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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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    Glee: "Substitute": Me For [Her]

    Where was I? Oh right, the other big problem for subs (aside from the erratic schedule, nonexistent pay, and ungodly abuse they're forced to endure) is that they have no time to form lasting bonds with the students they temporarily supervise. A teach...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on November 17, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Epic Cleavage Girl Needs...Uh...We Forgot

    Back in September, Winter Pierzina, also known as "Epic Cleavage Girl" online, was texting while driving, ticketed, and is now facing jail time if she doesn't pay her $2,500 fine in her home state of California. She was made famous a few years back ...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on November 17, 2010 @ 8:47 am
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    New on DVD: The Extra Man, Avatar The Kids Are All Right, Lottery Ticket, Cats & Dogs 2, The Last Airbender

    The Extra Man Delicate, gangly Louis Ives (Paul Dano) yearns to be both a Gatsby-era gentleman and a pretty young lady. Caught fondling a lacy brassiere, he's dismissed from his teaching post at a Princeton prep school and heads to New York with writ...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on November 16, 2010 @ 4:05 pm
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    Still Waiting for HGO's Mariachi Opera

    HGO's staging lacks drama. The Setup: In present-day Houston, addled old Laurentino (Octavio Moreno) surprises his American-born son Mark (Brian Shircliffe) by calling out the name of his Mexican-born son Rafael (David Guzman). Granddaughter Diana...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on November 16, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
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    Top Five: Worst Movie Families with Whom to Spend Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving can be the most difficult holiday to get through. It's a time for family to come together and experience all of the old resentments and hidden issues that drove them apart in the first place, but without the catharsis of a gift-giving se...

    @ Art Attack by John Seaborn Gray on November 16, 2010 @ 12:38 pm
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    Thirteen and Sporting A Sleeve--Too Young to Tattoo?

    This past weekend a picture was loaded onto loltatz.com showing a 13 year-old Russian boy with a full tattoo sleeve, given to him by his father, a tattoo artist. This pisses me off because I had to wait until I was almost 24 years old myself to have...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on November 16, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    The Little Dog Laughed Is Salty, Adult Fun

    The Setup: This madcap fairy tale about Hollywood, its hypocrisy and its fleeting visions of fame and fortune, revolves around a quartet of lost, lonely and unscrupulous characters all out for a buck. So what if there's "a little deception" involved,...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on November 16, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Revamped 9 to 5 Works With Help From Dolly

    Dee Hoty as Violet The Setup: Dolly Parton's musical adaptation of Patricia Resnick's hit movie (1980) received such a drubbing from the New York press when the show opened on Broadway in 2009 -- and closed five months later -- that I went to Thea...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on November 16, 2010 @ 9:08 am
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Immigration and Language and Immigration

Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that… More >>

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The world of photography has many mansions. Some photographers seek to capture a fleeting moment of action frozen in time. Others await the moment when the sun bursts through the… More >>

Smoking, Evolution and History Smoking, Evolution and History

Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or do no… More >>