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    Mexican Homophobia

    Dear Mexican, I know you've been asked variations of this before, but I'm going to ask you again anyway. I'm a gay white guy and I've had three relationships with Mexican men in the last seven years. Each lasted from three to six months. This pas...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 30, 2008
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    History Becomes Entertainment in Frost/Nixon - The Office

    The only modern presidential drama that comes close to 2008 happened in 1974, the year Richard Nixon resigned in the shame of Watergate. Never mind that he didn't admit to any wrongdoing. Americans would never feel the same about the office Nixon tar...

    by Lee Williams on October 30, 2008
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    Todd Waite Returns As Crumpet the Elf at the Alley

    Todd Waite has mastered elf life "There's people who talk back or say things. When I'm changing into my elf costume there's a lot of boys from Montrose and actually also some wives from The Woodlands too; they definitely hoot and holler." -- Tod...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on November 19, 2010 @ 6:12 pm
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    Chock Full O' Chalk: Via Colori

    The 2009 festival's featured artist, Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, will contribute a record-breaking 1,800 square-foot street mural, the largest ever produced in the U.S. Called The Art of Sound, and sponsored by the Center for Hearing and Speech, it's...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 19, 2010 @ 4:08 pm
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    Top Five: Suggestions for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

    Tryptophan isn't the only substance abundant in ridiculously mass quantities on Thanksgiving. Thanks to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, soaring amounts of helium are injected into crowd-pleasing floats. Each year, five new floats, balloonicle o...

    @ Art Attack by Anthony Nguyen on November 19, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    "Part 1?" Yes, baby. The freaking paperback was almost 800 pages, hence the split. Part 2 comes out next summer. We All Know Who's In It, Any New Cast Members? Rhy Ifans plays Xenophilius Lovegood (Luna's father), and David O'Hara - from Braveheart...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on November 19, 2010 @ 11:30 am
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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 November 19, 2010 @ 10:57 am
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    Community: The Conspiracy Episode

    The B story, which only briefly overlapped with the main one, was the episode's chance to get sillier while also commenting on its own existence (again). Abed and Troy's ever-expanding blanket fort was just the kind of thing they would cook up to pas...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on November 19, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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    Technology Trumps Talent

    Derek Hough's facial expression echoes the sentiment of thousands watching at home on Tuesday night: How the fuck did Bristol make it into the finals?!? The votes were tallied. Bristol Palin would be one of three finalists in the finale of the mos...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 19, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    It's Officially Film-Festival Season

    The 2nd annual Houston Comedy Film Festival arrives at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks on Dec 1st. From the 1st till the 3rd you can enjoy more than four hours of comedy-flix fun every night. As tempting as it could possibly be to go see Bruce Willis'...

    @ Art Attack by Joe Wozny on November 18, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
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    Why British TV Ads Are Better Than Ours

    T-Mobile's Dance, 2010's "Best Commercial of the Year" Here it is folks. The British have us beat when it comes to television advertising. While American ads rely more on addictive but mindless jingles and phrases, our neighbors across the Atlanti...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 18, 2010 @ 3:06 pm
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    High Falutin': A Conversation With Cheech & Chong

    We offer up a couple audio files ('cause you can't deny those distinct voices) and a transcribed excerpt of our talk. Audio On hangover cures, coconuts On getting old Art Attack: On Prop 19, Even though it didn't pass, did you ever think you'd...

    @ Art Attack by Hollie Loveless on November 18, 2010 @ 12:59 pm
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    Ticket Giveaway: 127 Hours

    127 Hours is of course the true story of Aron Ralston (played by James Franco), the mountain climber that was trapped alone for almost five days in a Utah canyon in 2003. Ralston's arm was pinned by a boulder, and he was forced to hack off the lower ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 18, 2010 @ 11:14 am
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    The Royal Scam

    I have to give our media credit; unemployment still hovering around 10%, cholera spreading to the Dominican Republic from Haiti, and terror threats abroad, and every morning news show has devoted a good 20 minutes of programming each of the last thre...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on November 18, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Tony Parker Caught Cheating With Wife of Spurs Teammate

    Yesterday, in news of the inevitable and unsurprising, Tony Parker and Eva Longoria confirmed the rumors that they have filed for divorce. When we take the facts into account--1) Eva Longoria is a Hollywood actress, 2) Tony Parker is a professional a...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 18, 2010 @ 9:12 am
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    The Dog in Grinch Learns How to Move His Tush

    Bob Lauder (not the actor as Max above) learned tail-control by trial and error. After 30 years in show business, Bob Lauder had to learn how to play a dog, specifically how to play Old Max the Dog in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on November 18, 2010 @ 8:06 am
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    Growing Up Rennie: Return To Plantersville

    It's not Ren Fest without one ... As promised, some friends and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival last weekend, including my soon-to-say-sayonara BF. The good news: I didn't pee myself. The bad news: I'm not six years old anymore (but good ...

    @ Art Attack by Emily Hynds on November 17, 2010 @ 3:34 pm
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    Weird On Etsy: Celebrity Saints

    Saint Winehouse (2010) Patron Saint of the Hot Mess. 18" x 24", acrylic on canvas, $2000.00 I'm a huge fan of kitsch and other general absurdity. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite sites is Etsy.com, providing both in...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 17, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
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    Your Meme of the Week: Jumping Rob Pattinson

    Just in time for the December 4th release of Twilight: Eclipse on DVD comes your newest meme, Jumping Rob Pattinson. He's lean, he's mean, he's wearing black boxer briefs, and he's here to steal the thunder from Prancing Cera and Struttin' Leo. We'v...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on November 17, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
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    Strictly Dancing: Janette Manrara in Burn the Floor at the Hobby Center

    Robbie Kmetoni, left, and Janette Manrara in Burn the Floor It's the stuff of Hollywood legend. Janette Manrara was working at a bank when her dance teacher pushed her to try out for So You Think You Can Dance. Manrara had grown up salsa dancing w...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on November 17, 2010 @ 11:04 am
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Linguistics and Mexican LoJack Linguistics and Mexican LoJack

Dear Mexican, Even though throughout the years since I came to the U.S. 20 years ago I have seen it happening with less frequency, the use by Mexicans of the expression… More >>

Capsule Art Reviews: April 10, 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 >>

Capsule Stage Review: April 10, 2014

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The Houston Grand Opera Prepares to Go Gargantuan With the First Part of the Ring of the Nibelung The Houston Grand Opera Prepares to Go Gargantuan With the First Part of the Ring of the Nibelung

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 >>

Capsule Stage Reviews: April 3, 2014

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 >>

Special César Chávez Edición

Dear Mexican: I'm a second-generation Orange County-raised pocho. Both sides of my family have been civil rights activists since the 1940s. My mother's family took part in the landmark case… More >>

A Citrus Delima and Mexican Staying Power A Citrus Delima and Mexican Staying Power

Dear Mexican, Can you help me unravel the citrus dilemma? When I am in Mexico or a Mexican restaurant or market I am unable to find lemons (yellow, egg-sized, tart-tasting fruits).… More >>

Capsule Art Reviews: "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute," "Georges Braque: A Retrospective," "Funnel Tunnel," Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

"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 >>

Capsule Stage Reviews: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Gidion's Knot

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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