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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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    New York/Euro Style at Leap Boutique

    On the bustling, often jammed-packed Bissonnet Street, there's a unique boutique that promises to update your New York sense of style. The ladies at Leap (2314 Bissonnet, 713-526-4580) have found and selected East Coast designers such as Rachel Come...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on December 22, 2010 @ 3:59 pm
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    The Art of Being Sick

    It's that time of the year when one morning you're going to wake up with your ears, nose and throat full of somebody else's germs... and not in a good way (if there is one). Cold-and-flu season is not the most popular for obvious reasons--though hone...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on December 22, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: True Grit

    They Remade That John Wayne Movie? Yes, minus Glen Campbell. But Aren't You The One Who's Always Bitching About Hollywood's Lack Of Creativity? This is true, but I think the guys responsible for No Country For Old Men, Miller's Crossing and Fargo, ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 22, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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    Texas Piano Players: A Legacy (Part 1)

    The piano might not be the first musical instrument you think of when you think of Texas (Stay with me Van Cliburn fans...). The mystique of the guitar and the Texans who play(ed) it, including Blind Willie Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, and Albert Coll...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 22, 2010 @ 11:41 am
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    Your Meme of the Week: Cheese People

    some out in a bowl to eat in bed at home when I ran out of my own cheese. You would imagine the glee I felt and the restraint I had to use when I discovered Cheese People (around the time I found Bread People last week). The folks in the office tho...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 22, 2010 @ 10:52 am
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    Top Five: Best Christmas Episodes

    5. "Noel," The West Wing The West Wing's pitch-perfect second season deals in part with the emotional fallout from the assassination attempt that ended the first one, which is where the stellar "Noel" comes in. Josh spends the episode talking with a ...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 22, 2010 @ 8:38 am
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    Jim Parsons Plugs Houston's Museum District

    Today, CultureMap reported on the above video clip in which Big Bang Theory actor and Houston native Jim Parsons plugs the Houston Museum District, saying, "I lived in Houston, and I lived in New York for a time. I saw more horses in New York than I ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 21, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
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    Vid Picks of the Week: Reality on YouTube

    (The Social Network, Scott Pilgrim vs the Universe, I'm Still Here, etc). To highlight the notion of reality on screen, they asked 14 Oscar-buzzed actors to present their craft without using words. The results were genius clips including the one abov...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on December 21, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
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    Top 10: Most Ridiculous Things Inspired By Mad Men

    Mad Men is "permeating the zeitgeist" according to the Huffington Post and has clenched the Emmy for Best Drama for the past three consecutive years. And as we come to the close of 2010, our relative top-ten list has absolutely nothing to do with any...

    @ Art Attack by Hollie Loveless on December 21, 2010 @ 2:21 pm
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    Avoid the Unnecessary Hassle of a Breakup with iDUMP4U.com

    Suddenly, getting dumped via text message doesn't seem so bad. Do you want out of a relationship but find yourself stalling to avoid the unpleasantness surrounding a messy breakup? You're in luck. There's an app for that. Yes my friends, technolog...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 21, 2010 @ 12:06 pm
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    Indie-Cinema Turf War!

    Here's the gist: Thibodeaux says Luntz is systematically "pulling" films from 14 Pews' programming schedule for the exclusive right to screen them at the MFAH. Over the phone, Thibodeaux became very emotional describing the way Luntz accused her of "...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 21, 2010 @ 9:16 am
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    Not So Sole Survivor

    While performing a cursory channel scan last Sunday, I noticed perennial viewing options like Undercover Boss and *cough* C.S.I. Miami were nowhere to be found, replaced by the blockbuster season finale (and reunion episode) of Survivor. I guess I d...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 21, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Did Andy Dick Whip His Out in Houston Thursday Night?

    Did Dick get dickish in indie-band land? Stories about exactly what happened last Thursday night around Fitzgerald's, and Andy Dick's "performance" that night at the indie-rock venue, vary by who you talk to. If you were there, you either hated hi...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 21, 2010 @ 7:11 am
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    Video: The Imperial Sugar Refinery Implosion in Sugar Land

    Check out photos of the implosion in our slideshow. On the chilly morning of December 19th, 2010, people from around the region gathered to watch as the de-facto face of Sugar Land was changed forever. An implosion of two buildings of the former Imp...

    @ Art Attack by Marc Brubaker on December 20, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
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    Naked or Nudes: Magnus Johnstone's "Erotica"

    (Check out a NSFW slideshow of photos from the "Erotica" opening reception.) A question of terminology presents itself at "Erotica" the new show at Domy Books of drawings by Magnus Johnstone. This series is unified by, among other elements, a subjec...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on December 20, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
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    Top 10: Things in Your Closet You Must Destroy Now

    Teva Stilettos. So much is wrong here we're not even sure where to begin... Next month, we'll be a whole year into the new decade. While we still aren't quite sure how to refer to it yet (the twenty-teens?), we can think of 10 fashion trends we'd ...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 20, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
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    Chicks In Santa Hats (NSFW)

    Here's a big 'ol selection of hot chicks in Santa hats, because we all know you have nothing better to do at work this week than sit around and complain about feeling fat and eating Christmas candy. I don't have that problem, because Santa gave me se...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 20, 2010 @ 11:32 am
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Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of the Nibelung. The four-part epic, being staged by Houston Grand Opera over a… More >>

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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark The award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is as gifted at humor as she is at drama, delivering a sophisticated comedic tour de force that makes… More >>

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Without doubt he is the most despised composer in history. Yet he wrote some of the world's most sublime music. More books have been written about him than any other… More >>

Capsule Art Reviews: April 3, 2014

"The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute" These days, Impressionist exhibitions are the art museum version of the ballet The Nutcracker: frothy… More >>

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