Lisa E. Harris / photo by Marla Jose Govea

THE HEALING POWER of art is the theme of Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development and Community Health, a three-day, international conference bringing together highly esteemed, Houston-based medical professionals and artists working in the intersection of arts and health.

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Landmark Decision

As coworking spaces and tech incubators become mainstream in H-Town, an iconic Midtown building is reimagined with the help of a team at Rice.

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When it opened in 1939, Houston’s flagship Sears store was among the first air-conditioned buildings in the city, and the first department store in the world with escalators. Every modern convenience and shopping need was brought together under one roof in the art-deco masterpiece, a showstopper of its time. But as the decades passed, the building and its Midtown surroundings fell on bleaker times, and their significance faded as wrecking balls loomed. 

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Business+Innovation

Made in Houston

Inventors. Artisans. Creators. Craftsmen. Whatever you call them, they’re alive and well — and making some pretty great stuff. Here, our annual portfolio of the coolest and most curious creations in Houston now.

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