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Houston has been an up-and-coming city for years. It had the oil boom, railroads, the bayou and continues to be a pioneer for energy. Amid its exponential growth, like other cities, housing has been integral. Due to the need for housing (along with poor race relations) there are delegated and sanctuary places in...

Houston, admittedly, is not a city that lends itself to tourism. The combination of sweltering heat and long commutes can be discouraging to the common sightseer. That said, there are several destinations that are a must-see for any Houston native looking to beat the heat or looking to show off some of their H-Town...

Even though Houston is considered a concrete jungle, it boasts a multitude of different parks. It has long been understood that urban greenspaces have a number of proven benefits to the people that have access to them, as well as to the ecological health of the city itself. In regards to communities, parks offer a...

It was a typical evening down I-45 when I had my first encounter with the elusive vehicle known as the “slab.” The traffic was bumper to bumper as usual, so I was able to get a pretty good look at this unusual stead. It was a 1982 Cadillac Eldorado, painted a bright hot pink with swangas stretching out so long I was...

Harwin Harwin may not be the most scenic area in Houston, but it does have its charm. Known for its killer bargains and discounted prices, it’s an area of town every college student should be familiar with. On the outskirts of Chinatown, between Beltway 8 and 59, you will find a plethora of strip malls offering...

House of Pies|Courtesy of Jenae Sitzes/Cooglife Scientist, scholars and clergy alike have for centuries agreed on one fundamental principle of existence: Pie is essential to happiness. That’s not mere hypothesis. ‘Tis truth—and historically evident. When George Washington chopped down the cherry tree, you know damn...

It’s still dark in the lush, mountainous jungles of Thailand when Tad Sresthaphunlarp wakes up to begin his morning meditation rituals. As the sun breaks, he and his fellow monks of the Wat Srisoda Temple will perform bin ta bat, making a barefoot descent into the low-lying villages to acquire their only meal of the...

Some people say the world is cyclical, and no, I’m not talking about how the earth is round. Fashion, the television and movie industries and the world of music seem to be on a repeating pattern often. It’s the same for the resurgence of the vinyl record in the music industry. And one of the biggest demographics buying...

“Amor Prohibido” by Selena Has there ever been any doubt about who the real queen of Houston is? Selena was a trailblazer in pop music and her legacy, much like the Astrodome, is far too big to ever be destroyed. “Killing Time” by Destiny’s Child Her self titled album clearly showed, Beyonce reps Houston hard, and as this...

Nobody likes Houston. It’s an oil-crazed, sweaty city with more cars than people; ugly and chaotic; crime-ridden and polluted; just too damn big and always, always, always under construction. But Houston doesn’t hide its flaws coated in shiny paint or behind gated communities (except you, River Oaks). We’re all aware...