Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants of 2015

Over 100 serious dining destinations opened since August of last year. Don’t know where to start? Let us be your guide.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Stories

Interview

A Mayor Considers Her Legacy

Her final term may be winding down, but Annise Parker isn’t—and during what’s become a race to the finish line, our mayor takes a moment to reflect.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Education

Best Private Schools 2015

Is private school really worth the price? The stress? The dowdy uniforms? That’s for parents to decide—but we’re here to help.

09/29/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Lonna Dawson and Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

The Brain Man of Baylor

Neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses parenting, the prison system and his new PBS show.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Open Road

Embracing the Spectacle in South Beach, Florida

Wherein the goal is not to people-watch, but to be people-watched.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Battle of the Bulge

The Grocery Store Wars Have Only Just Begun

Local stalwarts and national newcomers struggle to outdo each other in a fight over the Houston’s supermarket dollars.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Exhibits

Facing Threats, Real and Imagined, at the HMNS

A new exhibit from the National Spy Museum examines the friction between America and American ideals.

09/29/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Photography

Roman Vishniac’s World Comes to Light at the MFAH

The fine arts museum showcases a lesser-known side of the famous Holocaust photographer.

09/29/2015 By Brittanie Shey

Divine Commode-ty

Inside the Alley Theatre’s Biggest and Best Upgrade

Forget the new stage and lobby, the real draw is, shall we say, behind closed doors.

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Best of Houstonia

Education

Best Private Schools 2015

Is private school really worth the price? The stress? The dowdy uniforms? That’s for parents to decide—but we’re here to help.

09/29/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Lonna Dawson and Marianella Orlando

Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants of 2015

Over 100 serious dining destinations opened since August of last year. Don’t know where to start? Let us be your guide.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat & Drink

Battle of the Bulge

The Grocery Store Wars Have Only Just Begun

Local stalwarts and national newcomers struggle to outdo each other in a fight over the Houston’s supermarket dollars.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best New Restaurants 2015

And the Top 10 New Restaurants of 2015 Are...

A slew of new, serious dining destinations opened in the last year, and 10 stand out as very special indeed.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

Expect the Unexpected

Gold is where you find it.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

Nice to Meat You

What would Houston be without beef?

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

A Midtown Restaurant Crawl

Midtown makes its mark.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

Fresh Catches

Seafood lovers, your ship has finally come in.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

Bakeries on the Rise

Smell the sweet aroma of a baked goods renaissance.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

Tapping Into Tanglewood

A tiny corner of west Houston achieves culinary critical mass.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

The Magnificent Seven: 2015’s Runners-Up

Honorable mention never tasted so good.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Sprigs of Sage Advice

Answering three philosophical questions.

09/29/2015 By Scott Vogel

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Meet the Designer Behind Houston’s Coolest Restaurants

Interior decorator Gin Braverman has the recipe for fine designing.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

News & City Life

Best Private Schools 2015

Houston Area Private Schools by the Numbers 2015

Breaking down the differences between 82 of the city’s top private institutions.

09/29/2015 Research by Katherine Gunn, Samantha Ketterer, Macy Moore, Jenae Sitzes, and Trey Strange

Best Private Schools 2015

On Deadline: A Private School Application Schedule

Keeping up with admission requirements is a year-round job.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Best Private Schools 2015

For Special Needs Students, A Different World

Though public schools offer some services, parents of children with special needs often find private education better in the long run.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Best Private Schools 2015

Paying the Price for Private School

A top school district or private school still digs a hole into parents’ wallets.

09/29/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Best Private Schools 2015

Stress Test

At many private schools, both parents and students feel the pressures of success.

09/29/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Best Private Schools 2015

For Love and Money

Kids should go to great schools, but at what cost?

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Interview

A Mayor Considers Her Legacy

Her final term may be winding down, but Annise Parker isn’t—and during what’s become a race to the finish line, our mayor takes a moment to reflect.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

The Brain Man of Baylor

Neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses parenting, the prison system and his new PBS show.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Surreal Estate

Phobia Haunted House Scrambles to Find a New Home for Halloween

Terror has a new address. Maybe.

09/29/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House

October’s Perfect Party

Attention, please!

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Having It All

Deliver Us From Podunk

Far from being the delivery wasteland of the past, Houston is now overrun with concierge services that bring anything you want to your doorstep.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Medical Muse

The Art of Curing Cancer

The director of MD Anderson’s Arts in Medicine program uses painting, sculpture and one giant dragon to provide courage and solace to children battling cancer.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Hammer Time

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Houston teen Cole Hammer makes golf history as the third-youngest player to ever grace the greens of the US Open.

09/29/2015 By Nick Esquer

Living Dolls

Pretty Is as Prettie Does

A new line of dolls for kids of all ethnicities perfectly expresses Houston’s diversity and entrepreneurial spirit.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Slideshow: Bejeweled Blitz

Fall’s biggest statement piece? A cornucopia of colorful gemstones.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Audra Oden

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Slideshow: Scenes of South Beach

What to eat, drink, and see while you're there

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Open Road

Embracing the Spectacle in South Beach, Florida

Wherein the goal is not to people-watch, but to be people-watched.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow