Picks

Top Things to do This Weekend: May 22-24

New Musical Heartbreak USA, Indigo Trio, Shobana's Krishna, CAMH reading, and a Carnival parade.

05/20/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Book Review

One-Minute Critic: Mat Johnson’s Loving Day

The UH creative writing professor tackles America’s deepest problems.

05/03/2015

talks

Famed Installation Artist Michael Petry To Deliver Rice's Campbell Lectures

The London-based artist (and Rice alum) will discuss his career and scholarship over three nights.

04/07/2015 By Michael Hardy

Dept. of Self-Improvement

Going Deep(ak) With Chopra

An imagined conversation with the spiritual guru based on the afterword to his latest book, The 13th Disciple.

03/30/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

book signing

New Book on Texas Abstraction Draws Artists From Across State to MFAH

Texas Abstract surveys the rise of non-representational art from the 1930s to the present.

03/27/2015 By Michael Hardy

lecture

How Green Is Your Theater?

Measuring the environmental impact of the arts

03/26/2015 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 20–22

Featuring Hozier, Kazuo Ishiguro, and the final weekend of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

03/18/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Want to Be Houston's Next Poet Laureate? The Application Deadline is Today

Gwendolyn Zepeda's two-year term ends in April. Who will succeed her?

03/13/2015 By Michael Hardy

Readings & Lectures

Kazuo Ishiguro Comes to Houston

The Japanese-born British writer will read from his first novel in a decade.

03/09/2015 By Justin Mitchell

books

Rick Steves Gets Political

The popular travel guide comes to Houston to promote his latest book, Travel as a Political Act.

03/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

event

TED Talks For Christians?

On Thursday, 75 cities around the world will host simultaneous Q Commons events, featuring addresses from Malcolm Gladwell and Soledad O'Brien.

02/25/2015 By Emma Hurt

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20–22

Featuring two American poets, a documentary about La Sagrada Família, and your last chance to see Bruce Munro's Discovery Green art installation

02/18/2015 By Michael Hardy

books

Rice Art Historian Publishes His Magnum Opus

William Camfield will discuss the first installment of his four-volume Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné at the Menil on Wednesday.

02/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

literature

Houston's 4 Best Reading Series

A few of our favorites, from Poison Pen to Nuestra Palabra.

02/05/2015 By Bryan Washington

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–8

Featuring Jason Moran, John Lewis, Sherlock Holmes, and something called Frostival

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

news

Civil Rights Leader John Lewis To Speak in Houston Next Month

The long-serving congressman still bears the scars from Selma and Birmingham.

01/13/2015 By Michael Hardy

Radio

Life After FM Radio

92.1’s sudden format change forced popular talk show Drink of Ages to find a new home.

01/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

picks

Our Top 5 Most Anticipated Arts Events of 2015

Here's what we're looking forward to in the new year.

12/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Five Houston Socialites and Their Children’s Books

A considered guide to Houston’s many well-heeled wordsmiths

11/30/2014

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21–23

This week: Dirty Dancing, Amy Schumer, and the Houston band Children of Pop

11/19/2014 By Michael Hardy With Dean Davis