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    Top Five: The Year in Architecture and Design

    2010 brought a bit of neighborhood controversy, new players in education, hot trends and a welcome restoration project to Houston. These were the highlights. 5. The Lake-Flato HEB Look, Montrose, we miss the Wilshire Village apartments, too, and wi...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 28, 2010 @ 9:22 am
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    The Perils Of Adolescence

    I'm sure you've been busy with your familial obligations this past week, but just in case you missed the Big News, Miley Cyrus has gone and done it again: Racy new photos of Miley Cyrus were leaked online last night including a shot of her assista...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 28, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    The Holiday In Photos

    For people with extended families and extenuating circumstances, the Christmas holiday isn't officially over yet. But we decided to dig into the Houston Press Flickr Pool and see what kinds of holiday imagery our photogs captured this season. Intere...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 27, 2010 @ 5:25 pm
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    Art Attack's Most Popular Stories of 2010 (So Far)

    Art Attack is the new kid on the blog around here. In late summer, the Houston Press added an arts and culture blog that since its inception has been a repository for internet trends, theater reviews, movie-related rants and general entertainment. Be...

    @ Art Attack by Brittanie Shey on December 27, 2010 @ 2:42 pm
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    American History as Told by Drunk Americans

    Thomas Edison (Crispin Glover) was "an asshole." Let's face it. It's a short workweek and you're still nursing a tryptophan hangover. In celebration of the inevitable lack of productivity and procrastination that is the holidays, we present Drunk ...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 27, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
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    Slideshow: 19th Annual Jugetes Para el Barrio

    A caravan of lowriders headed out from Shorty's Hydraulics Shop Christmas morning to deliver toys to underprivileged children for the 19th annual Jugetes Para el Barrio (Toys for the Neighborhood). The Latin Fantasy Lowrider Car Club gave away close ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 27, 2010 @ 11:30 am
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    Slideshow: Christmas Eve Air Jordan Release Party

    Sneakerheads lined up at the Galleria last week for the Christmas Eve release of the new Air Jordan Cool Grey XI. The kids in the above photo had been waiting since 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. As Mars Blackmon famously said, "I's gotta be the shoes!" ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 27, 2010 @ 10:30 am
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    The Week In TV: Justified's Back, and Pee-Wee (We Hope)

    Santa brought the same thing he does every year: reruns of It's a Wonderful Life and The Sound of Music. This was the (very light) week in TV Land: ? Justified, one of the best new dramas of the year, has finally set a premiere date for its second s...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 27, 2010 @ 6:00 am
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    Vid Picks: Best Videos of the Year (Part Two)

    5. 14 Actors Acting - James Franco The whole country is in love with James Franco. Yes, we all know he's a genius and has about 14 degrees from the best schools in the US. But what makes us love him even more is this video of him seducing ...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on December 24, 2010 @ 3:00 pm
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    Vid Picks: Best Videos of the Year (Part One)

    10. Soup (Above) Every time we watch this our heart skips a beat. This is video art at its best: no words, just an idea expressed through images that manages to capture so much in less than two minutes. Created by Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith & Rob...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on December 24, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
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    Vid Picks: The Year in Memes and Movies

    In the clip above, Klick!, an online marketing company, very cleverly demonstrates viral marketing with a compilation of the most memorable memes and viral video characters of the year.As you read in our last post, the major theme in movies this year...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on December 24, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
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    Texas Piano Players: A Legacy (Part Two)

    The piano has a long history of being the instrument of choice for creative Texas musicians. In Texas Piano Players: A Legacy (Part 1) we described the commonality of a piano in most homes throughout Texas at the beginning of the 20th century and pro...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 24, 2010 @ 11:28 am
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    Top Five: Indie Video Games for 2011

    The Witness Platform: "To be released on multiple platforms -- whatever makes sense in late 2011" Though the two games are obviously drastically different from each other, The Witness is going to be measured against 2008's critically-accl...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on December 23, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
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    The Best New Tumblr Accounts of 2010

    Why, just now I logged into my own account and saw a painting of Darth Vader, Dick Cheney, and Bob Marley smoking out with a bong on a card table (above). Look at that, more pictures of Tupac. And sure, why not more Prancing Cera? These are some of...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 23, 2010 @ 2:59 pm
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    Top Five: Best DIY Productions of 2010

    Patti Smith waived payment for an appearance at UH, resulting in a performance affordable for all. Sometimes it comes down to one person to pull off a show. She may be a visionary, or a workhorse, or as simply a relentless recruiter of friends an...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on December 23, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
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    Top Five: 2010 Miracles that Won't Make Anyone a Believer

    Here's the way our warped minds work--call it the pop-culture-heavy version of the over-egg-nogged and sleep-deprived, presented via stream of consciousness: the holidays...nativity scenes...Jewish Larry David eating baby Jesus from the cookie nativi...

    @ Art Attack by Hollie Loveless on December 23, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
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    For Unique, Last-Minute Gifts, Try the Russian Cultural Center's Holiday Bazaar

    The famous Russian "Matreshkas" Quick, log on to ourtexas.com. A site devoted to Texana, you might assume, in the "Texas, Our Texas," mold, right? Not quite. The URL belongs to Houston's Russian Cultural Center, and "Our Texas" was the name of a...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 23, 2010 @ 10:48 am
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    Top Five: Best TV Episodes of 2010

    Full disclosure: There are so many good series on TV right now that it's all but impossible to keep up with all of them. That sentiment might run counter to a lot of the complaints you see in this space, and while those complaints are true (e.g., Two...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 23, 2010 @ 9:25 am
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    Let There Be Light: Five Shows That Will Glow in 2011

    While many visual art spaces will still be pulling together their 2011 schedules well into the year, some of the most interesting shows so far look pretty luminous. 5. Patricia Hernandez at DiverseWorks What discussion of light is complete without a...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 23, 2010 @ 8:17 am
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    Capsule Art Reviews: "B-Sides: A Dialogue with Contemporary Photography," D-17

    "B-Sides: A Dialogue with Contemporary Photography" "B-Sides" was curated by Jennifer Ward, FotoFest's exhibitions coordinator, and it's filled with interesting and unexpected work, all of it relating in some way to "themes fundamental to the current...

    by Laura Lark on December 9, 2010
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