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.

Gone

Free Press Summer Fest is No More

Pegstar announced the In Bloom Music Festival for March 2018, a replacement to the sweaty, rainy mudbowl that is FPSF.

11/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Now Vending

Where to Get Free Books at the Push of a Button

A book vending machine at the Northeast Multi-Service Center makes a small contribution to the still-ailing Houston Public Libraries.

11/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Off Duty

Anderson Cooper Thinks Houston is Better Than Dallas

Cooper and longtime friend Andy Cohen are headed to Houston for an evening of frank conversation.

11/27/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Holiday diversions

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 24–26

AKA: Ways to entertain your out-of-town family and prevent fist fights.

11/23/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Oak-ay

Discovery Green Wants You To Talk With Trees

This interactive work invites Houston to engage in a conversation of light and music.

11/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Big League

One Year in, Smart Financial Centre Solidifies Its Reputation with Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker

If the Sugar Land performing arts venue is good enough for the Houston Ballet, it's probably good enough for anyone.

11/17/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Energy City

What You Need to Know about the New HMNS Wiess Energy Hall

More than triple its former size, the expanded Wiess Energy Hall tells the story of Houston.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Monster burger bash

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 17–19

Houstonia's Burger Bash, anti-fascist theater, and a local art market top the list.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Deals Deals Deals!

How to See Every Oscar Film (in Theaters) for Ten Bucks

MoviePass allows you to get a leg up and see a movie per day in theaters for a single monthly fee.

11/15/2017 By Morgan Kinney

'tis the season

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 10–12

Must-see films invade Houston, the holidays arrive, and Peppa Pig makes the jump to the 3-D realm.

11/09/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Red Carpet

Your Guide to the 2017 Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Our must-see picks for the city's most ambitious film event.

11/07/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Livestream

Watch This 3-D Mural Evolve Before Your Own Eyes

A new series at Pennzoil Place will showcase artists live as they create public art over the course of a week.

11/06/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Finally

If You Are A True Houstonian, You Will Go to the Astros Victory Parade

A franchise victory is a unique chance to feel at one with your fellow citizen.

11/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Yes, Quilts!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 3–5

Besides the Astros parade: a Pulitzer appearance, a swanky art party, and a better-than-it-sounds quilt festival.

11/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Love & Sex

67 Great Dates in Houston

Good, bad, or ugly, we’ve got the guidance you need to make dating great, from the city’s best date nights to the real truth about romance in the Bayou City from readers just like you.

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney, Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, Marianella Orlando, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Where Do Animals Go During a Hurricane?

Harvey left us wondering: do critters hunker down during natural disasters?

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Spook City

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

Surprisingly, there are things to do besides watch the World Series.

10/26/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Home Sweet Home

What Does the Need for Affordable Housing Look Like?

The documentary Our Journey Home comes to Houston to illustrate the benefits of much-needed public housing.

10/25/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Hurry!!

Happening Now: Ellen DeGeneres Gives Away World Series Tickets at UH

The talk show host teased a once-in-a-lifetime Astros ticket giveaway happening 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Houston.

10/24/2017 By Anita Gomez and Morgan Kinney

Spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 20–22

Zombies descend, opera returns, and violinists impress.

10/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney