L’Olivier stays grounded in French bistro territory while still managing the occasional surprise.
Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.
As a guest of local homelessness advocates SEARCH, I spent last Friday afternoon pretending to be homeless. Sort of...At any rate, it was a strange afternoon for me as my experience of homelessness is far more up close and personal than that of most people. The afternoon began at the SEARCH facili ... More >>
Introducing music journalism's latest female-penned release, Courtney E. Smith's Record Collecting for Girls. Following suit with like-minded veteran writers like Sara Marcus and Jessica Hopper, Smith's first book boldly tackles the music memoir, a literary genre historically saturated with ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.
Readers react to dramatic high society tale
OK MagazineBlood, they say, is thicker than water. When Matthew Knowles and Beyonce ended their business relationship earlier this week, both stressed the fact that family is still family. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," Beyonce said in her statement. "I love my daughter ... More >>
"Like, what is your problem?" Jason NocitoHell hath no fury like a spurned musician, but a critic's vengeance doesn't lag far behind. This week in the Houston Press, you can read an interview Noah Bailey at our sister paper the Dallas Observer did with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, who says he h ... More >>
• The always-entertaining video blog Keep Houston Rich shared with us this early-'90s television commercial for "Houston's only album rock station," KLOL. "Word on the street is that this ran during a Miami Vice episode," the bloggers write, which reminds us of this epic TV spot covering Morriss ... More >>
American soldiers, vérité-style, in Restrepo.
Randall Patterson's 1998 feature on Houston / Palm Beach polo patron John Goodman ends with the billionaire playboy getting a champagne bath. Right now, Palm Beach police want to know if he also soaked in a little too much booze last Thursday night. That was when Goodman, the founder of the Palm B ... More >>
Meet one of the greatest living graphic designers (according to Domy Books Russell Etchen)
The Vanity Fair writer gives us a cure for mogul envy
Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large
Bad Motor Scooter
Two movies by directors who really should have known better
Brazil's kidnapping epidemic spawns its own supply-and-demand economy
The immigrant experience meets a generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Houstonian Nick DiFonzo has one of the world's finest collections of bad album covers
Mira Nair's Victorian England bursts with sensuality, but not impact
What does it take to get a celebrity chef to put his name on a Houston restaurant?
The Hotel Play is huge
The furries are fighting like animals, just for a little respect
Nobody knows what AFI's next album will sound like, least of all the band members
Saturday, July 12
Continental Club dweller Glover Gill would sooner starve to death than give up playing tango. Not that guys who back Pavarotti and score Hollywood films waste away that often.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Movie producer Robert Evans preserves his golden myth in The Kid Stays in the Picture
Freshly Febrezed, The Nightfly mans the velvet rope
Twins rage against the bars that have imprisoned them in Silver's satirical Captivity
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
Three photographers transcend the cult of personality with their revealing celebrity portraits
Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense
July 9 - 15, 1998
Kurt and Courtney overcomes serious flaws for an intriguing, offbeat documentary
Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers
Examining Werner Herzog, the director who ate his shoe
Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream