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Who says that being outside the Loop keeps you out of the loop? While young Houstonians flock to the city’s inner Loop (the area inside 610), there’s sprawling communities and entertainment available throughout the greater Houston area.   Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Vintage Park: 114 Vintage Park Blvd. Katy: 531 South...

How do I see Houston? Houston hits hard. It’s a concrete jungle, an urban sprawl made up of millions of beating hearts. Real people make it their home. They try hard every day, and sometimes they fail. But you could fail anywhere, and there’s no better place in the American Southwest. Here’s why I think all those...

When you think of famous Texas festivals, Austin City Limits and South by Southwest probably come to mind, but Houston hosts an abundance of festivals, proving that life is never dull in the Bayou City.   Houston Dragon Boat Festival: October Location: Second Ward Dragon boat racing is a traditional water sport from...

It begins with a left turn off Westheimer at Voss, where the freshly built Pollo Tropical idles in turquoise splendor. The chain, which offers Caribbean as a fast food delicacy, seems to prepare its dishes in a hearty, homogenized and (I’d presume) wholly American way. I’m sure the obnoxious blue would feel exotic in...

Social media today is often associated with preteens and Starbucks drinks. These five Houstonian bloggers have found a way to avoid the “selfie Sundays” and bring original creativity to the table. @houtxgrown Amidst stunning shots of Houston’s graffiti, Ivan Rodriguez captures an often-overlooked section of Houston’s...

Sometimes, you get exactly what you want. Then again, sometimes, you don’t. So if you’re picking up this magazine and expecting the same old stories, i.e., a splattered chronicle of student’s favorite spots to hangout (all, disappointingly, on-campus chains) or a pointlessly crafted calendar of events you’ll never...