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.

Threading the needle

A Closer Look at the Double Helix-Shaped Park Set to Join the TMC3 Campus

The monumental park comes courtesy of James Corner, architect of Manhattan's much-loved High Line.

05/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

big deal

The Big Show is Back and Needs Your Artwork

The 2018 edition of Lawndale Art Center's egalitarian exhibition is now accepting submissions.

05/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Places Where You Should Host a Party

These venues are perfect for any coming-of-age celebration.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

Inside a Houston Bar Mitzvah

This Jewish tradition is also a helluva party.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Best Campgrounds

Glamp to Your Heart's Content at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Camp in style and comfort, only minutes from home.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

The Numbers Documentary Is Finally (Almost) Here

Friday I’m in Love follows the formative years of the Montrose dinner theater that evolved into the city's oldest, weirdest nightclub.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Houston's Oil Boom and Bust Inspired a Choral Piece

Called dreams of the new world, the interview-based composition examines the winners (and losers) of 1970s oil-boom Houston, along with other stories from America's Sunbelt.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

4 Things We Know About the Houston Botanic Garden

From a "plant zoo" to an edible garden, the city's first botanic garden will be both beautiful and educational.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Guns

Santa Fe High School Students Call for a 'Very, Very Moderate' Gun Reform Bill

A week after the deadly shooting, SFHS students gathered alongside March for Our Lives Houston to discuss the way forward.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

BBQ SZN

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 25–27

Other than head to the beach, of course.

05/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Wet n' wild

Should You Go to Float Fest? Check the Newly Announced Schedule to Decide

The five-year-old San Marcos music festival announced its schedule featuring acts from Houston and beyond.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Sticks and Stones

Watch This Thing Called Life Come Together Live at the MFAH

A livestream shows professional rock climbers assembling what is sure to be the museum's blockbuster summer attraction.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Kudos

ICYMI: The 'Best New American Play' Is from Houston

Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, which premiered at the Alley last fall, took top honors at the 2018 Obie Awards.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

LGBTQ

The Sweet, Sad Appeal of Houston's Queer Landscape

You can now explore a crowdsourced mapping project that gathers memories from Houston's LGBTQ community. The results are beautiful, funny, and sad.

05/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

UPDATED: Everything We Know So Far About the Santa Fe High School Shooting

An active shooter situation at a Galveston County school has left 10 dead and more injured.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

The Best Fests

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 18–20

Mariachi, BBQ, the return of Love Street, and more.

05/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Gone but not forgotten

Relive a Night at the Balinese Room with the Houston Symphony

The annual HSO ball raised $1.33 million in an event themed after the famous Galveston club.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Up, Up, and Away!

T-Minus One Year Until Stages at the Gordy Opens For Business

Stages Repertory Theatre broke ground Tuesday on the new, three-theater Gordy campus down the street from its longtime Allen Parkway home.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Stunner

Say Hello to the New Glassell School of Art

We take a look at the hulking new MFAH facility set to open along Montrose Boulevard.

05/15/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ruff Racing

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 11–13

Corgi races, an Ira Glass masterclass, and a Mother's Day MFAH blowout.

05/10/2018 By Morgan Kinney