You know that you are dealing with professional architects when blustering winds fail to blow down skyscrapers constructed with cookies and spackled with frosting. Of course, I am referring to the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off, which was hosted by Architecture Center Houston in conjunction with C ... More >>
According to the unwritten laws of concert etiquette, it's generally unacceptable to wear a band's T-shirt to their performances. It just makes you look as if you're trying a tad too hard. A notable exception to this rule, however, is the legendary Iron Maiden, who just so happen to be taking over t ... More >>
That up above, the dreamy rendering of the area that used to house the downtown Post Office? It's "Bayou Commons," which is "strategically designed to be downtown Houston's first residential district celebrating cultural diversity and urban lifestyle." But don't go looking for it yet.
Today, Google's logo looked like the image above and became a heated topic on Twitter. The logo -- referred to as a "doodle" -- had people wondering why anyone should celebrate the birthday of a dead guy and just who the hell Gregor Mendel was in the first place. In fact, Google regularly ... More >>
Getting some (wind-powered) props.What with all the electric cars and the green municipal buildings, Houston is maybe starting to ditch its reputation for being one of the more polluted cities in the country. Of course, there's still a boatload of pollution, but at least the city government i ... More >>
Artist Peat Duggins struggles with nature.
Damnit, Wilbur, fix my ugly ass grill!In what is apparently the worst government over-regulation since monkeys were banned from grinding organs for a living (damn you, Organ Grinders Local 182!!!), the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is meeting to decide whether the important job of hors ... More >>
At last, sewing and dance are one
Avocado Jumbo Crab Tower at Ruggles Grill
Because you want to hear from the artist...but not all night
It's a new group with a new show - and a new take on all things printmaking
Blakely Bering and Austin James find new walls for their new works
The Code Enforcement Department of the City of Houston had to do a little code-enforcing on its ownself last week.Here's how one a-mailer described things at 3300 Main: "they have been redtagged for violations and have created havoc with some departments. on friday 4-17 a man in a wheelchair w ... More >>
There's something new in Downtown -- a building that can officially be called "green."The 33-story tower at 717 Texas (you know, the block with the Longhorn Cafe) has won LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.It received a Silver Certificate for existing buildings for doing such th ... More >>
Consider the title truth in advertising
What if Annie Leibovitz had stayed home?
Find out how clothes make the film
Domy unveils its annual showcase of creepers and crawlers
Authors Jim Parsons and David Bush highlight the citys artsy architecture
Japans leading woodcutter makes his first Texas trek
Artists comment on the physical and artistic rebuilding of China
A new coffee table book spotlights a vital, neglected art genre and gives a few Houston poster artists their due
The Menil Collection
HGO's Lucia di Lammermoor leaves no one untouched
Stay close to the kitchen if you want the best food at Kim Son.
Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box