Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its print and online publications. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
2 days ago | Opera
Sad news indeed this morning from the Wortham Theater Center folks. Because of extensive water damage, the theater center — home to the Houston Ballet and the Houston Gran Opera among others — will be closed until at least May 15, 2018. In a messa...
2 days ago | Stage
When is a tennis match much more than a tennis match?
2 days ago | Bayou City
James B. “Jim” Simmon, the 63-year-old former editor of the Houston Press, was a hard-working, gifted journalist with little patience for absurdity or pomposity — especially among the politicians he often covered. And he had a wickedly dry sense o...
6 days ago | Dance
Sex, violence, drugs, obsession and insanity – all set to the music of Franz Liszt.
7 days ago | Education
They could have canceled most of the winter or spring break. Or taken the school year well past Memorial Day and deep into June. None of which would have gone over well with most parents. So instead, in a creative bit of policy making, the Houston...
8 days ago | Stage
People have been guessing for years who Charles Dickens intended as the murderer; now's your chance to join them.