Generation Next

Ugly God Represents Houston as Newest Member of XXL Freshman Class

The hip-hop kingmakers have chosen one of Clutch City's very own.

06/21/2017 By Arman Badrei

Pop Culture Handbook

Calling Hou: The Bayou City's Biggest and Best Pop Culture Moments

Our city has exerted more influence on the American mass media landscape than you may realize—and we're not just talking about Beyoncé (but also definitely Beyoncé).

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Katharine Shilcutt, and Gwendolyn Zepeda

Travel

Why There's a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

Fun fact: the Rasta movement arose in Ethiopia, not Jamaica.

06/07/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

In the Footsteps of Prince: A Visit to Paisley Park

Much like Graceland, a tour of the musician's Minneapolis home offers an intimate look into the life of a revolutionary American artist.

06/06/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Drinkin' Days

How Country Star Pat Green Lives by Willie Nelson's Advice

It's all about the fans, he says.

06/02/2017 By Catalina Campos

Ice House

May's Perfect Party: Overall-Quite-Fresh Edition

We rarely invite the same guest twice, but we occasionally make exceptions.

04/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

10 Places to Recreate Your Favorite Rock 'n' Roll Album Covers

From the Giant's Causeway to Death Valley, our list of the spots every classic rock fan should seek out.

12/20/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Ice House

Beyoncé’s Father Builds a Brand-New Girl Group

With Blushhh Music now making the airwaves, Mathew Knowles wonders if destiny can strike twice.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hitsville, Houston

SugarHill Studios, 75 Years Young

Destiny’s Child, Freddy Fender and Willie Nelson are only a few of the legendary artists who've recorded tracks at the nation's oldest studio.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Following Robert Ellis on His Journey of Discovery

After years of leaning into the chaos, the singer-songwriter has found an appreciation for how structure and routine can spur creativity.

07/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen