Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival, a fundraiser for local nonprofit The Center for Hearing and Speech, will liven up the streets of downtown Houston for its 11th year November 19th-20th, 2016.

Via Colori is one of Houston’s signature art festivals, attracting more than 30,000 annual visitors. More than 250 local and international artists create mind-blowing murals on the streets of Houston over the two-day event. Via Colori also features three stages of live music, a Family Zone with kids’ chalk games and food and beverage vendors. Via Colori raises more than $400,000 annually to fund critical health and educational services for local children with hearing loss. MORE

Electoral Reform Aren't We Overdue?

Butterfly Ballots, Voter Purges, Hanging Chads, Supreme Court intervention and other questionable activities and whimsical terms dominated the news after the 2000 presidential election. In the aftermath, election officials promised to reform the balloting system in progressively challenged areas such as Florida. But as welcome as such changes are, I fear they fall short of addressing a more important issue: The larger problem of the election was the failure to properly handle the presence of a third party. Here is the skinny on Approval Voting, Instant Runnoff Voting and the Electoral College.

RAHUL MITRA "I bury my past so I can repeat it"@Gspot CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE OPENING RECEPTION IS 09.03.2016
Rahul Mitra is an artist, writer, and a scientist born in Hyderabad, India, now living in Houston. Mitra uses visual language drawn from the streets to interpret personal, socio-political dialogues exploring poverty, ennui, custom, love, strangeness, technology, and linguistics. His current work is focused on the study of the underbelly of the global cultures.

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Freud's Last Session
A Stageworks Theater Production

Review By Darby Bedar

Sean K. Thompson and Jonathan Moonen grace us with an accurate portrayal of what could have been the relationship between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis. Set on September 3rd 1939 in Freud’s last days, only weeks before his death, C.S Lewis (Jonathan Moonen) joins him in his North West London study during the onset of World War 2.
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New Generation of Saudi Artists Launch U.S. Tour at Station Museum
“The older generation has more beliefs than knowledge, and our generation has more knowledge than beliefs. So we’re trying to find beliefs that can be harmonized with our knowledge.”- Ajlan Gharem Parallel Kingdom: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia, a cross generational survey of contemporary art from the Saudi Arabian peninsula. This exhibition provides insights into Saudi culture through the creativity and vision of some the most influential Saudi artists of the 21st century, alongside younger voices from the fields of art, comedy and film.

Multi-Platinum Bombshell Garbage Tells Houston Thank You

The undeniable theme running through last night's concert in Houston's Revention Center was "Thank you."Barely a year after celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their debut album's huge success - a multi-platinum bombshell - this Wisconsin based alternative rock band gave a spine tingling, no holds barred performance! MORE

Houston's Lost History: Downtown Flood of 1935
People tend to forget we live in a swamp. Houston wasn't considered very habitable until the invention of air conditioning. We used to lead the nation in cases of yellow fever and cholera, and we had frequent cases of malaria well into the 50's.
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Houston's Lost History: Camp Logan Race Riots
The early fall of 1917 was one of the darkest times in Houston's history. World War One was raging in Europe and the United States was beginning to ship thousands of soldiers overseas. Our governor, James “Pa” Ferguson had just been removed from office for embezzlement. Read the full article>>
Houston's Lost History: 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic Houston's position on the Gulf of Mexico and it's location surrounded by bayous meant Houston was once home to many diseases that are unknown here today. In 1867 our susceptibility to tropical disease killed a tenth of the population.
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