Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

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

Master of His Dome-ain

Meet the Man Who Brought Stunts and Spectacle to the Astrodome

In the early days of the Dome, Judge Roy Hofheinz needed events to fill seats when the Astros weren’t playing. Enter Allen Becker.

04/01/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

Visual Art

At the CounterCurrent Festival, an Explosion of Art and Violins

First created by Muslims in Central Asia, the violin—now banned in Saudi Arabia—serves as a symbol of tolerance in Ibrahim Quraishi’s new work “Islamic Violins.”

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy