Perfect Party

November's Perfect Party: Ladies' Night Edition

This month is all about female empowerment.

10/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Bob Randall Is Spreading the Gospel of Organic Gardening, One Plot at a Time

He launched what is now the fourth-largest community garden program in the country, Urban Harvest, 25 years ago this month.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Drilling Down

How, Exactly, Should We Remember George Mitchell?

A new book explores the complicated figure who championed fracking, worked to save the endangered whooping crane, and founded The Woodlands.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Ring

Meet Houston's Very Own Sumo Wrestler

Ichiro Kendrick Young is a normal 21-year-old from Humble who, just after graduating high school, decided What the heck, I’ll go to Japan and become a sumo wrestler. And now he is one.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Hey-We-Made-Vows Edition

We don't know about you, but we always get excited when one of our own makes the New York Times Vows section.

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Puppet Master

Where Did Those Sexy, Larger-Than-Life Puppets Come From?

For 30 years Greg Ruhe’s been the man behind more than 150 giant, walking, talking puppets he’s created for his Houston-based party-entertainment company, Puppet Pizzazz.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Tilman Fertitta Shares His Playbook

Houston's celebrity billionaire chronicles his ascent in Shut Up and Listen!, his first book, released last month.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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