Of Rack and Ruin

Is Houston the Boob Job Capital of the World?

When Machete star (and Houstonian) Mayra Leal decided to enhance herself, she turned to the Michaelangelo of plastic surgery.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley

Jazz

Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter: "Jazz to Me Means, 'I Dare You'"

The 80-year-old saxophonist, who played with Miles Davis and Art Blakey and was a co-founder of Weather Report, brings his quartet to Houston tonight.

04/04/2014 By Justin Mitchell

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

Concert

Tonight at Warehouse Live: Wild Child

The up-and-coming Austin indie-folk band opens for Robert Ellis tonight.

04/03/2014 By Sydney Lopez

NERD RAP BATTLES

Conan Insults, We Respond

It's on now, you ginger bastard.

04/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 4–6

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

04/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Dance

Blurred Lines at Dazzling Freneticore Performance

New show by the innovative Houston dance company explores our relationship with technology.

04/02/2014 By Alese Pickering

Slideshow

32nd Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon + Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation

Houston came out in force to cheer on ten Houston women honored for their fashion sense and volunteer work.

04/01/2014

Theater

Review: Time Stands Still Examines Fallout From Iraq War

Main Street Theater stages excellent new production of Donald Margulies's 2010 play about a wounded photojournalist.

04/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Review: Going Mad for Lucia Di Lammermoor

Soprano Jessica Jones leads a talented ensemble in new production of the bel canto classic.

03/31/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Picks

Your Guide to Can't-Miss April Festivals

From whisky extravaganzas to crawfish festivals to battle reenactments, there's plenty to do this month.

03/28/2014 By BoJanay Posey

Sweet Charity

Fundraising Dinner Planned for Gracie Nguyen, Injured at SXSW

Local chefs and restaurateurs rally to help pastry chef Gracie Nguyen pay medical bills after accident.

03/28/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hobbies

The Golden Age of Railroads, Built to Scale

This weekend's Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour features a room custom-built to house a massive model train set.

03/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Concession Stands

Coupling Cocktails and Snacks at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre

Don't knock the caramel popcorn and Cosmo pairing until you've tried it.

03/26/2014 By Joanna O'Leary

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 28–30

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

03/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Poetry

Phi Slama Jama

Space City Slam gives teen poets a chance to make their voices heard.

03/25/2014 By Alice Alsup

Slideshow

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s On the Move Luncheon

Houstonians donned their orange to fight MS along with jazz musician Steve Tyrell.

03/24/2014

Reading

Mohsin Hamid Brings Lahore to Houston

The Pakistani-born writer reads from his most recent novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, at Inprint tonight.

03/24/2014 By Anis Shivani

Theater

Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark? Don't Mind if We Do

In Lynn Nottage's play, an African American actress thrives in 1930s Hollywood by taking stereotypical roles.

03/21/2014 By Scott Vogel

Event

Tonight at Big Top Lounge: Soul Men

The DJs of "A Fistful of Soul" have been spinning Motown classics and obscure vintage vinyl at Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge since 2009.

03/21/2014 By Alice Alsup