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Author: Kathryn Way
  • Uniquely Houston Gifts Credit: Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash
    November 12, 2019
    Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so when you’re looking for a gift to take home after your visit, you’re probably not going to head to the nearest Target. Our local businesses have an expertly curatorial eye that reflect the vibrancy of our artists and makers. The creative underbelly of Houston is like a string of holiday lights that, together, make all 669 square miles of our city shine brighter. Even if you don’t have a gift idea in mind, these...
  • Holiday Shows and Events Around Houston
    November 7, 2019
    One of the most jubilant times in Houston is when the city gets hit with its first fall chill after a long summer. Usually in late autumn, everyone breaks out their winter coats and scarves, getting into the spirit of the season with changing leaves, sparkling lights, and pumpkin spice everything. Our winters are comparatively mild to other parts of the country, so our holiday celebrations are exuberant, energetic, and a perfect opportunity to observe happy Houstonians in their colorful holiday
  • 45th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival Credit: Texas Renaissance Festival
    October 16, 2019
    Out of all 268,597 sprawling square miles of Texas, the biggest city closest to our state’s Renaissance Festival is Houston (sorry to our beloved frenemies, Austin and Dallas). Not to brag, but the Texas Renaissance Festival is Texas-sized — it’s the largest Renaissance Festival in the entire country. The Renaissance Festival is basically an excuse to nerd out as hard as possible and celebrate all things fantastical. Were dragons and fairies real parts of history? No. Have...
  • Halloween in Houston Credit: Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
    October 8, 2019
    As we fight in the trenches of the Starbucks drive-thru line to make Pumpkin Spice Season™️ last as long as humanly possible, we mustn’t forget our other important duties this decorative gourd season. Multiple costumes because Halloween is on a Thursday this year, which means there can be weekday lewks plus a weekend lewk? Check. Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, and Halloweentown ready for viewings? Check. List of spooky and campy and autumn-y things to do in Houston this...
  • Four Wheeling
    September 24, 2019
    Many queer adults today didn't get to grow up with the sweet, nostalgic experiences of young love the way straight folks do. Bringing a date to prom, slow dancing at the sock hop, wearing someone's letter jacket for all to see — many idyllic rites of romantic passage are a bit delayed for us. Put on your rainbow-tinted glasses, though, and you might find that a missed experience is just an opportunity for doing things on your own terms, on your own time. One absolute must on the...
  • Vocal Local: Harper Watters Credit: Via Harper Watters Instagram
    September 19, 2019
    Pride is an everyday sense of self, an empowered embrace of who you are at your core. Those who practice pride become beacons for all those still stumbling around in the dark. We could all learn a lesson in pride from Harper Watters. The 26-year-old, black, gay ballet dancer is a soloist with the Houston Ballet (the fourth-largest professional ballet company in the country) who is one of the brightest beacons of pride in the sky. “My 3-year-old son told me recently that boys don't do...
  • 10 Underrated Houston Views
    September 3, 2019
    Everything is bigger in Texas — our great state is larger than France, Spain, Germany, and Japan. You can drive for 12 hours straight and still be within our borders. Along our western side are sprawling, brick-red mountains in a desert that was once under the prehistoric ocean. Deep in our heart is the Hill Country with its eponymous hills teeming with rocky cliffs, lush forests, and Czech sausage. The massive metropolis of Houston is decidedly flat, hovering barely 50 feet above sea...
  • Time Out
    August 29, 2019
    Part of Houston’s charm is its dancing dichotomy between the slow pace of a southern town and the hustle and bustle of a big city. This duality is reflected practically everywhere — five minutes on our freeways and you’ll see the way we effortlessly drive fast while somehow still in traffic. Our inner city is freckled with green spaces between the concrete. We make tea the slow way (in the sun) and then we drink it fast. Speaking in terms of Selena songs, the city’s...
  • Vocal Local: Bob Morrissey Credit: Bob Morrissey via Instagram
    August 14, 2019
    Bob Morrissey doesn’t fit the mold, regardless of what that mold is for. “I’m a bad gay,” he says. “I don’t get involved in anything gay other than standup and talking about my gay sex life on stage in front of people.” He prefers the slower pace of a coffee shop, scribbling in his ever-present notebook, his flat affect dropping a joke that doesn’t hit you immediately. Unlike the comedians who ham it up and jump around on stage and in...
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks Credit: @hourestaurantwk
    August 7, 2019
    More and more, Houston is drawing international attention for its booming food scene. Just this past June, global lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report, named Houston’s own James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Shepherd, the best chef in the world (yes, WORLD). All this buzz adds weight to an idea that Houston’s residents have always known — Houston has some of the best food in the world. From August 1st-September 2nd, over 200 beloved Houston eateries participate in Houston...