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Research

The Battle Rejoined

On World AIDS Day, two nonprofits announce a bold new partnership with a UH scholar to help...

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culture

Home for the Holidays

The theater district declares triumph over Harvey, delivering song and dance...

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Travel

Gleaming Green

Singapore, an international shopping mecca with hip little pockets of funky charm, thrills...

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Wellness

Nun Sense

For Houston newcomer Gen Norden, a Buddhist nun, beating holiday...

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Video

December 2017: On Location

What a year! Our December issue drops soon, and we take a look back...

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Video

CityBook One Year Anniversary Party

CityBook toasts one year with a fabulous garden-chic fete at McGovern...

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Video

November 2017: On Location

The Arts Issue drops this week! Live a day in the life of the arts in...

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On the Cover

Award-winning Houston-raised journalist Austin Tice, whose face appears on this month’s...

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Culture

A Day in the Life of the Arts

The arts culture of Houston never stops — from rap shows that bound into the wee hours of a...

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Shirt, $245, by Vince at Neiman Marcus; quilted nylon jacket, $90, by Perry Ellis; suit, $5,590, by Brioni at Neiman Marcus; pocket square, $65, by Eton at Neiman Marcus; shoes, $625, by Gucci; diving watch, $3,700, by Bell & Ross at Zadok Jewelers.
fashion

Just In Time

In his anticipated show at Longnecker Gallery, ‘Time Machine: Through the Walls of a Time...

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dining

A Classic, Revisited

With an assist from a rising-star chef, fine-dining standard-bearer Tony’s...

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Dining

Glam Slam

With their posh new Potente, an elegant eatery near the ballpark, top-tier chef...

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travel

Fantasy Phuket

Tucked into a hillside in a rainforest on Phuket Island, a quietly enchanting Thai resort is a...

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travel

Into the Temple

The sacred and sublime meet in central Vietnam, where a newly reimagined resort...

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Art

Art Strings

One of the foremost sellers of Waterford Crystal in the world, Houston-based...

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LA TRAVIATA
Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s masterwork — an Italian opera set partly at a lavish dinner party in Paris — calls to mind the opulence and glamour of Italian and French designers. Clockwise from top: Vintage miniaudiere, $1,995, by Judith Leiber at The Vintage Contessa; Royalty sandal, $850, by Sophia Webster at Tootsies; gloves, $1,440, by Gucci at The Webster; damask mules, $695, by Tabitha Simmons at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forty Five Ten; bootie, $1,325, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus.
Style

Fashion Takes the Stage

The best trends in women’s accessories seem inspired by Houston’s epic performing-arts...

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Development

Remaking Main Street

Dan Zimmerman, a former Rice football star whose family is known for...

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music

Smooth Operators

They might be young, but the musicians of Mind Shrine know how to find a slick old-school...

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giving back

Acoustic Soul

A popular Downtown concert series goes unplugged to benefit the...

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Design

High Art

Built to blend with the sleekly hallowed halls of the MFA and Asia Society, and animated with...

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art

The Paper Boy

There’s a good chance most readers have an example of Jerry Jeanmard’s work...

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food culture

Kid in the Kitchen

It was far from assured that Paul Petronella, 40 — scion of Houston’s most...

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For Web
Food

Pie Chart

’Tis the season for turkeys and tradition — and no tradition is tastier than that of House...

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hurricane harvey

Letter to My Hometown

A famous novelist, helplessly stranded miles away through the storm, reflects on his adopted,...

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hurricane harvey

Ill Wind

The storm ravaged her home, but it unified the people of her city, and revealed them as...

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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, a group of people push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains. The remnants of Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, a group of people push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains. The remnants of Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Hurricane Harvey

Fifty Shades of Courage

Hurricane Harvey may have been the most equal-opportunity disaster...

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Hurricane Harvey

Grace Under Pressure in ‘Be Someone’ City

Our leaders, first responders, reporters and everyday heroes stayed...

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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Anna Ucheomumu, left, high fives Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt after loading a car with relief supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast. The disparate groups are now trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims wait for help. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
Hurricane Harvey

The Hero Next Door

In Harvey-era Houston, stars like JJ and Mack make us proud — and our own loved ones and...

