Education

TSU's President Remains Positive about the Future

Houston’s premiere HBCU is thriving under new president Austin Lane, threats to higher ed funding notwithstanding.

08/14/2017 By Allyson Waller

Crime Lit

Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter is a Small-Town Thriller With a Strong Female Lead

“As a writer, I wanted that challenge to write about a difficult woman and the daughters that she raised.”

08/08/2017 By Allyson Waller

The Big Chop

I Tried It: Quitting Relaxed Hair

I loved my relaxed hair—until I didn't. But changing it meant conquering my fears.

08/07/2017 By Allyson Waller

Tex books

Texas Book Lovers Have a New Summer Holiday

Celebrate the first ever Texas Independent Bookstore Day Aug. 5 with special recommendations from Brazos Bookstore.

08/02/2017 By Allyson Waller

Mental Health

At Melanin and Mental Health, Helping to Facilitate Tough Talks in Minority Communities

“There’s no denying that our communities are strong and resilient and all those things, but imagine how much better we would be if we got help.”

07/31/2017 By Allyson Waller

Pizza, Please

Get a Chance to Try Authentic Italian Pizza this August at The Ivy & James

Sicilian pizza maker Luciano Carciotto is bringing his award-winning pizza skills to Evelyn's Park.

07/28/2017 By Allyson Waller

Museum News

The Houston Health Museum is Now a Smithsonian Affiliate

This marks the second Houston institution to gain the accreditation.

07/27/2017 By Allyson Waller

Q & A

Mom Duo Kristen Hensley and Jen Smedley Are Bringing the Laughs to Houston

Grab your friends and get ready for a night of laughter with the creators of #IMOMSOHARD

07/26/2017 By Allyson Waller

Let's Fly Away

Our Experience on Board the Legendary Douglas DC-3

“That is the airplane that changed the world.”

07/19/2017 By Allyson Waller

Shoot for the Moon

We Tried (and Failed) to Conquer Houston's New Apollo 13-Themed Escape Room

If Escape Hunt Houston's new room seems like rocket science, that's because it is.

07/19/2017 By Cara Maines and Allyson Waller

Sweet Treats

Where to Get Your Pecan Pie Fix for National Pecan Pie Day

The calories don’t count on July 12.

07/12/2017 By Allyson Waller

Cool Beans

Our 10 Favorite Coffee Shops in the Suburbs

From Spring to Richmond—here's where to get caffeinated without going to the city.

07/06/2017 By Allyson Waller

Put a Ring on It

How Much Should You Spend on a Diamond?

Search data shows Houstonians plan to spend more than Dallasites for sparklers, among other surprises.

07/03/2017 By Allyson Waller

Declare it loud, declare it proud

Forget the Fireworks—Spend the Fourth Debating the Constitution

"The Constitution is our civic religion, our secular religion in a sense, that runs the country.”

06/30/2017 By Allyson Waller

It's Tiki Time

Conroe's Tropical Tiki Haven Is For Sale

A backyard Enchanted Tiki Lounge is just the beginning of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home's Disneyland-inspired delights.

06/28/2017 By Allyson Waller

Sign of the Times

Houstonian Signs on as ASL Interpreter for Chance the Rapper

Matthew Maxey will join the Chicago rapper for the remainder of his 2017 tour.

06/20/2017 By Allyson Waller

Brew News

City Acre Brewing Company Preps for One-Year Anniversary

Guests won’t only want to come for the hand-crafted beer—the authentic German cuisine is worth its own celebration too.

06/20/2017 By Allyson Waller

God in the Machine

How a Houston Design Shop is Helping A.D. Players Make Bigger, Better and Livelier Theater

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life with the help of moving, custom-fabricated puppets by Root Lab.

06/14/2017 By Allyson Waller and Cara Maines

Giving Back

A Stutter Can't Stop Astros Star George Springer

At the outfielder's annual bowling classic this weekend, proceeds will go towards CAMP Say, helping youth who stutter.

06/09/2017 By Allyson Waller

Fun With Foie Gras

Chef Philippe Schmit Makes a Rare Appearance at Kris Bistro

What does the chef from Philippe have planned next?

03/14/2014 By Phaedra Cook Photography by Chuck Cook Photography