Creativity in the Bayou City

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls—Just Head Over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Bridal parties, prom-goers, quinceañera celebrators, newly engaged couples, and more have all posed in front of Houston's iconic fountain.

02/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Words of Love

Meet J. Iron Word, Houston’s Enigmatic Modern Poet

The mysterious writer spends his days writing about love.

02/05/2021 By Gabi De la Rosa

Variegated what now? 

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Feb 5–7

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the Houston Symphony, shop local Black-owned businesses, and search for rare houseplants.

02/05/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Creativity in the Bayou City

Here's Why the Hermann Park Railroad Tunnel Now Looks Like a Comic Book

Yes, Destination Mound Town got rid of the puppets, but the iconic tunnel's been entertaining Houstonians for generations.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Best Time to Visit Rice's Twilight Epiphany Is ... You Guessed It .... Dusk

Sure, nothing gold can stay, but check out the cerulean blues and brilliant tangerines of this James Turrell public art piece in the evenings and early mornings.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Story Behind those Mosaic Pillars at Emancipation Park

"Elements of Change," completed in January of 2020, relays the story of both the park and its founders.

02/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Living history

27 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month This February

Whether you’re an amateur chef, theater-lover, or bookworm, there’s something for everyone.

02/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The Funny Pages

Nick Anderson’s Second Act

The Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist is reclaiming his voice, outside of newspapers.

02/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Ahoy, matey

5 Things to Do This Weekend, Jan 29–31 

Finish out the month by exploring Galveston’s historic ships or enjoying some of the best classical music has to offer.

01/29/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

A new act begins

Stages Announces Major Staff Changes

As Managing Director Mark Folkes bows out, Eboni Bell takes centerstage as Inclusion, Engagement and Training director.

01/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Forging New Politics

Meet Steven Garza, the Breakout Boys State Star

Get to know the 19-year-old whose political skills have already made him famous.

01/28/2021 By Chris Gray

Screen Time

The Sundance Satellite Film Festival Lands at Moonstruck Drive-In This Weekend

Catch these Sundance Film Festival selections from Jan 28 to Feb 2.

01/27/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Truly the time to Netflix and chill

55 Romantic Movies to Stream at Home This Valentine’s Day

We’ve got rom coms, fairytales, and your favorite Nicholas Sparks movie.

01/27/2021 By Lauren Hitzhusen

What is authenticity, anyways?

Relive ’80s Synth-Pop on These New Cassette Tapes

Texas Dark-Wave trio Don’t Get Lemon is re-releasing its 2020 EP, "Forward Not Forgetting," on tape.

01/26/2021 By Carlos Brandon

The show goes on

Decade: 2020 Leaps into 2021

The local live entertainment company launched just before the pandemic hit last year. Here’s how it pivoted.

01/25/2021 By Desiree Cantu

A troubling trip to the gift shop

Explore Capitalism and Memory in the Anne Frank-Inspired Hope House

In his Blaffer Art Museum debut, artist Simon Fujiwara addresses the complexities of memorialization in the modern era.

01/25/2021 By Rob Sanford

Lift every voice and sing

HGO Showcases Three Generations of Black Singers in Giving Voice

Soprano Nicole Heaston talks filming the concert, Covid-19, and her own "Purple Robe Song Series."

01/22/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Hear them roar … sorta

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Jan 22–24

Livestreamed concerts, a short play, and celebrating the best of nature.

01/22/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Pick Me Up

Alto Makes an Artsy Splash on Houston Streets

The ridesharing app debuted in town in October, but its colorful art car just hit the road.

01/21/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Hannah Anderson

Michelle Obama has her eye on Houston singer, a.k.a. Sister, and you should too.

01/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt