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Nick Esquer | April 30, 2014


Heights Boulevard

The top of a church steeple surfaces in the middle of Heights Boulevard, part of co-curator Gus Kopriva’s multi-element True North installation. The...

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Welcome Home
The Editors, with Allyson Bowers | April 30, 2014

Make a Splash
The Hotel Derek’s pool has gotten a splashy makeover. Not coincidentally dubbed Splash, the deck has been restyled with a graffiti...

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"Dream" Girl
Evan Wetmore | April 30, 2014

Two years ago, raven-haired interior designer Nina Magon of Houston auditioned for HGTV’s Design Star. She didn’t make the cut, but she did make an impression. About six months later, a casting company asked her to audition for a new...

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Porsche, Plein Air!
Nate Chapnick | April 25, 2014

Is it a coupe or is it a convertible? The 2014 911 Targa 4S is actually a bit of both, giving drivers the top-down freedom of a convertible with the stylish lines and performance of a hardtop coupe. The latest addition to the 911 lineup exhibits many...

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From Sea to Shore
Beth Weitzman | April 25, 2014

With an alarming possibility of disappearing within the next 50 years due to global warming and a rising sea level, now is the time to experience the Maldives, the world’s lowest-lying nation, with its more than 1,100 white-sanded coral islands situated...

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Lady Luck
Scott Huver | April 24, 2014

“Yeah, I feel lucky right now,” muses Kate Mara sanguinely from a corner table at an eatery in Los Angeles’ Larchmont district, as she contemplates her good fortune. “Even when I don’t have a ton of work, I am always just really happy [with...

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The Hit List: Fitting In
Nick Esquer | April 18, 2014

1. Year-old GymBowie (2222 Morgan St.), a clean-cut, lime green-painted space in the heart of Montrose, founded by young Bowie Helm, is one of 60-plus CrossFit gyms, or “boxes” in Houston. Get a full...

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The Hit List: Egg Hunt
Robin Barr Sussman | April 9, 2014

1. Americas (2040 W. Gray St., 832.200.1492, and other locations) encourages you to simplify your Easter by joining them for brunch. Find 60-...

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The Hit List: Made in the Shade
Robin Barr Sussman | April 3, 2014

1. For a bird’s eye view of the Midtown crowd, head to new Cook & Collins (2416 Brazos St., 832.701.1973), in the space formerly occupied by Xuco Xicana. The buzzing upstairs bar...

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Stage Double
Nick Esquer | April 2, 2014

Houston Grand Opera’s two big shows this month—Bizet’s four-act Carmen and Wagner’s Das Rheingold—have several things in common. Both are tragedies, and both explore the theme of greed. And both star barrel-chested,...

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