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

Essay

Smith's Opticians, a True Houston Treasure

If the eyes are the window to the soul, there's no more soulful place to frame them than Philip Brown's store in Midtown.

11/01/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

A Weighty Essay

The Critic's Notebook: How to Get Fat

When you eat for a living, it's not easy to keep the pounds off. Here's the secret.

10/20/2016 By Alice Levitt

ESSAY

The Critic's Notebook: Not All Food Is Good

We have the best job ever, but we have to take the bad with the delicious.

10/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

Essay

In Isaan, Following in the Footsteps of a Legendary Fighter

A journey to discover the roots of Muay Thai takes a Houston-based photographer halfway across the world.

09/27/2016 By Max Burkhalter

Open Road

Houstonasia: Traveling Abroad with Your Texas Mom

Once upon a time there was a son who dreamed of taking a trip to Asia with his mother, who did not want to go.

09/19/2016 By Scott Vogel

Essay

In Miami, Missing Houston

Don't take your hometown—or its Mexican food—for granted.

09/15/2016 By Glissette Santana

Essay

Astronaut Peggy's Pool Promenade

A behind-the-scenes visit with the queen of astronauts, Peggy Whitson, at NASA's watery NBL.

09/14/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

ESSAY

A Toast to Summer Mannequins

In Houston, it's not the parks or public places that store our truest treasures—it's the people.

09/02/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Euro Pop

Eating Out in Houston: Culinary Adventures of a Newcomer

What does a newly transplanted European think of Space City dining?

07/22/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Real Estate

In the First Ward, the Siren Sound of Freeways Beckons

If no one else wants that overgrown lot, I'll take it.

03/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt