With Showtime acquiring the rights to his recent novel, ‘Loving Day,’ local author and creative writing professor at The University of Houston, Mat Johnson touches on the complexity of growing up biracial in this 2012 interview.
As the title of the video suggests, Saint Arnold Brewery is definitely a Texas Bucket List item. Founder Brock Wagner quit his day job to create the oldest craft brewery in Texas, bringing fine brew to Houston.
Fellow University of Houston professor, Brené Brown speaks on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. As the author of the new book, ‘Rising Strong‘ and speaker of this incredible TED Talk, Brown is the queen of vulnerability.
In this interview, poet, writer, and University of Houston creative writing professor, Nick Flynn speaks about his memoir, ‘Another Bullshit Night in Suck City‘ becoming the 2012 feature film, ‘Being Flynn’ (staring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore). His memoir chronicles his journey, becoming reacquainted with his estranged father, and surviving the suicide of his mother.
In an interview discussing the making of, ‘Boyhood’ Richard Linklater, delves into what it’s like to grow up and leave childhood behind. Filmed over 12-years, predominantly in Houston, Linklater’s, ‘Boyhood,’ changes the game of film making.
Chef John Signorelli of The St. Regis speaks on his inspirational trip to Japan, taking notes on the art of cuisine. Drawing inspiration from music and art, Chef Signorelli touches on the importance of working as a team and flooding the city with great food.
Rick Lowe is a Houston public artist most known for the Project Rowe Houses. He talks about how art can change lives and about inspiring others to use their creativity to help their community.
Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway season two, speaks on her childhood, how she got started in fashion and what is was like to start her own business.
A list of inspiring interviews with Houston creatives would not be complete without queen Bey. Calling Houston home, Beyoncé talks about finding inspiration from her mom, competing with herself and the hard work it takes to make it as a performer.