Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

reading

Reza Aslan: Lakewood is "Less a Church Than A Pyramid Scheme"

Religious studies scholar who penned bestselling book about the historical Jesus calls out Joel Osteen ahead of his visit to Houston.

09/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19–21

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

09/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

bargains

The 7 Best Arts Deals in Houston

From opera to theater, readings to visual art, here are our picks for thrifty culturati.

09/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

point/counterpoint

What's the Matter with Houston?

A debate about urbanism, highways, mass transit, and whether it makes sense to compare ourselves to New York.

09/12/2014 By Michael Hardy and Allyn West

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12–14

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

09/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

art and commerce

Overheard at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

There was no better place for people-watching (or people-listening) this weekend than the George R. Brown Convention Center.

09/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

From Jail Guard to Middle School Teacher

Mark Dostert worked as a juvenile detention officer at one of Chicago's most notorious prisons. Now he teaches English in HISD.

09/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 5–7

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

09/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

HSO

A New Conductor Takes the Baton

Andrés Orozco-Estrada makes his Houston Symphony debut with three weekend events (two of which are free!).

09/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Top Doctors 2014

Seizing the Moment

One Houston physician is a pioneer in eradicating a rare form of epilepsy.

09/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Horse Sense

An Afternoon at the Houston Polo Club

When we think of September, only one thing comes to mind: polo. Sort of.

09/01/2014 Photography by Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 29–Sept 1 (Labor Day Edition!)

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

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Living History

Nixon in Houston

Two unique events bring the biggest scandal in (secretly) recorded history to town.

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

frontiers of science

This Is Your Brain on Art

Visitors to Dario Robleto's Menil Collection exhibition will soon have the chance to be part of medical history.

08/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 22–24

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

08/20/2014 By Michael Hardy

nostalgia

The Top Houston Art Galleries of 1976

From the avant-garde to the kitsch, from contemporary photography to 16th century prints, the late-'70s Houston art scene had it all—including a gallery called Mr. Indian.

08/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

comedy

Jerry Seinfeld's 10 Greatest Hits

In preparation for his stand-up special tonight at Jones Hall, we pick the comedian's funniest bits.

08/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 15–17

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

08/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

exhibition

Top African American History Collection Comes to Houston

The Kinsey Collection, now on view at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, documents 400 years of history.

08/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 8–10

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

08/06/2014 By Michael Hardy