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

HOUSTON'S MONSTERS

The Gargoyles of Dunlavy

What's up with all the French Gothic architectural touches in Montrose?

02/10/2014 By John Lomax

On the Road

The 10 Strangest Dining Recs in Moon Handbooks' Guide to Houston

Try Corner Bakery for breakfast, and other dubious insights.

01/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

HOUSTON AFOOT

The Sole Of Houston, Revisited

Several years ago, David Beebe and I walked about 200 miles of Houston in 10 or so hikes. Here are some of our best pictures.

01/21/2014 By John Lomax

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume III, With Video

A trip to Discovery Green and a forlorn trumpeter.

12/09/2013 By John Lomax

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume II

The second installment of things I have seen from the back of my bike.

12/02/2013 By John Lomax

Tales from an Airport Bar

Traveling This Holiday Season? You Might Get to Drink Morning Tequila with a Celebrity

A fun, random airport encounter with a beloved Houston Texan.

11/27/2013 By John Lomax

Houston Pride

Montrose: One Of World's Best Gayborhoods

Montrose: One Of World's Best Gayborhoods: At least according to Buzzfeed.

11/15/2013 By John Lomax

Fun And Games

Like a Meth-Addled Tour of Houston

Princeton-based web bot turns all your Facebook updates into occasionally enlightened gibberish. Here are some of our favorite Houston-related ones.

11/13/2013 By John Lomax