Essay

The Year of the Astrodome

Allyn West reflects back on a tumultuous year for our beleaguered, beloved Dome.

12/10/2013 By Allyn West

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

In Remembrance

Family Needs Help Paying for Funeral

A funeral fund has been set up for film critic Eric Harrison.

12/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Top Lawyers 2013

When it comes to choosing representation, what are you going to listen to? Billboards? TV ads? Your father-in-law? Why not start with our list of the city’s best lawyers instead?

12/01/2013

Unextreme Makeovers

Westward Expansion

With a renovation of Galleria III beginning in 2014, the Galleria aims to reinvent itself once again.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Interview

Meet the Man Who Invented the Galleria

Gerald Hines, founding father of the modern mall, opens up about the Galleria’s early days, ice rinks, and his legacy.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

Secrets of the Galleria

'A Shopping Center It Is Not. It Will Be a New Downtown.'

What was once a pockmarked Post Oak prairie became a temple to consumerism unlike anything seen before.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

H-Town diary

The Vision Thing

Houston is not an ideal place in which to be blind, but MasterChef Christine Ha would rather be here than anywhere else.

12/01/2013 By Christine Ha

Brace Yourself

How to Escape From a Sinking Helicopter

How do the Gulf’s oil workers endure singularly perilous commutes to work? By preparing for the worst.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Bayougraphy

The Place Where Cancer and Conception Meet

Gynecological oncologist Terri Pustilnik gives new meaning to having it all.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Infinity and Beyond

The (Space)port of Houston?

Rocket City stakes a claim on the next generation of manned spaceflight.

12/01/2013 By Melissa Jacobs

Walking & Drinking

How Houston Is Just Like New Orleans

Drinking outdoors isn’t (necessarily) against the law in Houston. Wait, what??

12/01/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Media

Paper of No Record

The Houston Chronicle and Post are important public resources—so why aren't their archives available online?

12/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Ice House

December’s Perfect Party

Justin Timberlake, meet Houston's Mother Teresa.

12/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

History

Of Virtues and Vicie

A bordello, a little girl, a Christmas story

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

Interviews

The Latest Evidence that Life is Like High School

What’s so special about Lamar High School? Quite a bit, it turns out.

11/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Tales from an Airport Bar

Traveling This Holiday Season? You Might Get to Drink Morning Tequila with a Celebrity

A fun, random airport encounter with a beloved Houston Texan.

11/27/2013 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Gold And Silver Buyers And Graymeiren LLC Hit With 6 Suits

Ubiquitous precious metal dealers accused of breaking leases from Pearland to Cypress owing AmEx $500,000.

11/26/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Law & Order

Lawsuit Filed Against Underbelly and The Pass & Provisions

Former server alleges tortious interference, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

11/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Facebook Follies

The Downfall Of Rolando Lozano, Alleged Car Burglar

In which taunting the cops on social media comes back to bite yet another miscreant in the butt.

11/22/2013 By John Lomax