most Viewed Stories of the week
Lady Who? For the past week, CultureMap readers have been gaga over corpseflower Lois
Lady Who? You'd hardly know that the world's most popular singer is in town. Instead, Houston has been gaga over a sickly looking plant that stinks.
Stories about corpse flower Lois dominated the CultureMap list of most viewed stories last week. The stinky flower was the subject of seven of the top 10 stories.
As Lois plans to go into retirement, what are we going to do without her?
Among the week's editor's picks, CultureMap senior account executive Meredith Riddle's account about how summer camp shaped her life drew a number of affectionate replies. Meredith was a Mystic girl, but she heard praise from former campers at Olympia, Longhorn, Waldemar and other Mystic alums. "Oh how I wish I could spend another summer on the banks of the Guadelupe River," wrote Allison Marek.
So do we.
We always thought a lady never told her age, but there comes a time when you're lived long enough that it really doesn't matter. Houston's international goodwill ambassador Lynn Wyatt has reached that point, so she shared an exclusive account of her special birthday celebration with Shelby Hodge. It made for interesting reading about a woman we thought we knew everything about.
Houstonians who like the former Aurora Picture Show building can breathe a sign of relief. It was purchased by arts supporter Cressandra Thibodeaux, who renamed it 14 Pews and has ambitious plans to make it an arts center for the surrounding Latino neighborhood and beyond.
Thibodeaux plans an open forum on Aug. 28 to solicit ideas on how for the local community and Houston's art enthusiasts want to utilize the space. We can't wait to see what happens.
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