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Advice and tips to work through leaving a toxic relationship. Pain. Anger. Disappointment. All are valid feelings when someone goes through a breakup. But this isn’t any breakup. This is a breakup after being in a relationship that wasn’t the healthiest one. So, after leaving a “toxic” relationship, where does one...

“Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that takes on some serious issues to make a thoughtful and entertaining show. The Alley Theatre’s performance of sisterhood through hardship is on point. Anyone with a sibling can relate to the rivalry, annoyance, and love between the three sisters. The...

By performing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the era of the #MeToo movement, the Houston Grand Opera is shedding a different light on the classical masterpiece. The show’s namesake is a manipulative, lying, abusive, rich and aristocratic playboy. The last time the Houston Grand Opera performed “Don Giovanni” was in...

Theatre Under the Stars’ performance of “Ragtime” may be an even more relevant and cherished musical today than ever. Although the play debuted in 1998, it could have been written in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. The story explores themes of race, gender, class and immigration through the lens of...

All my natural hair ladies and fellas can attest to the fact that natural hair is hard work, and it’s important to remember that everyone’s hair is a different texture and porosity, which require different products and routines. So if you’re looking for ways to strengthen and nourish your natural hair here are a few...

If you’re a fellow creative like me, I’m sure you’ve felt the intimidation and pressure behind starting a project and creating new works. I’m a photographer and illustrator, and at times I find it immensely difficult to not only get inspiration for projects, but also even getting started on any ideas I’ve had in...

Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Bill Burr are all notable names in the stand-up comedy world. This world is just one of many that has been male-dominated for many years, but female comedians are on the rise. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Tiffany Haddish are all women who have taken the comedy world by storm. While these...

This year’s South by Southwest Film program encompassed 134 Feature Films including 101 World Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 US Premieres, and 64 films from first-time filmmakers. I watched 27 of them, and after reviewing two in detail, I don’t want to leave y’all in the dark about the rest. SXSW film...

Let’s get something out the way before we delve further into this discussion. Virginity is a social construct made up to further curve women from having sex. It is common belief when you have sex for the first time, it is “supposed” to hurt, because you break your hymen for the first. That’s not how it works....

This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...