Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its print and online publications. An award-winning journalist, in addition to editing, she frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
3 days ago | Opera
The opera The Inspector is based upon a Russian play The Government Inspector by Nicolai Gogol. "It's a very famous play. Every student reads it in theater class,' says Buck Ross, the director of Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston. E...
4 days ago | Education
It cost the Houston Independent School District more than $1.5 million in attorneys fees to defend former trustee Larry Marshall, who was convicted on November 16, 2016 of violations of the federal racketeering law for accepting bribes from constr...
5 days ago | Pop Culture
When character actor Julian Richings walks on an elevator or travels by plane, he says it's not unusual for people to recognize him — and flinch. That's probably because to more than one generation of fans of the TV show Supernatural, they see Ric...
7 days ago | Stage
At first, director Sally Edmundson wasn't at all sure she wanted to do the play with Stages Repertory Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin approached her with — despite reading it several times. He asked her to read it once more and finally Who ...
10 days ago | Education
Babies were on hand for the mid-day swearing in of the Houston ISD's newest trustees providing some extra pizzazz as Anne Sung and Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca (Ocampo) each brought along family for the momentous event. This was followed four-...
12 days ago | Opera
Scott Hendricks was driving down Green Mountain Road in San Antonio when he got a call from Houston Grand Opera's Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers asking him if he'd like to sing the Richard Nixon role in Nixon in China. Hendricks repli...