W. Somerset Maugham

  • Film

    February 28, 2013

    Why There are So Few Great Marriage Movies

    A new book explores why marriage movies are just like marriages: hard to make work.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Once Again, Richard Fisher Gives Good Speech

    Johnny Mercer‚ÄčThe Dallas Fed head spoke to the Austin Headliners Club yesterday where, yet again, he boiled down "The Current State of the Economy and a Look to the Future" into language easily understood by those of us who were told there would be no math. The man also manages to work in referenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Two Of The Best 'Hard To Find' Spirits

    ‚ÄčI personally think zubrowka and aged genever are the finest spirits one can drink. But neither are easy to find, unless you travel.Zubrowka is a flavored vodka generally associated with Poland, where they've been distilling and drinking it for a good six or seven centuries. Pale gold in color, it ... More >>

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water

  • Dining

    June 9, 2005

    International Boundaries

    We're going to Europe. What should we drink?

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    Bob Hoofs North

    The Plano version of Bob's Steak and Chophouse stays true to form--mysterious carrot and all

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    Don't Ask

    What are those green things in fruitcake?

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Dead, man

    Sean Penn fails to bring life to the Villa

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    You're not from Texas

    Deep in the heart of western swing with a Scot on a mission

  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Cosmic cowboy

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore goes once more into the mystic

  • Culture

    June 27, 1996

    Lost souls

    11th Street's hillbilly soap opera Heathen Valley is beyond redemption

  • Culture

    January 18, 1996

    Dead serious

    Pegasus Theater's A Degree of Death! delves into the depths of Queer Theory