Texas

Tips and Articles in Texas

Houston “Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (September 13–January 3, 2010). Ancient Vietnam’s rich artistic heritage unfolded over 2,000 years and under a host of international influences,...
A drowned piano will be making its way across North America and Europe this fall during the international tour of Pictures Reframed, a collaborative performance by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and visual artist Robin Rhode. Debuting at Li...
You’ve bumped along for years with your fifteen handicap, winning Trevino Flight trophies for second low net. You could grind your way down to the single digits, sure, but only by practicing constantly so as to keep all the flaws at bay. The one t...
Texas expands its own brand of superlatives this month. The new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (dallasperformingarts.org) becomes the most significant cultural complex built in the United States since New York’s Lincoln Center. New performa...
Is ballet entering a new golden age? Two gifted choreographers—the English Christopher Wheeldon and the Russian Alexei Ratmansky—are poised to reinvent the classical tradition for contemporary audiences. This month, Wheeldon takes his troupe Morph...
When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America’s cities?The sad truth is that green travel in the U.S. pales when compared to Europe, so more...
Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only thing that helps when his back coils up like a mattress spring. It's a bizarre picture, a hard-c...
More than 8.25 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the United States in 2006, creating 1.5 million tons of plastic waste. The good news?People are turning back to tap—and their sources are getting better every day. San Francisco and Pari...
Fairmont Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona The Deal: Ultimate Three-Day Golf Getaway: three nights in the just-renovated hotel; three rounds per person, at the Stadium and Champions courses at TPC Scottsdale and the Raptor and Talon courses at Gray...
A new generation of operatic artists is bringing a burst of energy—and unprecedented acting chops—to classic roles. An ideal: Natalie Dessay, a waif with a light coloratura voice and a commitment to the story that sends her whole body quivering as...
They call it Dudamania: Gustavo Dudamel, the 27-year-old Venezuelan conductor, shaggy-headed and exuberant, is leading performances that lift not only the audience but his musicians from their seats (go to YouTube to see “Mambo” with his Simón Bol...
Every Christmas, my husband and I and our boys, Gus, seven, and Jeb, five, play freeze tag, our version of a winter sport here in the Texas Hill Country. We play it only at this time of year, and only in one place: under the million lights that co...
"Pierre Huyghe: One Million + Kingdoms," at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through August 29, brings together three of the French artist's key works in a mini-retrospective. In The Third Memory, footage from the film Dog Day Afternoon is scre...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival Pebble Beach, California April 16–19, 2009 Ticket Packages: from $995 per person; some events carry additional fees. Contact: pebblebeachfoodandwine.com. Highlights: This lavish culinary celebration gathers abo...