Hot Ticket Tuesday

Golden Tickets of the Week: Aug 16–21

A Janis Joplin musical, bingo in the park, plus a SNL impressionist. Consider your weekend updated.

08/16/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Book Club

Don't Forget About Houston's Independent Bookstores

Skip ordering a dog-eared copy of The Catcher in the Rye from Amazon and support these beloved bookstores instead.

08/12/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Mischief Managed

Brazos Bookstore Hosts Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party

Save the date (and stay up late!) for the midnight debut of J.K. Rowling's latest work this Saturday.

07/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Book Club

These Bayou City Books Need to Be in Your Beach Bag

Don your sunglasses and curl up under an umbrella with one of these engrossing, Houston-set tomes.

07/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Orange is the New Black

Calling All Stanley Kubrick Fans!

The "Summer of Kubrick" series by Brazos Bookstore organizes screenings and readings from the iconic screenwriter and director.

07/14/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Book Club

10 New Reads That'll Have You Booked This Summer

Beach bums or recovering Netflix addicts will flip for these hot-off-the-press page turners (including a Houston-based novel!).

07/12/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Photography

Showcasing the Texas Surf Culture You Didn't Know Existed

Photographer and surfer Kenny Braun showcases the state's surfing life in Surf Texas.

05/18/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Inside Scoop

An Extended Conversation with Houston Novelist Justin Cronin

On writing 4 to 5 million words to get down to the 800,000 you need, and other literary pursuits.

05/10/2016 By Daniel Carlson

Book

Former Texans Player Wade Smith Tackles Children's Book

In Smitty Hits the Play Books, the NFL veteran discusses his own experience handling school and football.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson

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