All Houston's a stage

Get Thee to Miller Outdoor Theatre as Houston Shakespeare Festival Lights Up the Stage

The annual festival returns with Twelfth Night and Richard III.

07/28/2017 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

At UH, Creating the Country's First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD Program

The program begins this month, and hopes to engage the local Hispanic community in telling their own stories.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Declare it loud, declare it proud

Forget the Fireworks—Spend the Fourth Debating the Constitution

"The Constitution is our civic religion, our secular religion in a sense, that runs the country.”

06/30/2017 By Allyson Waller

Will it play in Peoria?

Texas Music Festival's Brett Mitchell Loves Football, Just Like You

This week's guest conductor brings a decidedly everyman vibe to the conductor's podium for a performance of Elgar's Enigma Variations.

06/21/2017 By Chris Becker

Pop Culture Handbook

8 Iconic Houston-Filmed Movies, Mapped

Plus: The top 3 times we've seen Houston get blown up on the big screen.

06/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Festival Overture

Rare Stradivarius Violins Arrive in Houston, Ready for Some Play

Florian Leonhard brings his unique instruments and repertoire of knowledge to the Texas Music Festival this weekend.

06/15/2017 By Cara Maines

Bayougraphy

Meet the Airbnb Host Bringing the World to the Third Ward

Ed Pettitt didn’t even set foot in Houston until 2011—but when he did, a spark ignited.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Literary Lovelies

2017 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball

Reading, writing and glamour were the orders of the day at the benefit for the group that supports literary endeavors.

02/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

March's Perfect Party: Tell-Us-Something-Good Edition

There's still plenty of good news going on in the world.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Q&A

Meet the Ex-Lawyer Making Hijabs High Fashion

Haute Hijab's Melanie Elturk hits Houston to talk about how she used her own experience as a Muslim to launch a successful business and the one style rule she'll never break.

02/08/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

A Time to Heal

The Future of UH Football Does Not Include Tom Herman

With their hotshot coach bolting for UT, the Cougars must regroup.

11/30/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Shannon LaBove: Rice University’s Great Debater

Everyone talks, but few know how to turn a speech into a work of art.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hoops

The Best College Basketball in Houston

It might be a football town, but college basketball is alive and well in Houston.

11/15/2016 By Adam Doster

Go Coogs

Tom Herman: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

UH's head coach is still the hottest commodity in football.

10/27/2016 By Adam Doster

sports

What We've Learned, One Month into Football Season

The latest on J.J. Watt's back, the H-Town Takeover, and the Big 12

09/28/2016 By Adam Doster

Go Coogs

With Two Weeks to Kickoff, What Can We Expect from UH Football This Season?

Things to watch for: a Heisman Trophy, a Herman farewell, a Husky payback.

08/17/2016 By Adam Doster

Cougar Town

As UH Football Mania Mounts, Can the Squad Live Up to the Hype?

"There’s no such thing as just a day at the University of Houston football program. Just another day doesn't exist."

08/15/2016 By Adam Doster

A Late-Summer Night’s Dream

UH Brings Back the Bard for the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death

Last year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival drew 37,000 in the dead of summer—and there’s a good reason why.

07/18/2016 By Steve Jansen

Ice House

July’s Perfect Party

Bachata-or-bust edition.

06/20/2016 By Catherine Matusow