Pop Culture Handbook

Calling Hou: The Bayou City's Biggest and Best Pop Culture Moments

Our city has exerted more influence on the American mass media landscape than you may realize—and we're not just talking about Beyoncé (but also definitely Beyoncé).

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Katharine Shilcutt, and Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pop Culture Handbook

The Great Houstonian Movie Has Yet to Be Made

The Bayou City is about more than cowboys, politicians drenched in oil money, and NASA. So when will the silver screen reflect that?

06/21/2017 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Ice House

How to Throw a Fun, Productive Tamale Party for the Holidays

What to prep, where to get it, and who to assign to masa-spreading duties.

11/21/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Travel

A Little Rain Won’t Stop the Party in Puerto Vallarta

If the weather’s keeping you off the beach, there’s plenty more to do in Puerto Vallarta.

11/21/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Travel

Why Bangkok? The Shopping, the Food, and the Two-Dollar Foot Massages

When a place isn’t exactly what you imagined, and that’s a-okay.

03/01/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

Happy Endings for a Starving Writer

One writer's journey through Houston's literary landscape.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Matters of the Heart

Understanding children’s heart murmurs

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Fate and Faith

A groundbreaking surgery in utero to fight spina bifida

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Bump in the Road

Everything you need to know about kids and concussions.

05/31/2015 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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What Doctors See

Summertime—and beyond—in the ER

05/31/2015 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Kids and Happiness

If they’re happy and you know it...

05/31/2015 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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The Great Antibiotics Debate

The effects of over-prescription

05/31/2015 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Out with the Old

Debunking medical myths, one at a time.

05/31/2015 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Sticky Situation

For one child at Memorial Children’s Hermann, glue could fix a brain and save a life.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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ATVs and Your Children: Dangerous Terrain

All-terrain vehicles are a fun but dangerous pastime. Dr. Samuel Prater of Memorial Hermann shares some tips for responsible driving.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Two Key Nutrition Tips for Kids of All Ages

Dr. Peter Jung, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann, shares advice for parents on what their kids should be eating.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Breathe Easier: Monitoring Children’s Asthma

If you don’t know a child with asthma, chances are, you don’t know many kids.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Sleep Apnea in Children on the Rise

Dr. Cindy Jon, a pediatric pulmonologist affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann, shares some warning signs.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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What’s the Best Choice for Clean Hands?

Hand sanitizer? Soap? Antibacterial Soap? What to choose?

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda