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In his first season with the Houston Cougars, head coach Tom Herman promised the team one thing: If they won the Chic-Fil-A Peach Bowl, he’d buy a grill. In a season where the Cougars went nearly undefeated, the victory in Atlanta was not that surprising—even if it was over Florida State University.   The football...

Winter: each of us have probably felt her chills during an early morning run or on our commute to campus—signals that colder seasons are sending their presence to Houston. Coming from a southern belle such as myself, I, too, can attest to the feeling of relief from the summer’s heat. (Absolutely way too hot.) As some...

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Over the weekend, hundreds of artists from all across the country gathered around Houston’s city hall to showcase their work. The streets were lined with tents on both sides, and . crowds of people meandering along. Visual art was most represented, with many of the tents serving as...

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included phrasing that could be denoted as insensitive toward Vietnamese culture. It has been updated to reflect the value Cooglife places on cultural diversity and sensitivity. As we walked in from the parking lot I spotted a Buddhist monk in orange robes standing by the...

Replay Vintage Goods is set to open on Saturday, October 15 with the REPLAY Returns Celebration Bash, and it’s going to be a day-and-night event full of fun and, of course, quirky yet lovable items for vintage devotees. It starts at 2:30 p.m. and will go on for as long as people keep coming, and if the Facebook page...

It began with a feathery cloud of a prom dress. I was buried in tulle for a month before I perfected every stitch. At 16, my venture into fashion design was amateur at best. I spent the better part of a decade drawing slim figures in myriad dresses and grew too curious not to explore the craft further. I envisioned...

If you understood the Macklemore reference, then you already know what this is about. Thrift store aren’t just places where you can purchase cheap clothes. Some thrift shops around Houston support a cause, want to raise awareness about a particular topic or provide special services to those who need it. When you buy...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science in collaboration with the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America hosted a lecture last month titled, “Maya Ritual Secrets Revealed: Sacrifice, Divination, and Astronomy.” The lecture featured Tomás Gallareta Negrón, a Ph.D. professor from Instituto Nacional de...

At UH, we value the gorgeous diversity represented and showcased through the student body, but have we ever stopped to appreciate the myriad fashion statements they bring to the table? All over the world, clothing is a direct representation of culture and identity, so we asked students to flaunt their cultural couture...

Every Sunday afternoon, my mom used to drag me to the open-air market where the neighborhood tailor (yes, I said tailor) set up his dusty, working-since-1967 sewing machine. “Can we measure out enough material for two outfits, one with a headdress?” said my mom—only she said it in Bambara, the native language of...