Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Spooky Scary

5 Vintage Shops to Hit for Halloween

Take a terrifying trip back in time with a vintage costume this Halloween.

10/21/2016 By Alex Meyer

A Weighty Essay

The Critic's Notebook: How to Get Fat

When you eat for a living, it's not easy to keep the pounds off. Here's the secret.

10/20/2016 By Alice Levitt

Travel

The 5 Most Frightening Ghost Tours in the South

These scary spots give Southern Gothic a whole new meaning.

10/19/2016 By Alex Meyer

Spooky Scary

Channel the Spirit of the 90s This Halloween: Men's Edition

Every Angela has a Jordan, every Rachel has a Ross.

10/19/2016 By Javier Garza

Hoops

Can the Rockets Shoot Themselves to a Title?

With a new coach and system, the Rockets want to turn the page on an ugly 2016.

10/19/2016 By Adam Doster

The Fearless Femme

I Tried It: Wearing A Dress Over Pants

Most women wear something sexy on a first date. Not me.

10/19/2016 By Hala Daher

Meet Your Maker

Slow Food Houston and Nice Winery Introduce Drinkers to Local Producers

Find your one true beverage love.

10/14/2016 By Mellanie Perez

recipes

Star Ingredient of the Season: Redfish

How to eat (and cook) one of the Gulf's greatest hits.

10/14/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Travel Tips

How Travel Nerds Book Airfare

In a nutshell, it's equal parts commitment, patience, creativity and good ol' Skyscanner.

10/12/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

The Fearless Femme

I Tried It: Co-Washing

I figured instead of fighting my curls, I'd let them come out to play.

10/12/2016 By Hala Daher

Heavens to Etsy

This Month in Etsy: Journals, Geek Gear and Bacon Bath Bombs

Let's be honest, we had you at bacon bath bombs.

10/06/2016 By Beth Levine

ESSAY

The Critic's Notebook: Not All Food Is Good

We have the best job ever, but we have to take the bad with the delicious.

10/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

Travel

Washington D.C.: The Land of the Free (Admission)

Our nation's capital may be pricey when it comes to lodging and parking, but not when it comes to culture.

10/06/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Get Out

Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Fearless Femme

I Tried It: Quitting Shampoo

I seriously considered wearing a hat every day to cover up the mess.

10/05/2016 By Hala Daher

Travel

Take Advantage of This 3-Day Southwest Airlines Sale

Book by October 6 for prices as low as $49 one-way—and that includes international destinations.

10/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meat of the Matter

The Butcher's Ball Brings Chefs Together in Praise of Flesh

On October 9, head to Brenham for tastings, a farmers market, butchery demos and live music.

09/30/2016 By Alice Levitt

Beyond the Cart

How to Do Online Grocery Delivery Right in Houston

Which service, if any, is the one for you?

09/30/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Fashion

Strike a Pose: The Essential Guide to Houston's Fall Fashion Shows

New shows are ready to impress and familiar events are adding excitement.

09/27/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen