Cool people, places, and things.
Day & A Dream

July Reminds Us Why We Love Houston | @traeabn @donke713 #HAW

Houston is a city like no other. The place we’d like to think of as one of the points in the Lone Star is known for a very desired culture, a very unique vernacular, a very specific code of ethics, and a very distinct personality that is both separate from the rest of the South, but also very wrapped up in its story. July 2017, as if to double down on the Houston holiday of June 27, was a month filled with events and celebrations to pay homage to the City of Syrup.
Day & A Dream

Xavier Blk + Jeremy Avalon, Creative Community + Sweaty Dance Parties

When you ask a DJ for an interview, please don’t think you’re gonna do lunch. The element of the DJ is as such: If I gotta do an interview for a blog, imma make it look sexy. It was a clear and steamy night (9:30ish, to be exact-ish) when I went to Boondocks to interview Xavier Blk and Jeremy Avalon of WERC Crew before they spun for Blackout. What I got was the best description of what happens when creatives in a big city unite to swap ideas, skills, stories, and connections...
Day & A Dream

Why Prodigy's Passing Should Make You Aware, But Not Afraid

What a sobering experience it is to have someone pass away from an illness from which you, a close friend, or a family member suffer! Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one-half of legendary hip hop group Mobb Deep, reportedly passed away from complications of sickle cell Tuesday. I admittedly am not a huge Mobb Deep fan. The only thing I knew about it was one of the members, Prodigy, suffered from sickle cell anemia...
Day & A Dream

Houston Artists Inspiring Houston Art: Donkee Boy and Chingo Bling

Houston art is not synonymous with graffiti. However, people often equate the two simply because of the ubiquity of quality graffiti in Houston. Donkee Boy breaks that mold by using more traditional paint, painting styles, and screenprinting. Donkee Boy’s latest contribution to the city’s landscape is a mural of Houston rapper Chingo Bling on the side of Raven Tower. The artist debuted the mural for Madness on Main, and I got to ask him a few questions about this piece, his other pieces, and how he contributes to Houston popular culture.
Hive Society

Welcome to Lee-Lonn’s Room [REVIEW]

It goes without saying that Lee-Lonn can sang – yes, with an “a” – but many of us were not aware that in his room every day, he’s creating the magic that is his music. A listen to Lee-Lonn’s SoundCloud or a visit to a show in which he’s performing will let you hear how talented he is when it comes to songwriting, producing, and singing – but it’s not until you hear it LIVE for a WHOLE show that you even begin to glimpse the magnitude of his greatness.
Hive Society

We Celebrate – June 27 – A Houston Holiday

The South has a very distinct flavor, a style all its own. Our food, our mannerisms, “Southern Hospitality,” and notably, our music are all things you won’t be able to find in other regions of the country. Each state is different, and it’s easy to tell after just a couple moments talking to someone exactly where in the state he or she is from – especially if you’re from a state as big as Texas. It’s no surprise then, that Houston, the biggest city in Texas, has a culture so significant that it
Hive Society

My Burlap Bag Addresses the Problem with Menstrual Periods [PHILANTHROPY]

I’ll be the first to tell you that being a woman is definitely not always easy. We have a lot going on physically, emotionally, and mentally, and I, personally, start feeling especially pitiful when my…ahem…“monthly visitor” comes to town. As miserable as I feel, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be in a position where not only do I not have my heating pad and chocolate, I don’t even have the basic hygienic needs required to cleanse myself or protect my clothing. While dealing with
Load More Articles