The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>
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.
Meet one of the greatest living graphic designers (according to Domy Books Russell Etchen)
Texas, your day is done.That's according to Bryan Burrough, the Vanity Fair contributor and author of The Big Rich, a best-selling look at the oilmen who ruled the state and beyond for much of the 20th century.Burrough writes in an op-ed column in the Washington Post that, with the farewell of Georg ... More >>
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
Mayor Bill White got some publicity recently when he told The New York Times the reason Houston really, really sucks at recycling is because "Houstonians are skeptical of anything that appears to be oversold or exaggerated." Or things that are "trendy or hyped-up." Some Houstonians, it turns out, a ... More >>
MEMO TO: Ms. Leibovitz FROM: Vanity Fair Editors Loved your Miley Cyrus shots and they’re certainly getting us a lot of press! Esp. loved the ones that included Billy Ray. Don’t worry about controversy surrounding these current pics. It’s great for business plus it’s sure to die down as ... More >>
As I type this, my belly is swollen with Star Pizza and my dearest pal Tamarie is eating raw cookie dough…yeah, it’s that night. The Oscars. The Super Bowl for girls. The freaking show hasn’t even started yet, and we’ve already eaten too much. So here we go with the running commentary… ... More >>
Texas native Jack Worthington is sure of at least one thing: He’s John F. Kennedy’s love-child. Worthington, who lives in Canada, says he’s not seeking money from the Kennedy family, but chose to go public after Vanity Fair had reportedly considered running a story on Worthington. (After the ... More >>
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
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
Examining Werner Herzog, the director who ate his shoe
Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream