in-home cooking

Private Chefs at Your Service

Culinary magic happens behind the closed doors of some of Houston's affluent family homes.

02/16/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Quick Hits

Houston Gets a Snazzy New Snapchat Filter

The candy-colored graffiti banner couldn't be more Bayou City.

02/10/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Queen B

Let's Talk About Beyoncé's Woke New Video

With "Formation," Beyoncé is calling out a culture that get can't enough of black style but still can't quite accept black people for who they are.

02/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Dancing in the Dark

How Does a Blind Drag Queen Do Her Makeup?

And other important questions for Alexis Nicole Whitney.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Interview

New Mayor, New Priorities

Yes, there’s more on Sylvester Turner’s mind than potholes.

02/05/2016 By Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

Hanging with the Primates: A Zookeeper’s Perspective

After 11 years, Houston finally has a great ape exhibit.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we say: Just book it.

02/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Health

Beefing Up to Beat Cancer

For patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, food is the best medicine.

02/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Marissa Rosenburg

Converting a Bostonian to a Houstonian takes more than just changing a few letters.

02/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House Interview

Lou Weaver: A Hero for HERO

A local man is fighting for everyone's rights, including his own.

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Radio

Prairie Home Will No Longer Have Its Companion

After more than 40 years, Garrison Keillor is bowing out.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Beauty

The Coaching King of Pageant Queens

Meet J.J. Smith, Houston's pageant starmaker.

01/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Bayougraphy

Skirting Rags to Fashion Line Riches

For designer Onyii Brown, it all started with a wrap skirt.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Perfect Party: The Intriguing Eight

As the new year begins, we look to eight inspiring individuals for fresh ideas.

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Tattoos

Prison Break Tattoos: Perfect for Those in Uniform

An HPD sergeant dons a different hat to ink public officials.

01/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa Still Beats Through the Hearts of African Americans Around the Country

The holidays don't end with Christmas.

12/22/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Arts & Culture

Visiones Dei

HMNS' latest exhibit, La Virgen de Guadalupe, is a poignant look at the forming of a religious culture in the New World.

12/07/2015 By William Geoffrey Wood

Star Wars

Famous and In Trouble? Kent Schaffer’s Your Man

Meet three celebs who were glad to have Houston’s lawyer-to-the-stars.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam

Crime

The Fixer

Defense attorney Kent Schaffer and the notorious 2007 teenage murder trial that gripped Houston.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam Photography by Brian Goldman

Dr. Red Duke

How Dr. Red Duke Saved My Dad

The legendary Dr. Red Duke saved my father'’s life after a brutal stabbing—and saved my life, too.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam