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

Theater

Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark? Don't Mind if We Do

In Lynn Nottage's play, an African American actress thrives in 1930s Hollywood by taking stereotypical roles.

03/21/2014 By Scott Vogel

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

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

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

Theater

Review: Venus in Fur

David Ives’s celebrated, Tony award-winning comedy brings sadomasochism to the Alley.

10/21/2013 By Scott Vogel

Theater

Review: Veronica's Room

Stages Theatre mounts a rarely-revived thriller.

10/15/2013 By Scott Vogel

Musical Theater

Review: Lizzie

TUTS Underground stakes its claim with edgy new musical.

10/14/2013 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Dances with Fuddruckers

Ever noticed how many big moments of our lives have occurred at restaurants?

09/30/2013 By Scott Vogel

Review

We're Not Going to Take It

Despite a talented cast, new Alley production can't overcome its dated script and tired jokes.

09/30/2013 By Scott Vogel

The Sound and the Fiery

Editor’s Note

What J.J. taught us

09/03/2013 By Scott Vogel