Houston Matters

Anime Matsuri Convention In Houston Goes Forward As Planned, Despite Some Controversy

Posted on · Houston Matters goes inside the annual Anime Matsuri convention, which is under a cloud of some controversy. As this controversy unfolds, the convention goes forward and is expected to draw thousands to the GRB over the coming days.

Arts InSight

Houston Filmmaker Explores Dimensions of Paper Animation

Posted on · Brandon Ray is a Houston-based filmmaker who makes living telling stories through hand-crafted animation. In addition to short films, his production company has completed projects with nationally syndicated programs for Amazon Studios, the Disney Channel and Sesame Street. Here, in an excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, Rays talks about his work and how […]

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Custody Deaths and Affordable Housing: Wednesday’s Show (August 24, 2016)

Posted on · There’s a new database documenting the deaths of Texas citizens in two types of situations: deaths as a result of encounters with law enforcement (such as the use of deadly force) and deaths that occur while in law enforcement custody (such as in jail or in prison). The database, called the Texas Justice Initiative, says that […]

Arts InSight

Lovers in Life and Art: Multimedia Artists Discuss Their Work, Relationship

Posted on · Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano, a photographer and a multimedia artist, respectively, are a married couple that produce collaborative artworks ranging from painting and sculpture to stop-motion animation. In a recent conversation on Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, the couple talked about their process, their inspiration and their artistic trajectory.

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Pensions and ADA Compliant Voting: Tuesday’s Show (August 16, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (August 9, 2016), Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research released a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston’s pensions. The report lays out why the city’s unfunded liabilities are growing, and offers options for reform (though it does not make any recommendations about those options). On this edition of Houston Matters, […]