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

Bayougraphy

Bobby Lee Hilton, Galveston Island Treasure

This 82-year-old historian and Hotel Galvez ambassador never gives the same tour twice.

03/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Hello City

We’re Big on Japan—Like, Really Big

This year’s Japan Fest is expected to draw over 30,000 people—which, as it happens, is 10 times the size of our actual Japanese population.

03/31/2016 By Nick Esquer

Ice House

April’s Perfect Party

Time to bring out a table for the tough and the brave.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Praising the Bar

Meet the Lady Who Lives in an Ice House

Just 10 days after Mack’s Icehouse closed down, Ann Herbage moved in. Now the bar counter remains at center stage.

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

In the Kitchen

Chef's Pantry: Rainbow Lodge's Mark Schmidt

What does the game specialist eat when he's off the clock?

03/29/2016 By Rachel Perlmutter

Film Festival

Reel To Reel Gets Real at Queer Hippo Festival

The first annual film festival sheds light on gay rights in America.

03/28/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Visual & Performance Art

Project Row Houses Wants to See Things Differently

Third Ward arts community Project Row weaves an artistic tapestry of social change in its latest Round 44 group exhibition.

03/25/2016 By Sarah Douglass

Project Row Houses

Taking a Seat at the Black Lunch Table

Third Ward arts collective Project Row hosted Black Lunch Table, a chance for the community to learn more about Houston visual artists of the African Diaspora.

03/24/2016 By Camilla Cook

Benefêtes

Zac Posen Wows a Stylish Crowd at Best Dressed Luncheon

The event honoring Houston's most fashionable and philanthropic women raised more than $500,000 for the March of Dimes.

03/24/2016 By Caroline Starry LeBlanc