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Film screening: Losing the West

Rice Cinema

With farm and ranch land dwindling due to population growth and development, who will raise crops and livestock? How do we protect fertile lands and dwindling resources and still feed twice as many


A Walking Maze In The City

A new walking maze for Houston: Freedmen's Town Labyrinth brings magic to a demolished church site

By Barbara Kuntz

Crossing paths in a labyrinth isn't an objective in the meditative experience of walking these historically based creations, but that's just how one such "maze" came to being in H ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — new dog park's buzzy debut included

By Joel Luks

On tap this week is a fruity shopping frenzy, the grand opening of a dog-lovers paradise, the beginning of a large-scale exhibition that celebrates an iconic Houston-born artist, an engaging perfor ...


Urban Harvest's 15th Annual Fruit Tree Sale

Rice University

The event will bring together a huge stock of fruit trees and berries for anyone interested in purchasing fruit trees from which to harvest delicious fruit year round. There will be oranges, tanger


Science Smart

Mysterious Mayan collapse solved by a Rice professor? New study shocks, blows away old myths

By Barbara Kuntz

Belize's Great Blue Hole, a large submarine sinkhole touted as one of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving locations by the late undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, may ho ...


Film screening: Mentality

Rice Cinema

What does masculinity mean to you? This feature-length documentary was made by students in Rice University's fall 2014 class Masculinities to explore issues such as gender socialization of


On The Market

New home has party palace potential, with marble runway and sports bar

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap sn ...


Houston Symphony presents "Musically Speaking with Andrés: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12"

This intimate concert experience focuses on single works with commentary from Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The program explores the political upheaval of the Russian Revolution and its leader, Len


High Paid Presidents

The $1.5 million man: Rice University president among nation's highest paid private college leaders

By Clifford Pugh

Forget aiming to become a rock star or a professional athlete. Maybe those looking for a lucrative career should aim to be top dog at a private college or university. The Chronicle of Higher Ed ...


Dive In

City changing idea? Campaign to build Houston its own perfect swimming hole picks up steam

By Barbara Kuntz

It may sound like a chilly idea right now, but when Houston's temps start to rise again — and keep on rising — it sounds like a great idea. Houston Needs a Swimming Hole! Ye ...


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