Los Angeles

The Exile’s Lament

Jan 21, 2013 By Attica Locke

Even after I moved to Los Angeles, there was no question that I’d always be a Texan at heart. But what about my daughter?

Vanity Farrah

Jan 21, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

All she did was walk into the bar, sit down, and smile. But I knew right away why, even at age fifty, Farrah Fawcett is still an angel.

Music Man

Feb 1, 2009 By Katy Vine

So Raising Sand, the collaborative album between Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, produced by Fort Worth native T Bone Burnett, cleaned house with five trophies at Sunday night’s Grammys. Was anyone besides me not surprised? I guess it could have been a disaster, with all the egos involved, but anything…

The Mighty Metroplex

Jan 1, 2007 By Michael Ennis

Just a few years after nearly being written off the map, the region has become a roaring engine of growth and social transformation.

A Lyrical Life

Apr 1, 2004 By Katy Vine

"While I was in Hollywood, I wrote for Eddie Arnold and Ernest Tubb and Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter—everybody you can think of."

City Girl

Apr 1, 2004 By Michael Hall

"I moved to Austin in 1974, and it was this kind of magical place. The whole alternative culture controlled the town."

Bill Broyles, as Ever, at War

Mar 1, 2002 By Gary Cartwright

Baytown wunderkind. Officer in Vietnam. Founding editor of this magazine. A-list screen writer. With a resume this stellar, you'd think he'd be satisfied. Not even close.

Sharon Tate

Jul 31, 1999 By Anne Dingus

On which two sitcoms did Sharon Tate have a guest-starring role?

Lynch Mob

May 31, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

Like the coffee and pie in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, the Arlington-based fanzine Wrapped in Plastic is damn fine.

Madeleine in the Hill Country

May 31, 1999 By Alison Macor

As long as she spends most of her free time on a ranch outside Fredericksburg, Madeleine Stowe may never become, by Hollywood’s definition, a successful actress. And that’s fine with her.

The Return of the Native

Mar 1, 1998 By Michael Ennis

With a major retrospective of his work at three Houston museums, Robert Rauschenberg is once again the talk of Texas. What’s he been up to? A portrait of the artist as an old man.

Ink Big

Feb 1, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

Drawn by the success of The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-head, three of Texas’ top cartoonists are going Hollywood. Houston’s Michael Fry, for instance, has sold the television rights to two of his comic strips—Committed and When I Was Short—to production companies in Toronto and Los Angeles, respectively, and both…

Quick-Change Artist

Sep 30, 1996 By Keith Kachtick

So what if consistency is the hallmark of the record business? As the chameleonlike career of Darden Smith suggests, you can go your own way.

Holy Cacao!

Apr 30, 1996 By Patricia Sharpe

Introducing El Rey, the Venezuelan chocolate that is wowing chefs everywhere, thanks to the efforts of a Texan with a taste for treats.

Buckle Up

Apr 1, 1996 By Anne Dingus

The rodeo belt buckle is prized by cowboys and collectors alike. By the look of these handcrafted samples, it’s easy to see why.