Talk:Culture of Houston
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Houston Hip-Hop Scene
Something should be added here about the burgeoning hip-hop scene in Houston, as well as on the Houston, Texas article. The article that should be linked is Houston hip hop Deatonjr 11:22, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't think it should be put on there except in passing reference with a link to a different page such as "music scene in Houston) and to leave the artists names out. --Hourick 17:27, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
the opening sentence "A large, cosmopolitan city with a small town feel, Houston is unique among other major cities due to its Southern hospitality and can-do attitude." is one of the most blatantly propagandistic and biased in all of wikipedia. how this hasn't been blocked by Wiki Editors yet is simply beyond me. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) .
As well as the offending opening sentence, the article's assertion of Houston as the 3rd powerhouse in Visual Arts is extremely debatable. Many residents of places such as Los Angeles, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco (or Austin for that matter) could easilly claim to be of far greater importance in Visual Arts than Houston. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) .
- I've updated the phrases you considered offensive. However, there are many examples of Houston's "can-do" attitude, such as building an inland port, the Texas Medial Center, securing the site of the Manned Spacecraft Center, becoming the fouth largest city in the county, sheltering many evacuees from city of New Orleans during Katrina..these things don't come from luck. I'm removing the neutrality banner. Postoak 21:16, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
Although I agree that the statement quoted above is a bit "Chamber of Commerce" propaganda-ish, I disagree with your assertion that the third tier status of Houston's visual arts scene is "debatable." I am assuming that you are not correctly defining the term "visual arts," my clue being that you would rank Austin over Houston. What I think you are actually referring to is either animation/visual effects or motion graphic design, and if that were the case you would be correct. However, the term "visual arts" typically refers to theater, dance, opera or ballet, which Houston arguably would be ranked either 3rd or 4th in the nation behind New York, Chicago or San Francisco depending on the medium.
As far as the opening sentence, being in California, I would leave that to the good people at WikiProject Texas to remedy.
By the way to sign & date a post you should type in four consecutive tilde - "~". IceBRG 06:32, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Good detective work Postoak, you caught me red-handed in an attack on houston. it was a weak moment for me. i still feel that although the article is relatively... fair, it's LACK of information is in many ways more of a lie to the reader than the deceptive information previously present. You, being a resident of Houston surely would not compare your city to New York in terms of it's "look and feel" houston is a modern, automobile based city. the lines of demarcation between the city limits and Sugar Land, for example, are not nearly as perceptible as those between New York City and Levittown. fair? that said, i feel there should be some mention of Houston "outside the loop". in other words, shouldn't a city as sprawling and physically expanisve as houston have some mention made of it's actual physical layout. i feel that this issue IS a cultural issue. strip malls and highways affect a city's culture just as much as it's light rail and theatre. -Phil Perry
Night Life scenes...
I was wondering if a night life section should be put in here.
So much much a list of bars, but rather CENTERS of the bars and clubs such as:
The (Rice) Village The Montrose The Galleria Northern Part of Downtown along (and near) Main St. Midtown The Growing section in the near East side because of it's venues(Engine Room, The Meridian, etc..).
In addition to the listings, a brief mention of it's Targeted Demographic should be mentioned as well. Such as popular with the young crowd, gay crowd, Rice U. Students, Hip Hop, etc.
--Hourick 17:22, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
- Sounds good to me. I hope you don't mind if I suggest a couple of guidelines to review before adding the section: Wikipedia:Embedded list, WP:NOT#DIRECTORY. Also consider creating a new article, perhaps "Nightife in Houston, Texas". I would do this in sandbox mode first so it won't be speedy deleted. Let me know if I can help. Postoak 20:32, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
There needs to ba a little more about spanish culture in this article. At my school there are quite a few teachers who believe Houston to have a lot of spanish culture in it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:39, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Music - beyond hip hop
Maybe it's too esoteric but bands like Jandek, Red Krayola, and Charalambides are very important and influential in the underground music scene. They all originate in Houston and would, I think, be a welcome addition to this page.
Here's a source about hair styling trends in the 1980s.
- Watts, Leslie. "SHEAR MADNESS/Heads-up trends, or hair-way to heaven." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday July 4, 1989. Houston Section, Page 1.
Xmas lights stuff
- Sowers, Leslie. "City sidewalks, pretty sidewalks/Foster Place positively glowing with holiday cheer." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday December 24, 1996. Houston Section Page 1.