MEN'S GROOMING

Is This the Most Old School Barber Shop in Houston?

Look at a nudie mag, watch a Van Damme flick, and get your hair cut at one of the last real barbershops in Houston.

04/25/2014 By Peter Holley

Newsfix

Video: Houston’s Plastic Surgeon to the Stars

Why do hundreds of Hollywood starlets come to Houston for plastic surgery instead of getting their work done in L.A.? Dr. Franklin Rose explains.

04/18/2014 By Peter Holley

Newsfix

Video: Home Security Booming in Houston, Despite Drop in Violent Crime

Crime in Houston is declining. So why are home security firms doing gangbusters?

04/14/2014 By Peter Holley

Educate Yourself

Fashion and Film at Rice

A local designer launches a discussion about the most stylish films of all time.

04/10/2014 By Peter Holley

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

Of Rack and Ruin

Is Houston the Boob Job Capital of the World?

When Machete star (and Houstonian) Mayra Leal decided to enhance herself, she turned to the Michaelangelo of plastic surgery.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley

Real Estate

Where to Live Now: The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014

Presenting our annual guide to the 25 best neighborhoods of the moment—plus, what you get for your money in different parts of town.

04/03/2014 By Peter Holley, John Lomax, and Katharine Shilcutt

LOCAL DESIGNER

Jonathan Blake: Fall Preview

Check out the collection at this week's trunk shows.

04/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Newsfix

Video: Funeral Director or Party Planner?

Dying has never been more fun.

03/17/2014 By Peter Holley

MEN'S FASHION

6 Manly Things We Want To Bring Home From SXSW

For the musical tourist, a sampling of Austin's best men's stores.

03/14/2014 By Peter Holley

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: John Cramer

The musician and artist offers a tour of his mental landscape

03/07/2014 By Peter Holley

Slideshow

Hamilton Shirts Spring Preview

For their latest collection, Hamilton turns to bright colors, new textures, and bold patterns to warm things up.

03/05/2014 By Peter Holley

Logging Off

Camp in the Social Media Age

It’s not just kids who miss their iPads—parents, too, are suffering from technology withdrawal.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Overnight Camps

Whatever your child’s interests—be it horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or camping under the stars—we’ve got them covered.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Ash Bash

Dying Just Got a Little More Fun

In our era of extreme customization, funeral directors are starting to look more like party planners.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Newsfix

Video: Rodeo Preview

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is not just a local tradition, it's a cultural phenomenon.

02/27/2014 By Peter Holley

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean (Video)

The Houston wordsmith on the power of poetry

02/18/2014 By Peter Holley

LOCAL DESIGNER

The Deeply Personal Jake Joseph Underwear Review

Jake Joseph wants you to spend $36 on a single pair of underwear. And it sorta makes sense.

02/12/2014 By Peter Holley

Rodeo Clinics

Video: When Cowboys Get Hurt

Ever wondered how it feels to have a raging bull step on your chest?

02/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Rodeo Royalty

The Return of Reba

A self-described “third-generation Rodeo brat,” the country icon prepares to make her 18th appearance in Houston.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley