Culture

Why Día de los Muertos Is More Than a Fashion Trend

It's a spiritual tradition, not "Mexican Halloween."

10/31/2019 By Gabi De la Rosa

Heads of State

David Adickes Gets a Foreboding New York Times Magazine Shout Out

The publication calls some of the artist's crumbling sculptures “a guided tour through the ruins of America’s democracy.”

09/27/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

Q & A

SPA's Meg Booth Has Big Plans for Houston's Arts Scene

"I think it’s important to differentiate yourself and kind of signal that we are reinvigorated."

08/22/2019 By Johnston Farrow

Museum News

HMNS: You Owe Your Life to Sea Slugs

...as well as plenty of other organisms on display at the museum's newly renovated George W. Strake Hall of Malacology.

08/13/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Audible

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Podcast

Lemonada Media is the newest venture from HPSVA grad and Rec Room co-founder Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

07/31/2019 By Brittanie Shey

q&A

What Makes Poetry Unique? We Ask Houston's New Poet Laureate

“Fiction tends to be traditionally more narrative, but there’s something about poetry that works kind of outside of language.”

06/18/2019 By Ivanka Perez

Marshmallow World

Candytopia Is The Most Fun Sugar Rush on Earth

The ridiculous installation will send you back to childhood, before propelling you into the next room.

06/18/2019 By Joanna O'Leary

Exit Interview

Glasstire Founder Rainey Knudson Explains Why She's Stepping Down

Don't worry: She still really loves Texas art, and boy, oh boy does she hate Facebook.

04/25/2019 By Brittanie Shey

It’s raining poems, hallelujah!

A Poetic Surprise Comes to Buffalo Bayou Park

Look for a series of hidden water-activated poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.

04/24/2019 By Brittanie Shey

In their own words

We Are the Organizers of Drag Queen Story Time. This Is Why We're Stepping Aside.

“We believe in what we’re doing, but we don’t believe in putting our friends, our families, or our children in danger.”

03/19/2019 By Trent Lira and Devin Will

Opera news

This Is the 2019–2020 Houston Grand Opera Season

HGO announced a full season that once again features a holiday production.

01/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Goner

In Bloom Festival Is Gone for Good

Looks like the one-and-done FPSF replacement withered on the vine.

01/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Year in Review

Our 10 Most Popular Arts & Culture Stories of 2018

From hot takes, to museum news, to NSFW tree art, y'all loved it all.

12/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Read All About It

Houston's Got a Brand-New Magazine

Flak magazine hopes to capture Houston's weird and wonderful arts scene.

12/19/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Goodbye (for now)

ICYMI: You Have Less than 3 Months to Enjoy the Rothko Chapel

The nondenominational landmark will temporarily close for renovations in March 2019.

12/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Day for Never?

Day for Night Is Done (For Now, at Least)

Both Free Press Houston and the Day for Night Festival are for sale following allegations against founder Omar Afra.

11/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The 42 Percent

Please Keep Voting, If Only for the Free Frank Ocean Merch

The elusive artist has launched pop-ups in Houston and three other cities to distribute free merch to those who have voted.

11/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Openings

Behind the Scenes at the Menil Drawing Institute

The Menil's first major addition in two decades creates a new center of gravity for the entire campus.

11/02/2018 By Morgan Kinney