The Somm Picks

How Our Changing Times Are Changing Wine

Noted Houston sommelier Justin Vann contributes his thoughts on the world of alcohol.

07/28/2020 By Justin Vann

Kindness, love, and positivity

‘Hands of Heroes’ Is Uniting and Honoring Houstonians at Discovery Green

Local artist Anat Ronen gave us an inside look behind what went into her newest installation dedicated to essential workers and the BLM Movement.

07/17/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

"Can't breathe when I got you on top of me"

Eminem Pays Tribute to George Floyd in New Single with Kid Cudi

The track, "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady," also takes digs at Drew Brees and anti-maskers.

07/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Bet on Bryson

Comedian Bryson Brown Brings Laughter and Wit to Today's Tough Topics

The Houston standup comic uses humor to discuss race and police brutality on his new comedy album, "Side Bettin'."

07/06/2020 By Radu Bondar

Remember their names

Houstonians Open Virtual Museum in Tribute to George Floyd

The #ArtforJustice virtual gallery has received submissions from 19 states and six countries.

06/28/2020 By Jonathan Forney

Art Moves

MFAH Speaks to the BLM Movement Through Soul of a Nation

Featuring work from over 70 Black artists, this exhibition makes its final stop in Houston after a three-year international tour.

06/26/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

’50s, ’60s, ’70, ’80s

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 26-28

Go on and groove to those good times.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

#BlackTransLivesMatter

Support Houston’s Black Transgender Community Through These Local Advocacy Organizations

Remember, we wouldn’t have Pride if it weren’t for Marsha P. Johnson.

06/18/2020 By Katelyn Landry

#BlackLivesMatter

Read Your Way Toward Anti-Racism with These 7 Books

W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad all make the list.

06/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Pride, Not Prejudice

UPDATED: 6 Houston Pride Month Events Sure to Bring Your Rainbow Heart a Bit of Joy

These virtual movie screenings and social distanced performances are still on.

06/16/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Rock On

5 Things You Must Do In Houston This Weekend, June 12-14

Go online, live it up in your car, or stretch your legs (safely, of course).

06/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Now's the Time

For Black-Owned Restaurants, the More Support, the Better

Plus, recommendations for some places to visit for good food.

06/05/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray

BlackOut Tuesday

Restaurants Closing, Showing Solidarity as Houston Protests

Some establishments are donating funds to social causes and advocacy groups.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Big Frame, Bigger Impact

Remembering Big Floyd

Recalling George Floyd's love of the Third Ward and contributions to Houston’s hip-hop scene

06/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

George Floyd Protests

How You Can Help Houston Fight for Equality and Justice

Four ways to make a difference.

06/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Sandy Speaks

Remembering the Joy and Injustice of Sandra Bland

An HMAAC exhibit celebrates Bland's legacy while denouncing racial profiling by police.

02/23/2018 By Josh Watkins

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Queen B

Beyoncé Takes a Stand for Black Lives Matter

"We don't need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives."

07/07/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen