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

Poets Laureate

In the Company of Gwen

Gwendolyn Zepeda, poetry and po’boys at Jimmy’s.

06/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Lone Star College

Maida in Houston

Of terrorism and terroir.

06/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

The De Menils

Slow Dancing with the Muse

William Middleton landed a contract to write a biography of John & Dominique de Menil in 2002. After more than a decade and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of supplemental fundraising in support of the project, there’s still no book. What happened?

04/29/2013 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

Taylor Swift, the NRA, and a Dog Whisperer

The people we’d most like at our dinner table this month.

04/29/2013 Illustrations by Charlie Powell By Alese Pickering

Essay

Strip Search

God and Man on Boone Road.

04/25/2013 By Peter Holley

H-Town Diary

Fiesta Patrias

Sometimes, home is where the groceries are.

04/25/2013 By Javier O. Huerta

Bayougraphy

Setting the Bar

A chat with Carolyn Wenglar, dowager queen of Houston nightlife.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Women in Combat

Don’t Ask, Compel

How Washington cemetery views the sea change in Washington, DC.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Poop Cruise

That Ship Cray

A Katy native was aboard the Carnival Triumph's fateful voyage—and lived to tell the tale .

04/25/2013 By Catherine Matusow

The AR-15

Silence Emboldens

Losing our innocence to America’s favorite firearm.

04/25/2013 By Kerry H.

Theater District

Alley Theatre Plans Major Renovation

Alley Theatre announces $73 million fundraising campaign to renovate iconic building's interior

04/17/2013 By Eric Harrison

Museums

Holocaust Museum Executive Director Steps Down

After 12 years at the head, Susan Myers steps down as executive director of the Holocaust Museum Houston

04/11/2013 By Eric Harrison

Award

Blanca! Viva!

The Rothko Chapel gives its twelfth Óscar Romero Award to Mexican labor activist Blanca Velázquez Díaz

04/09/2013 By Audris Ponce

Web Exclusive

Outtakes from our Hakeem Olajuwon interview

Hakeem and former teammate Matt Bullard on Dream's first coming to Houston, his early days with the Rockets, and his start in fashion, plus advice for today's players

04/03/2013 By Jeff Balke

Coffeehouse Art

Like a Love Machine

Robin Berwick pulls double duty as bar owner and artist

03/26/2013 By Phaedra Cook

Hakeem Olajuwon

Dream Machine

A hoops legend, still cutting a figure in the city that made him famous

03/14/2013 By Jeff Balke