• Culture

    January 24, 2013

    Announcing the 2013 MasterMind Winners

    This year's winners danced, sang or delivered their lines in spectaculer fashion. For which we give each entity out thanks, admiration and a check for $2,000.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Alexis Hollada, Doomistress of Project Armageddon

    Who? Better known as Doomistress Alexis, Hollada plays bass and sings in the excellent doom-metal act Project Armageddon. Tides of Doom was a stripped-down, droning masterpiece that was capable of scorched-Earthing the soul of a listener into a personal wasteland. Though her voice is unforgettable, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Wilson Phillips' Wendy Wilson: "We Are Who We Are"

    In the early '90s, Wilson Phillips calmly came onto the music scene with their 1990 self-titled debut album and launched such hits as "Hold On," "Impulsive," and "You're in Love." They received Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Grou ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2012

    Sail On, Stoppard

    The great playwright's trilogy is a don't-miss Houston theater event.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Main Street Theater's The Coast of Utopia, Part One: Voyage: A Work of Magic and Majesty

    The setup: Quick as you can, go to Main Street Theater's Web site and order tickets to Voyage. Don't miss this extraordinary event. (While you're at it, reserve seats for the other two plays in this trilogy by Tom Stoppard. Shipwreck begins February 10; Salvage, February 24.) You'll soar afterward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia Opens at Main Street Theater

    Main Street Theater Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden says she loves the work of playwright Sir Tom Stoppard -- "his ideas and his language and the way he's able to articulate complicated ideas in such eloquent ways." Undaunted by the fact that Stoppard's Tony Award-winning trilogy T ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010
  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Main Street Theater: Arcadia

    Tom Stoppard's brilliant play crosses time and space

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Big Blaze Hits Dallas' Lower Greenville Strip

    Photo by Jim Schutze​The Lower Greenville Avenue portion of Dallas is one of the city's more enjoyable areas (Caveat: We haven't been there in a while; maybe it's become Douchebag/Yuppie Central.) (And yes, we know the response to that is "Well, it is in Dallas.") A four-alarm fire engulfed a chu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Vote With a Bullet: Songs for an Otherwise Ho-Hum Election Day

    ​ The run-up to the 2009 elections has been quite a letdown compared to the fascinating and occasionally surreal 2008 campaigns. Obviously, there's nothing that can compare to last year's Presidential contests, and the local mayoral race has been less than compelling. We were going to present this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    CenterPoint Hits The Jackpot At The Federal Stimulus Feeding Trough

    Photo courtesy White House Flickr group​Let them bitch all they want in Chicago about getting shut out of federal stimulus funds for "smart-grid" power projects. Here in Houston, we're kicking ass.The federal gummint, that socialistic, fascist Big Brother, announced today how it is spending $3.4 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Your Election Night Soundtrack

    U2: Bono say vote! Say you're watching the election returns tonight and don't feel like listening to the chattering punditry - really, at this point, who does? All the information you need will be onscreen anyway, and if you must, there's a neat little thing called closed-captioning most TVs have t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Suburban Outfitters

    Life and style outside the Loop are examined in "Fashioning Arcadia"

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    Enduring Creepiness

    A taut psychological drama morphs into a thriller. Unfortunately.

  • Culture

    May 20, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    May 6, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    Digital Manual

    The MFAH puts on a watershed exhibition of works by Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom

  • Calendar

    May 20, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 20 - 26, 1999

  • Culture

    April 10, 1997

    Alone Again

    Different authors, different theaters, the same question -- how do you deal with loneliness?

  • Culture

    January 30, 1997

    For Love --or Money

    Main Street's Miser isn't as rich as it could be

  • Culture

    December 5, 1996

    Static Wit

    Main Street's take on Wilde isn't Ideal, but it's not bad

  • Culture

    November 28, 1996

    A Willy Good Time

    New Heights crams the whole of Shakespeare into an evening for laughs, and gets them

  • Culture

    September 26, 1996

    Tangled Jungle

    The Alley wrestles with Bertolt Brecht, and nobody emerges a winner

  • News

    September 14, 1995


    In a small town south of Houston, they say school prayer is a matter of religious freedom. But even in Santa Fe, freedom for one student can be tyranny for another.

  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Duran, Again

    The pretty boys return from the '80s, and insist they've never been away

  • Dining

    May 18, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    Tales of the City