a ... More >>
Ah, summer. Time for frolicking by the pool, drinking blue-colored Icees that'll turn your tongue blue, working ferociously at the gym to get your body toned, and indulging in decadent chef-driven wine pairing dinners. Yes, a summer tradition, Landry's Signature Chef Series is currently in full sw ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
There's really no other way to say this. The wine prices at Brasserie 19 on West Gray are insane. And that's not just the California-speak of my youth creeping into my wine blogging. They are insane, crazy, nuts, cuckoo, mad, screw-loose, and just downright non compos mentis.
Gatsby's sometimes great, but not always good.
When you get a really good price on luxury goods, it's best to check those goods closely. And if you bought them from Yintang Cao or Hong Zhang, well, welcome to the world of Rotex watches. Cao, 48, and Zhang, 46, entered guilty pleas this morning in connection with their having more than 14,000 it ... More >>
Sometimes, when you want things to go just right, you make mistakes. You try so hard to get it right, you end up screwing it up. Fortunately, Houston did not make an utter disaster of All-Star weekend in Houston, but we had our share of hiccups. And some of them were pretty damn embarrassing. The g ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresZac Brown Band will be on the list of Rodeo Houston 2012 performers.Yeehaw. It's not even December, but it's apparently time to talk rodeo. This is Texas, after all, and boots are in season, even if in Houston you're more likely to see Prada than cowboy despite what north ... More >>
Our MasterMind winners speak up.
Peel Gallery shows sculptures of luxury brands.
Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
Amy Adams is trapped in the land of blarney, cow pies and forced humiliation.
The Turkish author gives us an Istanbul that is both ancient and modern
Okay, so did you realize being thrifty is so very chic right now, dahling?Blech.Everyone from Time to The New York Times is running articles about this new, fabulous feeling of thrift that is sweeping the country like it's a runway fashion or something. The Times article highlighted a man who has (g ... More >>
Photo courtesy of VlastulaSeriously. Why do I torture myself? Why do I find myself creating an appointment television relationship with MTV's reality show, The Hills? And by reality I mean as real as Heidi Montag's tits. Frankly, I think it's pretty much basically sick to ... More >>
Bush and this movie agree: Go shopping! (Wait, don't.)
It's not torture, but this latest Mideast thriller's as conventional as they come. We're (water) bored. (Sorry.)
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor
The official 2006 guide to not looking like Kevin Federline
Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim
Check the African-spun grooves at Fagilia Houston
Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story
Local nightlife luminaries take the clothes to the clubs
Down and out (and drunk) in NoDo
Noisy Rush Hour 2 mistakes volume for humor
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
If you blinked, you often missed the latest club opening (and closing) on the nightlife circuit
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
If feminism is dead, we don't care for its legacy: A choice between lunching or lapdancing
With counterfeit goods, there's a wealth of opportunity