Easy tips help you ‘eat smart’ during the holidays 2

The holiday party season is in full swing, and that means lots of opportunities to really blow all the hard work you’ve put into your diet during the previous 11 months. But if you will follow these tips, you can have fun and still avoid those extra calories. More…

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‘Boomer fashion’ – a contradiction in terms? 4

For a couple of weeks I have been doing what people have done for years – making fun of the way that people younger than them dress.

What I think I look like in a cap.

This tradition didn’t start with me; for example, when I was a teenager and walking out the door for my first rock concert, my father stopped me because I was not wearing a jacket and tie.  The band I was going to see – the “Jefferson Airplanes,” as he called them – would all be so attired, he assured me. More…

Hey, you kids get off my lawn — and take your panda hats with you! 7

Last week I wrote a column in which I disparaged the fashion sense of a subspecies of young Austinites commonly referred to as hipsters (Hipsterii ridiculus, for you Linnaean geeks). In it, I proposed a game in which points could be scored by spotting young people sporting specific fashion items. More…

Wanna play a game? ‘I Spy’ rebooted for the age of irony 8

On Sunday, Liz and I spent the afternoon at the East Austin Studio Tour. Austin’s East Side – which has long been largely black and Latino — has been undergoing gentrification for more than a decade, so these days it’s pretty white. But toss in a few hundred art openings and free Pabst Blue Ribbon, and presto – Hipster Central. More…

Stodden to God: Thanks for the mammaries 6

Well, I don’t know about you but I am hugely relieved. First, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore split up, and then Kim Kardashian and her husband of 72 days divorce. In the face of heartbreak like this, I take my consolation – no matter how meager – where I can get it.

So today I rest easier knowing that Courtney Stodden’s breasts are real. More…