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  • Stephen Hunter: I, Sniper

    published December 31, 2009

    If there's one person who can help you shake off all the sentimentality and nostalgia of the holiday season, it's Bob Lee Swagger - the... More >>

  • Houston Symphony's New Year's Eve Concert

    published December 31, 2009

    Any New Year's Eve event not involving the usual options of getting drunk and, ah, drunker, could rightfully describe itself as a celebration with... More >>

  • A Fertle Holiday

    published December 31, 2009

    Family dysfunction is rarely funny, unless it's someone else's family, of course. Visit the most screwed-up family of all as you're transported to... More >>

  • A Fertle Holiday

    published December 31, 2009

    Family dysfunction is rarely funny, unless it's someone else's family, of course. Visit the most screwed-up family of all as you're transported to... More >>

  • Handel's Messiah

    published December 17, 2009

    This time of year, turning off the Mariah Carey and heading out to hear a live performance of Handel's Messiah is the equivalent of... More >>

  • The Gift of Christmas - Live

    published December 17, 2009

    Mix up the old dinner-and-a-movie routine with The Gift of Christmas - Live, a dinner theater variety show at Moody Gardens.... More >>

  • The Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake

    published December 10, 2009

    Clear Lake has spent much of the year recovering from the flooding, pollution and structural devastation brought by Hurricane Ike. But there's one... More >>

  • Messiah

    published December 10, 2009

    Most of us consider ourselves enormously successful if, during the 24 days before Christmas, we manage to buy a couple gifts and not gain 20... More >>

  • Very Merry Pops

    published December 10, 2009

    At first glance, it might seem like just another holiday concert: With Very Merry Pops, conductor Michael Krajewski and the singers of the... More >>

  • "Blast India"

    published December 3, 2009

    Get a glimpse of contemporary India and its complexities, cultures and significant diaspora at G Gallery this month with "Blast India," a... More >>

  • Jubilee of Dance

    published December 3, 2009

    Now in its sixth year, the Houston Ballet's Jubilee of Dance, a showcase of works new and old, has become a landmark event of the season.... More >>

  • Tricks, Treats & T. Rex

    published October 29, 2009

    When it comes to entertaining little kids on Halloween, it can be tricky to strike a balance between inspiring giddy glee and total terror. Leave... More >>

  • An Evening With Sarah Cortez and Lucha Corpi

    published October 29, 2009

    After stints as a high-school teacher and a tax accountant, Sarah Cortez decided to become a patrol cop, and it was this move that... More >>

  • Scream on the Green

    published October 29, 2009

    Trick, treat, tired. That’s usually the order of events on Halloween. One minute you're out on the street; the next, your kids are in a candy... More >>

  • The Elixir of Love

    published October 22, 2009

    From Tristan and Isolde to the students at Hogwarts, forlorn humans have long sought to concoct a love potion — take the easy way, if you... More >>

  • “Inbound: Houston”

    published October 22, 2009

    Billboards: Love them or hate them, they are an inescapable reality of life in Houston. And while they can sometimes be less than artful (see the... More >>

  • Matthew Day Jackson: "The Immeasurable Distance"

    published October 15, 2009

    There's an idea that culture and innovation advance most during times of duress. (Translation: Pain is inspiring.) That's the driving force behind... More >>

  • 1909-2009: The Great Collaborators of the Ballets Russes

    published October 15, 2009

    When time machines are finally on the market and you feel like having a little fun, head to Paris some time between 1909 and 1929 - the heyday of... More >>

  • Richard Alston Dance Company

    published October 15, 2009

    In July, the pioneering choreographer Merce Cunningham died. Today in Houston, his primary philosophy - that it is worthwhile to dance for the... More >>

  • Keith Carter: "Unseen & Rediscovered"

    published October 8, 2009

    For cultural institutions, fall is the time to bring out the artillery, and Art League Houston's big gun is photographer Keith Carter, one of... More >>

  • John Besh: My New Orleans

    published October 8, 2009

    It might be worth the drive to New Orleans for the cuisine of John Besh, whose Restaurant August in NOLA is generally acknowledged to be... More >>

  • Bayou City Festival Downtown

    published October 8, 2009

    The Art Colony Association's Bayou City Art Festival Downtown offers not only thousands of artworks but lots of live entertainment. This... More >>

  • "Texas Masters Series: Rachelle Thiewes"

    published October 1, 2009

    Jewelry artist Rachelle Thiewes has said that her creations are "designed to engage and challenge the wearer, making them an active participant;... More >>

  • The 43rd Annual Original Greek Festival

    published October 1, 2009

    Walk around Montrose this week, and you might feel distinct vibrations in the ground, or hear the vague hum of stringed instruments. Both are... More >>

  • Progressive Forum: Brian Greene

    published September 24, 2009

    The average American, thanks to the haunting memory of high school C's and D's, lives in abject terror of the terms "string theory," "Calabi-Yau... More >>

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