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

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sushi

Ka Sushi: The Best Japanese Spot You Haven’t Tried

This sushi-and-whiskey bar in a strip mall specializes in surprises.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Houston’s Ninja Warriors

Does your hairdresser moonlight as a ninja? We didn’t think so.

09/30/2013 By Kerry H.