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.
1 day ago | Education
According to Bertie Simmons, the legendary principal who was sent home from Furr High School in October 2017 by Houston ISD officials, when it came time to work out the last details of her settlement with HISD she was asked to sign a statement pro...
2 days ago | Opera
Imagine you are Saul. You're the king of the Israelites and have been at war for ten years with the Philistines. It's been a grim decade of starvation, death and destruction. Then along comes David who, incredibly enough, beats the giant Goli...
3 days ago | Stage
For weeks now, Brandon Michael Nase, who has performed in theaters across the country, who holds a master of music degree from New York University and who includes opera in the type of music he likes to sing, has gone to a job where he puts o...
8 days ago | Opera
As it turns out, Rigoletto has two terrible flaws. One is that the court jester, like some people all of us have met, doesn't know when to quit with the jokes and takes them too far. The other concerns his parenting skills and the over-protective ...
14 days ago | Stage
Qui Nguyen always knew he wanted to write his parents' story. Two refugees who came to America after the fall of Saigon, both having lost the people they loved, who find each other to build a life and a family together. But to tackle a subject tha...