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.

show stopper

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 11–13

Reunions, rainbows, and rescheduled events await.

01/10/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Listen up

6 Houston Podcasts to Help Drown Out 2019

The drudgery of that "run three times per week" resolution is way more bearable with a voice or two in your head.

01/08/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Drip drip

This Is the 2019 Houston Rodeo Lineup

George Strait anchors a lineup that includes Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Santana, and more.

01/03/2019 By Morgan Kinney

fresh start

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 4–6

Should you buy a boat? Read books with your dog? Actually see a local band? You decide.

01/03/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Have Fun, Feel Great

What's It Like Visiting a Manly Salon?

Entering the world of (manly) mani-pedis, (manly) facials, (manly) brow waxes—even (manly) shoulder massages at Tune Up — The Manly Salon.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

Can Houston Cars Finally Learn to Share the Road?

More cyclists are dying on Houston roads than ever before. Cycling enthusiasts and city officials are trying to do something about it.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

The Signs We Want to See at the Chevron Houston Marathon

On January 20, we’ll be waiting comfortably in the wings, cheering on the runners with one of these.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

goodbye 2018

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 28–30

The calm before the NYE storm.

12/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

[We're basically Oprah]

To All the Books We Loved in 2018

Houstonia writers weigh in on their favorite reads of the year—from new releases to beloved classics.

12/26/2018 Edited by Morgan Kinney

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Arts & Culture Stories of 2018

From hot takes, to museum news, to NSFW tree art, y'all loved it all.

12/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Eastward ho!

Sound Exchange Says Goodbye to Montrose

Don't worry, though—the record store is moving, not closing.

12/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Kickoff

Travis Scott Is Headed to Super Bowl LIII

The rapper will join Maroon 5, among others.

12/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Hallelujah

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 21–23

Enjoy the calm before the Christmas storm.

12/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Concert News

Miss Astroworld? Just Wait Two Months

New Travis Scott tour dates put the rapper back in HOU early next year.

12/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

ice cold

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 14–16

Shopping, season's greetings, and "hallucinatory" events.

12/13/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Goodbye (for now)

ICYMI: You Have Less than 3 Months to Enjoy the Rothko Chapel

The nondenominational landmark will temporarily close for renovations in March 2019.

12/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Holiday Loop

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 7–9

...if the weather holds up, at least.

12/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

weeknd

UPDATED: 5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 30–Dec. 2

Cinema, songs, and Sunday Streets.

11/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Houston's Darkest Hours

How the Railroad Killer Reached the End of the Line

The serial killer who nudged aside Osama bin Laden on the FBI Most Wanted list

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney