Fighting' words

NYC Food Critic Moonlights as Satirical Publicist

Mar 20, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Robert Sietsema, the Village Voice‘s food critic, is a cheerleader. Back in January he, along with nearly every other New York food writer, wrote a piece rah-rah’ing the New York barbecue scene. Maybe penning a promotional article about local barbecue is required for admission to the New York BBQ…

It’s Spelled Y’all, Y’all.

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

If there’s one thing Texans love more than saying y’all, it’s a good argument. Texas Monthly readers react to the Department of Criminal Justice’s use of “ya’ll” instead of “y’all.”

T. Boone Wins At Twitter

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What does energy magnate T. Boone Pickens tweet for fun when there's no Oklahoma State game? Would you believe, he throws down against rapper Drake? 

Academy Versus Academi

Jul 10, 2012 By Jason Cohen

The private security firm once known as Blackwater changed its name (for the second time) to Academi last year. Katy-based Academy Sports and Outdoors has cried foul, filing a federal lawsuit. 

A Senatorial Spat

May 7, 2012 By Sonia Smith

State senator Dan Patrick accuses fellow senator John Carona of spreading vicious rumors about the Patrick marriage, resulting in an email exchange that might make CW producers jealous.