Be Mine

You've Got Mail: One Houston Couple's Love Story

From book lending to Body Worlds, a tale of romance.

02/14/2018 By Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz

Flying the Friendly Skies

From Houston to Sydney In Only 17-and-a-Half Hours

A tale of United's first direct flight between the two cities.

01/22/2018 By Scott Vogel

Essay

Remembering David Bowie, Starman of Style

The common thread underpinning all of Bowie’s many styles is this: Do what you want.

01/10/2018 By Noah Nofz

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Home for the Holidays: A Tale of One Vile Voyage, Or: Why I'm Never Leaving Texas Again

I see your holiday travel story and raise you this 25-hour cross-country hell trip.

01/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Year in Reading

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

12/27/2017 By Ryan Pait

Holiday Thievery

'Tis The Season For... Wallet and Purse Snatching?

At a Target in December, I got robbed in the Christmas section.

12/22/2017 With Gwendolyn Knapp

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