Articles tagged: Houston

Toshi Reagon's billboard. by

Resistance Through Billboard Art

Musician Toshi Reagon created an image on display in Houston calling for civic engagement through art.

Toshi Reagon doesn’t stop. The Brooklyn-based musician hosts music festivals, collaborates with dance companies, writes operas—her last project was an opera...Read More

Carnegie Colored Library (1912, W. Sidney Pittman, demolished 1962), 1112 Frederic at Robin (West Polk). by

Improbable, Prophetic Houston

Two new books about the Bayou City—one about its people, one about its places—explore how the fourth largest city in the U.S. became itself.

Our cities sometimes appear inevitable. Once something is built, it’s difficult to remember what the landscape was like before—before a highway cut through ...Read More


In Houston’s Fifth Ward, the Storm Never Stops

Residents in this historically Black community are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and woefully unprepared to recover from the next hurricane.

Joetta Stevenson is no stranger to disaster. When Hurricane Harvey pummeled southeast Texas with more than 50 inches of rain in 2017, she watched the flood wate...Read More