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Photo by Tamara Lichtenstein.
Public Space, Art & Culture, Place, News, Interview, Houston, Environment

A Moment That Lasts Forever

May 10, 2021
Tamara Lichtenstein
The marquee of the River Oaks Theatre on its final day of operation, March 25, 2021. Photo by David Welling.
Architecture, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Events, Design

River Oaks Theatre: Once the Dust Clears

May 6, 2021
David Welling
Jazz musicians after being arrested during a concert. Seated, from left: Ella Fitzgerald, Georgiana Henry (Fitzgerald’s assistant), Illinois Jacquet, and Dizzy Gillespie. RGD0006N-1955-0764-1, Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Public Space, Uncategorized, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston

Gangsterism on a River

April 29, 2021
Jack Murphy
Studio portrait of James C. Watkins. Photo by Bonni Oakes. Courtesy Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Sculpting Ground into Gold: James C. Watkins at HCCC

April 28, 2021
Michael McFadden
Demonstrators from one of WDP's actions. Courtesy Workers Defense Project.
Architecture, Public Space, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Interview, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment

Construction Workers are Essential Workers: An Interview with Workers Defense Project

April 27, 2021
Emily Timm
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Environment, Design

How to Retrofit Suburbia?

April 22, 2021
Travis San Pedro
Courtesy Amelyn Ng.
Architecture, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Interview, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Stay-at-home Stress

April 21, 2021
Amelyn Ng
The Library Learning Center at Texas Southern University, designed by Moody Nolan. Photo by Sam Brown. Courtesy Moody Nolan.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Place, Houston, Environment

At TSU, Moody Nolan’s Beacon Beckons

April 19, 2021
Brittany Guillory
"Houston Genetic City" by Peter Jay Zweig, Matthew Johnson, and Jason Logan. Published by Actar.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Houston, Environment, Design

Mutations

April 9, 2021
Adam Scott
3100 Main Street. Photo by Leonid Furmansky.
Architecture, Urbanism, Art & Culture, Place, Houston, Environment, Design

Late Modern in Midtown

April 8, 2021
Leonid Furmansky
"Making Houston Modern," edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley, Stephen Fox, and Michelangelo Sabatino. Published by the University of Texas Press.
Architecture, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Design

Howard Barnstone's Magical Modernism

March 29, 2021
Jack Murphy
West Street Recovery co-founder Andrew Cobb leads a plumbing workshop in northeast Houston. Courtesy West Street Recovery.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

The Total Emptiness of the Texas Freeze: A Formal Analysis of Winter Storm Uri

March 26, 2021
Alice Liu