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Twenty cool things about Houston

Anybody else catch the style section cover story from yesterday called Twenty Cool Things About Houston?

We asked eight trendsetters — all cool themselves — to list special things about Houston that never go out of style no matter the season. See if you agree.

I’ll leave you to peruse the list. While any such compilation done by rational people would naturally include the Menil, it’s all pretty much subjective, so of course there’s plenty of room to disagree, especially on a list as short as this one. I’ll get to my suggestions in a minute, but first I’ll point out the irony in the panel’s second item, the potentially doomed River Oaks Theater. When it comes time to convene a group of experts to determine Twenty Not So Cool Things About Houston, the number one result ought to be “The fact that each and every one of these cool things can disappear on a moment’s notice to be replaced by a soulless cookie-cutter strip center or housing development, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Yes, even Lyle Lovett.”

Anyway. My list would include the Beer Can House, the Art Car Museum, Lai Lai’s Dumpling House, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, and all of the sculptures of David Adickes. What do you think they left out? Leave a comment and let me know.

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2 Comments

  1. helliemae says:

    You know, when I have to draw maps of Houston for people who are taking a trip there, I always go in the same order: major fwys, airport, downtown, and then, a big arrow pointing to Tomball/Klein: “Lyle Lovett lives here”. Somehow, I feel they need to know that landmark.

  2. Kari Sherman says:

    You forgot one new cool thin about Houston…STUBDOG EVENTS! THis new website offers excellent seats for half price to theatre, comedy clubs and Family Friendly Events!

    The customer service is top notch and the events are always changing.