Scandal

Party Time: Sex, Lies and 1950s River Oaks

New novel The After Party explores what went on behind the thick, silk curtains.

04/28/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

I Was a Revolutionary: An Evolution of Kansas' Socio-Political Landscape

Author Andrew Malan Milward on his latest novel that explores the history of his hometown.

04/26/2016 By Max Jefferson

Poetry

Candles in the Wind: Amber Tamblyn on Her Latest Book of Troubled Tales

The actress and poet looks beyond the spotlight to the stories of Hollywood's ill-fated leading ladies in Dark Sparkler.

04/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Lecture

Gods and Monsters of the Amazon

Explorer and archaeologist Ed Barnhart discusses ancient Mayan deities and iconography at HMNS.

03/18/2016 By Sarah Douglass

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 4–6

Alley Theatre hosts its Spring Slam, Jason Derulo performs at RodeoHouston, Houston Chamber Choir dives into Mexican choral history, Houston Pride Band plays music from classic films, Lord of the Dance heel-clicks into Revention Music Center.

03/02/2016 By Nick Esquer

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Slam Poetry

Local Theater Gives Voice to Students Through Slam Poetry

Alley Theatre's Slam Poets gives Houston teens an expressive and creative outlet.

02/25/2016 By Camilla Cook

Inside the Food Lab

Talking Houston With J. Kenji López-Alt

The Serious Eats managing culinary director hits Central Market to promote his new book.

02/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Emotional Eating

A Houston Author Discusses Her "Cookbook With Feelings"

Marci Izard convinces us that conscious consumption can be delicious.

02/18/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Author Talks

In Discussion with Wil Haygood: A Chronicle Witness to Race Relations in History

The acclaimed journalist comes to Houston to talk about his book Showdown, a study of Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall.

02/09/2016 By Camilla Cook

Bayou City

More People Coming to Houston, More Questions on How They'll All Fit

Rice Design Alliance hosts a discussion on the state of Houston's highways, byways and bayous with Projective Infrastructures.

02/08/2016 By Leah Lucio

Performing Arts

Using Piano to Bring A Literary Masterpiece to Life

Da Camera pianist Sarah Rothenberg pays tribute to Marcel Proust, bringing his text to life through music and mirth.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 5–7

La Cenerentola at Opera In The Heights, Houston Symphony plays along to Singin' In The Rain, BalletBoyz dances into town, Bookworm Festival, and Branford Marsalis jazzes it up.

02/03/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

From Libraries to Lit Fests

As local libraries tout something for everyone and festivals and book fairs are growing off trees, Houston's bevy of book resources continues to blossom.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Radio

Prairie Home Will No Longer Have Its Companion

After more than 40 years, Garrison Keillor is bowing out.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Arts & Drafts

Want to Write? These Classes and Workshops Will Help You Get Started

Find inspiration and instruction, whether in an online seminar or a hands-on workshop.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Get Lit

Houston's Surprising Connection to the Billion-Dollar Romance Novel Industry

Romance Writers of America is headquartered in Houston. Ready to have your love conquer all?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writing

How UH's Creative Writing Program Went to the Head of the Class

Here's to the risk takers.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer