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  • Houston's Not-So-Typical Museums Credit: Unsplash Tony Reid
    November 13, 2018
    The very center of Houston’s cultural heart is its Museum District with an official association of 19 institutions celebrating art, history, culture, and science. Known for its rich diversity, Houston’s unique collection of museums reflects its notorious melting pot status. Fine art museums are often the more prominent attractions, but with everything from a bicycle museum to an original 1940s art deco aviation museum , Houston’s colorful variety of institutions off the...
  • Friendsgiving in Houston Credit: Chris Lawton
    November 7, 2018
    Disproportionately, LGBTQ folks can end up lonely on holidays because their family isn’t supportive of their status. Some people don’t have the luxury of coming out to family, and some just aren’t there yet. Some have lost their parents and feel alone on family-centered holidays. Even with healthy family relationships, great distances and hectic schedules can still keep you from the family dinner table. Chosen families are a matter of queer survival, and no better place...
  • Halloween in Houston
    October 15, 2018
    Much to our collective dismay, Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. Thankfully, October is polka-dotted with spooky and autumnal events as we delve deeper into Decorative Gourd And Pumpkin Spice Season™. The skull-goblet-half-full take is that non-weekend Halloween years just provide more opportunity for costume changes. If you wanna get extra with it, you can dress up on Friday, perform a Cher-level costume change for Saturday, and execute the big reveal finale on Wednesday the 31st.
  • Cultural Festivals of Houston Credit: @kashhouston
    October 8, 2018
    According to the 2016 Census data, the Houston metro immigrant population makes up about 23.3% of the total population, but that isn’t counting the second, third, or fourth generation families who are still deeply tied to their cultural roots. Houston’s status as an international city has garnered quite a bit of media buzz of late for the cultural diversity reflected in the colorful cuisine of its thriving multi-billion-dollar food industry. Every year, thousands take to the...
  • Brunch of the Month: Kuu Credit: Jenn Duncan
    October 1, 2018
    It’s hard not to see brunch as quintessentially American in design—hearty breakfast foods served until late afternoon with ideally three different beverages, at least one of them quite boozy in nature. In reality, brunch originated in Victorian England when Sundays were meant for early morning churchgoing. A traditional Victorian breakfast was heavy on the meats and protein, which was too rich for a man named Guy Beringer who woke up in 1895 with a hangover so nasty that it led him...
  • 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,
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