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Fine Art Fair Guide

Fall in love with art: An expert's guide to a groundbreaking, worldly Houston Fine Art Fair

By Tarra Gaines

A trip around the world with the possibility of falling in love with an international or local beauty, this is the weekend Rick Friedman, president of the Hamptons Expo Group ...


Art Fair Mania

The ultimate guide to the Texas Contemporary art fair: Houston's intelligence praised by arty power players

By Tarra Gaines

It’s been four years since the Texas Contemporary Art Fair arrived in Houston, and founder and New Yorker Max Fishko has become quite impressed over those years with the ...


Book Smart

Celebrity authors with Hollywood cred heading to Houston: This new Inprint schedule is star studded

By Tarra Gaines

Every spring when Inprint, Houston’s foremost literary arts organization, begins looking for authors for the next season of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, executive director, Rich Levy ...


Art & History

Prized African-American treasures on display in Houston: Not about struggle, but achievement

By Tarra Gaines

The story almost seems like an episode of a beloved old, family sitcom. A son (let’s call him Khalil), invites his friends over to his house on their way ...


Your Summer Guide

Houston's hottest summer theater: Full frontal nudity, rich boobs behaving badly and a Falstaff party titillate

By Tarra Gaines

If Houston theater lovers are finding this summer particularly hot, it might be because beloved Alley Theatre staple the Summer Chills series has been put on ice this year as ...


Houston Heart History

Fascinating new book gets to the heart of Houston's place in medical history

By Tarra Gaines

Even as Houston grows ever more populous and gains national standing as a city of the future, we often see ourselves as a relatively new city. Yet, there’s great ...


To Paris And Beyond

A surprise new art space: MFAH's new photo guru is changing how Houston looks at pictures in the hall

By Tarra Gaines

Malcolm Daniel, the new curator in charge of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, appears so enamored with Houston that he’s already planning our future ...


Spoiler Alert Nitwits Debunked

Game of Thrones spoiler alert nitwits need to read this: Truths everyone must know that make the show better

By Tarra Gaines

A pop cultural battle has raged online the past several years and the skirmishes have come to a head around the current season of the biggest hit in HBO’s ...


Coolest Art Exhibit

Coolest indoor playground ever? New MFAH exhibit lets H-Town dive into art

By Tarra Gaines

The long, hot Houston summer has almost begun, and the Museum of Fine Arts is taking pity on us all by giving the city what is possibly the coolest all-ages ...


Barbara Bush's $2.9 Million Night

George H.W. Bush raps (no, really) and the Bill Clinton bromance's examined in a $2.9 million night for reading

By Tarra Gaines

Presidential and literary stars lit up the Hobby Center for A Celebration of Reading, the annual benefit for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. With Barbara Bush opening the celebration ...


Novel Thoughts

Set in Houston: From Galveston hurricane to Enron debacle, Gulf Coast history inspires three new novels

By Tarra Gaines

This month a Houston institution, Brazos Bookstore, celebrates its 40th anniversary and a big part of that celebration is a week’s worth of events featuring Houston writers and, perhaps ...


It's Never Too Early To Celebrate

A holiday for the underdog: Explore the secret history of Cinco de Mayo

By Tarra Gaines

Americans love holidays, and we have to admire our own ability for turning a day of sacred or patriotic observance into a good excuse to shop or party or both ...


Talk Opera To Me

An opera with real Houston power: Award-winning author and HGO bring city's immigrant truths to life

By Tarra Gaines

A young, brilliant Indian woman falls in love with an American man, moves to Houston and falls almost equally in love with the city. She seems to embrace her new ...


Inprint Reading Series

TV's OK, but best-selling writer Mohsin Hamid contends there's still nothing like a novel

By Tarra Gaines

Three weeks ago, the award-winning and best-selling novelist of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid made a very embarrassing and perhaps even taboo confession in the New York Times on behalf ...


Adam Levine Gives It Up

That sexy man Adam Levine gives up the dirt on Maroon 5's scandals and secrets in a spinning Rodeo concert

By Tarra Gaines

If you were not one of the 75,214 Maroon 5 fans who managed to get a much sought after ticket to Thursday night’s Houston Rodeo concert before the ...


A Big Rodeo Surprise

REO Speedwagon pulls a Rodeo surprise: These old rock stars don't give a damn what you want

By Tarra Gaines

There’s something rather inspiring about witnessing an artist of a certain age metaphorically say: Fuck it. I’m NOT too old for this shit, and I’m going to ...


The Big Picture

Sunlight on paper: Monumental exhibit showcases John Singer Sargent's watercolor paintings

By Tarra Gaines

John Singer Sargent achieved world renown in the late 19th century as a portrait painter, perhaps the greatest portrait painter of that era. But according to Museum of Fine Arts ...


Usher's Crazy Houston Night

Usher makes the most dramatic concert entrance ever, flashes nipple and teases Houston in record Rodeo night

By Tarra Gaines

Mark your journals in red, Houston. March 7, 2014, that was the night we’ll always remember, the night we met our perfect rodeo luvah, Usher. We first felt his ...


Up Her Alley

Houston beats Broadway: A top playwright and Smash creator makes her choice clear — she's no Fool

By Tarra Gaines

Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. This is the description the Alley Theatre gives as a guidance for audiences planning to see the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s farce Fool ...


At Brazos Bookstore

The Minimalists up the ante in their war against materialism: Will you give up your clutter?

By Tarra Gaines

Joshua Fields Millburn, one half of The Minimalists, was living what should have been the American dream, but after the death of his mother and end of his marriage, he ...


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