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.
2 days ago | Stage
Shannon Hill, a 2013 graduate of the University of Houston theater master’s program, will be the first woman to play the title role in Hamlet in the Houston Shakespeare Festival. Her background in many ways makes her a natural for it since when sh...
11 days ago | Stage
Even before the annual Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston audiences are getting the chance to hear Shakespeare — of a sorts — with Theatre Under the Stars' presentation of All Shook Up described as a juke box musical with music by Elvis Presley...
11 days ago | Courts
Renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Houston Chronicle, ProPublica and the two reporters from those publications who reported and wrote a May 24, 2018 story entitled “A Pioneering Hear...
16 days ago | Stage
In 2002, Johnny Cash wanted no part of any musical about his life, says actor/musician Ben Hope. But when a new approach was offered, namely that of being based on his songs rather than on his biography, he was more receptive. Cash died before the...
17 days ago | Stage
Joe Benjamin is a modern day Job, loyal to his God and about to be tested to his limits in his faith. God’s Favorite was written by Neil Simon after the death of the playwright’s wife to cancer and according to Braden Hunt, who is directing, it br...
18 days ago | Weather
Today, as predicted, heavy rains came through the Houston area — including as much as 7 inches in some spots — accompanied by street flooding. CITGO Freedom Over Texas scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today was canceled, although the fireworks will st...