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    The Intertubes: Fred

    To start off the Intertubes properly, it seemed like there could really be only one choice: the first YouTube channel to receive 1 million subscriptions, the most-subscribed-to channel for quite some time. Yes, I'm talking about Fred. Fred Figglehor...

    @ Art Attack by John Seaborn Gray on April 5, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    A Thrilling Ride: Jitney at Ensemble Theater

    The setup: In August Wilson's thrilling Jitney, Becker (an incandescent Wayne DeHart) and his son Booster (Timothy Eric in full boil) meet for the first time in 20 years inside the car-service company owned by Becker in the hardscrabble Hill ...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on April 5, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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    Street Scenes: Coolidge, Houston's Answer To Banksy

    Coolidge's specialty is whimsical spray-paintings of mostly cuddly animals: Boston terriers, My Little Pony characters, T. Rexes, sea turtles, robots, parachuting pink piggies, sanctified bunny rabbits with halos around their heads, Ralphie from A Ch...

    @ Art Attack by John Nova Lomax on April 5, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Notable Deaths: the March 2011 Collection

    Art Attack is back with another installment of dead folks for everyone's perusal. Of course, the world is well aware of the passing of stars like Dame Elizabeth Taylor and rap legend Nate Dogg, aka Nathan Hale. So here's a peek at some other notable ...

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on April 5, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    Pop Rocks: Go Ahead, Tug On Superman's Cape

    I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, "Didn't they ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on April 5, 2011 @ 9:00 am
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    100 Creatives: Tracy Robertson aka Batty

    (Part of our ongoing series profiling 100 Houston-area artists. No rankings; no order. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday for another edition.) What does she do: Tracy Robertson, better known by the goth moniker Batty, is Houston's long-running ...

    @ Art Attack by Jef With One F on April 5, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    WorldFest set to Screen 55 Features and 100+ Shorts

    The 44th annual shebang -- scheduled to take place from April 8 through April 17 at AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale -- will showcase daily film screenings that include 21 world premieres and 23 represented nations.Amongst the high-profile motion pictures...

    @ Art Attack by Steve Jansen on April 4, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Going to Pieces Over the Weekend at the Art Galleries

    In his solo show "Things Have Gone to Pieces," San Antonio artist Ed Saavedra has confidently assembled a hugely disparate ensemble of recent works. Hosted by G Gallery, the show opened Saturday night. It's not easy to get a sense of scale in Saave...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on April 4, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Powerful: Suchu Dance's Masters of Semblance

    The setup: No programs, no caveats, and no explanations precede Suchu Dance's Masters of Semblance. Even the set has just one element -- the gray table sitting askew on the marley floor. You're pretty much left alone to decide what exactly is...

    @ Art Attack by Mandy Oaklander on April 4, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
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    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: Author David Sedaris Returns to Houston

    To help celebrate the return of author David Sedaris to Houston whose most recent book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary addresses the human condition through the medium of morality tales featuring talking animals and insects, Art Attack bri...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on April 4, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
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    A Surprising Start for Public Poetry

    Two unexpected things happened at the Public Poetry reading on Saturday. First, Mayor Annise Parker, who was slated to read a few of her favorite poems to launch the series, read from her own work (a bi-lingual piece about a dead ocelot). And second,...

    @ Art Attack by Olivia Flores Alvarez on April 4, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    The Wondrous Fools of Urinetown

    Michael J. Ross and Libby Evans as Hope Cladwell and Bobby Strong. The setup: Gimme an I. Gimme an R. Gimme an O-N-Y! What does it spell? Contemporary Broadway! Where would the musical be without the wash of irony? The heirs of playwright Bertolt ...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on April 4, 2011 @ 12:30 pm
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    Meme Of The Week: Nicolas Cage As Everyone

    So here comes Nic Cage As Everyone, a blog that has been burning up all the secret underground pro-Cage online communities, featuring the actor as well, everyone you can think of. Some of the Photoshop jobs are ridiculously good, making you wonder no...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on April 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    The Week in TV

    ? Weeks like this, I'm glad I only have to get a handle on TV news once every seven days. Just about every day last week seemed to bring some new development in the growing trouble between AMC, Lionsgate TV, and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner over th...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on April 4, 2011 @ 10:30 am
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    5 Reasons to Visit MFAH's Hidden Jewel in 2011

    If you aren't looking for it, Rienzi is easy to miss. When the MFAH acquired the John Staub-designed home from noted Houston philanthropists Carol Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III in 1997 there was some to-do in the community about operati...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on April 4, 2011 @ 9:00 am
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    Tai Chi and Circling Peacocks: The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra

    Video created & directed by Barbara Hin & Martin van der Veen Catching a train. Riding an elevator. Stepping in a puddle. Doing Tai Chi in an alley while being circled by a peacock. These are all activities we engage in on a daily basis and never a...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on April 4, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Houses of Import: The Out-of-Towners

    This year's Rice Design Alliance's annual architecture tour has turned to out-of-town architects for their take on what we should be doing with our buildings in Houston. Austin-based architect David Heymann, created a house specific to the Gulf Coa...

    @ Art Attack by Nathan Paulus on April 1, 2011 @ 5:54 pm
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    Houston Modern Market and Lawndale Design Fair Meet in the Middle

    Eames chairs, a hallmark of MidCentury Modern design. Design lovers in Houston now have almost a continuous week of events celebrating form and function, thanks to changes in Lawndale Art Center's long-established post-war market and a new event c...

    @ Art Attack by Brittanie Shey on April 1, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Insidious

    Not Another Haunted House Movie... Oh, buck up. This one is from Leigh Whannel and James Wan, creators of the Saw franchise. What Does That Have To Do With Anything? I dunno, those movies made a lot of money, right? Plus, there's a good likelihood ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on April 1, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
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    Community's Dean: Jim Rash

    You know who Jim Rash is, you just don't know you know him. He's had minor roles in a number of TV series and movies, and up until a couple years ago, he was probably most known for playing Andrew, the adorable sexual deviant on Reno 911! who kept ge...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on April 1, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
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Capsule Art Reviews: July 24, 2014

"Altered Angles: George Grochocki & Shayne Murphy" Two very different painters are having their work shown at the sleek Anya Tish Gallery — both take chances, and are courageous. George… More >>

Capsule Stage Reviews: July 24, 2014

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No&euml;l Coward&rsquo;s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today

Nineteen twenty-five was definitely the year to be Noël Coward. He had four shows running concurrently on London's West End and was starring in his sensational The Vortex from the… More >>

Capsule Art Reviews: July 17, 2014

"The American Landscape" at Meredith Long & Company features the work of Larry Horowitz, but the paintings by William Anzalone capture the imagination as well, and a number of artists… More >>

Capsule Stage Reviews: July 17, 2014

Brooklyn the Musical This musical has five lead characters, almost no choreography and a minimalist set. An orphaned 14-year-old girl from France named Brooklyn comes to Brooklyn to find the… More >>

Immigration and Language and Immigration

Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that… More >>

In &ldquo;Untitled,&rdquo; Jerry Uelsmann Presents Composite Photos Both Haunting and Beautiful. In “Untitled,” Jerry Uelsmann Presents Composite Photos Both Haunting and Beautiful.

The world of photography has many mansions. Some photographers seek to capture a fleeting moment of action frozen in time. Others await the moment when the sun bursts through the… More >>

Smoking, Evolution and History Smoking, Evolution and History

Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or do no… More >>