Amy Kinkead, a native Houstonian, joined Houstonia as associate art director in October 2017. Previously, she was an editorial graphic designer at the Houston Chronicle. Amy combines a mixture of her love for art and all aspects of design into her design work, and enjoys incorporating the long list of talented local artists and photographers into the design. When she is not scouring the internet for design inspiration, she enjoys finding rare rock gems and underrated bands. She also collects vinyl records in her spare time.

Destination: Downtown

This Handy, Dandy Map Guides You Through the Downtown Tunnels

Everything you wanted to know about the tunnels.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Ice House

The Houston Chronicle Is Now Using Robots to Write Stories

What does this mean for our local paper?

05/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Will the City of Houston Actually Fill the Countless Enormous Potholes on Our Streets?

In which we subject Mayor Turner's promise to the rigors of the scientific method.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Emotional Roller Coaster

A Massive Collection of Official AstroWorld Memorabilia Is Up for Grabs

Houstonian Maria Medeles is auctioning off her personal collection of hundreds of items from the beloved bygone amusement park.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

A Tour of Houston, With Solange As Your Guide

An annotated map of the many H-Town references on 'When I Get Home'

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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A Look Inside Houston's Best Bingo Night

This is not your granny's bingo.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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The Stone Cold Truth: Houston's Curling Game Is Growing

Where to play the Olympic sensation in the city you might least expect it.

03/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

The Drawl

How to Get Inside the New H-E-B in the Heights

What will it take: A helicopter? Ziplining? A monster truck?!?

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

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What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oops

How Houstonia Learned Not to Make Blanket Statements

In which we apologize for accidentally insulting 60,000 quilting aficionados.

01/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

The Signs We Want to See at the Chevron Houston Marathon

On January 20, we’ll be waiting comfortably in the wings, cheering on the runners with one of these.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Top Docs

Survey: Top Doctors 2019

Medical professionals, vote for the colleagues you would call on if you or a loved one needed medical care.

11/01/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

The Drawl

What Would a Houston Quilt Look Like?

In honor of the 44th International Quilt Festival coming to town in November, we submit our own plans for an H-Town quilt we swear we’re going to sew one day (after learning to sew).

10/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Rorschach Representation

What We See When We Look At Houston’s Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

Hint: It’s not democracy!

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Naaaamaste 🐐

4 Things I Learned at Goat Yoga

Leave your Lululemon at home.

07/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

How Are Houston's Fireflies Faring?

Houston doesn't make it easy for them to thrive.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp