Acting In Isolation

With Medea, the Alley Is Virtual and More Vulnerable

Elizabeth Bunch talks about filming shows at home and playing the titular role in Euripides’s play.

03/16/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Grrrrrl Power

Go Watch This Houston Teacher's Book-Turned-Movie on Netflix

We chatted with Jennifer Mathieu about her young-adult novel’s roots and what it’s like seeing Amy Poehler translate it to the screen.

03/08/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Your Next Reading List

Read These 10 Black Protagonist-Driven YA Books with Your Kids

Local librarians recommend powerful and inspiring coming-of-age stories.

02/09/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Saving the Day ... And Con

Acclaimed Storyteller Neil Gaiman to Headline 2021 BrazCon

We spoke to founder Stephanie Williamson about moving Brazoria County Library System’s annual teen comic convention online.

01/18/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Not-so-regularly scheduled programming

Miss the Theater? Here’s How the Alley Is Making Its Spring Season Happen Online

Artistic Director Rob Melrose talks picking productions for the digital season, translating plays into English, and filming shows at home.

01/13/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Things to do and maybe don't

Our Top Quarantine Hobbies to Ditch and Keep in 2021

We went to some weird places in 2020 to fill our time. Here are our thoughts.

12/30/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Lighting Up the Holidays

Everything Is Bigger and Better in Texas. Even the Christmas Lights.

Katy's JD Schuck talks creating his wild Christmas light shows and having his front yard featured in photographer Danelle Manthey's new book, "American Christmas."

12/17/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Snow Gaze

HGO Brings Wintery Joy to Houston in The Making of the Snowy Day

The new documentary showcases the heart and soul of Ezra Jack Keats’s classic story as well as the challenge of bringing it to the operatic stage.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

This ain’t in Grandma’s closet

Let 2020 Be the Year of the Ugly Holiday Face Mask

It’s Houston. You don’t need a sweater anyways.

12/08/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Seasons Greetings

9 Houston-Made Holiday Cards You Should Definitely Mail to Everyone You Know

Since you can’t show off that cool family vacation this year, send one of these instead.

11/30/2020 Photography by Rebekah Kibodeaux

Tale of Two Titans

Bush-Baker Friendship Explored in New Book from Houston Author

In "Texas Titans," Charles Denyer tracks how a friendship forged in Houston between President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of James A. Baker III changed the world.

11/13/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Words, Words, Words

Get Your Pens Ready, Houston Authors, for National Novel Writing Month

During the annual event, writers from around the world try to string together 50,000 words during the month of November.

10/30/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Spiritual Spaces

Welcome Back to the Rothko

The faith-inclusive chapel reopened to the public at the end of September after a 19-month restoration.

10/02/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

It’s spooky season

10 Ghoulishly Delightful Decorations You Need This Halloween

Shop ghostly decor from local Etsy shops.

10/01/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Bam, Pow

Third Planet Is Still Going Strong after 45 Years

Not even a pandemic could bring the oldest privately owned comic book store in Houston (and in Texas) down.

09/23/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Judy Greer should've been the lead

Get Your Adorkable Gear at this Houston-Based Online Shop

Rep your favorite fandoms with tees, hoodies, water bottles, stickers, and more from Super Yaki Shop.

09/15/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Spread the Vote

Printing Museum's New Poster Exhibition Is Here to Get You in the Voting Spirit

"AIGA Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote" features 64 posters from dozens of artists.

09/02/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Nothing But (Peach) Net

Don't Pass Up HMNS's The First Game: The Birth of Basketball

The new, temporary exhibit includes basketball creator James Naismith's original handwritten rules for the game.

08/28/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Where No Con Has Gone Before

Texas Cons May Be Cancelled, But Houston’s Fan Community Is Still Getting Its Geek On

Comicpalooza, Dallas' Fan Expo and even San Diego Comic-Con are making the pandemic less lonely with special online content.

07/24/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux