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Dolly-Loving, Behind-Baring Brad Bransom Had a Good Time with Our, Um, Cheeky Questionnaire

Jeff Gremillion

BRAD BRANSOM, AN oncological radiation therapist by trade, has a sunny disposition. Which is weird since his popular Instagram page, boasting nearly 14,000 followers, is full of moons. What can we say? The guy loves to post daring derrière shots! Here's how the audacious influencer, who puts his wide reach to use as one of the faces of the Institute of Anti-Aging, and who really loves him some Dolly Parton, answered our 20 questions.

Booming’ Burbs! Houses in These Three Suburbs Are the Houston Metro’s Hottest Commodities

Evan W. Black

BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN HOMES have never been more popular among home buyers, many of whom don't feel as wedded to the inner-city as they did before Covid. The Houston area's top realtors tell us these three 'burbs are especially sought-after right now.

A Wild ‘Cherry,’ Shepherd’s Newbie and The Nash Draw the In-Crowd Downtown

Jeff Gremillion

THERE'S NO PLACE in town where the return to pre-Covid norms will be more notable than Downtown, where Theater District presentations soon won't be limited to Zoom — and the crack of the bat no longer echoes through an empty Minute Maid Park. And that's not all that's changing.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

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“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.

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