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

New Director on the Block

The Alley Gets a New Artistic Director

Rob Melrose takes the helm after his predecessor's tumultuous departure.

11/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Bye bye herby

Remembering Herb Remington

The legendary steel guitarist left his mark on music and the city.

10/31/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Openings

At the MFAH, a New Center for Conservation

With the opening of the Blaffer Foundation Center, the museum is one step closer to completion of a $450 million campus redevelopment.

10/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Sponsored Content

Houston Ballet Kicked Off Its Ballet Ball Season In Magical Fashion

Partygoers enjoyed a sneak peek of the "Heroes, Gods and Stars" themed 2019 Ballet Ball.

10/24/2018 With Laura Tracy

guess who's back

Welcome Home to the New Menil Collection

Better than ever, the beloved museum finally reopens.

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Welcome

The Menil Drawing Institute Has a New Chief Curator

Edouard Kopp will preside over the Menil's new facility starting January 2019.

09/11/2018 By Morgan Kinney