Brave New World

Houston's Music Community Reflects on the Pandemic

Bayou City musicians weathered Covid-19 any way they could.

05/11/2021 By Chris Gray

Stay home, feel fab

3 Ways You Can Prioritize Your Mental Health This Year

You shouldn't have to "white-knuckle it" through these stressful times.

01/01/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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Skincare Tips for Colder Months (and Warm Ones, Too)

Stay dewy all year long.

01/01/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

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How to Make the At-Home Workout Work

A local fitness instructor gives us tips on what equipment to buy, what areas to focus on, and more.

12/31/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

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Meditation, for Beginners

Local yoga practitioner and wellness influencer Jazmin Porter walks you through finding your zen.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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How to Color and Cut Your Hair at Home (Even Your Bangs)

We got an expert's advice on how to avoid damage and disaster when cleaning up your own ’do.

12/29/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

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We Loved Working in Our PJs in 2020. Here's Why We Should Get Dressed in 2021

Tips on mastering the professional work-from-home style ... and okay, you can still wear your PJ bottoms.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

2020

6 Takeaways from Mayor Turner's State of the City Address

The mayor discussed Covid-19, police reform, Silicon Bayou, the city budget, and other initiatives.

10/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

A Simple Twist of Fate Brought Ed Emmett to the Bayou City

The former county judge found Houston and never looked back.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

Acres Homes Native Mayor Sylvester Turner Knows His Roots

The local leader attests to the power of community-oriented neighborhoods.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

City Councilmember Letitia Plummer Follows in Giant Footsteps

And now she's allowed in the room where it happens.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

Annise Parker's Free Range Youth Instilled a Passion for Nature

The former city mayor’s love of Houston greenspace is rooted in Spring Branch.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Role Model

Jackie Young-Medcalf Won't Stop Fighting for the Environment

Houston’s fiercest toxic-waste protester never gives up.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Central America

Seven immigrants from Central America share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Catherine Matusow, Gwendolyn Knapp, Schaefer Edwards, and Erica Hernandez

Cit of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Asia

Nine immigrants from all across Asia share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, Jeff Balke, and Catherine Matusow

City of Dreams

Finding a Home a World Away: Middle East

Eight Middle Eastern immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, Catherine Matusow, and Erica Hernandez

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Europe

Five European immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Jeff Balke, Timothy Malcolm, and Dianna Wray

Happy in Houston

The Pursuit of Happiness: 60 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever

New decade, new you.

12/27/2019 Edited by Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Bob Randall Is Spreading the Gospel of Organic Gardening, One Plot at a Time

He launched what is now the fourth-largest community garden program in the country, Urban Harvest, 25 years ago this month.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp