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
"Separate is not equal. Separate is not equal.” An irreverent crowd pelted members of the Houston ISD school board last night with that and other less polite expressions – “Sell out. Sell out,” they chanted at Sergio Lira who’d Skyped in for the m...
9 days ago | Stage
Keith Hines has played proud characters before. "I've played Lancelot. I've played Thomas Jefferson. "But none of them are as misogynistic as Gaston" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he says, laughing. "It's the same kind of prince-like prid...
16 days ago | Stage
Seven books in 70 minutes — that's the promise of Potted Potter a parody that condenses all of J.K. Rowling's books about Harry Potter into one frenetic play. There's even a Quidditch match in there. The Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall will play host t...
19 days ago | Stage
It is the classic story of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, as re-imagined by playwright Kate Hamill complete with anachonisms (is there a Beyonce song in there somewhere during a scene change?) while still sticking true to the premise of the ...
24 days ago | Dance
Besides all the other enjoyable aspects of returning to the Wortham Center (the comfortable seats! the acoustics! the length and width of stage!), a special note has to be made of the return of Principal dancer Karina Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who ...