Oh, Pioneers!

Photography by Anthony Tahlier

Oh, Pioneers!

by Michael Nagrant | CS magazine | July 28, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder is my homegirl. As a kid, I often snuck a flashlight under the sheets and read Little House on the Prairie books for hours after my parents had gone to bed. I can still imagine the oily tang of freshly laid tar paper on the Ingalls’ lean-to cabin or the coolness of the mud walls from the dugout next to Plum Creek.

Scrawl Star

Photography by David Lees

Scrawl Star

by Jody Schmal | Houston magazine | July 27, 2011

Virginia-born artist Cy Twombly died July 5 in Rome at 83, reportedly of cancer. But his influence lives on in Houston, with whose soul he’ll forever be linked.

Beyond Beefcake

Photography by Eric Hester

Beyond Beefcake

by Jason Sheeler | Houston magazine | July 27, 2011

Like most 6-foot-2 models with an eight-pack, Chris Knighton, 29, never thought he was special. “I tagged along with my buddy four years ago to an acting class,” the Canadian remembers of his first trip to the Neal Hamil agency, where he’s now the top model. “Some girl was, like, ‘Hey, you want to model?’ I thought she was blowing smoke.”

If These Walls Could Talk

Photography by Shannon O’hara

If These Walls Could Talk

by Jeff Gremillion & Evan Wetmore | Houston magazine | July 27, 2011

Five Houston homes—from a lean, green Bellaire beauty bought by a duo of daring docs, to a regal River Oaks manse fixed to fetch mega-millions—tell the tale of H-Town real estate now. Plus: the market, by the numbers!

Montrose: Two for the Show

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