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Snark and awe

Quirky Houston tourist attraction suddenly draws international love, delivering a media lesson

By Clifford Pugh

There's nothing new about the Beer Can House, the wonderfully quirky Rice Military-area abode decorated with 50,000 beer cans. But suddenly it has been discovered by national and international ...


Beer Included

Discover hidden Houston: Orange Show's Eyeopener Tours focus on quirky, artsy gems

By Joel Luks

A recent Orange Show Eyeopener Tour showcased Judge Roy Hofheinz's "Celestial Suites," Cleveland "The Flower Man" Turner's home and more. Come along.   ...


Art To Believe In

Thirty years of the Orange Show: A postman's vision grows and grows, thanks to a phone call

By Joel Luks

Life can throw you lemons with just a phone call. Except for Marilyn Oshman, it was an orange, one that would morph her path into becoming a crusader advocating for the art of a single man. Lou ...


Art and About

For 25 years, touring Houston's quirky art spots with the Orange Show has been a real Eyeopener

By Joel Luks

How often do you get to feel like a tourist in your own city? For me and for many, only sporadically. Enjoying the sites and sounds of our own megalopolis should be something we do as often as we c ...


Breaking the ice

Winter challenge: Houston art couple chainsaw sculpt a suite at Sweden's ICEHOTEL

By Steven Thomson

Brian "Visker" Mahanay maintains a sculpture studio in the Heights, but his most recent commission took him to Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, to sculpt a suite with fiancee and Houston-based archit ...


Keep It Quirky

Who needs Obscura Day? An everyday guide to Houston's weirdness

By Sarah Rufca

When it comes to the wondrous, the curious, and the bizarre, Houston is stacked.  So one would think Obscura Day, an unofficial holiday held on March 20, would have had plenty of Hous ...


They crazy

Your daily dubious ranking from the Daily Beast: Like we're not cray cray

By Caroline Gallay

The Daily Beast has another ranking of America's most populated metropolises — this time in order from the most to least cray cray, with Houston at a low No. 49 of 57. Are you kidding me? ...


Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

A Houston monument to hard work and oranges

2402 Munger St.
Houston, TX 77023


Beer Can House

One man's trash . . .

222 Malone St.
Houston, TX 77007


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