Michael Brown's wild week.
Things got downright weird during Michael Brown's testimony today, with attorney Robert Hoffman alleging that Brown's new hobby is to take pictures of naked "young women" aboard his yacht, and Brown claiming that hundreds of thousands he spent on gifts for an ex-girlfriend could be construed as busi ... More >>
Ahhh Easter, a pastel-colored day filled with stale marshmallow candy, uncomfortable clothing, hard-boiled eggs and magical hares. And when the Easter Bunny comes to town, many of us go out to eat. So many, in fact, that Easter Sunday is currently the second most popular day for dining out (M ... More >>
Crispy spring rolls.Looking for an excuse to enjoy a gourmet three-course meal while giving back to the community? All through October, 51fifteen Restaurant and Lounge (5115 Westherimer Rd, inside Saks Fifth Avenue) is hosting "Dine With Us and Donate," benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the ... More >>
A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pagesThe Houston Chronicle had the story yesterday about the latest arrest of Dr. Michael Brown, this time accused of assaulting his wife.Everytime the Chron mentions Brown, we think of the 2002 Houston Press story on his druggy, wife-abusing ways (if ... More >>
Bond No. 9: Smells like Texas spiritCultureMap, which gets all of the very finest press releases that plebes like us don't, has news on a new, exclusive Texas perfume about to go on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue.Bond No. 9 (Motto: "Be mysterious, like our idiotic name") will have a limited Texas edit ... More >>
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 >>
Our thread on all the favorite things gone from (The) Montrose garnered a lot of great replies, as people remembered a mystical time 10 or 15 years ago when townhomes were not on every block.One caught our eye, not only for its snappy prose style but for its byline: one Mel Sharkskin.It may not r ... More >>
Chef Monica Pope at MacGregor Elementary School. Photos by Carlos Meltzer There's alot of talk these days about problems and solutions. The economy, the environment, healthcare, education. But as we all know there appears to be a lot more problems than there are solutions. And alot more talk than ... More >>
Annoyed because you're not able to stand in long, long lines for the Obama inaugural?Why not wait in long, long lines for free make-up?As a result of a court settlement, several of the nation's fancier chain stores -- including ones in Houston -- are giving away free make-up in order to "make up" (h ... More >>
Once grand, this story is now just another chick flick
"Looks like they imported some gays for this thing, probably from Dallas," says my buddy, standing next to me at Fashion Week Live, the biggest attempt at runway action I've ever seen in Houston. We're surrounded by glitterati of all sorts, and yes, much to my friend's excitement, there are quite a ... More >>
A Conroe man is ready to help the nation's Enron reporters
If you want to honor this preacher's wife, don't be cheap
Steve Martin's May-December romance turns unseasonably cold
Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Nellie Connally was in the car with him
The Oven's short-circuit has local punks crisscrossing the city in search of anarchy
A new social club helps affluent young African-Americans to a rich piece of the nightlife pie
A fitness expo for all body types -- as long as they're fit and thin
Cafe Perrier adopts America's casual attitude with its new brasserie concept
David Yurman yanks a local dealer into court over sales
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
The Cordóa brothers share the last laugh with their deliciously silly Amazon Grill
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
Harrison plods through the flat Pollack mystery Random Hearts
You can't eat everything but at Cafe Perrier, you want to try
Deena Nichols organized everything in her life. And when life spun out of control, she organized her death.
I was a doubter, but Cafe Beignet won me over
The good news: Grille 5115's food is terrific. The bad news: There's no room to eat it.
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Independent-film fans promised three new screens