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I’m a journalist based in Houston who focuses on lesser-told stories from the Third Coast. My writing has appeared in Eater, Rolling Stone, Bustle, Curbed, CRAFTzine, Modern Luxury, Localeur, and Houstonia Magazine. My pronouns are she/her.

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Cistern installation brings ‘Velveteen Rabbit' to life with VR

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership teamed up with pioneering New York-based artist and programmer Rachel Rossin to create the exhibit, called “Haha Real.” Musician and native Houstonian Frewuhn created the score for the installation. The exhibit opens Feb. 2 and will be on view through Nov. 10.

The Velveteen Rabbit, first published in 1921, tells the story of a stuffed rabbit toy who longs to become a real bunny. The rabbit spends his days in the company of his owner, a young boy sick with scarlet f

Historic 'Bonnie and Clyde bridge' washed away by Texas floodwaters

A century-old bridge with a fascinating history is no longer standing after flood waters washed it away during heavy rain in Montgomery County last week.

The metal bridge, which runs along FM 2854 over the San Jacinto River, collapsed sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, after more than 11 inches of rain fell in Conroe and surrounding areas over three days. The rusty bridge, which was built in 1910 and had fallen into extreme disrepair, is now partially submerged in the San Jacinto River.

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Houston Food Not Bombs sues city over anti-feeding ordinance

Food Not Bombs, the loosely-organized collective that has been feeding unhoused people at Houston's Central Library for more than two decades, has sued the City of Houston, alleging that enforcement of the city's anti-feeding ordinance is a violation of the volunteers' First Amendment rights.

The suit is modeled after a similar, successful suit filed in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2015. After numerous appeals, the Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals found in 2021 that Fort Lauderd

One of Houston's favorite indie booksellers turns 50

The bookstore was founded in 1974 by Karl Kilian, a Houston native who studied art and literature at St. Thomas University under Dominique de Menil before moving to New York City to get his master's degree in English. While in New York, Kilian worked at an independent bookstore and began to dream of opening a similar store in Houston.

He initially opened Brazos—on the same street but in a different location than the store's current address of 2421 Bissonnet St.—as an art and architecture bookst

Kehinde Wiley’s pandemic-era paintings come to MFAH

Wiley skyrocketed to fame in 2017 when he was asked to paint the official portrait of President Barack Obama that now hangs alongside other presidents in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. That painting, along with Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama, visited the MFAH in 2022. Both Wiley and Sherald were the first Black artists to paint an American president's portrait and a first lady's portrait, respectively.

But even before then, art lovers celebrated Wiley for his style of rein

Why is all of Houston getting engaged at this park?

Like many people in the early days of the pandemic, Houstonian Jay Gonzales had a lot of free time on his hands. Though he previously ran a moving business, few people needed his services, so he started looking for something new to do. Scouring social media, he came up with an idea.

He saw lots of outdoor gatherings like gender reveals and birthdays, where people were celebrating with elaborate decorations and giant lit-up letters. That led to the creation of his current business, Superstar Mar

Meet the man keeping Houston’s LBGTQ history alive

The book, titled 1981—My Gay American Road Trip: A Slice of Our Pre-AIDS Culture, captures the brief but promising and heady period between the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis that began in the early 1980s, while also documenting more than180 gay bars and other gay-oriented businesses in the South that existed during that time. The story is told through the eyes of Doyle, whose diary of the trip formed the basis of his memoir.

"It was the only time in my life [I've kept a journal

Judge pauses enforcement of Texas book rating law

A judge has paused enforcement of a new law that would require any book vendor who sells to Texas public schools to rate every publication in their stock on the basis of sexual content.

The law, Texas House Bill 900, also known as the Readers Act, was passed this spring during the state's biannual legislative session, and was set to go into effect Sept. 1. During a Zoom status call on Aug. 31, U.S. District Court Judge Alan D. Albright indicated that he would also issue a written order in the n