WEIRDNESS

Michael Brown's Favorite Artist Jailed In Houston

A look at the life and breathtaking work of Irina Bogatcheva, a.k.a. "Anastasia the Great."

05/15/2014 By John Lomax

GIFT IDEAS

Houston Disassembled and Displayed

Minimalist map renders Houston into cuts of meat, neighborhood by neighborhood.

05/14/2014 By John Lomax

UNREAL ESTATE

Behold: The Second Cheapest Rental in Central Houston

A 448 square-foot Rice Military hovel features luxury touches like a clawfoot tub, a granite countertop, and rooms that hold things.

05/06/2014 By John Lomax

Summer Fitness

Beat the Heat: Four Summer-Friendly Exercise Alternatives

Workouts delightful, even when the weather outside is frightful

05/01/2014 By Kerry H., John Lomax, Katharine Shilcutt, Chris Abshire, and Catherine Matusow

Courts

The Nanny Trap

An investigation into a West U Fair Labor Standards Act suit quickly uncovers a global web of secrets and lies that may be impossible to unravel.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

52 Road Trips

Road Trips Back in Time

Whether you’re staying in the presidio at Goliad or an old-world bed and breakfast in the German country, our historical road trips will take you on a trip back in time.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

52 Road Trips

School’s Out! 6 Kid-Friendly Summer Road Trips

With road trips featuring dinosaurs, swimming holes, cowboys, and roller coasters, this list is sure to appeal to the kid in all of us.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

ISLAND DELIGHT

Galveston Home Tour Turns 40

This year's event offers much more than entrée into the Oleander City's grand manses.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION

Good Brick Awards Go Live

The 35-year-old historic preservation awards launch first-ever tour of honored buildings.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Blind Artist Takes Up Sculpture at 94

Painter Charlotte Wood finds new ways to express herself after losing her sight.

04/25/2014 By John Lomax

LOCAL TV ADS

Father Amco: Houston's Most Dramatic Insurance Salesman

Explosions! Fights! The Godfather! Local TV ads you can't refuse.

04/23/2014 By John Lomax

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

No More Ticker Tape

Presidential visits used to be a lot more fun.

04/14/2014 By John Lomax

Metroperplexed

WTF Dallas?

An Oswald cam? Really?

04/09/2014 By John Lomax

Bayougraphy

The Sculptor Who Will Never See Her Work

At the age of 94, picking up a new craft might seem challenging enough—but what if you’re also blind?

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

The Enemy Within

The New Face of Terror: Peacocks

Peacock attacks are on the rise—here’s what to watch out for to stay safe.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Where to Live Now: The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014

Presenting our annual guide to the 25 best neighborhoods of the moment—plus, what you get for your money in different parts of town.

04/03/2014 By Peter Holley, John Lomax, and Katharine Shilcutt

ISN'T NATURE WONDERFUL?!

Houstonia's Wild Animal Outbreak

After a possum wins its freedom, an era ends at Houstonia House.

04/03/2014 By John Lomax