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    The Week in Art Photos

    Each week, we scour the Houston Press Flickr Pool and see what kinds of art shots our talented photographers have added. If you think you've got a good eye, drop your pictures in the pool and every Friday we'll post the most eye-popping shots. (Be su...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on September 24, 2010 @ 10:30 am
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    Tapestries of Hope Director Jailed for Telling the Harsh Truth

    In the recent documentary Tapestries of Hope, filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley says she was reluctant to put herself onscreen. "I did not want to be one of those filmmakers that inserts myself in my own movie," she says. But the director's person...

    @ Art Attack by Laura Fletcher on September 24, 2010 @ 9:02 am
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    Black Francis and Catastrophic Theatre Stage a Rock Resurrection

    Black Francis helps the Bluefinger band straighten out a riff. L to R: Kevin Blessington, John Duboise, Black Francis It's been a few days since Monday night when The Pixies came to town on their Doolittle Tour but that doesn't mean the city has s...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on September 23, 2010 @ 10:06 pm
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    The Art Guys Are Immortalized in a Bizarre Ceremony

    Cougar cheerleaders: "Yay for irony!" (See a slideshow of photos from the event here.) Yesterday, the Art Guys unveiled their latest project, The Statue of Four Lies, in a ceremony at Lynn Eusan Park on the University of Houston campus. In typica...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on September 23, 2010 @ 2:53 pm
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    UH Graphic Novel Workshop Uncovers Underground Talent

    Last night at the University of Houston Anderson Library, participants in Mat Johnson's Graphic Novel spring workshop displayed the fruits of their labor. The workshop is a unique collaboration between the UH School of Art and the Creative Writing Pr...

    @ Art Attack by Joe Wozny on September 23, 2010 @ 1:09 pm
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    Ticket Giveaway: Let Me In

    Shortened to simply Let Me In, the film is the story of a bullied boy who develops a friendship with a young girl wise beyond her years (she's a vampire). Kodi Smit-McPhee, who was heartbreakingly brilliant in The Road, plays the boy, Owen. We think ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on September 23, 2010 @ 11:29 am
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    Five Disturbing Films, Plus Five More For Good Measure

    I've seen a lot of unpleasant movies this year, for some reason. Chalk it up to a combination of friends with similar unhealthy tastes and my being on the screener lists for a lot of horror studios. Honestly, I didn't want to admit how much those kin...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on September 23, 2010 @ 8:15 am
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    TUTS Dials Back its Weekday Start Times

    Hairspray is coming to the Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars on October 5, and as a bonus it'll be starting its weekday shows half an hour earlier. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, performances will start at 7:30 instead of...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on September 22, 2010 @ 6:05 pm
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    Peter Pan at the Alley - Scratch the Fairy Dust

    Oh, and although there's flying, there's no fairy dust. According to Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd: "The concept of fairy dust was something Barrie added to the play later - after several children had injured themselves by trying to fly by j...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on September 22, 2010 @ 5:34 pm
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    So You Think You Can Dance Road-Show Thrills Reliant Arena

    "Whether you're high or low," sings Janelle Monae, "you gotta tip on the tightrope." When So You Think You Can Dance star Kent Boyd seized the Reliant Arena stage last night to dance his teenage heart out to her jumpy hit, he sure didn't have any saf...

    @ Art Attack by Theodore Bale on September 22, 2010 @ 4:21 pm
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    Top Five: Shows To Skip in 3-D TV

    The TV is so powerful, it can turn Peyton Manning into a cardboard cutout (maybe that's why the Texans did so well last week). As of now, ladies and gentlemen, if you own a TV, you now need to clarify that it's 2-D. The world won't let you confuse ...

    @ Art Attack by Joe Wozny on September 22, 2010 @ 12:57 pm
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    Vid Picks of the Week

    Every week, Art Attack's internet-video expert Vernon Caldera shares his current faves and curiosities. Got something to recommend? Email him. Check out Caldera's picks after the jump. Cache Rules Everything Around Me by Evan Roth Evan Roth is ...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on September 22, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    The Downtown YMCA Loves Raymond

    The new Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA has a special treat for all its members, until its cable-TV system gets hooked up (just in time for the official October 4 grand opening). All TVs in the building will display an endless loop of Everybody Loves ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on September 22, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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    Glee At Last, Glee At Last, Thank God Almighty, We Have Glee At Last

    Or maybe you just went and spent some time outdoors with your family. Weirdos. I confess, when I saw the title of season 2's first episode was "Audition," I harbored a fleeting hope we'd get an homage to Takashi Miike's magnum opus of the same name...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on September 22, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Ceci N'est Pas Une Glitch

    ? We're back -- our long national nightmare of not being able to post has ended. It was a dark, empty time, but the thing is we got through it together.

    @ Art Attack by Richard Connelly on September 21, 2010 @ 7:14 pm
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    Top Five: Tackiest September Trends

    No Meat Diapers or Lobster Claw Booties There's really nothing cuter than a baby all dressed up for Halloween. Unless that baby is wearing the "Baby Lady Gaga Bunting Costume," including "1 Red baby veil" (creepy blonde baby wig sold separately). The...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on September 21, 2010 @ 1:51 pm
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    Boardwalk Empire Roars Into First Season

    We had high hopes for the series, created by Terence Winter, a producer and writer on The Sopranos, and directed by the heavyweight champ of gangster stories, Martin Scorsese, and those hopes were well-founded. The pilot episode roared out of the gat...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on September 21, 2010 @ 11:57 am
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    The Confessions of a Recovering Lazyholic

    One of Erin Hanson's haunting photos "Dear Diary, I am a silly girl. Dear Girl, I know." Erin Hanson, recoveringlazyholic.com "When one door closes, another opens." "Everything happens for a reason." Sage advice often only appreciated in hindsi...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on September 21, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    The operative word here, of course, is "good." One article addressed this very issue last year, showcasing -- along with the likes of Colin Quinn and Nick DiPaolo -- several comics you'd never heard of (and still haven't). The money quote comes from ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on September 21, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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    Lone Star Debuts: The Week In TV

    So much happened last week in TV Land that I took an extra day to think about it all for this wrap-up. That's not actually true, but the real answer's less interesting. Onward! ? The best news out of the past week was the announcement of the twin ra...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on September 21, 2010 @ 8:30 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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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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