Brews, Wine, and Everything Else Fine

The Year in Beer and Other Drinks

2020 was all about Covid-19, but we're looking back at it all.

12/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Year In Review

2020: The Year in Houston Food

How Covid-19 changed everything.

12/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Best of the year

Your 10 Favorite Food Stories of 2020

What did you want to know most about eating and drinking in Houston?

12/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Best of 2020

The Things We Cooked: Recipes We Loved This Year

We ate at home ... a lot. Here are some of the things that gave us joy.

12/24/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Holiday Tinnitus

The Most Jaded Christmas Record You’ll Hear This Year

A holiday playlist for even the grinchiest at heart.

12/23/2020 By Chris Gray

A few of our favorite things

The Best Things We Read, Watched, and Listened to: 2020 Edition

Houston, we have recommendations.

12/22/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Pandemic News

Covid-19 Stimulus, Round Two: $600 Stimulus Checks Are Coming

Congress is expected to pass the $900 billion stimulus bill soon, but who is going to qualify for those checks?

12/21/2020 By Dianna Wray

Falling Action

After 47 Years, River Oaks Bookstore Has Reached Its Final Chapter

Local booksellers reflect on the industry’s biggest antagonists: big online sellers and the pandemic.

12/18/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

I have a dream

The 2021 MLK Day Parade Is Still Marching On ... Online

The virtual event will feature videos from participating organizations and a Parade of Giving.

12/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Light at the end of the tunnel

The First Houstonians Have Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

Health care workers in hospitals across the city lined up to get the shot Tuesday.

12/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A sweet Yuletide suite

Houston Ballet Offering Bayou City New Holiday Treat with Nutcracker Sweets

The virtual production combines footage from old company performances of the Tchaikovsky holiday ballet with new dances set to favorite seasonal songs and carols.

12/15/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Knock, knock

The Initial Results Are in for the Health Department's Citywide Antibody Testing Study

By September about four times as many people had Covid-19 as the number of people who actually got a positive test by September, according to the survey.

12/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Charitable Giving

A Day in Photos: The Houston Food Bank

A look at how the food bank gets it done.

12/11/2020 Photography by Anthony Rathbun

Santa's helpers

Pancho Claus Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer this Year

Richard Reyes, who first began playing the Bayou City's Tex-Mex Santa in 1981, has lost his financial sponsors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snow Gaze

HGO Brings Wintery Joy to Houston in The Making of the Snowy Day

The new documentary showcases the heart and soul of Ezra Jack Keats’s classic story as well as the challenge of bringing it to the operatic stage.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Yee-haw

2021 RodeoHouston Postponed until May

Officials pushed the dates back two months in hope of a better Covid-19 situation.

12/08/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

This ain’t in Grandma’s closet

Let 2020 Be the Year of the Ugly Holiday Face Mask

It’s Houston. You don’t need a sweater anyways.

12/08/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Coronavirus

Houston Surpasses 100,000 Total Covid-19 Cases

We break down the numbers.

12/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt