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

Perfect Party

March's Perfect Party: Cheer-Up-Puddles Edition

The Puddles Pity Party is coming through town this month, and the melancholy singer appears to need a little cheering up. We’ve got you, Puddles.

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Judge of all Trades

Does the Hon. Christine Weems Ever Sleep?

We chat with the new judge of the Texas District Court 281.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Bayougraphy

This Missouri City 11-Year-Old Has Raised Thousands of Dollars for Animal Rescue

After Hurricane Harvey, Frannie Joseph wanted to help the animals abandoned during the storm evacuations. So she made lemonade.

02/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

February's Perfect Party: Bring-On-the-Smoked-Meat Edition

Barbecue pitmasters will always have a seat at our table.

01/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

H-Town Diary

Remembering George H.W. Bush

"Another admirable quality of Bush 41 has escaped notice amidst all the high-profile encomia: his kindness to the little people in his life. Like me."

01/28/2019 By Richard J. Smith

Bayougraphy

Genevieve Keeney's Life Is All About Death—In a Good Way

The president of the National Museum of Funeral History was born for this role.

01/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow