Child Obesity

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy One

Fighting food deserts with a can-do attitude.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Petrol Station’s Owner to Start Selling His Own Beer

Ben Fullelove brews beer, but hasn’t been able to sell it at his own bar. That’s about to change.

08/03/2014 By Chris Abshire

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Houston’s 6 Best Beer Bars

A great beer bar is more than just a huge tap list—it takes knowledgeable staff, good taste in selection, and excellent ambiance to make the cut.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Civil Rights

Meet the Pastor Trying to Overturn HERO

Willie Ray Davis is a pillar of Houston’s African-American community. So why is he trying to overturn the new equal rights ordinance?

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

News

Who Are Frank and Kimberly DeLape?

Generous and high-profile, the couple sits at the very top of Houston society—which is what makes the allegations against them so shocking.

07/26/2014 By Peter Holley

Charity

The 15-Year-Old Philanthropist

Sofia Ivanka wrote her first book and founded a non-profit before leaving elementary school—and she’s part of a trend.

07/07/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Space City

A Home at the End of the Yard

People are building their children $50,000 playhouses. Is it the end of the world, or just well-heeled parental affection?

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Max Burkhalter

Our Sexist Past

Why Does Houston Only Have Two Statues of Women?

Get on it, Mayor Parker!

06/02/2014 By John Lomax

Space City

Fighting Off Carpet, One Compromise at a Time

When building their dream home, one Houston couple had only one requirement: no carpet!

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Ice House Interview

What Would It Take for You to Care About Smog?

Our air quality problems may be less visible than in the past—but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Interviews

Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance

We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Boutiques

Work/Shop

How does a boutique stay afloat these days? By telling customers to make their own stuff.

03/03/2014 By Kerry H. Photography by Max Burkhalter

Ice House Interview

A Chat With the “Houston: It’s Worth It” Guys

David Thompson and Randy Twaddle stumbled upon the slogan nearly by accident, and it’s been a labor of love ever since.

03/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Marriage of Convenience

Houston’s Quickie Wedding Chapel Turns 50

The blue-and-white, ’60’s-kitsch Harmony Wedding Chapel has been beckoning last-minute lovers since 1964.

03/03/2014 By Kerry H.

Toddlers sans Tiaras

Childrens’ Room Themes, Outside the Box

These fresh approaches will inspire you to think outside the pink-and-blue box when designing for your new arrival.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H. Photography by Max Burkhalter

Gun Rights

Did Rice University Push This Man Out Because of His Politics?

Kyle Coplen was an adjunct professor at Rice. He also wants to give a gun to every woman in town.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Space City

Kitchen Remodeling: When Less is More

Not necessarily bigger, but better

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Ice House

The Slab Goes Fab

The ongoing evolution of an automotive art form

09/30/2013 By Peter Holley