Best of Houstonia

The Influentials

They may be dead, but make no mistake, Houstonia’s Influentials are very much alive. Every one made a contribution to the Houston of today.

10/31/2013

Top Stories

Best of Houstonia

Best Schools 2013

It’s a brave new high school world out there. We investigate what schools are like today, from technology in the classroom to bullying. Plus: our list of best high schools.

10/31/2013

Veterans

Field to Market

Houston’s veterans are coming home to a city and battles their training never prepared them for.

10/31/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Jill Hunter

Restaurant Review

The Spaghetti Cognoscenti

For a contrarian’s Thanksgiving, spaghetti in tomato sauce is a shining example of the “Columbian Exchange."

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Travel

Lifting the Vail

This winter, the fabled ski village dazzles with new offerings both on and off the mountain.

10/31/2013 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Film

Hollywood Dreams, Texas Roots

For screenwriter Al Reinart, there’s no place like Houston.

11/04/2013 By Eric Harrison

Classical Music

Bonjour, Triste

Sad old story = delightful new evening

10/30/2013 By Michael Hardy

Eat & Drink

Recipes

Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara

You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make an easy version of this dish in your refrigerator.

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Wine Bars

Grape Expectations at Camerata

Operatic intensity descends on the Houston wine scene.

10/31/2013 By Jeremy Parzen

Best of Houstonia

Top 10 Houston Spaghetti List

The best places to get your pasta fix

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by Tam Vo

Restaurant Review

The Spaghetti Cognoscenti

For a contrarian’s Thanksgiving, spaghetti in tomato sauce is a shining example of the “Columbian Exchange."

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Under the Influence

“What is this ‘influential’ business, and how can I become one?”

10/31/2013 By Scott Vogel

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

News & City Life

Best of Houstonia

Best Schools 2013

It’s a brave new high school world out there. We investigate what schools are like today, from technology in the classroom to bullying. Plus: our list of best high schools.

10/31/2013

Best of Houstonia

The Influentials

They may be dead, but make no mistake, Houstonia’s Influentials are very much alive. Every one made a contribution to the Houston of today.

10/31/2013

Veterans

Field to Market

Houston’s veterans are coming home to a city and battles their training never prepared them for.

10/31/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Jill Hunter

Best Schools 2013

Bullying: When Should Schools Step In?

Are anti-bullying initiatives doing enough to protect our kids, or are we robbing them of conflict resolution skills?

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

Best Schools 2013

TAKS Under Attack: Does Standardized Testing Actually Work?

Or are testing companies trying to trick us?

10/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Best Schools 2013

Prep School Prep

Competition for entry into Houston’s elite schools spawns an industry.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Best Schools 2013

Cy-Fair ISD’s Very Own Police Department

Safety, not privacy, is their top priority.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best Schools 2013

Electronic Devices: From Banned to Subsidized

Ten years ago, the teacher would take cell phones away. Oh, how quickly things change.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Best Schools

2013’s Best High Schools List

We’ve rated the best 130 high schools in Houstonia, public or private.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Pointe of Reentry

Even after retirement, one Houston Ballet dancer finds that the beat goes on.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Todd Spoth

JFK

The Last Supper

Fifty years later, the Rice Hotel’s service captain reflects on JFK’s last meal.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Panic Attacks

Anxiety Attacked: Fear Embraced Is Fear Erased

For people suffering from anxiety disorders, panic attacks can strike anywhere, anytime.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Non-Native Houstonians

Monk Parakeets: Lovely Addition or Invasive Pest?

How one parakeet is like five of your old fraternity brothers.

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

Profiles

Gloria Days

Longtime employee Gloria Ware reflects on three decades of change at Backstreet Cafe.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charity

The Best of Luck

New Hope Housing’s founder has a complicated relationship with luck.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Gather ’Round!

November’s Perfect Party

In which we set Oprah straight

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

City on a Hill

Let’s Talk “Houstonization”

A once-dirty word gets a new meaning

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

The Art of the Sale

Urban Outfitters staff artist Will Pierce talks style, Trader Joe’s, and old-fashioned craftsmanship

10/31/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Felix Sanchez

Boutiques

Finding Your Inner Pirate in Galveston

Three well-appointed boutiques are the perfect place to spend ill-gotten gains.

10/31/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Brittany Havican

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Lifting the Vail

This winter, the fabled ski village dazzles with new offerings both on and off the mountain.

10/31/2013 By Cindy Hirschfeld