In-Town Travel

Take a Staycation: How to Spend 48 Hours in the Museum District

Ditch the car, grab your clubs, and come hungry

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Air Travel

Scared of Flying? Face Your Phobia at Ellington Field

How one company, Flying Phobia Help, teaches you how to "model courage"—or at least fake it.

06/02/2014 By Melissa Jacobs

GEOGRAPHY OF HOUSTON

This Week In Neighborhood Names: The Deroloc Addition

Yes, it's "colored" spelled backwards, but it's probably not racist.

05/21/2014 By John Nova Lomax

H-TOWN WEIRDNESS

How Now Giant Dancing Cow? And Who?

A photo trek through the First Ward turns weird.

05/15/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Christopher Keeble

GIFT IDEAS

Houston Disassembled and Displayed

Minimalist map renders Houston into cuts of meat, neighborhood by neighborhood.

05/14/2014 By John Lomax

ISN'T NATURE WONDERFUL?!

Houstonia's Wild Animal Outbreak

After a possum wins its freedom, an era ends at Houstonia House.

04/03/2014 By John Lomax

NERD RAP BATTLES

Conan Insults, We Respond

It's on now, you ginger bastard.

04/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

The Suite Life

Go Ahead: Raid That Minibar

How Houston’s swankiest hotels help you eat and drink in your room in style.

04/01/2014 By Joanna O'Leary

LOCAL CRAFTS

Bring the Dome to Your Throne

Dena Yanowski's hand-made Astrodome cushions are too cool.

03/18/2014 By John Nova Lomax, Fashion and Style Correspondent

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA

Two Old Men Lament Houston's Progress in 1938

76 years ago, Jesse Ziegler and a fellow octogenarian toured what was left of "Quality Hill," Houston's first blue-blood district. Preservation standards haven't changed much since then.

03/14/2014 By John Lomax

TALES OF OLD MONTROSE

Lamenting the Death of Montrose Is an Old Game

A 34-year-old Houston City article reads like it was written this year.

03/12/2014 By John Lomax

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Day Camps

You don’t have to run for the hills to find a great camp experience. Here are some day camps for science, musical, theater, and more, right here in town.

03/03/2014 By Sarah Gish

Invective

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax

BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume IV

Scenes we've come across on our bike over the past month or two.

02/24/2014 By John Lomax

Get Lit

Montrose: Home to Hipsters for 30 Years

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

02/24/2014

FOLK GEOGRAPHY

Del Sesto, Gunspoint, and The 'Trose

And other Houston-area neighborhood nicknames.

02/21/2014 By John Lomax

MAPPING OLD HOUSTON

Catfish Reef, Happy Hollow, and Vinegar Hill

And other endangered and extinct local neighborhood names.

02/20/2014 By John Lomax

Bayou City Byways

The King Of Tramps Was Here, 81 Years Ago

A legendary hobo left his mark on Houston, and it remains there today.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

TRAVAILS

Houston's Weirdest Hotel

The decline and fall of Hotel 31

02/11/2014 By John Lomax