Perfect Party

August’s Perfect Party

The people we’d like to get down with this month

By Catherine Matusow August 15, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue of Houstonia Magazine

This month, get a load of some impressive guns—specifically, the ones our guests adamantly stick to—at this month’s party. For years, football super-fan Steph Stradley got a paycheck from the Houston Chronicle for her blog Texans Chick, but those checks stopped when cutbacks kicked in. No matter: she’s still at it, because she loves her blog, her readers, her fellow fans, and duh, the Texans. Whether you agree with him or not, you have to admire Irving-based Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’s adherence to his convictions: after shareholders voted down same-sex benefits and measures to protect the environment (again), he said, “What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” When traveling, Fat Tony prefers not to suffer, which is why the Houston rapper asserts his right to bed a Brooklyn babe on “BKNY,” the first single from his much-praised new album. Art duo Dan Havel and Dean Ruck’s smash-hit Inversion installation at Art League Houston was dismantled several years ago, which is why they were surprised to see something very close to the work in a recent Honda commercial. The pair decided to fight for their right to not promote compact SUVs by filing a lawsuit. And Pauline Higgins, a former longtime partner and diversity officer at Thompson & Knight, recently spoke out, to the New York Times, about the way many law firms today are just going through the motions when it comes to recruiting minorities—not, you can bet, the way she did it. Respect. 

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