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

Live Shots

Interview: Christopher Kimball Is Not a TV Persona

The host of America's Test Kitchen brings the show to Jones Hall for a one-off live performance.

08/07/2014 By Scott Vogel

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

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

Editor’s Note

The Triumph of the Spirits

The margarita machine finally makes the Smithsonian.

06/30/2014 By Scott Vogel

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

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

Editor’s Note

Reflections on Our First Year

Twelve issues later, we’re still going strong.

04/07/2014 By Scott Vogel

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