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Australia's Ancient History is Preserved by Contemporary Artists in "Mapa Wiya"

3 months ago by Susie Tommaney
With a history that dates back 50,000 years (or more) to Mungo Man LM3 and Mungo Lady, and on a continent that at one time supported 500 different language groups, the histories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been preserved through songs, performances, oral histories, sculptures and...

50 Years After Apollo 11: Earthrise, A Giant Leap, and Mission Splashdown

5 months ago by Susie Tommaney
This week we continue our citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. There's tons to see and do, plus discover more events in the first two stories in our series (shown below). This week we've got massive celebrations at Discovery Green, stormtroopers at the Children's...

100 Favorite Dishes: No. 11, Bone Marrow Service at Stella Sola

8 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
​This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least once...

Fire, Wild Parties and Rule-Bending Museums Shaped Houston's Art Scene

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
Now we're not saying that James Surls and Bob Graham burned down the University of Houston's Art and Architecture building in 1978 when sparks from their welding torch went awry, though those who knew the chainsaw-wielding sculptor and his protégé think otherwise. As reported by The Cougar, a lightning strike shorted the...

UH System's Head Honcho for Public Art Vows to Make Works More Accessible

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
María C. Gaztambide, Ph.D., the new director and chief curator for Public Art of the University of Houston System, won't be embarking on any major shopping trips, at least not yet. A moratorium on commissions remains in effect for at least one more year, but that isn't stopping Dr. Gaztambide from introducing...

Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #28 Couchon de Lait at Stella Sola

10 years ago by Robb Walsh
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in the comments...

Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry Continues a Phantasmagorical Coming of Age

2 years ago by Aaron Hillis
At 88 years young, the rebel-shaman filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has led an eclectic life and enjoyed a provocative career not easily encapsulated. His 1970 acid western, El Topo, crowned him godfather of the midnight-movie craze. His phantasmagoric 1973 masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, was ripped off by Kanye West for the...

How About Them Apples?

14 years ago by Troy Schulze
After graduating from Princeton in 1958, 22-year-old Frank Stella moved into a cramped apartment in New York's SoHo district. Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg were already internationally known artists, and NYC was where the most exciting modern art was happening. Stella would become a major star of the...

Every Act Playing Coachella 2017, Ranked

3 years ago by Andy Hermann
We ranked all 161 acts on this year's lineup, because we're crazy.

The 5 Houston Museum Exhibits You Must See Before Labor Day, 2016

3 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
The new arts season is quickly on its way but before the summer exhibits close there are several “must-see” shows. The exhibits focus on contemporary art (true, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's "Virgen de Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas" covers the religious icon over the last several hundred years,...

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