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Houston Proud: Top tourism official lists 5 attractions that make Bayou City special

By Clifford Pugh

As senior vice president of tourism for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jorge Franz's job is to draw more visitors to the Bayou City. But he's not deterred, even though ...


Keeping Up With The Habsburgs

Keeping Up With The Habsburgs: Blockbuster exhibition combines fashion, riches and naked ladies

By Tarra Gaines

Summer brings blockbusters but not just to the multiplex. With it’s newest visiting exhibition, Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections, the Museum of Fine Ar ...


Spectacular MFAH Exhibit

Rubens with a twist: Spectacular tapestry exhibit plays out like a great film — with a surprise ending

By Tarra Gaines

Even though Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Baroque master and one of the greatest painters of the 17th century, lived 250 years before the invention of the motion picture camera, what he must have really y ...


Buzzy New Store

New Houston antiques shop draws A-Listers to vintage bungalow: New York transplant behind eclectic store

By Shelby Hodge

When New York transplant Christopher Gardner opened the doors on his whimsical antiques shop in December, the opening day reception was something of an unexpected success as A-Listers poured i ...


Life is a Cabaret

A movie star's intimate Houston lunch with Lynn Wyatt ends with a Shakespeare ode to love

By Clifford Pugh

When Lynn Wyatt learned her good friends, actor Michael York and his wife, Pat, were headed to Houston for a screening of the remastered classic, Cabaret, she gathered friends for an ...


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Confessions of a famous river: Insider reveals the real story of life with Monet

By Tarra Gaines

When it comes to visual art, Houston is not only a connoisseur of Impressionism, we’re like tween girls screaming for those light-rendering bad boys, and every year the Museum of Fine Arts, f ...


Turrell Sees The Light

Acclaimed artist James Turrell explains how he sees the light in wide-ranging inteview

By Tarra Gaines

Attempting to conduct a interview with the master of light, James Turrell, is a bit like trying to capture sunlight in your hand. No matter how focused the questions, the answers are going to spill ...


Rodin Mania in H-Town

New buff sculptures shake up the Houston art scene and create a Paris-like vision: It's Rodin mania!

By Leslie Loddeke

“The Walking Man” — that muscular marvel of a man sculpted by Auguste Rodin — has new competition for attention as the handsome centerpiece of the Cullen Sculpture ...


Monet Mania

Another art coup for Houston: Blockbuster new MFAH exhibit is sure to leave an impression

By Elizabeth Rhodes

After the wildly successful Age of Impressionism exhibition, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is preparing to celebrate another master of Impressionism. "Our visitors clearl ...


Five Questions

Design expert zeroes in on transforming blighted urban areas into liveable, lovely spaces

By Barbara Kuntz

New York-based urban planning critic Karrie Jacobs was so inspired by photographs of Buffalo Bayou improvements, she included a mention of the ongoing concrete-to-green transformation in a Feb ...


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