4411 Montrose on the Block After Owner Liquidation

When the gallery megaplex at 4411 Montrose opened its doors over five years ago, the moment represented a sea change in the Houston contemporary art arena. The building was to be a monumental viewing space ensconced in a mod concrete cube, culling together the international art acumen of Barbara Davis’ former Colquitt Street address, Eastern Eurocentric offerings from Anya Tish’s former location on Sunset Boulevard, local talent featured at the now-defunct Joan Wich & Co., hard-edge painting at the nascent Wade Wilson Art and the avant-garde design-minded collections at Peel Gallery and Shop. For complete article, go to Culture Map.

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Top 10 Houston Blogs – As I See It

Off the Kuff

A Progressive political blog.

Latest Posts:

  • Judicial Q&A: Cheryl Harris Diggs
  • Precinct Analysis, District Council
  • Here Come the Gay Tourists
  • Bellaire Bans Texting While Driving
  • RIP, Laff Stop

Hair Balls

Houston Press Spin-Off.  Hilarious.

Latest Posts:

  • All of Sharpstown Mall’s Problems to be Solved with Name Change
  • More Allegations of Sexual Harrassment and Abuse at the Houston Humane Society
  • Business is Booming in the DWI-Arrest Industry
  • Game Time: My Plea to In-And-Out Burger…Let Me Speak for You
  • Survey of Top Pop Culture Dogs Proves Aggies may have Skewed Priorities

Houston Strategies

An open dialogue on serious strategies for making Houston a better city, as well a coalition-builder to make it happen.

Latest Posts:

  • An Agenda for Mayor Parker
  • World’s Smartest Cities
  • Comparing Texas’ Big 4 Metro Economies
  • Houston VS. Chicago, Seattle, Portland
  • Houston One of Five Cities that will Rise in the New Economy


Focuses on Houston politics, media, and life.

Latest Posts:

  • What’s the Status of the City’s Sorely Needed New Emergency Radio Network?
  • Big Sports News in Recent Days
  • City of Houston to Harris County:
  • Metro Chairman David Wolff’s Admonition
  • Good News for Ice Cream Lovers

Houston Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports and other matters.

Latest Posts:

  • That Wild Landry’s Ride Continues
  • They Got How Much?  For Doing What?
  • Mr. Ruehle, You are a Free Man
  • Criminalizing the Neighborhood Pharmacist
  • How Many Felonies did you Commit Today?

Houston Tomorrow

Collection of writings from Houston’s Visionaries.

Latest Posts:

  • Houstonians Want Safer Streets
  • The Case for an Energy Tax
  • Perception vs. Reality
  • Block by Block Sustainability
  • Sprawl has passed into History

Bay Area Houston

Dedicated towards Clear Lake, Houston, and Political Junkies.

Latest Posts:

  • A Republican in Democratic Judicial Clothing
  • Harris County GOP Insanity
  • Kay Bailey’s Whataburger Commercial
  • Surprise! Texas Tort Reform Didn’t Work!
  • What a Kinky Idiot


Collection of Houston Pictures, Food, Music and Beverage.

Latest Posts:

  • St. Arnold Brew News
  • H-Town Rock
  • Eat This: French Onion Soup
  • Houstonist Photo of the Day: Antique Running
  • You Wanted the Best! You Got the Best!


Covers real estate, home design and renovation, architecture, and the landscape of Houston.

Latest Posts:

  • Saved by a Ham: The Museum Plan for Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Daily Demolition Report: Demo Defender
  • Greatest Moment in Real Estate 2009
  • Rail Removal Program Complete for the Year: Heights Hike and Bike Trail Opens
  • Haven is Open:  Modern Texas Cuisine – Algerian Way

Culture Map

Everything Houston.  Great site that toes the line of news and blog.

Latest Posts:

  • No Joke: Houston’s Legendary Laff Stop Closes
  • Is Houston Shrinking?
  • Where to Eat on Christmas
  • Plan proposed to save Historic Heights Church
  • D-Box Motion Movie Seats come to Tomball

Honorable Mention:


Startup Houston


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