Pop Culture Handbook

So...What's the Deal with Drake?

And when did he become so obsessed with H-Town?

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

These Are the 4 Must-Jam Houston Playlists for Fans of Every Genre

Make your own old-school mix-tape of these classic Houston tracks, or check out our curated Spotify playlists.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

The Great Houstonian Movie Has Yet to Be Made

The Bayou City is about more than cowboys, politicians drenched in oil money, and NASA. So when will the silver screen reflect that?

06/21/2017 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pop Culture Handbook

Ranking Houston's 6 Biggest Reality TV Moments

From our proudest points to our most painful, from Project Runway to personal astrologers.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

What The Big Bang Theory Gets Right About "East Texas"

... and what it doesn't.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pop Culture Handbook

The 6 Buzziest Times Beyoncé Broke the Internet

We're all still crazy in love with Queen B.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sign of the Times

Houstonian Signs on as ASL Interpreter for Chance the Rapper

Matthew Maxey will join the Chicago rapper for the remainder of his 2017 tour.

06/20/2017 By Allyson Waller

Get Twisted

How a Nigerian Kid from Alief is Making Purpose Popular

Former college football star Tobe Nwigwe is set to let others know that their lives are far beyond their circumstances.

06/19/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Pop Culture Handbook

8 Iconic Houston-Filmed Movies, Mapped

Plus: The top 3 times we've seen Houston get blown up on the big screen.

06/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

B Day

Praise B! Sources Say Beyoncé's Twins Have Arrived

It's time to release the doves you've been saving for the occasion.

06/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Murder is No Joke

5 True Crime Podcasts to Kill Time While Traveling this Summer

Featuring several Houston-specific episodes.

06/16/2017 By Kyndall Krist


Matt Bomer Is Tuxedo Perfection at the CFDA Fashion Awards

The Spring native proves menswear doesn't have to be boring.

06/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Real Talk

What It's Like Watching Khloé Kardashian Steal from Black Culture

"I just want to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians without constant reminders that your family has cashed in by appropriating marginalized cultures and making them acceptably mainstream."

06/08/2017 By Katricia Lang


In the Footsteps of Prince: A Visit to Paisley Park

Much like Graceland, a tour of the musician's Minneapolis home offers an intimate look into the life of a revolutionary American artist.

06/06/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Here and Queer

Digging Those New Instagram Pride Stickers? Say Thank You to This Houston Artist

Queer artist Carra Sykes is one of several global artists to create Instagram stickers that celebrate Pride Month.

06/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

So long, Dereon

Goodbye to the Hadley Street Dreams

Mathew Knowles has sold the Midtown music and event complex where Beyoncé and Solange recorded.

05/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen


Remember Hollywood's Forgotten Power Couple This Weekend at the MFAH

Remember when Charlton Heston parts the Red Sea? That was these guys.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Hopf

Queen B

Beyoncé's Baby Shower Was As Epic as You Imagined

The Beyoncé-themed details include a flower chair and veil to recreate her pregnancy announcement pose and—natch—a lemonade stand for the kids.

05/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Watching All the People

Comicpalooza Takes Over Downtown This Weekend

Fact: This year's headliner is Chuck Norris.

05/10/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Houston in Hollywood

Justin Simien's Dear White People Raises the Bar on How We Discuss Race in America

The Houstonian's award-winning film and new Netflix series navigates the complexities of race at a predominantly white Ivy League college.

05/04/2017 By Bryce Dodds