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

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