Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

Texas Beaches

Rockport: The Rare Beach Town That Occasionally Dresses for Dinner

Get to know the creative coastal community which once claimed to have more artists per capita than Paris.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Juneteenth

Freedom in Progress: A Brief History of Juneteenth

The weeklong celebration commemorating the end of slavery kicks off this month in Emancipation Park.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

Recipe

How to Prepare Ceviche the Andes Café Way with David Guerrero

The Ecuadorian-born chef teaches us how to make his famous ceviche de pescado.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke

Feature

Great Escapes: Alaska

Go where Alaska meets the Yukon—and a remote lodge offers no end of adventure.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

Travel

Great Escapes

Take the trip of a lifetime this summer.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Catherine Matusow, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Sports

Will Houston Embrace Lacrosse?

This year’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star game is coming to town—and perhaps with it a major league franchise of Houston’s own.

05/31/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 8–10

Featuring Lana del Rey, Geoff Dyer, Sufjan Stevens and The Music Man

05/06/2015 By Michael Hardy

Puppet Master

An Interview with Robert Askins, Hand to God Playwright

The Cypress playwright’s second play recently opened on Broadway.

05/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

Starry Krishna

An Indian Film Legend Dances Into Town

South Indian actress Shobana brings her English-language dance drama Krishna to the Wortham Theatre Center.

05/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

Paint Job

Making Fast Work of the Houston Symphony

The world’s greatest speed painter plays for a home audience with a unique musical performance this month.

05/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

Photo Essay

Moment of Sleuth

A never-before-seen look at the death and afterlife of Houston’s new crime lab, once the worst in the United States, and increasingly a model in its field.

05/03/2015 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 1–3

Featuring Bill Maher, Elton John, Kidz Bop and an early Cinco de Mayo celebration

04/29/2015 By Michael Hardy

visual art

FotoFest Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Hidden World of Drone Warfare

Sensor features provocative work by six international artists.

04/24/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 24–26

Featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Wilco and Sweeney Todd.

04/22/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 17–19

Featuring the CounterCurrent Festival, Die Walküre, and Branford Marsalis

04/15/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 10–12

Featuring the Art Car Parade, Garrison Keillor, and an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts

04/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

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

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 3–5

Featuring Talib Kweli, John Biggers and the Dance Salad Festival

04/01/2015 By Michael Hardy