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Miki Johnson, Catastrophic's former playwright-in-residence, has withdrawn the rights to her play The Crab King, which was scheduled to debut in November.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

Visual Art

Menil Launches First-Ever Advertising Campaign

The traditionally low-profile museum partners with local marketing firm ttweak to promote its new Magritte exhibition.

02/21/2014 By Michael Hardy

Architecture

Menil Collection Unveils Drawing Institute Design

Latest addition to Menil campus to be designed by Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee

02/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

News

Magna Carta Holy Grail

The Houston Museum of Natural Science to host rare exhibition of a 800-year-old Magna Carta re-issue.

08/28/2013 By Michael Hardy

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy