Morgan grew up in The Woodlands, finally escaping the suburbs to join Houstonia in May 2017. He writes news features for the magazine and edits Houstonia’s Arts & Culture blog, On the Town. 

A Northwestern alum, he has been a fact-checker for New York magazine and a reporter for a newspaper in upstate New York. He’s most excited to rekindle his relationship with kolaches back here in Texas.

Ice House

Could the Future of Houston’s Skyline Be...Wood?

Rice University is pioneering mass timber construction.

12/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

This Rosenberg Museum Is Preserving the History of America’s Forgotten Cowboys

Larry Callies used his life savings to finance the Black Cowboy Museum.

12/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney Photography by Michael Starghill

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Face Off

Meet Lady Iris, the Ren Fest Face Painter

At 26 years and counting, Lady Iris is one of the fest's longest-serving artists.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Enforcer

Did You Know That You—Yes, You—Could Write Parking Tickets?

Just complete the City of Houston’s Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program, and the power could be yours.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

We're really just looking for the best Halloween events at this point.

10/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Pick a Fest

5 Things You Must Do this Weekend, Oct. 4–6

How much are you willing to shell out for a glimpse of Sasha Flute?

10/04/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Heads of State

David Adickes Gets a Foreboding New York Times Magazine Shout Out

The publication calls some of the artist's crumbling sculptures “a guided tour through the ruins of America’s democracy.”

09/27/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Round 2

Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival Returns this Fall

The beloved theme park/music festival returns to NRG for one day only.

09/27/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall into fall

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 27–29

Summer is over, whether it feels like it or not.

09/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Drilling Down

How, Exactly, Should We Remember George Mitchell?

A new book explores the complicated figure who championed fracking, worked to save the endangered whooping crane, and founded The Woodlands.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

No Sweat

Are E-Bikes the Future of Transit in Houston?

They have all the benefits of bicycling, none of the back sweat!

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Haunted Texas

Separating Facts from Phantoms at Jefferson’s Excelsior House Hotel

You can visit the room that spooked Steven Spielberg himself and inspired Poltergeist.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Finally, Some Sun

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, September 20–22

Dance, toe tap, and shove away the Imelda blues.

09/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Flood watch

Imelda Was Worse Than Imagined. Here's How You Can Help Others (and Yourself).

Rescues, tips, charities, and more.

09/19/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Relax

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 13–15

Shows, shows, and more shows are on the horizon.

09/13/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Walk for the dogs

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 6–8

Zines, ballet, and probably the shortest marathon you'll ever run.

09/05/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Labor Day

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 30–Sept. 2

Let's all resolve to have at least one more pool day this summer.

08/30/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Sand Man

Somebody Made AstroWorld Out of Sand

The Travis Scott-inspired creation was just one of dozens of spectacular structures at last weekend's 2019 AIA Sandcastle Competition.

08/29/2019 By Morgan Kinney