Newcomer's Guide

Welcome to Houston, the Big, Overwhelming, Most Diverse City in America

You’re going to love it here. But there are some things we need to talk about.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Editor's Picks

Where to Find Your Favorite Foods from Back Home Right Here

Whether you're in search of Detroit-style dogs, Chicago deep-dish or Natchitoches meat pies, you'll find them in Houston.

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Marissa Rosenburg

Converting a Bostonian to a Houstonian takes more than just changing a few letters.

02/05/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Newstonians

Escaped Converts: Marianella Orlando

Our occasional check-in with the flood of recent arrivals—poor, huddled and yearning to clog our freeways.

08/04/2015

Trends

Social Media Finally Turns on Itself

The creators of the “Avoid Humans” app use social data in a decidedly anti-social way.

11/30/2014 By Chris Abshire

Escaped Converts

New Houstonian Peter Vogel Will Never Go Back to Portland

An occasional check-in with recent arrivals—poor, huddled, and yearning to clog our freeways

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley