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Full Show: Restoring Mercer Botanic Gardens, And A Play About Mexican Wrestling (Nov. 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to restore Houston's Mercer Botanic Gardens after Harvey. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a play based on Mexican wrestling

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Hand to God: Cypress Native Takes on Grief and Religion With Puppets

Posted on · Houston native Robert Askins is the playwright behind Hand to God, a dark comedy set in his hometown of Cypress. It tells the story of a young man involved in the puppet ministry at his church, when his puppet – named Tyrone – becomes possessed by the devil. It’s a scenario The New Yorker described […]

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Spaghetti Code: The Lengths One Couple Will Go to Have a Baby

Posted on · We learn about Spaghetti Code, a new play from Houston’s Horse Head Theatre running July 12-28, about the lengths one couple will go to in order to have a baby. The play is by writer Abby Koening, who talks about her own struggles with fertility and what dialogue she hopes the dark comedy will evoke among […]

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Infertility: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Problem

Posted on · We discuss the latest research and treatment associated with fertility, with Dr. Mazen Abdallah, Medical Director for the Houston Fertility Institute and Assistant Professor at UTHealth. Dr. Abdallah says it’s a common misconception that fertility problems just affect women who’ve “waited too long” to have kids. And we learn about Spaghetti Code, a new play from Houston’s Horse Head […]

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Familiar Family Drama at the Heart of ‘August: Osage County’

Posted on · Well, we made it through the holidays. And for some Houstonians, that’s no small feat. If you’re lucky, you had a great time with family and friends. If you’re not so lucky, well, maybe there was an awkward conversation with the fam over dinner, an argument, a crisis, a showdown, someone had too much to […]

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Who Are Those People Staging Battles in Mandell Park on Sundays? They’re LARPers

Posted on · If you’ve ever driven by Mandell Park in Montrose on a Sunday afternoon, you might have come across some “Battle Gamers,” more commonly referred to as LARPers – or “live action role players.” This particular group refers to itself as The Far Haradrim of Houston. We sent Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton out to meet them. Video: The […]

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it’s already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league’s lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]