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    Defending Nicolas Cage

    I'm a Nicolas Cage fan from way back, through thick and thin. The goofy voices in Valley Girl and Peggy Sue Got Married, eating cockroaches in Vampire's Kiss, all 94 minutes of Raising Arizona, plus Rumble Fish and that dopey grin. I even like the ro...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on January 11, 2011 @ 1:15 pm
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    The Hidden Beauty of Petrochemicals

    David Sullivan's Fugitive Emissions on view at Lawndale Art Center through Friday explores the hidden life of petrochemical production. Through his animated paintings, he addresses the issues of our dependence on oil.Sullivan explores the intertwined...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on January 11, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
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    New On DVD: The Social Network, Piranha, Heartbreaker

    As directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg is a character far more compelling than his story. We meet the ungainly Harvard sophomore (Jesse Eisenberg) as he yammers away at his date about his obsession wi...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on January 11, 2011 @ 9:00 am
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    Actors Overpower Simon Script at Theatre Southwest

    The Setup: Neil Simon's slight, and slightly funny, comedy from 1968 works best when, as in the Broadway original, all parts are played by the same actors. Set in the same suite in NYC's famous Plaza Hotel, each act brings us a new couple, and a diff...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on January 11, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    The Only Living [5-Star Safety Rated Sedan] In New York

    Like most of Western society, I'd figured I was pretty much numb to the use of popular songs in commercials. I don't know how far back the practice dates, exactly, but I remember the anecdote from No One Here Gets Out Alive about Jim Morrison shootin...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on January 11, 2011 @ 7:00 am
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    Animal Heroism Memorialized at Lawndale

    Vasquez's crochet work Rachelle Vasquez's lovely exhibition of animal drawings closes this weekend at Lawndale Art Center. Some may have seen Vasquez's work before, she crochets witty animal scarves for Hello Lucky; they look like a dead fox or ra...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 10, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
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    "Plenitude" Is a Well-Chosen Grab Bag at Barbara Davis Gallery

    Mother do you wanna bang heads with me, Gavin Perry "Plentitude" is a big group show of "emerging and established artists," and as such, it's a well-chosen grab bag of nice work. Among the standouts is Hoary Squeezy Conversation (2010) by Annie La...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 10, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
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    Dreams Get Trampled in a Glum Catered Affair

    L to R, Luisa Amaral-Smith, Jeff Galligan, Christina Stroup and Jamie Geiger in Main Street Theater's A Catered Affair The Setup: Based on the earnest 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky about a struggling, loveless family in the Bronx, which was ada...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on January 10, 2011 @ 1:55 pm
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    Slideshow: Red Bull Illume at Discovery Green

    Terry Adams Friday night at Discovery Green, pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and a crowd of hundreds gathered for Red Bull Illume, billed as the "World's Best Action Sports Photography Exhibit." Large-scale, back-lit photographs were on display and...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on January 10, 2011 @ 12:30 pm
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    Le Rich Couture Fashion Show at M2 Gallery

    For more photos from the Le Rich Couture show, check out our slideshow. On Saturday night at the M2 Gallery in the Heights, Le S. Richardson, the founder and CEO of Le Rich Couture, held a fashion show to showcase her new collection, as well as find...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on January 10, 2011 @ 11:52 am
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    Weekly Time Waster: Society

    Society is a game that measures success by the amount of "culture" accrued. And what accrues culture? Going to a museum? Reading a book? Nah. No such actions exist in the game. Actually, almost every single action in the game will give you culture, f...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on January 10, 2011 @ 9:43 am
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    The Week In TV: We Like To Watch

    And we're back! It's been a slow couple weeks in TV Land, but with new and returning series on the move, it's time to get back to talking about what matters, like Jersey Shore and the gluttonous viewing habits of most Americans. Let's do this. ? Ser...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on January 10, 2011 @ 8:05 am
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    Getting Naked with Clifford Owens at the CAMH

    Photographs with an Audience (New York), Clifford Owens Thursday night at the Contemporary Arts Museum, visitors were invited to a performance and photo shoot by Clifford Owens before an opening reception for his first one-person show. About 50 of...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on January 7, 2011 @ 4:05 pm
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    Elvis Ink: Tattoo Tributes to the King

    Tomorrow is the 76th birthday of the King, Elvis Presley. The man will have been gone, or just in hiding, for 34 years come this August. He's obviously left a big hole in music and pop culture. Who knows what he would have done in the '80s? Imagine a...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on January 7, 2011 @ 2:54 pm
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    Experience the "Nowness" of the Moment at Peel Gallery

    Spread Stack Ghost by Cordy Ryman "Nowness," a show opening at Peel Gallery tonight, brings together work from artists Cory Ryman and Diana Al-Hadid, two artists attracting attention at the moment for works in multiple materials and media, which ...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on January 7, 2011 @ 1:37 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Season of the Witch

    Didn't Nicolas Cage Used To Act Once? Yes, I seem to remember that, too. So This Is A Lost Cause, Then? You'd think that, wouldn't you? Surprisingly, SotW is not the atomic trainwreck you might expect. Far from it, actually. Rating Using Random O...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on January 7, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

    When The White Stripes were first blowing up and getting national attention, Jack White cited Alan Lomax's book The Land Where The Blues Began as being crucial to his musical development and suggested other young rock-and-roll musicians give it a rea...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on January 7, 2011 @ 9:51 am
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    East Side Informality, "Piece By Piece"

    Wednesday night marked the beginning of the 2011 art season with a free art and music show at El Rincn Social, a cooperative arts space on the East Side. A new street-art network called 901 Gallery (for its storefront at 901 Richmond), under the dir...

    @ Art Attack by Hank Hancock on January 7, 2011 @ 8:30 am
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    Bye-Bye Barney's CO-OP (Entire Store On Sale!)

    Everything 60-80 percent off! ArtAttack swears, as Marc Jacobs is our witness, that we wound up in Neiman Marcus on the first day of Last Call by accident. We had to go to the Apple store to pick up a laptop, and we favor the Neiman's parking lot,...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on January 6, 2011 @ 4:02 pm
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    Pierre Jalbert Wants You to Forget Everything You've Learned and Just Listen

    Jalbert: Don't listen "with Mozart ears." After spending a year studying in Italy, Pierre Jalbert had a tough time ridding himself of all that ringing in his head. "Rome has over 900 churches," says the associate professor at Rice University's She...

    @ Art Attack by Hollie Loveless on January 6, 2011 @ 3:12 pm
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"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 >>

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