LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Remember Goliad? Have the Whole Presidio to Yourself Overnight

If you're a Texas history buff, this is something you simply must do before you die.

01/09/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 10–12

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

01/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

Food for Thought

Food Photography: More Than Just Instagramming Your Meals

A discussion tonight at the Houston Center for Photography explores the increasingly dense intersection of dining and photography.

01/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Houston Symphony’s Magical Musical Morning

It was a musical morning at the River Oaks Country Club, as donors, kids, and members of the Houston Symphony gathered for Music Matters!

01/06/2014

Small screen

Television Is Back

From Downton Abbey to Girls to House of Cards , all your favorite TV shows are returning soon. (Spoiler alert!)

01/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

Preview

Spring Arts Preview

From the FotoFest Biennial to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there's something for everyone in the next few months.

01/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

List

12 Best Jazz Albums of 2013

From Marc Carey to Jonathan Batiste, Terri Lynne Carrington to Carla Bley, our guest jazz critic picks the top recordings of the past year.

01/02/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 3–5

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

01/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

HGO Remembers a Forgotten Russian Opera

Mieczyslaw Weinberg, composer of The Passenger, never lived to see it performed.

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Interviews

An Interview with George Saunders

The author of Tenth of December may be short on stories, but he's long on talent.

12/31/2013 By Will Wilkinson

Picks

Top Eight NYE Events

Waited until the last minute to make your evening plans? Here are some suggestions for how to ring in 2014.

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Artist Spotlight

Sketches: Valentina Kisseleva

With her latest exhibition, the Russian-born Houstonian invites you to share her dream.

12/30/2013 By Peter Holley

Concert

Recover from the Holidays at Warehouse Live

Jam-packed show features Los Skarnales, the Tontons, the Suffers, and Fat Tony

12/27/2013 By Dean Davis

Fine Art

French Impressionist Masterpieces Arrive in Houston

Works from the Clark Art Collection, one of the greatest in the world, arrive at the MFAH this month.

12/26/2013 By Michael Hardy

Preview

Robert Ellis and Shakey Graves Team Up at Fitzgerald’s

Two up-and-coming folk musicians share a double bill this Friday.

12/26/2013 By Dean Davis

Musical

Review: 50 Shades! The Musical

Our fearless critic endures Climax cocktails, rabid fans, and terrible jokes to report on the E.L. James parody.

12/23/2013 By Scott Vogel

Exhibition

Japanese American WWII Soldiers Finally Get Their Due

Tens of thousands of Japanese Americans served on the American side in WWII, even while their relatives were being held in internment camps.

12/19/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 20–22

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

12/18/2013 By Michael Hardy

Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

HOMEGROWN

Slow. Loud. And Beyoncé (SLAB)

For her new album, Beyoncé turns her camera on Houston's rides.

12/17/2013 By Peter Holley