Arts & Culture Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning author who signed letter calling for ceasefire in Gaza has event moved from Houston synagogue

Posted on · It was the second time in less than two weeks that a Jewish organization scrapped an event featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, who was among 750 artists and writers in North America and Europe who signed an open letter that expressed criticism of Israel.

Tilt Vision Waller Mural

Arts & Culture

Waller art studio files civil rights lawsuit against city over its mural-regulating ordinance

Posted on · The small town northwest of Houston passed a mural-related ordinance in February, a few months after Tilt Vision Art began painting murals on commercial buildings in Waller. The new law led to the cancellation of the company's contract with a local real estate developer and violates their constitutional rights, the lawsuit alleges.

Library Books


Montgomery County libraries adding more ‘conservative’ books, limiting youth access to sexually-oriented themes

Posted on · Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously this month to prevent visitors under 18 from accessing 'explicit or questionable' books, including those with LGBTQ+ themes, at its public libraries. They also will be adding more materials with politically conservative themes.

James and the Giant Peach Cast

Arts & Culture

Houston-area schools scrap field trips to see ‘James and the Giant Peach’ over concerns about cross-gender casting at Main Street Theater

Posted on · Schools from Spring Branch ISD, along with local religious schools, are among those to cancel planned visits to watch theatrical performances of the famed children's story.

Little Banned Library


‘Little Banned Library’ featuring books removed from schools opening in Houston’s Heights neighborhood

Posted on · A variation of the popular Little Free Library concept, the forthcoming installation in the Heights was designed to resemble a prison cell and feature books that have been banned by public schools in Texas.

Town Square

Tabletop role-playing games play on the heart

Posted on · Dimension 20's Brennan Lee Mulligan takes firsthand gameplay to create dynamic storytelling with uncertain endings for everyone involved.