Pop Culture Handbook

8 Iconic Houston-Filmed Movies, Mapped

Plus: The top 3 times we've seen Houston get blown up on the big screen.

06/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Photo Essay

Port of Hope

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, sending thousands of evacuees to the Astrodome, we catch up with four people who were there.

09/01/2015 Photography by Katya Horner By Jeff Balke

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015

The Drawl

Starred Up

Still skeptical of astrological clairvoyance? These recent incidents tell us that the stars have much to offer.

05/31/2015 By Houstonia Staff

opinion

Bring Back the Astros' Shooting Star Jerseys, Permanently

Last weekend, the 'Stros wore throwback uniforms to celebrate the Astrodome's 50th anniversary. Their superiority was obvious.

04/23/2015 By Cort McMurray

Take a Seat

Coveted Astrodome Seats for Sale on Monday

Own a little piece of Houston's history when Astrodome seats go up for sale next week.

04/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Master of His Dome-ain

Meet the Man Who Brought Stunts and Spectacle to the Astrodome

In the early days of the Dome, Judge Roy Hofheinz needed events to fill seats when the Astros weren’t playing. Enter Allen Becker.

04/01/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

Craft Beer

8th Wonder’s Astrodome Beer Is Nostalgically Delicious

Remember Dome Foam? Then you’ll love Dome Faux’m.

04/30/2014 By Joshua Justice

LOCAL CRAFTS

Bring the Dome to Your Throne

Dena Yanowski's hand-made Astrodome cushions are too cool.

03/18/2014 By John Nova Lomax, Fashion and Style Correspondent

Newsfix

Video: the Dome's Darkest Day

Not everyone’s Astrodome memories are G-rated. Radio host Jay Lee recounts one of the Astrodome’s darkest days.

02/27/2014 By Dan Derozier

Interview

Not Everyone’s Astrodome Memories Are G-Rated

As we debate the Dome’s future, its darker, more mysterious past hangs in the balance

02/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Sweet T's

Shirt Designer to Dome-Haters: Come and Take It

Two Texas symbols, one statement tee.

01/16/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Modest Proposals

Tear Down The Dome—and Reliant, Too

Both places are jinxed. No earthly good has ever come from them. They've both got to go.

01/15/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Essay

The Year of the Astrodome

Allyn West reflects back on a tumultuous year for our beleaguered, beloved Dome.

12/10/2013 By Allyn West

Opinion

Will the Asia Society Texas Center Share the Astrodome's Fate?

Terry Doody ponders the implications of the Astrodome's demise for the new Asia Society building.

11/12/2013 By Terrence Doody

Domesday 2013

Goodbye to a Stadium

Remembering the Eighth Wonder of the World.

11/06/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Astrodome

A Modest Proposal for the Astrodome

Here is an idea for the Eighth Wonder of the World that no one has thought of yet

04/18/2013 By Terry Doody