Don't Get 'Caught' at Landing Theatre Company's Duplicitous New Show

Lin Bo, The Chinese dissident artist, was sent to prison in China for staging an "imaginary protest" in honor of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. But now he's back on the outside with another gallery show—and freshly profiled in the New Yorker. In fact, he's here in Houston, attending a gallery opening, to recount his time as a prisoner and the inspiration behind his art. On the big night, he welcomes his audience and relays a speech, but it's soon discovered his entire recitation is a lie. O

This Is How Teenagers See Houston

During Hurricane Harvey, Maya Kanani watched from her bedroom window as 14 inches of water rushed from the streets of her flooded Bellaire neighborhood and into her family's home. Using her DSLR, she began to document scenes of the National Guard pulling evacuees onto a truck, and not long after the storm passed, she snapped pictures of crumbling drywall. “I just hope that people feel that sense of community that we felt after Harvey hit,” says the Bellaire High senior, “and that they’ll unders

Richard and Carrie Knight Ask: 'Show Us Your Goods'

The moment local Chef Richard Knight and his front-of-house expert wife, Carrie, arrive on a farm in Field Store, out in Waller County, it becomes apparent that this will not be your average cooking show. They are greeted by herd of 30-plus goats, and Knight attempts to ride a goat before learning about goat cheese. These adventures are par for the course in the couple's new Houston-based reality TV series, Show Us Your Goods. After departing Hunky Dory, the now-shuttered Heights favorite, in l

Is This App the Fitness Community's Answer to Uber?

If you’ve ever wished exercising was as easy as ordering take-out, you’re in luck. A Houston tech start-up from German-born attorney Sylvia Kampshoff last month launched Kanthaka, an Uber-like app for personal training and yoga sessions. Users download the app, choose a frequency (monthly package or single session) and location (home, gym, office, park, or anywhere they please), set the date and time, and select a certified personal trainer, who is paid securely through the app. Kampshoff’s st

A Female-Led 'Henry V' Goes Up At Rice's Annual BakerShake

Molly Hurley, a third-year student at Rice University, knew the moment she became head producer for the 2018 BakerShake performance that she wanted to bring something different to the stage. The annual student-run event put on by Rice's Baker Residential College is probably Houston’s longest running Shakespeare festival—something Houston Shakespeare Festival may not like to acknowledge—and for the 49th iteration, Hurley helms a female-led Henry V. “I wanted something really new, and I was prett

What Does Discrimination Look Like?

In 1982, not long after Japanese cars first gained popularity and forced layoffs at American auto companies, a Chinese American engineer named Vincent Chin was beaten to death by two white autoworkers outside Detroit. Both assailants received just three years’ parole and a small fine—a sentence that would later serve as a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Fan Club by Houston artist Mel Chin commemorates this episode. Fashioned from sliced fragments of a baseball bat, the