Biking

Dissecting Critical Mass

On the last Friday of each month, thousands of cyclists make their presence felt. But what is Critical Mass, exactly, and what is its goal?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

Unextreme Makeovers

Westward Expansion

With a renovation of Galleria III beginning in 2014, the Galleria aims to reinvent itself once again.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Secrets of the Galleria

'A Shopping Center It Is Not. It Will Be a New Downtown.'

What was once a pockmarked Post Oak prairie became a temple to consumerism unlike anything seen before.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

Brace Yourself

How to Escape From a Sinking Helicopter

How do the Gulf’s oil workers endure singularly perilous commutes to work? By preparing for the worst.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Infinity and Beyond

The (Space)port of Houston?

Rocket City stakes a claim on the next generation of manned spaceflight.

12/01/2013 By Melissa Jacobs

Walking & Drinking

How Houston Is Just Like New Orleans

Drinking outdoors isn’t (necessarily) against the law in Houston. Wait, what??

12/01/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Media

Paper of No Record

The Houston Chronicle and Post are important public resources—so why aren't their archives available online?

12/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Fun And Games

Like a Meth-Addled Tour of Houston

Princeton-based web bot turns all your Facebook updates into occasionally enlightened gibberish. Here are some of our favorite Houston-related ones.

11/13/2013 By John Lomax

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

City on a Hill

Let’s Talk “Houstonization”

A once-dirty word gets a new meaning

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Internet Tough Guys

Houston Chronicle Crime Story Drinking Game

Liven up your party with the ill-focused hatred of Houston's angriest net mob.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

The Rains Came

Bad Weather For HOUSTON TEXAS

We're back on Frankie MacDonald's Nova Scotian radar, and that means trouble.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

Real Estate

State to Former Montrose Skylane Apartments: Clean Up or Close

Complex at 1901 Richmond called a common nuisance and haven for criminals

10/25/2013 By John Lomax

Developer Hell

City Sues Developer, Contractors For Axing Protected Trees

Oaks were 90 to 100 years old and on city right-of-way, suit claims.

10/08/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Slideshow

Ridin' Dirty Slideshow

The things I've seen on my bike the last few months.

10/03/2013

Cycling H-Town Solo

Ridin' Dirty

A few of the sights I've seen from my bike recently.

10/03/2013 Photography by John Lomax

Justice

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Want to see the inside of a classic Kenneth Franzheim building? Try spending a night in jail.

09/30/2013 By Raj Mankad

H-Town Diary

What’s a Houston?

A special graphic feature by Mat Johnson explores what it means to call Houston home.

09/30/2013 By Mat Johnson Illustrations by Jarrod Perez