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    Power Lines, Storytelling, and Textures: A Night at the Galleries

    "Below the Fray" To tour the galleries on Friday night, we started at William Reaves Fine Art, where they are taking a break from the regular focus on Texas Modernists, primarily from the last century, to make room for a once-a-year show of paint...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on June 6, 2011 @ 10:30 am
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    Comment of the Day: Heroes and Villains

    Terence said: Nice review. One point, though: you are supposed to sympathize with Magneto, even in the comic book. That's what makes him one of the most endearing anti-heroes/villains in Marvel history. He has a past that makes the audience underst...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 6, 2011 @ 9:45 am
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    Then and Now: The Galvez Hotel

    Built as a symbol of Galveston Island's physical and financial recovery from the Great Storm of 1900, the Hotel Galvez, with its prime beach-front location, quickly became known as the Queen of the Gulf. Building was completed in 1911. A century late...

    @ Art Attack by Olivia Flores Alvarez on June 6, 2011 @ 9:00 am
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    Life After FarmVille: Four Humble Suggestions

    The number of FarmVille users has dropped to 44 million. This time last year, they had twice as many. Unsatisfied with holding a measly sixth of the population of the United States in their grasp, Zynga has decided that now they will pursue a new gam...

    @ Art Attack by Jef With One F on June 3, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Happy National Donut Day: Sexy Pictures Of Donuts (NSFW?)

    National Donut Day is a special day we honor these treats that tempt us each morning at work, when some joker thinks they are being a pal and bringing a few dozen to the office. You end up forgetting about the healthy Greek yogurt you brought and the...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on June 3, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
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    Traversing Houston's Street History

    "I thought, well wouldn't that be fun," Hinton said, "I'll just entertain myself with the history of the streets." Hinton plans to cover 20 different street names in the lecture and answer additional questions afterwards. He has spent ten years read...

    @ Art Attack by Jake Hong on June 3, 2011 @ 2:30 pm
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    Russell Brand: Our Favorite F@*!ing Quotes

    We also love all the bonehead things he's said, whether on camera, on the red carpet or in his writing. The truth is, there's some deep stuff in there that can only come from years of rehab, therapy and all-around getting your shakra right. But once ...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 3, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
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    May 28 to June 3: The Week in Art Photos

    As always, for more information on a photographer or subject, just click the image. ...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 3, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    Lawndale and Gallery M Squared Looking for Art Entries/Rejects

    Sloppy seconds, in this case, isn't so bad. Lawndale Art Center recently announced submission and exhibition dates for the 2011 edition of "The Big Show." The showcase, which was at one time known as the "East End Show," started in 1984; today, the ...

    @ Art Attack by Steve Jansen on June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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    So You Think You Can Dance: Something Fierce

    Fortunately, last night also marked the return of Tyce Diorio to the judges' panel. Diorio has a penchant for coming as close as possible to telling it like it is (last week, he compared something a warm cup of vomit). Alongside him were Mary Murphy ...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 3, 2011 @ 11:30 am
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: X-Men: First Class

    So It Looks Like Graham Allison Was Full Of Shit: Now, now...let's not assume the worst. It's likely Allison, like most Americans, was simply unaware of the crucial role mutants played in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis. Otherwise I'm sure he woul...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on June 3, 2011 @ 10:30 am
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    Comment of the Day: Those Weird Kids' Shows

    Happyfoxy asked: Have you noticed that every episode of Thomas the Tank Engine features a derailment? How does this rail line get insurance? Meanwhile, Jim in FL. expanded on Jef's own interpretation of Joe from Blue's Clues as a mental patient i...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 3, 2011 @ 9:45 am
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    Loudmouth Eddie Griffin to Play Improv

    "Now see white boys, they plan shit. They've got technical terms for their guns, maps, body armor, they do it with a military precision," the African-American comic observed. "N-----s? They just show up with a nine and a .45. And they'll only bring o...

    @ Art Attack by Bob Ruggiero on June 3, 2011 @ 9:00 am
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    100 Creatives: Christopher Olivier

    Why He Likes It: Olivier likes to try and present the objects around us in unfamiliar ways. "When I started being an artist," he says, "I really thought if I'm going to do this, I'm going to come from a place that nobody else comes from. I'm going to...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on June 3, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Art Review: Nathan Green's "Fill the Sky"

    Art Palace is one of our favorite galleries, but we just don't get Nathan Green's current show "Fill the Sky." Some of the 25 abstract, mixed-media works score on their own, like Gradients, a conglomeration of black-and-white cylindrical forms that h...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on June 2, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
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    Malayaka House and the Community Spirit

    Robert Fleming with baby Hannah at Malayaka House The documentary Malayaka House, created by Jesse Bradley and Jacqueline Harlow, is a film that reveals the experiences of the children, women and founder of the Ugandan orphanage. Not a work of ex...

    @ Art Attack by Christopher Patronella, Jr. on June 2, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
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    This Old House of Steampunk

    brain in a jar. That was cool all right, but all it did was get us wishing that someone out there made steampunk computer stations to go with Balch's mouse. And wouldn't it be even sweeter if someone out there could make an entire steampunk house f...

    @ Art Attack by Jef With One F on June 2, 2011 @ 2:30 pm
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    Morbid Curiosity: May 2011

    Gil Scott-Heron Throughout history, there are a few famous inevitabilities. The taxman already came this year, and we're not talking about Bun B's attendance record at rap shows, so it must be time for us to encounter that cloaked figure. Don't fr...

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on June 2, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    So You Think You Can Dance: Abs, Abs and More Abs

    Last night, the judges were in Salt Lake City and New York City. Don't let the Mormon propriety fool you: Utah is responsible for fostering a host of Top 20 contestants in the show's history, as well as season 3 winner Sabra Johnston. New York, meanw...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 2, 2011 @ 11:30 am
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    10 Great Frankenstein Movie Posters

    So, it probably didn't look that great on paper, but it was AWESOME. Now, 37 years after Mel Brooks' iconic parody of the Frankenstein franchise that was so popular in the 1940s and '50s, the studios are lining up their own lukewarm ideas for retell...

    @ Art Attack by Caroline Evans on June 2, 2011 @ 10:30 am
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