Susie Tommaney is a contributing writer who enjoys covering the lively arts and culture scene in Houston and surrounding areas, connecting creative makers with the Houston Press readers to make every week a great one.
3 days ago | Pop Culture
There's an underlying theme that seems to connect most of the films in the 25th Annual Houston Iranian Film Festival: coming-of-age stories, young adults trying to find their way in the world despite long-held traditions and — believe it or not — ...
4 days ago | Dance
It's not often that hip-hop, ballet, game shows and tap can share the same stage but, when it happens, you just know that things are going to get interesting. This year's choreographer's showcase serves up a veritable smorgasbord of delights, with...
6 days ago | Stage
Say what? Playwright Will Power had to do a double-take when he first saw the photograph of heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali with Stepin Fetchit, a 1930s Hollywood actor who parlayed a dim-witted, lazy, jive-talking character all th...
7 days ago | Environment
Well it seems that he-peating — a man taking all the credit for an idea first suggested by a woman — isn't anything new. Over the past two decades archaeologists have looked past hard artifacts like spears and arrow heads, instead focusing on peri...
8 days ago | Photography
We can't exactly break out in song with "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades," but it's not all fire and brimstone for Houston, either. High schoolers across the region turned their cameras on the Bayou City this past year, documentin...
11 days ago | Stage
Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron (Fun Home) gets all meta in her comedic memory play about mothers and daughters, so it comes as no surprise that Bree Bridger, who is directing Well for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company, decided to do the ...