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

Editor's Picks

The 10 Best Spots to Chow Down on Chinese Dumplings

And we’re not just talking about places in Chinatown’s Dumpling Corridor…

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

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

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The New Old Guard: 4 Restaurants Adapting to the Times

In the ruthless world of fine dining, evolution is key to survival.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

7 Spots Defining New American Cuisine in Houston

No matter the New American experience you’re seeking, you’ll find it here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Eye Candy: 4 Dining Rooms That Dazzle

At these restaurants, the decor is just as stunning as the dishes.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Room to Grow

How One Nonprofit Has Delivered 8 Million Pounds of Groceries to Houston Families

The key to Brighter Bites is that produce comes to families, not the other way around.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Art Appreciation

5 Exhibits to See at the Menil Collection This Fall

Warhol? Picasso? Consider your field trip scheduled.

09/09/2016 By Glissette Santana

Early Morning Rounds

D&W Lounge: The Shifting Shift Bar

Despite shrinking third shift crowds, the iconic Eastwood dive bar continues its early wake-up call.

08/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Keep it Movin'

Houston's Bike Share Program to Triple in Size

Over the next two years, the program will add nearly 600 bikes.

08/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Design Issue 2016

Great Home Décor Stores, from Lighting to Linens

We're talking bed, bath and way beyond.

08/22/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis