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Vanity Fair Magazine

  • Film

    August 28, 2014

    Robin Wright, as Robin Wright, Seizes a Mod Future in The Congress

    An ambitious knockout that doesn't quite live up to its potential.

  • Film

    August 21, 2014

    Robin Wright as Robin Wright, Seizes a Mod Future in The Congress

    An ambitious knockout that doesn't quite live up to its potential.

  • Culture

    April 24, 2014

    MFAH and the Menil Are Depriving Us of Local Art

    Houston museums should display some Houston art.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Heavy Fuel: How to Drink Like a Rock Star

    If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    How To: Drink Like a Rock Star

    Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Andy Surface: Alvin's Conde Nast Scammer Graciously Agrees Not to Keep the $8 Million He Got

    Andy Surface no longer wants Conde Nast's money.​Andy Surface, the Alvin man who scammed the powerful Condé Nast publishing company of $8 million simply by sending a single bogus e-mail invoice, has formally renounced any claim to his ill-gotten gains. Forbes, which first broke the story, re ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    John Goodman, Bazillionaire Polo Patron, Awaits Possible Charges In Fatal Palm Beach Bentley Wreck

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2009

    Mann on the Run

    Johnny Depp is superb as John Dillinger in the fast and furious Public Enemies.

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    The Mayor's right -- Houston Is Never, Never Trendy

    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 >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008
  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Get Lit: The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown

    Ten years ago in August, I and a whole lot of other people stayed up most of the night listening to news reports of Princess Diana’s accident. What started out as unbelievable turned into a night that became tragic, as TV reporters announced she had not been saved after all; she was dead The next ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 8, 2007

    Career Cred

    Houston's 2006 Whitney Biennial participants, one year later

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Debate Club

    KTRH's shouter has a hissy fit

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Coal Miner Mother of a Mess

    In which we call bullshit on J.T. LeRoy's "essay" in the Oxford American's music issue

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • Culture

    November 27, 2003

    Incest Is Wrong

    The MFAH shamelessly hops in bed with the Houston Texans

  • News

    October 2, 2003
  • Culture

    January 9, 2003

    Vanity Fare

    Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Retro Electro

    Meet Larry Tee and the circus freaks of electroclash

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Glamorous Youth

    Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    Say Cheese

    Movie producer Robert Evans preserves his golden myth in The Kid Stays in the Picture

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Moment in the Sun

    Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Cumming Up

    Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • Film

    May 27, 1999

    Notting Off

    Star power isn't enough to overcome this hollow romance

  • Film

    June 11, 1998

    Love Bane of Cobain

    Kurt and Courtney overcomes serious flaws for an intriguing, offbeat documentary

  • Calendar

    November 20, 1997
  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Time to Kill

    Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers

  • Music

    July 3, 1997
  • Music

    March 27, 1997

    Looking for Billy Zoom

    X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.

  • Film

    August 15, 1996
  • Music

    December 14, 1995
  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Scary Tales from the Tapes

    Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik

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