Preview

What's Better Together? This Upcoming METdance Program

The Houston company presents a world premiere by NYC choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska.

04/10/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Book of Life

Finding Poetry in the News

Rice professor Joesph Campana's new book of poetry mines history from the pages of Life magazine.

04/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Poetry

Ryan Paradiso Puts His Neck Out for Nick Flynn (and Other Friends)

The Marfa-based arts and literature journal comes to Houston for an event with heavyweight writers and poets.

03/27/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Three Premieres, Three Successes at Houston Ballet

A trio of new works—including one from superstar choreographer Justin Peck—emphasizes the company's many strengths.

03/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Miss Biggs

Liz Jenkins Isn't Waiting for Your Permission

This Houston-born actor finessed a guest spot on Black-ish into a recurring role, and she's not stopping there.

03/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

All the Buzz

These Elderly Houstonians Started a Kazoo Band. Turns Out It Has Little to Do With Music.

Ode to Joy uses a quirky hobby to explore the realities of aging.

03/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch Goes Greek with Sylvia

The Houston Ballet world premiere expands on an overlooked classic to create a beautiful collage of music, costume, and choreography.

02/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Festival

ReelAbilities 2019 Showcases the Accomplishments of Those With Disabilities

From musicians to Olympians and everyone in between, the annual film and arts festival is back to shine a light on exceptional lives.

02/12/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Concert Preview

Chucho Valdés Is Just Getting Started

On African music: “If I think that less than 20 percent has been explored, I still have 80 percent ahead to continue advancing its roots."

02/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Art Exhibit

Degas: A New Vision Opens at MFAH

Curator Gary Tinterow shares the scoop on the largest retrospective of the impressionist artist.

10/19/2016 With Olivia Flores Alvarez

rebranding

Heights General Store Is Now Harold's

Same great menu, same great look, same old (new) name

10/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Reviews

The Return of the Dreaded “F” Word

Does Lilo and Ella’s success mean “fusion” might be allowed back into the food writing lexicon?

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Vegging Out

Meatless Monday: Tofu Tacos at Fusion Taco

Chef David Grossman packs Indian and Japanese flavors into his fusion-style tacos.

09/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Get Out

A Backyard of One’s Own

The perfect formula for shaking off the workday is closer than you think.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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

Kid Friendly

Avoiding Dinner Drama with Tots in Tow

Tips for parents (and non-parents) to keep the kid drama at bay when dining out with little ones.

08/26/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion