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.
7 days ago | Stage
When Hurricane Harvey smashed into Houston in August 2017, its destruction to our theater community was horribly awesome. The devastation was mighty and biblical. Theaters were wrecked, props lost, costumes stank from mildew, schedules hastily shu...
14 days ago | Special Events
Will the devoted fans of the Texas Renaissance Festival, many of whom arrive in full costume for a day's visit, be willing to add a mask to their finery? That's what RenFest organizers will find out starting October 3 if their plans for a 46th sea...
15 days ago | Opera
Opera in the Heights has joined several other arts organizations in Houston in reluctantly announcing that its plans for a fall performance schedule have been cancelled and that because of all the financial losses caused by COVID-19 restrictions, ...
16 days ago | Breaking News
With sustained winds of 95 mph, Hanna, a Category 1 hurricane made landfall on Padre Island at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the island and nearby Corpus Christi and Port Mansfield bearing the brunt of the high winds and rain. Its accompanying rain bands ...
17 days ago | Education
If you're going to set out to go virtual-only for at least the first six weeks of school, it has to be somewhat disheartening to hear that there's been a run on Google Chrome books while there are still 23,000 Houston ISD students waiting for a de...
19 days ago | Stage
A forgotten film of note being aired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Catastrophic Theatre's Tamarie Cooper's Quarantine Edition. A new participatory public arts project through the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. While visual and performin...