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.

#BlackLivesMatter

Read Your Way Toward Anti-Racism with These 7 Books

W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad all make the list.

06/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Patio Power

5 Ways to Vastly Improve Your Outdoor Space

Make your backyard the talk of the neighborhood.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

No more handshakes

The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

We talked to three local experts about what the workplace is going to look like after the coronavirus crisis.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get Out

Our 3 Favorite Walking Paths in Houston

These are some of the shadiest spots for a stroll.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Light in the darkness

How the Houston Community Has United During the Coronavirus Crisis

When the chips are down, Houstonians stand together.

05/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Feelin' blue

How Not To Take Bluebonnet Pictures

Do any of these scenarios sound a little too familiar?

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Fix Houston

How to Save the Birds

Since 1970s, North America has lost around 3 billion birds.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fix Houston

How to Get Houston Voting

The League of Women Voters of Houston has a three-pronged approach.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Fix Houston

8 Experts Weigh in on How to Fix Houston

From crime reduction to preserving Houston's past, these locals have the answers.

01/30/2020

H-TOWN DIARY

A Digital Purge for a New Decade

One writer takes stock of who, exactly, he’s become.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty

The Drawl

Face-Off: Houston 2010 vs. Houston 2020

Yes, there was a time before Altuve, Harden, Watson, and Watt.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Pig Out

This Pork Chop Is Your Solution For a Yummy, Simple Holiday Dinner

Add a strawberry syrup and some mashed taters for an irresistible entrée.

12/12/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Flying High

How Many Pies Does Flying Saucer Pie Co. Sell for Thanksgiving?

A Houston institution for Thanksgiving pie, by the numbers.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Enforcer

Did You Know That You—Yes, You—Could Write Parking Tickets?

Just complete the City of Houston’s Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program, and the power could be yours.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

A Houston Holiday Timeline

The actual season may only last a couple of months, but the planning and the buying and the drinking? They go on all year long.

10/28/2019 By Jeff Balke

Best Restaurants 2019

The Perfect Heights Food Crawl

Four new restaurants in one night? Oh, it can be done.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

#Imelda

Houston Social Media Reacts to Imelda

We're still under flash flood warnings, so please stay inside.

09/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Rain-pocalypse 2019

Tropical Depression Imelda: We're Not Out Of the Woods Yet

Stay inside, it's flooding out here.

09/19/2019 By Dianna Wray

Driving Change

Think Houston Roads Are Bad Now? Unless We Face Reality, They Could Get Way Worse.

Houston is finally getting serious about public transit. Or it better be.

08/26/2019 By Dianna Wray