Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
39 minutes ago | Stage
According to John O'Hurley, Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight is like the British style of panto theater, designed for families and humor. "Panto style encourages the kids and the families to interact with the stage. If you want to scream or b...
2 days ago | Weather
It should come as no surprise to anyone in Houston that a list of most read stories in the year 2017 in Houston would have to include Hurricane Harvey, climate change and whether our dams are going to hold. But Houston Press readers have eclectic ...
4 days ago | Weather
If you got up early this morning, or stayed up really late last night, then you are one of the hundreds (?) thousands (?) of people across Houston who saw snow. As Eric Berger at Space City Weather posted last night, snow was hitting College Stati...
5 days ago | Stage
The Color Purple is the story of Celie, a young African-American woman who has been raped by her father and given birth to two babies that he’s taken away from her and how she somehow finally perseveres. Important to her journey of self-awareness,...
7 days ago | Stage
Some kids (and grown-ups) are scared of clowns. Some people don't like clowns. Performer Jef Johnson is having none of that as he wears clown make-up throughout his shows. "I don't think anyone is scared of clowns. I think people are scared of dis...