Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

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

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

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

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 21–23

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

03/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

History

Oscar Wilde in Houston

In June 1882 the "Apostle of the Beautiful" embarked on a lecture tour through Texas, including stops in Houston and Galveston. Here's what happened.

03/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Spectacle

The Sam Houston Race Park is Decadent and Depraved

You haven't lived until you've seen camel and ostrich racing.

03/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 14–16

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

03/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 7–9

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

03/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Classical

WindSync Shakes Up World of Chamber Music

Acclaimed Houston wind quintet makes a name for itself by playing without sheet music and experimenting with performance styles.

03/04/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

You Can’t Keep a Good Diva Down

In the HGO’s A Coffin in Egypt, a once-retired opera legend returns to the stage.

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Open Road

The Bounty of Cajun Country

Rich food, natural beauty, historical grandeur, unique culture—oh, and did we mention the rich food?

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Transit

Auto Immunity

Houstonians say they want a pedestrian-friendly city. So why are we expanding highways instead?

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

News

Did This Man Write Houston's Official Theme Song?

Local "inspirational rapper" Rocko Stedy claims to have been commissioned to write anthem for the city.

02/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 28–March 2

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

02/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

List

The 10 Worst Songs of the Century (So Far): Part II

In which we count down the final songs on our worst-of-the-worst list

02/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

List

The 10 Worst Songs of the Century (So Far): Part I

Or, now that's what I call bad music.

02/24/2014 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

Menil Launches First-Ever Advertising Campaign

The traditionally low-profile museum partners with local marketing firm ttweak to promote its new Magritte exhibition.

02/21/2014 By Michael Hardy

Architecture

Menil Collection Unveils Drawing Institute Design

Latest addition to Menil campus to be designed by Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee

02/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 21–23

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

02/19/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Houstonia's Complete Valentine's Day Guide

There's more to V-Day than dinner. From concerts to film screenings, plays to flash mobs, we've got your cultural itinerary.

02/13/2014 By Michael Hardy