Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

News

Magna Carta Holy Grail

The Houston Museum of Natural Science to host rare exhibition of a 800-year-old Magna Carta re-issue.

08/28/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 30–Sep 2

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

08/28/2013 By Michael Hardy

Old Weird Houston

Five Historic Houston Spots That Need Markers

Too many of our local history plaques are tedious. Here are a few stronger propositions.

08/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Interview

"If the characters don't work, it sounds like you're just making it up."

James McBride on John Brown, working with Spike Lee, and his new novel, The Good Lord Bird.

08/26/2013 By Michael Hardy

Interview

"I just decided to let the story wheel out of control."

U. H. creative writing professor Robert Boswell discusses Tumbledown, his first new novel in a decade.

08/26/2013 By Michael Hardy

Artist Spotlight

Fall Preview: A Q&A with Makeup Artist Jules Wagener

Wagener on the new cat eye and Texas's worst makeup tendencies.

08/26/2013 Edited by Kerry H.

Dance

Arts Insider: Jane Weiner

The founder of Hope Stone reflects on how Houston's dance scene has changed over the past 15 years.

08/23/2013 By Michael Hardy

Hot Dog!

Barking Up the Right Coney at JCI

Matt Marcus is the latest chef to create his own hot dog for James Coney Island.

08/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 23–25

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

08/21/2013 By Michael Hardy

Art

You're So Vane (SLIDESHOW)

Mark di Suvero's new sculpture "Po-um (Lyric)" is installed on Rice University's campus.

08/19/2013 By Michael Hardy

Offbeat Attractions

The Sludge Boat

Touring the Ship Channel on the M/V Sam Houston.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Downhome Recipes

Captain Joseph C. Hutcheson: Warrior-Poet Of Texas's First Cookbook

To read his recipe for cornfield peas is to make the acquaintance of a good man.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

First Look

Junior Slump at Jupiter Pizza & Waffle

New restaurant and craft beer bar in Sugar Land needs some time to warm up.

08/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Interview

Arts Insider: Clint Willour

Introducing our new series of interviews with behind-the-scenes players in the Houston art world.

08/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

Lunch Break

Lunch on the Run at Cuchara

The $15 comida corrida gets you three courses on the quick.

08/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Men's Fashion

The Fitting: J Hilburn Drops by Houstonia

Does J. Hilburn live up to the hype? We decided to find out.

08/14/2013 By Peter Holley

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 16–18

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

08/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

Ridin' Dirty In The 1890s

Houston's 19th Century Cyclists

Lords' Cycle Club: The first riding society in the "Magnolia City."

08/14/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Soup of the Day

Bun Bo Hue Is on Its Way Up

This intensely-flavored Vietnamese noodle soup is gaining in popularity in Houston.

08/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Music Festival

Grass Fire

Since 1989, the Fire on the Strings festival has been bringing some of the country's best bluegrass to the Houston area.

08/12/2013 By Michael Hardy