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    Top 10: Scarlett Johansson's New Dudes

    Yes, the sad news came this week that Scarlett Johansson and hubby Ryan Reynolds are divorcing after two years of marriage. It looks like a match made in heaven, at least for the tabloids. They are arguably two of the most attractive film stars going...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 17, 2010 @ 2:31 pm
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    Masking in Pop Music: A Brief History in Video

    As a follow up to our post about Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and the power of masks, we present a brief history of women (and one man) who should be recognized as the originators of masking in popular music. These artists challenge our notions of beauty,...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 17, 2010 @ 1:33 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: TRON: Legacy

    When Did The First One Come Out Again? 1982. Italy won the World Cup and the Lakers won the NBA championship. It was a different time, man. Dumbest Thing Overheard In The Theater: "Wait, Tron was a person?" Rating Using Random Objects Relevant T...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 17, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
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    David Adickes' Says Goodbye to Sculpturworx

    Down Saywer Rd., past the railroad tracks and up a gravel road on Summer St. is David Adickes immense warehouse studio Sculpturworx. There's no missing it when seven-foot-tall president heads lurk in the parking lot, and a two-story sign reading "We ...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on December 17, 2010 @ 11:45 am
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    Top Five: Community Easter Eggs

    The comedy has always been great at using sly visual gags that could best be described as Easter eggs. Although the term is usually used to refer to hidden DVD treats, it works in the context of the show because it still refers to fun bonus material ...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 17, 2010 @ 10:42 am
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    Slideshow: Backstage at Burn the Floor

    Readers are going nuts over Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Mark Ballas and his appearance in the Houston stop of the touring show Burn the Floor, so when we were invited backstage to watch a rehearsal, we couldn't say no. Check out the s...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 17, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    R.I.P. Blake Edwards

    Edwards on the set of Revenge of the Pink Panther in 1978. Blake Edwards, perhaps best known for directing Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Pink Panther died in Santa Monica, California, Wednesday night due to complications from pneumonia, according...

    @ Art Attack by Hollie Loveless on December 17, 2010 @ 8:10 am
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    Capsule Art Reviews: "Plenitude," "Rachelle Vasquez: Where Pigeons Dare," "Tony Smith: Drawings"

    "Plenitude" "Plenitude" 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 Lapin. The artist uses paint in a way that is ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 13, 2011
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    Capsule Stage Reviews: A Catered Affair, Plaza Suite,

    A Catered Affair Based on the earnest 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky about a struggling, loveless family in the Bronx, which was adapted by Gore Vidal into an earnest 1956 movie starring Bette Davis, this gray little show was turned into another ea...

    by D.L. Groover on January 13, 2011
  • reasons to be pretty - Theater LaB's talented cast takes on Neil LaBute's play.


    reasons to be pretty - Theater LaB's talented cast takes on Neil LaBute's play.

    It's a guy thing. This play by Neil LaBute, reasons to be pretty, starts out in familiar LaBute territory. A couple is having a fight -- an epic battle, one we instantly peg as a breaker-upper. Greg (Bobby Haworth) is helpless before the fury of Step...

    by D.L. Groover on January 13, 2011
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    Cactus Poaching

    Dear Mexican, Read your column in the Village Voice and am hoping you can help me: I think I have a Mexican problem. In short, I have a home in sunny California on a property with an abundance of agave cactus and Century plants growing along the s...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 13, 2011
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    Critical Opportunity

    The Houston Press is looking for a freelance critic to join critic D. L. Groover in reviewing everything from local community theater to traveling Broadway productions and more. Interest in opera, ballet and modern dance is a plus. Please send a cov...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on December 16, 2010 @ 4:36 pm
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    Alamo Drafthouse Moves Into Angelika (So Says Facebook)

    Downtown's dark days are almost over. On December 7, we told you about a sign in the Angelika Film Center's former box-office window stating that a new theater would soon be coming to Bayou Place (one reader commented that the sign had been there si...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 16, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
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    Helmut Newton's "Big Nudes" In MFAH Exclusive Exhibit

    Helmut Newton, "Saddle I" from the series, "Sleepless Nights," 1975-1978 Art will meet fashion will meet provocation this summer when the Museum of Fine Arts Houston becomes the only U.S. venue to show "Helmut Newton: White Women ? Sleepless Nigh...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 16, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
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    Inappropriate Office Christmas Party Behavior

    You can take the girl out of the cheerleading squad... It's that wonderful event you look forward to all year, all too often followed by a hollow feeling of regret: the office Christmas party. It's a chance to get lubed up on eggnog and form alli...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 16, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
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    Geeks Who Drink Trash-Talk Houston

    Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland rips Houston in the above video, taunting with quips like: "Admit that you're racist, Houston." and "We know you're big oil, but it looks like you've just been drinking everyone's milkshake." Wah-wah. Seems it's hard...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 16, 2010 @ 10:03 am
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    Mark Ballas Dances With His Dad Corky in Burn the Floor

    Corky Ballas, left, with son Mark in Burn the Floor. Throughout the Houston run, Corky Ballas, the father of Mark Ballas and an internationally known master of international Latin dancing in his own right, is making a cameo appearance in Burn the ...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on December 16, 2010 @ 9:10 am
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    Rock And Roll's Hall Of Shame

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Waits, this was a first time no...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 16, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and the Power of Masks

    This past Halloween, when kids got to dress up as their favorite cartoon character or superhero, two of the biggest selling costumes for girls and women were Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. In societies across the globe, people put on wigs, make up, and a...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 15, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
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    In Burn the Floor, Mark Ballas' Pecs Look Great (Like Everyone's On Stage)

    The Setup: Their chests glisten, their hair whips around and sticks to sweaty foreheads, their legs scissor across the stage in blurring beats, they exude sex -- and that's just the guys. The gals are pretty much the same, except their chests are cov...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on December 15, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 24, 2014

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Capsule Art Reviews: July 17, 2014

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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 17, 2014

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