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.

Gimme shelter

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 26–28

This weekend, live your best "Semi-Charmed Life."

07/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

L'Chaim

One Father, Nine Adopted Kids, and Lots of Faith

Hayim Cohen has nine sons, ranging in age from 5 to 18, all adopted from foster care, all Hasidic Jews.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Top Doctors

At Texas Children's, a Novel Endoscopic Epilepsy Procedure

Dr. Sandi Lam is performing precise endoscopic brain surgeries on patients with epilepsy, which helps them heal faster.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

The Drawl

Move Over, Taco Bell. We Have a Better Idea: A Whatahotel

Complete with a few orange pinstripes and a lazy river flowing with honey butter, obviously.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Bayougraphy

The Voice of a Generation Was Forged In Houston

Jia Tolentino's first essay collection, Trick Mirror, contains startling insights arrived upon through the New Yorker staff writer's own bizarre life experiences, many of which took place right here in Houston.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Moonshot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 19–21

Dogs, moon landings, and more.

07/18/2019 By Morgan Kinney

🦇

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 12–14

Batty boat rides, Selena at Jones Hall, and more.

07/12/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy Fourth!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 5–7

You know, besides hot dogs and fireworks.

07/04/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Page turner

These Are the 2019-2020 Inprint Readers

The literary nonprofit's lineup includes big names like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Gilbert, and more.

07/02/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Public Art

360 Degrees Vanishing Finally Appears In Montrose

The long-delayed Art League Houston installation at last makes its debut.

06/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

it's summahtime

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 28–30

We're feeling emo for Aladdin, American Football, and Mahler.

06/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Lights Out

How to Kill a Music Festival

For a moment, Day for Night was beloved by Houston and the world. Then a #MeToo-style reckoning launched its founder’s spectacular fall from grace, revealing just how shaky his empire was in the first place. Where does the city go from here?

06/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

Get to Know Downtown's Newest Parks and Buildings

Five of the coolest projects reshaping the neighborhood.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dept. of Curiosities

We Found the City’s Most Unique Bike Collector

Timothy Chatman is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve—and expand—his two-wheeled obsession.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Festival News

ICYMI: There Won't Be a Float Fest This Year

Apparently, someone watched those Fyre Fest documentaries.

06/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Pride

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 21–23

Forecasts predict a flood of rainbows will invade downtown this weekend.

06/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dad day

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 14–16

Lots of outdoor movies and outdoor concerts, but also indoor options, too.

06/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney