A distinguished journalist for more than 15 years, Scott was the founding editor of Houstonia, as well as the award-winning magazine Portland Monthly, Oregon’s highest-selling magazine for more than a decade. He has also been a writer and editor on staff at two of the country’s finest newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post

Editor’s Note

Brand Parenthood

You don’t need an MBA to have a happy family, but it helps.

08/03/2014 By Scott Vogel

VISUAL ART

Valentina Kisseleva and the Art of Stagnation

New exhibition explores Brezhnev era in Soviet Union through the eyes of an artist.

08/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Charity

The Dieudonne Family: How to Help

With your help, the Dieudonne family achieved their dream of going to Galveston. Find out how you can help them and other refugee families.

07/09/2014 By Scott Vogel

Rising Rents

Find the Right Apartment: a Hunting How-To

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Renting: What $1300 Gets You...

A survey of apartments reveals that while $1300 isn’t what it used to be, getting bang for your buck still depends on your location.

06/30/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston’s 15 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Finding the best out of hundreds of Tex-Mex establishments was no easy task (especially on our arteries), but we did it.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

The Triumph of the Spirits

The margarita machine finally makes the Smithsonian.

06/30/2014 By Scott Vogel

Features

The Rent Race

Or, why you can’t find an apartment.

06/24/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax Illustrations by Andrew J. Nilsen

URBAN ADVENTURES

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part II

Rambling through the interiors of dozens of abandoned apartments.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

#FPSF

Five Scenes from Summer Fest

The Summer Fest moments we'll never forget, for better or worse

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Dan Joyce

Strong Pours

Little Dipper Looks Cool, But Is That Enough?

In a neighborhood full of speciality bars, Little Dipper lacks a single superlative quality.

06/02/2014 By Timothy Faust

Open Road

A Whirlwind Theater Weekend in New York City

As the Tony Awards approach, we bring you dispatches from our Editor-in-Chief’s recent long weekend on Broadway.

06/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

On Heat Intolerance

Why doesn’t a Houston summer get the respect of, say, a Chicago winter?

06/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Prognostications

Handicapping the 2014–2015 Theater Season

As the current theatrical season winds down, we turn our eyes to the next one.

05/09/2014 By Scott Vogel

Visual Arts

Claudia Schmuckli Is Keeping Things Interesting at the Blaffer

Thanks to its director’s non-traditional, experimental style, days have never been more exciting at UH’s Blaffer Art Museum.

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Editor’s Note

Remembrance of Road Trips Past

Like Proust’s narrator, a bite of dessert (in this case, a Stuckey’s pecan log) sends our editor-in-chief on a journey through childhood memories.

04/30/2014 By Scott Vogel

Visual Art

Reflections on Sargent and Impressionism at the MFAH

Despite flawed presentation, the two exhibitions reveal new sides of familiar artists.

04/21/2014 By Joseph Campana

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

Finger Food

Blue Nile: Houston's Ethiopian Heart for 20 Years

It's all finger food here—dig in.

04/14/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Model of Efficiency

Burger with a Side of Car Wash at Facundo Cafe

The car wash/burger stand on Ella gets ready to expand its offerings.

04/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt