picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 7–9

Featuring David Sedaris, Michael Cunningham, Portland's Imago Theatre and more

11/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Interview

Talking Nightmares With Amanda Stevens

The celebrated romantic suspense author talks about creating imaginary horrors—and recovering from real life ones.

11/03/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

books

Kerry Howley Enters the Octagon

Former Houstonia editor explores the world of mixed martial arts in her celebrated new book.

10/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 17–19

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

The George Eliot of Friendswood

Celebrated author René Steinke discusses her novel, set in the small town where she grew up.

10/07/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Our 2014 Fall Arts Guide

Our top picks in theater, visual art, dance, classical music, and more.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

reading

Reza Aslan: Lakewood is "Less a Church Than A Pyramid Scheme"

Religious studies scholar who penned bestselling book about the historical Jesus calls out Joel Osteen ahead of his visit to Houston.

09/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19–21

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

09/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

bargains

The 7 Best Arts Deals in Houston

From opera to theater, readings to visual art, here are our picks for thrifty culturati.

09/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

From Jail Guard to Middle School Teacher

Mark Dostert worked as a juvenile detention officer at one of Chicago's most notorious prisons. Now he teaches English in HISD.

09/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Cuisine and Culture

Cajun Food for the Football Soul

Houston author and entrepreneur pens a love letter to his home state—and LSU football—in the form of a recipe book.

08/27/2014 By Chris Abshire

Living History

Nixon in Houston

Two unique events bring the biggest scandal in (secretly) recorded history to town.

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 8–10

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

08/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

Clutch City

5 Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores to Visit This Bookstore Day

Online retailers just can’t match the human touch of these local shops.

08/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

reading

Houston Writer Recounts Long Recovery from Sexual Assault

UH Creative Writing PhD Lacy Johnson's powerful new memoir tells a story of survival.

07/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25–27

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Foodie TV

America's Test Kitchen Comes to Jones Hall

Christopher Kimball takes his popular PBS cooking show on the road.

06/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House Interview

Interview: Jennifer Mathieu, Author

A new young-adult novel aims to tell the truth about “sluts” and “players”.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow