The Great Gatsby

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

  • Film

    May 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Travelin' Man: Web Site Helps Dudes Find Vacation Hookups Based on the Books She Is Reading

    I'm a travelin' man I've made a lot of stops all over the world And in every part I own the heart Of at least one lovely girl When Ricky Nelson sang those words, he was a rock star traveling the globe and probably getting all the action he could handle. But for non-rock star types who want to na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio of Hawthorn Makes His Own Pastas, Sausages and Pie Crust

    This is last part of a three-part chef chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio, the executive chef and partner at Hawthorn in Upper Kirby, a restaurant that is literally a hidden gem because its phy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    I Hate Beyonce's New "Back to Black" Cover With My Entire Soul

    Since the first thing that comes to mind about New York during the roaring 1920's is dubstep, Autotune, and, of course, Andre 3000 and Beyonce, the producers of the new The Great Gatsby movie have forced this little ditty upon us from the upcoming soundtrack. Bey and Andre's collaboration on Amy Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Band Names

    For years now I have made a personal study of delving into the murky and sometimes macabre monikers our local bands have chosen. Now we shall have them compete for our pleasure. Here are the ten best band names in the city. 10. Holy Fiction Evan Lecker's spiraling, philosophical explanation behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    5 Songs About Andy Kaufman NOT By R.E.M.

    Today would have been comedian Andy Kaufman's 64th birthday... assuming of course he isn't playing a really long practical joke on us all. Anyone else in the world and such a claim would be rightfully seen as conspiracy theory nuttery, but with Kaufman and his legendary dedication to character and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Alternative Names for Eva Longoria and Tilman Fertitta's "Female-Oriented" Steakhouse

    This afternoon, CultureMap announced that Houston restaurant kingpin Tilman Fertitta would be teaming up with Eva Longoria and Morton's to create a Las Vegas steakhouse that will "create a feeling of empowerment, especially for female guests." SHe -- yes, that's the name; no, there's not a typo the ... More >>

  • Film

    June 7, 2012

    Paramount Turns 100

    On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Jose Cuervo Light Margarita

    As you might have inferred from recent posts, I have been spending a lot more time in Alexandria, Virginia while my husband finishes a temporary job. With no teaching responsibilities this semester, my schedule has been much more flexible; it's been an exercise in self-discipline to write during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    National Novel Writing Month Goes Gothic

    National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 with just 21 participants. Since then it's grown to more than 200,000, including two regular members of Houston Press's Gothic Council, Sarah Fanning and Carmilla Voiez. The rule of the contest are simple. You have from November 1 to November 30 to turn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

    ​'Tis the season of overindulgence, and I say, why wait to pop open that bottle of bubbly taking up room in your refrigerator? The week of Christmas is as good as any to start the celebratory drinking and a perfect time to test out samples of sparkling wine in preparation for New Year's Eve. ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Nightfly: Hard to Kill

    Is Nouveau Antique Art Bar leading a Midtown renaissance?

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Wild on Washington

    The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.