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Straight Shooter
By Ray Rogers | April 26, 2016

Before signing on to the fantasy action-adventure The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Jessica Chastain had one requirement: She wanted to kick some ass. When the film’s star, Chris Hemsworth, approached her about a year before filming began...

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The Hit List: 5 Ways to Heart Mom
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 22, 2016

1. Still a perennial fave for alfresco brunch and celebrations, backyard casual Backstreet Café (1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 713....

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3 Spa Retreats Perfect for Mom
By Ray Dennison | April 14, 2016

1. The all-new Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Houston (1300 Lamar St., 713.652.6219) has several treatments available exclusively...

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The Hit List: 5 Places to Sip Up Earth Day
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 8, 2016

1. Brenner’s on the Bayou’s (1 Birdsall St., 713.868.4444) wine list touts many...

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By Ray Dennison | April 6, 2016


Sheldon Lake State Park

On most days, architectural photographer Kelly Torian shoots interiors of commercial real estate, but on her days off, she gets as far away from buildings as...

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Hat Trick
By Steve Jansen | April 6, 2016

At 41, Houston-born piano prodigy Jason Moran has come close to doing it all. After graduating from HSPVA in ’93—he was director of the jazz combo—he moved to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music. He then spent...

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Men of Style
By The Editors, with reporting by Carl Mickelson & Daniel Renfrow | April 6, 2016

Jonathan Bullock
The Steady Hand
As a college student on a football scholarship studying statistics, Jonathan Bullock, now 29, wouldn’t have...

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Sans Sashimi
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | April 5, 2016

I, for one, have always considered Japanese food delicious but also overly precise and, by that fact alone, passionless—especially compared to the Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines I crave daily. New-style hybrids like...

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Beyond Bungee
By Beth Weitzman and Becca Hensley | April 5, 2016

In a remote corner of the Pacific, Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island, we’re sipping local sauvignon blanc in a farmhouse. But this isn’t your granddaddy’s ranch house or barn. With panoramic views of...

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The Family Ferrari
By Nate Chapnick | April 5, 2016

Soon after becoming a publicly traded company in 2015 (the ticker symbol appropriately dubbed RACE), Ferrari’s CEO, Amedeo Felisa, put the possibility of a full Ferrari SUV permanently to rest, stating unequivocally, “It’s not that...

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Garden Grows
By Carl Mickelson | March 31, 2016

In a town where fajitas are never fully dressed without melted butter, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, 28, is pulling off a minor miracle—making people enthusiastic about eating a fully raw diet of fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables.

Sound lame?...

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Fantasy Man
By Ray Rogers | March 30, 2016

On the big screen, Chris Hemsworth is best known as the mega-chiseled, hammer-wielding Norse god Thor from The Avengers movie series. But back home on his farm in Australia, the tall, blond and handsome movie star is just a mere mortal—a protective...

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