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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 25–27

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

04/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Poetry

Poet Ange Mlinko on Country Music and Houston Cockroaches

The UH Creative Writing Program professor discusses her erudite, playful poetry and sharp-elbowed literary criticism.

04/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

Interviews

Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance

We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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

Poetry

Phi Slama Jama

Space City Slam gives teen poets a chance to make their voices heard.

03/25/2014 By Alice Alsup

Reading

Mohsin Hamid Brings Lahore to Houston

The Pakistani-born writer reads from his most recent novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, at Inprint tonight.

03/24/2014 By Anis Shivani

It Coulda Been Verse

Houston’s Found Poetry Tells Us a Lot About Ourselves

In Houston, poetry can be found just about anywhere.

03/03/2014

Invective

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 21–23

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

02/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean (Video)

The Houston wordsmith on the power of poetry

02/18/2014 By Peter Holley