Immodest Proposals

Hey, Pool Guys—You’re Not Thinking Big Enough!

If Houston needs a swimming hole, then we’d better build the biggest darn swimming hole there is.

03/09/2015 By Jared Monmouth

news

City Looking for Public Input on New Arts Plan

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is in the midst of collecting public feedback about its new civic arts plan. But where's the Houston Arts Alliance?

02/25/2015 By Michael Hardy

Weighty Matters

Just How Fat Are We?

Like it or not, Houston’s “Fattest City in America” moniker has stuck. But is it true?

02/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

To The Skies

2014 the Busiest Year Yet for Houston Airports

International flights spur IAH growth, Hobby's future

01/28/2015 By Chris Abshire

Fitness 2015

Houston’s Hike & Bike Trails Await!

If all goes as planned, the city will soon have around 150 miles of continuous trails.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Fauna

Five Birds of a Feather

Keep an eye out for Houston’s unique migratory animals.

01/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Throwing Shade

The Trouble With the Trees

If a tree falls in the forest—on someone, that is—who’s really to blame?

01/04/2015 By Jeff Balke

The Toppest 10

Our 10 Biggest Stories of 2014

Of road trips and rollerblade dancers

12/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Brief Tribute

Where Would Houston Be Without the Ship Channel?

We take a trip down to the Ship Channel to pay tribute on its 100th birthday.

11/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Regrets Only

“Dear Whataburger...”

The latest in a series of heartbreaking letters home from expats who realized their mistake too late

11/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Style About Town

Design Secrets of Downtown's New JW Marriott

Tapping local artists, makers, and the building's historical pedigree, the JW Marriott aims to stylishly represent Houston.

11/07/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Press Clips

The Myth of Ken Hoffman’s Elusive “Fender Mender”

Is Houston’s mysterious body-work benefactor really as saintly as he seems?

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Our Lost Youth

Where Have All the Green Lizards Gone?

It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (but with lizards).

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Weather Report

An Ode To Houston’s Non-Summer

Non-summer is simply glorious, wonderful, and sweet—pecan bombardments and venomous caterpillars aside.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

history

But Ours Is Taller

A visit to the recently reopened Washington Monument prompts a reassessment of Houston's own obelisk.

10/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

H-Town Diary

When Driver’s Ed Lessons Go Wrong

You’ll never learn to fly if you can’t forget how to drive.

09/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Hair Crimes

Making the Classics Relevant: Alexander Pope

Rethinking The Rape of the Lock in light of a string of recent crimes

09/30/2014

Newsfix

Video: Double-Decker Bus Tour Takes Houston Sightseeing to Next Level

Houston City Tours takes sightseeing to the next level with double-decker buses.

09/22/2014

essay

Apologia Pro Urbe Sua, Part II

Why do so many Houstonians flee the city for the suburbs? Cort McMurray has a few ideas.

09/16/2014 By Cort McMurray

point/counterpoint

What's the Matter with Houston?

A debate about urbanism, highways, mass transit, and whether it makes sense to compare ourselves to New York.

09/12/2014 By Michael Hardy and Allyn West