The Big Game

Will the Texans Ever Win a Super Bowl?

As the city prepares to host the Super Bowl for the third time, we couldn’t help but have hope.

12/30/2016 By Jeff Balke

Travel

Can You Keep the Cal-a-Vie Life Going Forever?

Seeking a new way of being in the California hills at a Houston-owned luxury resort.

12/08/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Clutch City

The Rockets Look Like Real Contenders

James Harden is rolling. His Rockets might be legit.

12/07/2016 By Adam Doster

Election Day

Houston Women Rock Pantsuits To Encourage Voters on Election Day

Members of the Pantsuit Nation are meeting around the city in support of Hillary Clinton.

11/08/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Play It Cool

A Look Back at Houston's Cool Past

How did anyone live here before air conditioning? This is how.

07/25/2016 By Jeff Balke

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Hot Tickets

What could be more thrilling than back-to-back low-budget horror flicks?

07/25/2016 By Jeff Balke

The Heat is On

Why Run a 5K in August, in Houston?

Need motivation? What if there’s an ice-cold Bombshell Blonde at the finish line?

07/18/2016 By Jeff Balke

Let the Games Begin

Ready, Set, Rio: Meet Houston’s Olympians

From fencing to tae kwon do, these athletes have gold on their minds for the 2016 Games.

06/20/2016 Edited by Adam Doster With Jeff Balke and Steven Devadanam

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Ted the Head

Brutal Blows: Life After the NFL—and the Concussions, and the Addictions

From NFL superstar to table-busser to radio host, Ted Johnson searches for meaning in it all.

05/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Weather Underground

Inside the Hidden World of the Downtown Tunnels

Where are Houston’s downtown denizens during the day? We walked 18,000 steps underground to find out.

05/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Fishermen (And the Wannabe Fishermen): Lake Livingston State Park

Think you can beat the record catch at Lake Livingston? You'll have to hook a 115-pound catfish first.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Bobby Lee Hilton, Galveston Island Treasure

This 82-year-old historian and Hotel Galvez ambassador never gives the same tour twice.

03/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Interview

New Mayor, New Priorities

Yes, there’s more on Sylvester Turner’s mind than potholes.

02/05/2016 By Jeff Balke

Editor's Note

Those Isabella Nights

Editing this year’s apartment guide brought back Midtown memories of my first real place.

02/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Best Bars 2016

The 5 Best Bars in the West and Northwest

Including the best bar for Mom to unwind with her friends.

02/01/2016 By Jeff Balke

Best Bars 2016

Where to Drink Right Now in Garden Oaks and Oak Forest

Including the best bar for your two- and four-legged children.

02/01/2016 By Jeff Balke

Traffic

The End of the Road for 290 Traffic?

Commuters may not have to cringe at the sight of US 290 anymore.

01/05/2016 By Jeff Balke