Archive for April, 2016

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder: A Hilarious Broadway Hit Roars Into Houston

Only eight relatives — all played by the same actor — stand between penniless Monty Navarro and an earldom. Such is the premise of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which pillaged its way to four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critic Circle Awards and one Drama League Award, including Best Musical Read

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SFMoMA Reopens with Fisher Collection on View

SFMoMA has opened its doors after a lengthy renovation and expansion process, totaling over $300 million.  The result is an ambitiously deep exhibition program showcasing the recent donation of the Doris and Donald Fisher collection. Read more at LA Times... | Read More

Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas

I’ve been obsessed with Israeli contemporary dance since returning from International Exposure 2015 last December, and for good reason: Some of the best contemporary dance on the planet harks from the tiny seaside city of Tel Aviv.... | Read More

Not My Job: Journalist Lesley Stahl Gets Quizzed On ‘Star Trek’

This year is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek. To mark the occasion, we've invited Stahl to answer three questions about the show.

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One Houston Artist Is The Toast of London; Another Repurposes His Way to the Top

Two Houston artists have a way with paper, creating allusions to the antique while incorporating timeworn ephemera; their now-on-view works are among the must-see exhibitions for May. Jerry Jeanmard, the design maestro at the top of the pedigreed firm Wells Design/Jerry Jeanmard, made a foray back to graphic design — his early calling — with a well-received exhibition at... | Read More

New Heights Pizza Restaurant Brings Food Truck Cred — and Houston’s Bearded Foodie Wonder

While the name Lee Ellis was once synonymous with F.E.E.D. TX‘s Liberty Kitchen conglomerate, the bearded restaurant dynamo recently graduated to a company of his own — Cherry Pie Hospitality. Named for Ellis’ favorite pie flavor, the newly formed restaurant group touts West Alabama bakery Petite Sweets and Ellis’ namesake eatery Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts... | Read More

Weeping For All That Is Lost: A Harsh Migration Out Of India

Sunjeev Sahota's new novel follows three men who journey from India to England, looking for a better life. But NPR's Nishant Dahiya says that life turns out to be a complex, and often dangerous one.

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“‘I’d collar the guy in pink’ — that would be Jesus — ‘because it’s clear that he’s causing all the trouble.'”

Teaching police officers to see better through art.... | Read More

“It is a typical example of what can go wrong in a big company.”

Lego admits it was a mistake to refuse Ai Weiwei's request for a bulk order last year.  This one was easy to see.... | Read More

‘Zero K’ Freezes At The Edge Of Immortality

In Don DeLillo's new novel, a billionaire secretly funds an enterprise aimed at preserving people through cryogenics — a technology he hopes to use to rejoin his already-frozen wife.

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