James Harden Poured Me Champagne

Chris Paul, James Harden, and Carmelo Anthony Become Mastro's Servers for a Cause

The NBA All-Star and Rocket point guard enlisted A-list friends for his inaugural Celebrity Server Dinner to benefit Houston charities for youth enrichment and homelessness prevention.

10/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Houston, Say Hello to Melo

The Rockets have a new recruit: 34-year-old forward Carmelo Anthony.

09/21/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Sportsball Drama

The Rockets/Warriors Rivalry Has a New Battleground: Yelp

Rockets fans are turning to the International Smoke Yelp page to unleash their frustration with the NBA playoffs.

06/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

Ice House

Perfect Party: Of-Beans-and-Basketball-Edition

Anish Kapoor gets the seat of honor for reigniting the great Bayou vs. Windy City debate.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

The Beard Abides

6 Things We Learned About James Harden From His GQ Cover

The Rockets star graces the magazine's May cover, in which he reveals his undying love for candy (and his mom).

04/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

ahoy!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 6–8

Movies at the Menil, fancy home tours, big old boats, and more.

04/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Candy Sneakers

Win a Gummi Replica of James Harden's Sneakers

Yes, we're serious.

03/23/2018 By Cory Garcia

Sports

Inaugural Houston Sports Awards Honors Legendary No. 34s

After a banner year for Houston sports in 2017, it was time to show our local athletes some love.

02/09/2018 Photography by Marco Torres

Sweet Kicks

You Can Now Wear Your Love for the Rockets on Your Feet

The Converse x NBA collection celebrates basketball's historic influence on street style.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

5 Romance-Free Things to Do on Valentine's Day

Just because you're skipping Valentine's Day this year doesn't mean you can't have a good time.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

H-Town Diary

A Houston Sports Fan Learns to Love Again

After the World Series, Houston sports fans have multiple real, honest-to-goodness reasons to hope.

12/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hoops Hype

The Rockets Are One of the NBA’s Best Teams, and the Media Has Noticed

James Harden and Chris Paul are a mighty combo.

12/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Sports

Billion Dollar Buyer Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

The Landry's CEO paid a record amount for the NBA team.

09/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#HarveyHmag

Huge Houston Institutions Are Stepping Up with Hurricane Harvey Donations

From Whataburger to Beyoncé, Texas legends are pledging their own money to help Houston recover.

08/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

September’s Perfect Party: Good-Sad-Heartbreaking Edition

In which we don’t invite the state senators who would make life more difficult for a 7-year-old girl.

08/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

London Speed It Up, Houston Rocket

What Would Happen If Beyoncé Bought the Rockets?

All concession stands will serve only lemonade, and other potential changes.

08/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sports

Bye-Bye Beverley: The Rockets Trade Three Players for Gold-Medalist Chris Paul

Daryl Morey continues his relentless pursuit of a championship with another major shakeup.

06/29/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Bayougraphy

Bill Worrell, Play-by-Play Announcer, on His Iconic Sports Broadcasting Career

After three-plus decades with the Rockets and the Astros, few have witnessed sports changing the way Worrell has.

03/21/2017 By Jeff Balke

Sports

After the Trade Deadline, the Houston Rockets Prepare for the Stretch Run

Will Lou Williams put the team over the top, or will they fall just short of a title?

03/06/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Let's Get Some Shoes

The New James Harden Colorway Is the MVP of our Hearts

Harden continues to challenge traditional notions of men's style.

02/16/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen