Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

How Anna Vasquez Fought Injustice, Then Fought Some More

The Houston Forensic Science Center board member is helping prevent wrongful convictions—after battling her own.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Per Aspera Ad Astra

Remembering Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director

The legend who founded Mission Control and oversaw the moon landing has died at 95.

07/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

August's Perfect Party: Never-Too-Late Edition

The 80-year-old Houstonian who just graduated from HCC has the seat of honor at our party this month, of course.

07/22/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Please, Mr. Postman

These Houstonians Need to be Commemorated With Their Own Stamps

Thanks to a 2011 policy change at the USPS that allows the living to appear on stamps, the options are endless—but we narrowed it down.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

L'Chaim

One Father, Nine Adopted Kids, and Lots of Faith

Hayim Cohen has nine sons, ranging in age from 5 to 18, all adopted from foster care, all Hasidic Jews.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

The Voice of a Generation Was Forged In Houston

Jia Tolentino's first essay collection, Trick Mirror, contains startling insights arrived upon through the New Yorker staff writer's own bizarre life experiences, many of which took place right here in Houston.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Lights Out

How to Kill a Music Festival

For a moment, Day for Night was beloved by Houston and the world. Then a #MeToo-style reckoning launched its founder’s spectacular fall from grace, revealing just how shaky his empire was in the first place. Where does the city go from here?

06/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ace of Hearts

This World-Renowned Heart Surgeon Has a Few Tricks Up His Sleeve

Magic tricks, that is.

06/25/2019 By Jeff Balke

Dept. of Curiosities

We Found the City’s Most Unique Bike Collector

Timothy Chatman is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve—and expand—his two-wheeled obsession.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

July's Perfect Party: Wait-Do-We-Have-FOMO Edition

We want to be at all the things all the time this month.

06/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

What’s Kept Chef Manabu Horiuchi at Kata Robata for a Decade? Freedom.

“The Japanese see a young chef and think lower quality. Americans see a young chef and don’t care. They want to eat the food and then be the judge. It’s nice for me.”

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: Summer-in-the-City Edition

Hurricanes are definitely not invited.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Anne Chandler Is Seeking Justice for Houston's Most Vulnerable Immigrants

The executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center is "fighting like mad" for women and girls escaping violence.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Music

Meet the Houstonian Who Produced the Biggest Latin Hit in the World

Scott Summers is the man behind 'Con Calma.'

04/25/2019 By Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

Meet Marcel McClinton, the 17-Year-Old Activist Who's Running for City Council

The Stratford High School student and mass-shooting survivor is running against Michael Kubosh for City Council Position at Large 3 this November.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Perfect Party

May's Perfect Party: Score-That-Invite Edition

Doing something of vital importance, like delivering a set of sextuplets in less than 10 minutes or opening a barbecue joint in the Heights, gets you into our party this month.

04/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

April's Perfect Party: Here-Kitty-Kitty Edition

A tiger discovered by a stoner is definitely on our invite list this month.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Clint Capela Wants to Help Kids in Foster Care, Because He's Been There, Too

“Kids in foster care remind me of where I came from and what I’ve been through, without parents,” the Houston Rockets starting center says, “and I want to have more involvement in their lives.”

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All the Buzz

These Elderly Houstonians Started a Kazoo Band. Turns Out It Has Little to Do With Music.

Ode to Joy uses a quirky hobby to explore the realities of aging.

03/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez