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This Brand New River Oaks Dream House Brings the Best of Houston’s Most Coveted Neighborhood Home

River Oaks real estate — and River Oaks living — have long been coveted for good reason. Houses in Houston’s best neighborhood rarely become available. Especially special houses. And houses with all the modern conveniences and perks of new construction. Which makes 3637 Meadowlake Lane a property you need to know. Simply put, it has … Continued

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Trees for Houston Takes Root With a New Permanent Garden Oaks Campus Thanks to a $3 Million Gift

Trees glorious trees! Houston’s verdant, if sporadic, canopy is getting a boost from one of the city’ most generous foundations with a $3 million grant toward Trees for Houston’s new 1.5-acre campus in the Garden Oaks neighborhood. With an on-site tree nursery and a new facility, the nonprofit will be able to expand its capacity … Continued

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COVID Cautious Author Delivers an Uplifting Presentation From Home For a Lively Junior League Ballroom

What: Houston Hospice annual Butterfly Luncheon Where: The Junior League of Houston PC Moment: While more than 120 guests took their seats at luncheon tables in the Junior League ballroom, scores of others tuned in to view the Livestreamed event from their homes due to personal COVID precautions. Even the guest speaker, New York Times … Continued

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Beloved Waterfront Development Has Staying Power — How Kings Harbor Became a Vital Community Hub for Kingwood

It’s a waterfront destination that offers so much, from welcoming and stylish residences, premier office spaces, excellent restaurants and shopping that never ends. Its exclusive location — on Lake Houston — affords captivating views that attract visitors from far and wide, people in the know who demand nothing but the best. They come to explore, … Continued

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PAIN Activist Claims Surveillance by Sackler-Hired Investigators

A member of PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), the advocacy group founded by artist Nan Goldin, says she was tailed by a man whom she and her compatriots believe to be an investigator hired ... | Read More

New Definitions: Kevin McNamee-Tweed at Steve Turner

Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s proclivity for the fragment and for small to very small formats can make his shows read like trails of clues. “Probable Presence,” an assemblage of nearly seventy works dated between 2019 and 2021, feels like an unspooling of partial disclosures, an aggregation of winks and nods. Throughout his drawings, paintings, and works in clay, McNamee-Tweed borrows words and... | Read More

I Miss Chitchat

In our pandemic world, casual conversation has been all but eliminated. The closest thing I get these days is saying “thank you” to a delivery person or greeting a grocery store clerk. Even then, I’m hesitant to linger—every unnecessary moment with a stranger feels taboo, every breath a hazard. And, now, in the absence of chit-chat, I feel isolated and unenergized. – The... | Read More

A Taste of Opening Night at Lutie’s Garden Restaurant in Austin

“I would think I were in Los Angeles,” said my husband, “except for that I can see the HEB grocery store over the wall.” Seated across from him on opening night of Lutie’s Garden Restaurant at the Commodore Perry Estate, all I could see was a glorious Austin sunset, rose gardens and rolling lawns, and … Continued

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Restituted Cranach Leads Christie’s $18 M. Old Masters Sale Dominated by Familiar Names

On Thursday morning, Christie’s staged an Old Masters sale in New York that brought in $14.6 million on the hammer, or $18 million with buyer’s fees. The total landed below the pre-sale estimate range of $15.6 million–$24.4 million.

Led by Christie’s chairman and global head of private sales Adrien Meyer, the 64-lot sale saw a below-average sell-through rate of 59 percent, with... | Read More

How Those Algorithms Manipulate Your Behavior

University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein popularized the term “nudge” in 2008, but due to recent advances in AI and machine learning, algorithmic nudging is much more powerful than its non-algorithmic counterpart. With so much data about workers’ behavioral patterns at their fingertips, companies can now develop personalized... | Read More

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