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

humor

Is Galveston Ready for Nuclear Barge Sturgis?

A floating nuclear reactor from the 1960s will arrive later this year to be disassembled by the Army Corps of Engineers. What could go wrong?

09/09/2014 By Cort McMurray

essay

Apologia Pro Urbe Sua

Houston is not New York and never will be. Deal with it.

09/02/2014 By Cort McMurray

Movin’ On Up

What’s With Those Double-Decker Buses Downtown?

You’re not dreaming; those big red London-style tour buses are real.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

A Family Guide to Houston

The Ultimate Guide to a Houston Family Reunion

Get your get-together together.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Parks Outside the Loop

Who says there’s nothing to do outside the Loop?

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

Nature

Ducks Descend Upon Forest West

Giving ‘Duck Dynasty’ a whole new meaning.

08/03/2014 By Jeff Balke

Education

The Return of the Neighborhood School

A non-profit is looking to turn things around in Woodland Heights—and might just provide a model for other neighborhoods, too.

08/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Embarrassments

The 5 Worst Houston Slogans of All Time

The city with no limits—to lame branding attempts.

07/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

Design

The Houston Zoo’s Accidental Conservationist

Who will save our planet? The designers, that’s who.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

leisure

Going Outside the Lanes at Bowlero

The Woodlands's new bowling alley-cum-nightclub offers a full bar, touchscreen scorekeeping, and a hot wing challenge.

06/16/2014 By Natalie Reina

Newsfix

Video: Growing Up In a Family of Snake Lovers

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow reflects on how her unique childhood along the bayou changed the way she looks at the world.

06/12/2014