Revolution! Scholars and Artists Rethinking Political Action will be held from 9 – 11 April 2020 in Houston, Texas. Performances, presentations, workshops, panels, and visual art will be key parts of this multi-day conference that seeks to develop new, collaborative ways to renew and engage communities.Read more "Revolution! Scholars and Artists Rethinking Political Action"
Every year Architectural Records publishes a special magazine that focuses on the best designs of the year. (Who doesn’t want to vacation in India in this SOM designed hotel? Cocktail please!) This year’s “Design Vanguard” issue had a few really cool designs. Here are my faves. Johnsen Schmaling Architects (Milwaukee) “Composer’s House” – Designed for […]Read more "Arch Record 2011 Design Vanguard Awards"
Sometimes you just need some sweet lovin’ music — the kind you listen to when you’re getting ready to go out to dinner with your man or to listen to while sipping cocktails. (Get your head out of the gutter!) Music can sometimes just make you feel sexy without it being sexual. So if […]Read more "Can it get any sexier? Robin Thicke’s Love After War"
Yes, boys and girls, once upon a time I was a little girl named Clara. A girl who had a bad dream and woke up being attacked my little mice soldiers and a big rat king. Thank my lucky stars — I had a Nutcracker Prince to save me from my turmoil. Being raised a […]Read more "Battle of The Nutcrackers: On Ovation December 12th"
Houston has had a fractured relationship with art house cinema. At our best, we had three theatres to choose from: Greenway Cinema, River Oaks Cinema, or the Angelika. After Greenway closed and the Angelika could not renegotiate their lease with the owners of Bayou Place, it closed, as well. Much to my dismay, River Oaks’ […]Read more "The Art House is Back: Welcome to Houston, Sundance!"
It’s not too late to head over to the Winter Street Holiday Art Market – open today from 11:00 – 4:00. Went there last night as part of Art Crawl Houston and it was shopping nirvana. In my challenge to buy work appropriate clothes at White House Black Market that don’t make me feel old, […]Read more "More stuff than I could possibly buy: Spacetaker’s Winter Holiday Art Market"
I am not a Twilight fan. In fact, I went to see Twilight with LL and it was the single most horrible movie I had ever seen. You remember the scene where Edward and Bella are all golden glittery holding hands in a meadow full of lilacs? I was cracking up thinking, people like this? […]Read more "Do “Stupid” People Have More Fun? Twilight Breaking Dawn"
My post yesterday on Haikus has put me in a Japanese state of mind. Japan Fashion week was only a few weeks ago and so I thought I would share some photos of fashion designers Gwen Stefani insists on including in her song lyrics but whose clothes you can barely find in the US. Below are pieces […]Read more "I ain’t no Harajuku girl – Japan Fashion Week and the Museum Closet"
After living in NYC and Miami, both of which have fantastic art scenes, I am proud to say that my little home town rivals any big city when it comes to art. Even better, with a reasonable cost of living and lots of space, many working artists call Houston their home because they have the resources […]Read more "Come see the Houston Art Snobs! Texas Contemporary Art Fair (October 20 – 23)"
So today, want to introduce you to Jimmy Branly – jazz percussionist out in California who DC has me falling in love with. Here he is with Rebeca Mauleon. And here he is in workshop at Shepherd University performing my favorite Cuban bolero “Obsesion”Read more "Latin jazz from my cool West Coast friend"
KR and I went to see “Friends With Benefits” last night. Of course, JT was fantastic and Mila Kunis (who normally annoys me) was actually pretty good herself. Rom-coms are usually unyieldingly sappy and for that I love and loathe them simultaneously. (Yes I have Bridget Jones, 27 Dresses, and The Devil Wears Prada on DVD.) But for […]Read more "Friends with Benefits and the death of romance.. Not really"