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.
4 days ago | Stage
Why would a theater's new artistic director decide to make his acting debut with an Agatha Christie murder mystery instead of say, something more weighty, more serious? The train. Chalk it up to the singular vision Alley Artistic Director Rob Melr...
5 days ago | Current Events
Surrounded by calls for work stoppages and strikes and following a highly uncomplimentary segment on the working life of its employees on Last Week Tonight with host John Oliver, Amazon is soldiering on with its two special Amazon Prime days start...
10 days ago | Stage
On his way home from work, a lawyer named Gerardo Escobar has his car break down. A stranger, calling himself Dr. Miranda, happens by and helps him, driving him to his home. When Miranda returns later that day, Escobar's wife, Paulina, hears his v...
12 days ago | Stage
Former country star Doyle Mayfield is on the comeback trail and the only way he figures he can get there is with a new singing partner - who happens to be the third Debbie in his life. Alas for him, the newly recruited Debbie is the one to profit ...
16 days ago | Stage
In Private Lives, two couples on their honeymoons discover they are staying in adjoining rooms at the same hotel as their former spouses. Elyot, who used to be married to Amanda is on his honeymoon with his new wife, Sibyl. Amanda, now married to ...
22 days ago | Education
Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan watched Thursday night as the majority of the school board, counting on trustee Anne Sung’s mathematics skills, rejected her refusal to redo her 2019-20 budget and passed one with significant amendments ...