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Hurricane Harvey

The Art of Recovery

Artists strive to overcome disaster, to support each other, and lift up a storm-worn city. ...

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culture

Hand to Hand

When prior-service Marine Jamal Reynolds approached KPRC-TV’s Ryan Korsgard — who was on...

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SPONSORED

Vampires & Vixens

Houston’s most glamorous Halloween haunt hosted by Charlotte McKinney to take place on...

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fashion

The All-Nighters

Some of the season’s hottest looks are inspired by work clothes with an edgy ’80s vibe....

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Wellness

A Taste for TV

After struggling with his own weight, inspirational chef Adrian Perez...

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cooking

You Don’t Know Jack

Jack-o’-lantern, that is. Three top Houston cooks put a fresh new spin on the quintessential...

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dining

The New ‘New Asian’

The city’s fascination with fresh takes on Asian cuisine seems...

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Giving Back

Tees for Texas

With their new line of kids’ t-shirts, with positive rather than the more common snarky...

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books

Star Man

While astronaut Scott Kelly’s new book chronicles his record-setting stint in space, it also...

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music

Roll Over Beethoven

With a fresh spin on date night — they’ve got food trucks! — UH prof Rob Smith and his...

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design

Guiding Light

Relocating to River Oaks from Europe, a 30-something couple asks designer Marie Flanigan for...

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design

Vividly Victorian

On their favorite tree-lined street in the Heights, a young couple...

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Hand-stamped Texas Strong bracelet, $40, by All The Wire at allthewire.com. The 
Dallas area designers are donating $10 of every purchase to the Humane Society and 
the American Red Cross. Hand-stamped Texas Strong bracelet, $40, by All The Wire at allthewire.com. The 
Dallas area designers are donating $10 of every purchase to the Humane Society and 
the American Red Cross.
style

Texas Stronger

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, fashion designers aid in the...

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two truths

Fit For Fashion

It’s been two years since social media darling Eric Turner, now 37, turned his day job as an...

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real estate

Market Forces of Nature

How is Harvey affecting Houston real estate? These five snapshots...

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video

October 2017: On Location

The new CityBook is out. Proudly celebrating hope and heroes after...

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Food

Latest Dish

Houston’s Best Food News, in Small Bites ... ...

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party people

WOW Factor

In an effort to raise funds and...

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Party People

Harvey Who!?

On what turned out to be the first night since Harvey that anybody felt like partying, the...

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food culture

To Market

99 Ranch Market Roam aisle after aisle...

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wellness

Beauty Queen

In just four years, Tiffany Masterson’s Houston-based Drunk Elephant skincare line has...

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On Joe: Felpa jersey blue zip-up, $1,250, by Valentino at Neiman Marcus; Blue Nova check shirt, $325, by Burberry at Neiman Marcus.
Fashion

Forever Orange

Fall’s styles are seriously sexy. This is a point made well by an international trio of...

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Fashion

Oscar Season

Autumn in Houston always brings a return to elegance. But never more so than this fall, as the...

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travel

Posh on the Peninsula

In the dry forests of northwestern Costa Rica, on a cliff above...

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food culture

Hope Blooms in Sunnyside

An urban-farm project a decade in the making is on the grow in south...

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Jake Eshelman of Side Project Skateboards hand-makes boards in three designs, including this classic cruiser that combines recovered walnut and maple and is finished off with two coats of varnish. It sells for $395, online only. With sustainability in mind, the boards are made in a Bellaire wood shop where much of the discarded wood is sourced — courtesy of Eshelman’s father-in-law and woodwork mentor, who himself rode wooden skateboards around Houston in the ’60s — and are fastened with leather risers in lieu of commonplace plastic. Like an artist would sign a painting, Eshelman laser-etches his company logo on the bottom of each one.
culture

Made in Houston

H-Town is known far and wide for making spaceships and tacos, and how cool is that? Rockets...

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FOOD

Rock the Restaurant

Vintage tunes set the mood for ‘wow factor’ food at an Upper Kirby bungalow hideaway....

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food

Friends in Low Places

At Lowbrow and Better Luck Tomorrow, top toques trade haute cuisine...

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giving back

Destination: Doing Good

Its look is brightly arty, but what really makes new Hotel Ylem so...

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