Julia Ideson Building

Image of the ceiling at the The Julia Ideson Building in Downtown Houston, Texas

Written by Lauriston Brewster Home to the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC), the Julia Ideson Building is a Houston Public Library facility in Downtown on McKinney street. For an online tour of the building, click here Named after Houston's first professional librarian, the Julia Ideson building was designed by legendary architect Ralph Adams Cram, the preeminent 20th Century Gothic revival …

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Inaugural FPH Sammy Awards

Written by Peter Cortez Sept 29 -- Free Press Houston is a great organization that puts together some unique Houston events and they have truly become a legitimate cultural bastion of Houston. So it was pretty cool when we learned that FPH was behind the Sammy Awards, which was a ‘Best Of’ event that featured …

Houston Artists Get ‘Raw’ (mildly NSFW)

Written by Lauriston Brewster Photography by  Richard Cook July 18-- The Houston Times got all artsy this week. We were on the scene to cover the Raw Houston: Elevation Showcase, a lively art gallery that provides exposure to Houston’s creatively endowed. Raw Artists Houston is actually a microcosmic part of the Raw Natural Born Artists organization, an …

Contention at City Hall

Written by Lauriston Brewster Editor’s note: As a disclaimer, the views expressed by the City Hall protesters do not reflect the views of The Houston Times. In situations like these, I wish to remain impartial and merely chronicle events as they unfold. There will be events that might spur controversy, but I will assuredly express …