Alright, Alright, Alright!

(Professor) Matthew McConaughey Will Teach at UT This Fall

You won't want to drop this film class.

06/30/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ballet

Houston Ballet Gets A Makeover, Starting With New Director of Production

Andrew Nielsen leaves San Francisco to join Houston's ballet community.

05/19/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Talk of the Town

New Downtown Banners Quote Hundreds of Houstonians—and Yes, Beyoncé

Downtown District’s latest banner installation “Figurative Poetics” by CORE Design Studio features punchy quotes that speak volumes about Houston’s storied patrons.

05/12/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Drama

Grab Your Popcorn: Houston’s Latest Movie Wars Are Getting Intense

As the turf wars between chain theaters and independent concepts heat up, are Houston filmgoers losing out?

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Super Bowl Sunday

Stands For Houston Airing on Super Bowl Sunday

KHOU's latest ad is so Houston and that's why we like it.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Spread It Around

Culture 'Round the Corner: Thirty Magazines Pops In

Houston is once again becoming a hospitable environment for cultured conversation and magazine lovers.

12/07/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Music News

A Tale of Two Venues

Houston’s live music scene grows with White Oak Music Hall, revamped Fitzgerald’s

08/14/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

Stage Construction

Touring the Alley Theatre's Renovation

A hard-hat look at a job almost complete

06/10/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Reality Check

TV Comes to Houston

First we got Married to Medicine. Now more TV networks are flocking to Houston.

05/28/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Changes

Houston Symphony Loses Its Concertmaster to the New York Philharmonic

Frank Huang’s appointment also a loss for other local institutions

04/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

news

Want to Be Houston's Next Poet Laureate? The Application Deadline is Today

Gwendolyn Zepeda's two-year term ends in April. Who will succeed her?

03/13/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Free Press Summer Fest Announces Lineup

Headliners include Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian

02/25/2015 With Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Lucy Spicer, Maggie Berardo, Jared Monmouth, and Yasmine Saqer

the sporting life

Houston Bicycle Museum Opens Its Doors This Week

The new museum features hundreds of historic bicycles at its temporary Museum District location.

02/23/2015 By Michael Hardy

investigation

What the Hell's Going On at Opera in the Heights?

Gossip, accusations, conspiracy theories, a high mortality rate. Is this opera or real life?

02/12/2015 By Sydney Boyd

art and architecture

MFAH Unveils Ambitious $450 Million Expansion Plan

Making the MFAH into an actual campus.

01/14/2015 By Michael Hardy

opera

Opera in the Heights Fires Artistic Director, Announces New Direction

Where does Houston's regional opera company go from here?

12/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

news

Local Playwright Pulls Play, Cuts Ties With Catastrophic Theatre

Miki Johnson, Catastrophic's former playwright-in-residence, has withdrawn the rights to her play The Crab King, which was scheduled to debut in November.

09/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

Stardom

The Montrose Rollerblader Goes National

The man who's been entertaining Houston motorists for years is scheduled to audition on America's Got Talent.

06/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Celebration

It's Official: The Eldorado Ballroom Is Historic

Venerable Third Ward institution that hosted Ray Charles and Count Basie celebrates its Texas Historical Marker with a weekend-long party.

04/29/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Literature

Brazos Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Karl Kilian, the founder of Houston's premier independent bookstore, reflects back on four decades at the center of the city's literary scene.

04/04/2014 By Holly Beretto