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Author: Kathryn Way
  • Vocal Local: Mike Webb Credit: @mcwebbjr
    May 14, 2019
    There would be no Pride Parades without the brave pioneers of the Stonewall Riots—queer and trans people of color. It seems fitting for Houston to reaffirm its status as the most diverse city in the country by designating the first honorary Pride title for those whose existence breaks the mold of the gender binary. And the people have spoken—tireless local organizer and activist, Mike Webb, is our official mold-breaker, designated the first ever Gender Non-binary Pride Parade Grand...
  • Where's the Tea? Places for Afternoon Tea Credit: @gigantfotos
    May 10, 2019
    Tea is commonly culturally associated with the British, known for the ritual of afternoon tea or a hot morning cuppa, but Texans also take their tea very seriously. Sweet tea is distinctly southern, a must-have for social gatherings, and it’s even more essential in the sweltering months of summer. A Texan tradition filled with nostalgia is making sun tea, a method using the heat of the sun to draw out the flavors in the tea leaves. All you need is some black tea, sugar, water, and a glass
  • Brunch is a DRAG Credit: @BarBoheme
    April 29, 2019
    There’s something slightly magical about nighttime, like a vaseline-covered movie lens from the 1920s that acts as a proto-Instagram filter and beautifies everything in sight. The sparkle and spectacle of drag shines bright at night, but if you haven’t seen drag during the day, you’re in for a treat. Bounding between the booths and picnic tables at Boheme , two queens perform a duet that leads to a standing ovation along the entire back patio. With the sun beating down on...
  • Vocal Local: Bill Arning Credit: @barning
    April 16, 2019
    Bill Arning is a local legend. The former Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston made waves last year when he resigned from his post after nearly a decade in the most modern way possible — via social media. In the now 38 years of his career in the arts, Bill has kept with the times in a state of perpetual evolution. Now focusing his energy on the gallery side of the art world, glimpses of Arning’s social media now show that he is a man who lives and breathes art. But...
  • Houston Splash Celebrates Black LGBTQ Pride Credit: @flawlessozproductions
    April 9, 2019
    Billed as the largest event for black and Latinx LGBTQ Pride and affectionately dubbed Black Gay Pride, Houston Splash is entering its 24th year of celebration May 2-6, 2019. This year’s iteration is set apart from previous years with the introduction of Her4Her, a Houston celebration catering to the lesbian community. Each year, Houston Splash expands its effort to provide a loud and proud banner of pride for every identity in their community. View this post on Instagram
  • Vocal Local: Janan Araujo-Siam Credit: Janan Araujo-Siam
    March 11, 2019
    A poorly-kept Texan secret is the half-joking, half-dead-serious rivalry between Houston and Dallas. It’s a superiority contest that prompts audiences to groan and giggle when Dallas is mentioned on stage at a comedy show. There’s a particular sting when popular acts visit Austin and Dallas on tour but skip over Houston — we’re so much bigger than Dallas! Our restaurant scene is amazing! We have UGK and Rothko Chapel and Ninfa’s ! At the end of the day,...
  • Houston Latino Film Fest Credit: Houston Latino Film Festival via Instagram
    March 8, 2019
    Winning Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Netflix’s Roma made headlines for its emotional portrayal of a domestic worker's journey in Mexico City's Roma district in 1970. Roma’s buzz also followed its star, Yalitza Aparicio, the first indigenous woman nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. From speaking a combination of Spanish and the indigenous dialect Mixtec on screen to representing her Oaxacan community at the Oscar’s,...
  • Who's Your (Craw)Daddy?
    February 19, 2019
    Eschewing the more scientific name of “crayfish” for the more down-home “crawfish,” Houston’s crawfish season is like a nonstop party from January to July. Eaten by Native Americans for ages, after The Great Expulsion of 1755, French Acadians from the Canadian maritime provinces arrived in Louisiana desperately missing their seafood staple, lobster. Settling for seafood that's not even from the sea, crawfish became a seasonal delicacy that trickled along...
  • Mardi Gras in Galveston Credit: Galveston Instagram @galvestonisland
    February 8, 2019
    Imported by the French in 1699 New Orleans, Mardi Gras was dubbed “Fat Tuesday” because it was the last hurrah of binge-eating delicious food before forty days of fasting for Lent. Now a raucous carnival that goes beyond food and into all stripes of indulgence, about 50 miles south of Houston is our own version of the infamous New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. Galveston happens to have the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, and from February 22-March 5 , Galveston is...
  • Vocal Local - Kari Burt Credit: Kari Burt
    January 9, 2019
    There’s a very 1980’s, brick-wall-stage-background misconception about earning your place in standup comedy requiring a minimum experience of several years. This outdated flavor of gatekeeping has long been the tool of the majority to claim ownership over a thing so nebulous, so ever-changing as comedy. While the old guard gives way to younger models, comedy is constantly evolving to keep pace with our constantly-evolving world. Newcomers like Kari Burt who hit the ground running...
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