Arts & Minds
In Houston, an exhibit of vibrant, playful Egúngún costumes speaks to Nigerian tradition and migration.
Visitors to “Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology),” the current show by the artist Akirash at Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston, will find themselve...Read More
Featuring art from many current and former prisoners, Walls Turned Sideways gives visitors a visceral sense of confinement.
Last month, prisoners across the United States launched a coordinated work strike to protest the widespread use of forced labor, which the strikers described as...Read More
From a 2-D White House to a video juxtaposing the KKK and the Texas Capitol, McMillian’s conceptual art is symbolic yet cryptic.
The first thing you see as you walk into the latest exhibit at the Contemporary Austin is a voter registration desk. A small digital flag and the words “REGIS...Read More
The 300 women whose portraits are drawn on plates in “The Dinner Table” are all friends, family or acquaintances of the artist.
The first thing you notice upon walking into the front gallery at Art League Houston, where 200 portraits currently line the walls, is the eyes. Yes, there’s ...Read More
The 11 short biographies included in the book — largely tales of suffering, redemption and mystery — are told with great sensitivity and warmth.
In 1967, more than 40 years after his death, Charles Dellschau’s belongings were finally piled out on the street in front of his former house in Houston. An a...Read More
A rigorous, nerdy, funny and deeply moving book, "How to Change Your Mind" makes a strong case that LSD and mushrooms can do just that.
I admit to feeling an illicit thrill when I opened Michael Pollan’s new book. The third page bears a stern disclaimer, warning that “This book relates the a...Read More
For 22 years, an unusual housing and support program has been quietly transforming the lives of single mothers in Houston's Third Ward.
The Sisterhood For 22 years, an unusual housing and support program has been quietly transforming the lives of single mothers in Houston’s Third Ward. ...Read More
It’s a long ride from San Antonio to El Paso, and the Librotraficante Caravan members were feeling every mile of it. A successful Banned Book Bash at the Guad...Read More
Kimberly Ellis, a Pittsburgh-based scholar and social media guru, was a tech-savvy young girl who picked up coding easily but was never taught how to harness he...Read More