Good, Bad and Ugly

Downtown Rail Stop and CenterPoint Charges: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss: a feasibility study […]

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This is Your Brain on Art: Study Explores Intersection of Art and Science

Posted on · The theory that the brain responds positively to art is not new to science. But researcher Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal at the University of Houston is using a different approach to test that belief. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop gives us a closer look at the study. (Above: News 88.7’s Amy Bishop has her […]

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University Of Houston Brain Study Explores Intersection Of Art And Science

Posted on · The theory that the brain has a positive response to art is not new to science. But a researcher at the University of Houston is using a different approach to test that belief.

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Climbing Things You Shouldn’t

Posted on · A new exhibit at the Blaffer Art Museum titled Buildering: Misbehaving the City is a traveling exhibit that explores using architecture and an urban environment. Buildering is a made up word, with origins in “building” and “bouldering” (a type of rock climbing performed without harnesses or ropes).  The idea being that you’re climbing architecture structures that […]

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Air, Condition: Portraying the Unseen Landscape of Houston’s Radio Waves

Posted on · Radio waves are passing through you right now, whether you like it or not (sorry). Some are generated by distant stars; others emanate from a nearby cell phone. And, of course, there are all those pesky radio stations. It’s an unseen yet significant part of Houston’s landscape. Capturing that landscape is the goal of a new two-part exhibition by artist […]

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just for Lovers

Posted on · February 14th is a day that can divide people. Some love it. Some hate it. Some see it merely as a Hallmark holiday – manufactured to guilt you into buying cards, candy, teddy bears with hearts on them, jewelry and the like. Houston Matters Producer Conner Clifton falls into the hater category, but he has […]