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

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 14–16

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

03/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

Editor’s Note

Food for Thought

“People don’t want to grow flowers. You can’t eat flowers.”

03/03/2014 By Scott Vogel

Theater

Review: Fool Makes Fools of Us All

The Alley's production of their fifth Theresa Rebeck play proves one too many for our valiant critic.

02/28/2014 By Scott Vogel

Fashion Week

Houston Wig Company Closes Out New York Fashion Week

Houston displays its best (fake) manes on the runway.

02/26/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Pop

Indie Music Fans Come Out In Force To Support Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power

Two bands that emerged from the experimental Elephant 6 Recording Company join forces at Warehouse Live.

02/20/2014 By Dean Davis

Architecture

Menil Collection Unveils Drawing Institute Design

Latest addition to Menil campus to be designed by Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee

02/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

Awards Season

Houston Chefs Named Semifinalists for 2014 James Beard Awards

Three Houston chefs recognized as semifinalists for prestigious dining prize.

02/19/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Theater

Review: Clean/through Plumbs the Depths of Addiction

In a genre plagued with clichés and stereotypes, Miki Johnson's new play finds beauty in the most unlikely places.

02/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Review: Into the Woods Brings Fantasy Down to Earth

Brilliant new production of classic musical converts even a die-hard Sondheim-phobe.

02/03/2014 By Scott Vogel

Snickerdoodles

The Pastry Shop That Made Us Understand Kickstarter

When it comes to crowdfunding, Houston certainly has its priorities in order.

02/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Whither the Rodeo?

“The Houston Rodeo is eternally authentic and happily fake, exactly like the city in which it was born.”

02/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Theater

Review: Freud's Last Session and the Hierarchy of Bigness

An imagined conversation between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis focuses more on metaphysics than personality.

01/30/2014 By Scott Vogel

Theater

TUTS Announces 2014–2015 Season

From old chestnuts like The Music Man and Victor/Victoria to contemporary Broadway hits like Kinky Boots, the new season of Theatre Under the Stars has something for everyone.

01/20/2014 By Scott Vogel

Travel

Ageless Cancun

Finding God, Man, and margaritas

12/31/2013 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

The Interpretation of ‘Dreams’

If everyone has dreams, and most people have homes, it would seem to follow that most people have dream homes. Right?

12/31/2013 By Scott Vogel

Musical

Review: 50 Shades! The Musical

Our fearless critic endures Climax cocktails, rabid fans, and terrible jokes to report on the E.L. James parody.

12/23/2013 By Scott Vogel

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume III, With Video

A trip to Discovery Green and a forlorn trumpeter.

12/09/2013 By John Lomax

Cocktails

Ima Nogg: Restoring Eggnog’s Reputation

Revisiting the holidays’ most misunderstood libation (plus, our eggnog recipe!)

12/01/2013 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Why We Celebrate the Galleria

More than just a mall, the Galleria is a symbol of who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going.

12/01/2013 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Under the Influence

“What is this ‘influential’ business, and how can I become one?”

10/31/2013 By Scott Vogel