Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its print and online publications. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
11 hours ago | Opera
Triumphal marches cast as the triumph of good over evil.
1 day ago | Stage
Rebuilding a post-nuclear society, one Simpsons episode at a time.
1 day ago | Opera
Hoping a temporary venue offers a more intimate experience.
9 days ago | Opera
The somewhat bumpy road HGO encountered in mounting this production seems appropriate given the history of Verdi's now-classic piece.
Are Uniforms and a Bat Joke Really the Basis for Sending Principal Bertie Simmons Home, HISD? [UPDATED]14 days ago | Education
Dr. Bertie Simmons, the longtime and much acclaimed principal of Furr High School in the Houston Independent School District, has been sent home – apparently in large part as a result of a disagreement she had with higher-ups over the use of schoo...
19 days ago