Elements of Style

The Word Made Flesh

Few men wear their vocation as literally as David Tomas Martinez wears his.

08/01/2013 By Kerry H.

Books & Literature

Blank, Texas

A new novel is set in Houston—but don't expect it to wear its roots on its sleeves.

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

A Chance of Change

Braving the weather with an expert guide

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Refresher Course

As the school year starts, a cautionary tale.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

Requiescat In Pace

Requiem For A Troubled Montrose Mainstay

Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw faced criminal charges a week before he reportedly took his own life.

07/31/2013 By John Lomax

Slideshow

Helping Those Who Protect Us

07/31/2013

Slideshow

Swoope-ing In

07/31/2013

Web Exclusive

The J.J. Watt Interview

Houstonia's interview with Texans star J.J. Watt, unedited and uncut.

07/29/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Justin Calhoun

Bill Stern (1947–2013)

The Loyal Opposition

One of Houston’s most influential architects loved to hate the Bayou City.

07/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

Houston Food Bank

Strange Food Fellows

The war on hunger gets its veterans’ day.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Business

Cultural Currency

Alex López Negrete gives us a trillion reasons to market to Hispanics.

07/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Todd Spoth

Essay

Of Unknown Origin

What are we to make of those who make us? An essay by John Nova Lomax.

07/01/2013 By John Lomax

Elements of Style

No, Necklace. No!

Dee Brown does masculine chic.

07/01/2013 By Kerry H. Photography by Felix Sanchez

Swamplot

Swamp Person

Who, exactly, is the editor of Swamplot?

07/01/2013 By Jenny Staff Johnson Illustrations by Brian Taylor

Ice House

Deriving Miss Maisie

Brasserie 19 or Mideast diplomat? A millionairess decides.

07/01/2013 By Laura Moser

The Perfect Party

July’s Perfect Party

This month, we celebrate persistence in all its forms, from Brittney Griner to...Ice Cube?

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Charlie Powell

Bayougraphy

Into the Deep

Deborah Mouton, poet, shows us the road to honesty and confrontation, paved with pencils.

06/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Charles Ford

Elements of Style

Stand Up Straight

The personal style of Galveston-born singer-songwriter Brandon West.

06/01/2013 By Alex Gilbert Photography by Felix Sanchez

A Fable

The Prince and the Bakery

The story behind the medieval castle—moat, dungeon and all—in Bellville, TX.

06/01/2013 By John Lomax

The Perfect Party

Contradictions: from Macklemore to Orbit

This month's Perfect Party: five people with whom we’d like to spoon in June.

06/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow