H-Town Diary

A Literal Taste for a Physical Tragedy

Sometimes, it’s the opposite of a celebratory meal that stays with us.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Right Stuff

The New Women of NASA

Four extraordinary women make up half of NASA’s most recent astronaut class—and they may go to Mars.

05/31/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Bayougraphy

A Former Texas Gubernatorial Contender, Anything but Retired

Debra Medina may have moved on from politics, but she isn’t out to pasture—not exactly.

05/31/2016 By Adam Doster

Essay

Twenty Years Later, Bun B Reflects on DJ Screw

The legendary June 27 mixtape-heard-round-the-world changed Houston’s hip-hop scene forever.

05/31/2016 By Bun B

Ice House

June’s Perfect Party

Okay-fine-we-watch-RHOD edition.

05/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Adam Doster

Our occasional check-in with the flood of recent arrivals—poor, huddled and yearning to clog our freeways.

05/31/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Museum News

Met Vet Rebecca Rabinow Aims to Move the Menil Into the 21st Century

After 25 years in NYC, the world-class curator returns to her favorite museum in the country.

05/27/2016 By Laura Gillespie

The Look

Houston Style Setter: Lea McKinney Tcholakian

Fashion is just another canvas for this effervescent artist.

05/25/2016 By Jamie Smith

Q&A

Aerin Lauder and the Scents of Summer

The beauty expert on what makes the perfect summer fragrance and the magical place that inspired her latest scent.

05/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture

Alexis Bledel Has a Kinda-New Baby and So Much Chill

No one in Hollywood can keep a new baby a secret quite like Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel.

05/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Obituary

R.I.P. Vern Smith, Legendary Griff's Trivia Master

Thursday nights in Montrose will never be the same.

05/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Retail

We're Worried About Mattress Mack's Gambling Habit

With his latest election bet, isn't this getting a little out of hand?

05/03/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson

Elements of Style

Jill Reno: Jewelry Designer, Houstonian, Rock Star

Reno's colorful pieces have quite a fan club: Felicity Huffman, Kristen Bell, Hayden Panettiere and Olivia Munn all have worn them on the red carpet.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Final Act

At Rice University, a Legend Retires

Famously energetic English professor J. Dennis Huston exits the stage after 50 years of teaching.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Poughkeepsie to Polunsky

In Texas, Death Row Inmates Through the Eyes of a New York Artist

A supermax prison isn't the best place to sit for a portrait, but Peter Charlap's subjects have no other choice.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Home & Design

6 to Watch: These Top Design Trends Will Be Hot in 2017

Fresh from her turn as a Style Spotter at High Point Market, Houston designer Marie Flanigan shares her favorite new looks, from wood to wallpaper.

04/25/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Look

Houston Style Setter: Chris Brown

Houston's new city controller on where to make a fiscally sound suit purchase.

04/12/2016 By Jamie Smith

The Look

Houston Style Setter: Georgeta Teodorescu

The Romanian-born marketing powerhouse on keeping it fresh on those long international flights and how she uses her wardrobe to win business.

03/31/2016 By Jamie Smith

This Must Be the Place

Freedom Place: Once a Summer Camp, Now a Home for Healing

When Freedom Place opened its doors in 2012, it was Texas’s first residential treatment center for domestic children who are victims of sex trafficking.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian