Meet the Neighbors

Our 10 Favorite Places to Live in Houston for 2017

These neighborhood stewards told us why they’ve chosen to put down roots where they did.

03/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian Photography by Jack Thompson, Max Burkhalter, and Michael Paulsen

The Crawfish Guide

The 10 Best Places to Get Viet-Cajun Crawfish in Houston

Viet-Cajun crawfish has become the new standard in the Bayou City, and these are the top spots to dig in.

02/20/2017 By Mai Pham

News

Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?

These believers in the energy of tomorrow say yes.

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

The Big Game

The 10 Things You Must Eat, Drink and Do While You're Here for the Super Bowl

There's more to Houston than barbecue and beer (though we've got plenty of that too...).

02/01/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tracking the 3 Most Popular Places in Buffalo Bayou Park

Plus: a note on etiquette when it comes to the No. 2 spot.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots Along Buffalo Bayou

Because if you don’t filter, share and hashtag your day in the park—#parkitlikeitshot, people—you might as well stay home.

01/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

In Houston, Immigrants and Immigration Attorneys Alike Brace for Change Under Trump

“I’m telling people that they need to have their affairs in order. Prepare for the worst, and expect the best.”

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

Ice House

A Ghost (Heart) of a Chance

The Texas Heart Institute's new research into a "ghost heart" — an organ scrubbed clean of all cells — could build a human heart nearly from scratch.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Welcome to Crumbville, Texas

At this Third Ward shop, the cookies always come with a hug.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

A Houston Startup Invented a High-Tech Clapper

Knock it on, knock it off

12/30/2016 By Adam Doster

News

Texas’s 2016 Execution Tally Was the Lowest Since 1996 — Here's Why

Houston-based Texas Defender Services is trying to ensure the judicial system functions properly even in the most extreme circumstances.

12/29/2016 By Adam Doster

Dept. of Partially Solved Mysteries

The Barbara Jordan Recovery Center Is Now a Historical Landmark

An “adaptive mixed-use renovation project” is coming to the Fifth Ward’s old hospital.

12/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editors' Pick

The 10 Most Stirring Soul Food Spots in Houston

For when you need that fix of oxtails, smothered pork chops and, yes, fried ribs

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

All That Sparkles

Inside Karat 22, a Hidden Gem on Hillcroft

Anant Patel’s stunning family store has been a gold-filled fixture in the Mahatma Gandhi District since 1985.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel

In Bangkok, a Final Round of Muay Thai Fights Await

If you fight Muay Thai, you want to end up in Bangkok.

10/20/2016 By Max Burkhalter

Travel

It's Not a Trip to Thailand Without a Trip to the Markets

Pausing to reflect on the bounty and beauty of Thai markets.

10/04/2016 By Max Burkhalter

Essay

In Isaan, Following in the Footsteps of a Legendary Fighter

A journey to discover the roots of Muay Thai takes a Houston-based photographer halfway across the world.

09/27/2016 By Max Burkhalter

Essay

In Thailand, Getting Up Close and Personal with Muay Thai

A journey to discover the roots of an ancient combat sport takes one photographer halfway across the world.

09/20/2016 By Max Burkhalter

100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Favorite Spots to Hit Right Now in Chinatown

It should go without saying that there's much more than just Chinese food along Bellaire Boulevard.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt