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Author: Kathryn Way
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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,
  • Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown Credit: Midtown Park Facebook
    July 19, 2018
    Houston’s Midtown neighborhood has long been known for its walkability and nightlife, both of which are particularly complementary on a festive Saturday night. With the added accessibility of the Metro rail, Midtown is uniquely poised for its current residential boom—but what many may not realize is that this residential boom is actually a revival of Midtown’s historic roots. Just after the turn of the 20th century, what we now know as Midtown was a prominent residential...
  • Vocal Local: Honey Moonpie Credit: Vonz Photography
    July 16, 2018
    Queer comedian Chris Fleming has a joke in a video about how he already knew someone was polyamorous because they “kept going on about how welcoming the burlesque community has been.” His video achieved a viral cult status, but that particular line resonated with many queer and polyamorous people because there’s a real truth to it. The Houston burlesque community is a haven of glittery inclusiveness for everyone under the rainbow. The stages of Bayou City are graced by all...
  • Brunch of the Month: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery Credit: Yo Mariana
    July 2, 2018
    Stepping into Common Bond Café & Bakery is like stepping into a pristine yet indulgent dream, surrounded by sights and scents that will practically lift you off of the ground like a cartoon character smelling a pie on a windowsill. This place is a viral Instagram post come to life. Upon opening the door, you are met with specialty coffee complete with fancy latte art, an array of colorful and delicate macarons arranged with an artistic touch, fragrant breakfast notes of cured meats and...
  • Vocal Local: Shawn Kuehn Credit: Shawn Kuehn
    June 26, 2018
    Shawn Kuehn is a Houston native with an immense passion for his community and a beard that won’t quit. As the Treasurer of Lambda NextGen , a social network for Houston’s LGBTQ young professionals, Kuehn is also dedicated to fostering and nurturing queer safe spaces. “We typically choose happy hour venues that are not traditionally gay bars - we still love gay bars - but we also want a better presence throughout all of Houston. We want to be visible, be proud, and show these...
  • Summer Lewks
    June 21, 2018
    One of Houston’s greatest treasures, rapper Fat Tony , has recently furthered his online cult status with the Super Deluxe show Thrift Haul . Inspired by Fat Tony’s infamous vintage thrift aesthetic, Thrift Haul is a competitive fashion show where two contestants compete to see who can get the better outfit on a budget. The contestants and judges are often widely beloved LGBTQ darlings, like gay comedian and actor John Early , trans comedian Patti Harrison , gender fluid icon...
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