Nick joined Houstonia in June 2015, eager to seek out the latest arts, culture, trends, people, places and things that give life to Houston. He began his career in journalism at the age of 15, reporting on high school sports in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. An Arizona State alum, he was previously assistant editor at Houston magazine. 

Nick spends his spare time staying fit, reading, watching Netflix, drinking coffee, and hanging out with his dog/best friend Gatsby.

Arts & Drafts

Want to Write? These Classes and Workshops Will Help You Get Started

Find inspiration and instruction, whether in an online seminar or a hands-on workshop.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Get Lit

Houston's Surprising Connection to the Billion-Dollar Romance Novel Industry

Romance Writers of America is headquartered in Houston. Ready to have your love conquer all?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writing

How UH's Creative Writing Program Went to the Head of the Class

Here's to the risk takers.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writers Galore

Live Readings and Lectures Fill Houston's Concert Halls

Live readings from authors and aspiring poets? The city is full of them.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

Houston-Set Novels: A Sampling

Looking for some books to put on your Need-To-Read list? Here's a place to get started.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Now Reading: Houston Edition

We asked Houston-based and -born authors: What's on your nightstand?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer Photography by Audra Oden

H-Town Diary

Perpetually a Pukie, Thanks to CrossFit

Too much of a workout fad can do more harm than good.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Culture

Culture Club: The New Museum District

Where is Houston's new museum district? All over the city.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 1–3

A fresh start at Rothko Chapel, the 2016 Run Houston! at Sam Houston Race Park, MFAH screens Night of the Shooting Stars, Fly Dance Company pops and locks at Children's Museum, and the Texans close out the 2015 season.

12/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 25–27

Keep the Christmas cheer going with visits from the Snow Queen, Santa Claus and a brisk ride through Houston's streets with Critical Mass.

12/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

New Year's Eve

Early Music, Late Night

Matthew Dirst's Ars Lyrica rings in 2016 in a very classy way.

12/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Q&A

A Good Year of Suffer–ing

Houston's favorite soul band, The Suffers, closes out its best year on a high note at House of Blues.

12/21/2015 By Nick Esquer

Day For Night

Electric Light Orchestra

Houston’s newest music festival is a furious and mind-bending blend of visual and performing arts.

12/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 18-20

From loads of live music to Christmastime merriment, here's a roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Houston.

12/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 11-13

Houston gets a little more Christmas cheer with Lights in the Heights and Bach Society Houston's Advent Vespers.

12/09/2015 By Nick Esquer

All That Jazz

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

The Roaring Twenties goes on display in all its decadent glory in MFAH's Deco Nights.

12/08/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshows

World AIDS Day Luncheon

Supporters gathered at Post Oak Hilton for a memorable lunch, bringing awareness to efforts of zeroing out AIDS in America.

12/07/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Mauro Luna

Film

Cinéma Vérité

Director Kent Jones's Hitchcock/Truffaut brings the two legendary directors into focus.

12/04/2015 By Nick Esquer