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  • Vocal Local: JanieWhateva Credit: JanieWhateva
    September 10, 2018
    Beyond the droning chorus of misogynistic think-pieces deriding selfie culture as vapid and narcissistic are the very real positive effects that a curated self-image can have on women, people of color, and LGBTQIA folks. For people pushed into the margins of dominant cultural narratives, self-love is a radical act of healing. Self-image as an autonomous vehicle for empowerment didn’t start with the front-facing camera, but with self-portraiture in art. The Venus of Willendorf, the...
  • Most Instagrammable Houston Spots Credit: Jonathan Ivy Photography
    September 7, 2018
    With the everyday hustle and bustle of the work week, it is easy to forget to stop, take a moment and enjoy the beauty that Houston has to offer. From the lush gardens and bayous to pockets of art and sculptures, there are tons of spots to take in and photograph. Visit any one of these scenic locations for a picture-perfect Instagram post, #Nofilter necessary. Bayou Bend Gardens Nestled off Memorial Drive, this 14-acre facility houses some of the most beautiful art, paintings and nature in the
  • Brunch of the Month: Weights + Measures Credit: Weights + Measures
    September 4, 2018
    The modern industrial building that houses New American eatery Weights + Measures in Midtown doesn’t immediately portray the softness of a common bakery. The earthy tones of the scored concrete floors, the exposed concrete beams that span the length of the ceiling, the unpainted wood shiplap framing a wide doorway into the back dining room, the clean lines of the sleek mid-century furniture, the huge antique warehouse windows framed by whitewashed cinder blocks, and the weathered...
  • Food Hall Takeover Downtown Credit: Yo Mariana
    August 31, 2018
    The Conservatory 1010 Prairie The Conservatory was the first underground beer garden and food hall to open in 2016. Located next to Prohibition, it offers a unique, underground experience that isn’t your typical “tunnels take-out”. With a rotating roster of vendors you can eat a different, quality cuisine every day of the week. Then just when you think you’ve had it with the same old thing, they switch it up with new food. Many of the vendors were borne out of the...
  • The Woodlands First Pride Festival
    August 30, 2018
    The upward civic mobility of The Woodlands has distinguished the Township from Houston for years, but their momentum has increased even more as of late. Once known by many Houstonians as the location of big concert acts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion , recent community planning efforts have turned the wooded suburban area just north of Houston into something that looks, acts, and feels just like another bustling Texan city. While The Woodlands is technically not a city in name, it is
  • Thirst Traps: Houston's Finest Wine Bars
    August 27, 2018
    Sometimes, ordering wine feels more like a test than a fun night out. You get handed that dictionary-sized menu and you feel pressure to make a choice quickly. Luckily, Houston has a plethora of wine bars with experts willing to extend a helping hand and wine bottle opener. So, whether you want to become a novice sommelier, or if you only know you like “reds,” head out to one of these bars and sip on a glass because it’s always wine o’clock somewhere. 13 Celsius One...
  • Throwing Shade - Best Shady Places To Hang in Houston Credit: Martin Courreges
    August 21, 2018
    August may be the hottest month in Houston, but there’s plenty of upsides to our subtropical climate. You’ll never have to shovel snow out of your driveway and our weekends by the pool last well beyond summer. By the time September rolls around, Houston weather still has a month or so before average temperatures drop consistently, but our warmer version of autumn still beckons us outside. This is Houston's shady patio season, in which we are compelled to enjoy the outdoors...
  • Vocal Local: Ali Lozano Credit: Vocal Local: Ali Lozano
    August 15, 2018
    If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely been sucked into a marathon of Law and Order: SVU (DUN DUN) on more than one occasion. And if so, you’ve heard the detectives talk about transporting criminals to “the tombs.” Well, it isn’t only criminals who experience going there, sometimes it is individuals fighting for social justice. Just ask Houstonian, Ali Lozano. In April 2011, Ali was arrested and detained for around 26 hours for protesting and...
  • Brunch on the Month: The Breakfast Klub
    August 7, 2018
    Houston’s food scene has exploded over the past few years with so many options, it seems unlikely to expect Houstonians to wait in line at any restaurant. So, the line outside the iconic The Breakfast Klub every weekend seems like an anomaly but after just one outing, you’ll see why this breakfast spot is worth the wait. Over the years, the midtown staple has garnered a plethora of praise including being featured on Good Morning America , and earned spots on Best Breakfast Spot...
  • White Linen Night in the Heights
    August 1, 2018
    When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, Houston welcomed an estimated 250,000 evacuees from the Gulf Coast. Among the displaced, the largest population hailed from New Orleans, the city hit hardest by the catastrophic event. About 40,000 of these New Orleanians chose to stay and lay roots down here in Houston, a resilient city with intimate knowledge of how to rebuild and recover. Our cities have many similarities--both are built on warm marshlands, adjacent to the ocean,
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