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 | Education
With all their declarations about working together and setting aside their differences, trustees of the Houston ISD didn't seem all that warm and cuddly Thursday night when they voted in their new officers for the year. Diana Davila, who's been on...
4 days ago | Opera
It's the stuff of countless books and magazine fiction. A young couple in love, but she has a gift of incredible talent and needs to leave to develop it. And he must stay because he is a butterfly hunter and where better to do that than the Amazon...
5 days ago | Stage
Barely ten years into its existence, Horse Head Theatre Co. announced today that its 2018 season will turn out to be its last. It couldn't stay financially viable no matter the cutbacks it made. But it is going out in stypl In a press release from...
6 days ago | Stage
"Guns can be objects of terror or symbols of love." It's with those thoughts in mind that playwright Kyle Schmidt wrote The Secretary which is on stage at Main Street Theater. The play takes place in a small town and centers on a gun company ...
9 days ago | Stage
The winner of nine Tony Awards and a perennial audience favorite in Houston — even as it offends some — The Book of Mormon is back at the Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center for a short run. This irreverent view of mission...
18 days ago | Best of Houston
Houston is known for its innovation and reinvention. After Hurricane Harvey hit, the city's performing arts groups — unable to access their home stages — refused to shut down and instead took up temporary residence both in and out of town for a ye...