H-Town Diary

How My Dog Helped Me Make Friends in Houston

Getting a golden retriever made moving to the Bayou City a little easier.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Essay

An Obituary for Emma, My First Car

Just as you never forget your first love, you never forget your first car.

11/28/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Grandfathered In

The Critic's Notebook: Say No to Lines

Whether you're type A or just entitled, those guys don't need you.

11/06/2017 By Alice Levitt

Heroes of Harvey

The Unexpected Hero of Harvey: Technology

Harvey was America's first major natural disaster of the modern tech era—which was lucky, as the internet and social media saved lives during the storm.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

#HarveyHmag

The Monster That Won't Die: A Hurricane Harvey Diary

This wan't her first hurricane, but it was her worst.

09/11/2017 By Harriet Riley

#harveyhmag

The Ballad of the Hurricane Coca-Cola To-Go Cup

Or why patronizing your local businesses is its own important donation.

08/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Essay

A Vermonter Discovers Houston Food

Space City tastes like an exotic vacation.

08/21/2017 By Alice Levitt

Everything now

Notes on Arcade Fire from a Native Son

"I decided this band must be the coolest thing ever to emerge from the bougie patch of reclaimed swamp I called home—a belief I more or less hold to this day."

08/10/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Skoolz out 4evr

A Tale of Three Schools: One Last Walk Down the Halls of Robert E. Lee Wisdom High

One writer reflects on her years at a historic Houston high school as it faces demolition.

06/26/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Fifth Quarter

Fearsome Feast: Pepper Pot Soup

How a can of Campbell's soup haunted our dining editor's childhood.

04/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

H-Town Diary

Waffles: The World's Worst Dog

She may be a nightmare, but she’s mine.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Note

When a Flooded House Actually Turns out to Be a Good Thing

The story of a cracked house, a flock of birds, and Tropical Storm Allison.

03/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Kiss Him, He's Irish

When a Houstonian Marries an Irishman, How Do They Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Hint: not with green beer.

03/16/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Essay

I Am a Refugee

In the streets of downtown Houston this weekend, as we chose humanity over fear, I felt at home.

01/30/2017 By Judy Le

Essay

Boom 92: A Eulogy

A farewell to the format-upending radio station that changed Houston—and the nation—in its two short years on the air.

01/10/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Travel

Finding a Spiritual Motherland in Punta Mita, Mexico

Every journey south of the border feels like coming home.

01/05/2017 By Loreta Kovacic

Essay

Botti, the Philosopher King of Montrose

The epicenter of Greek culture in Houston is found at a Shell station in Montrose.

12/07/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Essay

The Critic's Notebook: Point of No Return

In a business based on novelty, repeat performances are rare.

12/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

H-Town Diary

Out of Despair, the Gift of Life

After losing her sister, one writer discovers a sense of peace.

11/21/2016 By Karen Abercrombie

Essay

The Critic's Notebook: On Eating Alone

Dining solo doesn't have to be lonely—especially if it's your job.

11/10/2016 By Alice Levitt