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    Capsule Stage Reviews: God of Carnage, Guilty Conscience, Sonia and Suzy, West Side Story

    God of Carnage By the time chic and sleek Annette announces she feels sick, after eating Veronica's much-vaunted apple and pear clafouti, and then hurls all over Michael and Veronica's white-on-white home including Veronica's prized art books, the jo...

    by Jim Tommaney on January 20, 2011
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    Mexican Girls

    Dear Mexican, I'm not Mexican (or from a Spanish-speaking country for that matter), but I get mad when the gabachos in my town say that all Mexican girls do is take drugs and get pregnant, drop out of school and end up on welfare. I know a lot of ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 20, 2011
  • Half a Century Late - Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.


    Half a Century Late - Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.

    In 1956, the Houston Symphony's Board of Directors refused to hire double-bassist Benjamin Patterson because he was black. In 2010, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presented the first major exhibition of the work of the musician, artist, perform...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 20, 2011
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    The London vs. Houston Psychedelic Smack Down

    When it came to writing psychedelic lyrics, Texans went toe-to-toe with Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett The time: Mid 1960s. The location: Planet Earth. The zeitgeist: Psychedelic rock. A style of music where every precedent developed not exclusively but...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 31, 2010 @ 11:02 am
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    Your Meme of the Week: YOU!

    You know what, screw celebrities. Who deserves to be a meme more than you, the common man? I know what you're saying, "But I'm not as fun and interesting as Keanu Reeves," and I'm inclined to agree with you, seeing that you more than likely didn't st...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 30, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
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    New Shows for 2011 (That Might Not Suck)

    Episodes looks perfect for Matt LeBlanc. This is always a rough time of year for TV viewers -- most series are in holiday repeats, leaving you to fend for yourself with Netflix or actually having a conversation with someone -- but it's about to ge...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 30, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    Gone To The Dogs

    Hey, it's been a while since Tucker Carlson said something exceedingly stupid: While setting up a segment on President Obama's recent telephone call to Jeffrey Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles (wherein the president praised the Eagles f...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 30, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    It's Your Funeral

    Bring a dish for the funeral potluck. On Saturday, January 1st, 2010, starting at 5pm at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street, artist Emily Sloan presents Funeral Party for the Living, described in the press release as an "interactive funeral." The party wi...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 30, 2010 @ 7:44 am
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    Gallery Scene: Three Exhibits to Catch Before 2011

    Why can't you paint a fucking rooster? Everybody likes roosters!, Anthony Thompson Shumate As we anticipate next year's new crop of gallery shows, there's still a few lingering exhibits you have just a couple days to catch before they close. Anth...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 29, 2010 @ 5:36 pm
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    New On DVD: The American, Handsome Harry, Twelve

    The American Judging by the advertisements, The American is a fast-paced, stylish thriller starring George Clooney as a dashing, conflicted hero. Yet the actual movie is a deconstructed action picture in which not much happens (until it does). Direct...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on December 29, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
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    Slideshow: Stripping Through the Ages (NSFW)

    Dallas' Ruby Revue burlesque group returned to the the House of Blues Tuesday night. The curvy ladies jiggled and swung their pasties in spirals to the theme of vintage burlesque. (No blood or alien-bursting nipples this go-round--their last visit's ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 29, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
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    The Week In Art Photos

    Before we look back at the best art photos of 2010, we decided to take one last cold dip in the Houston Press Flickr Pool this year before we choose our faves on Friday. Michael Shum schemacoma Taylor Brown ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 29, 2010 @ 1:24 pm
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    Texas Blues Guitarist and Indie-Film Actor Killed

    Mean Gene Kelton as "Jack Hayes" in The Passage Last night, Houston blues fixture "Mean" Gene Kelton was killed when his SUV collided head-on with a Crosby school bus. While he was known mostly in blues and biker circles, Kelton had recently bran...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 29, 2010 @ 11:44 am
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    Our 2011 Design Crush: The Fiat 500

    They're already old news in Europe, having hit the market a year or so ago, but we're predicting U.S. style-setters are about to develop an automotive crush unequaled since the Mini. With its red-hot Italian styling, the new Fiat 500 is an enticing o...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 29, 2010 @ 10:14 am
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    Top Five: Houston Arts Bummers of 2010

    Dark days for downtown. While 2010 delivered some major art events that raised eyebrows beyond Texas, calling attention to Houston's rising status as an arts destination, we were also dealt some blows. They were mostly psychological wounds, and it...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 29, 2010 @ 8:44 am
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    Head Butt, Theater Style: God of Carnage vs. West Side Story

    The Sharks: (L to R) Hans Altwies, Amy Thone, Bhama Roget, and Denis Arndt in Seattle Rep's God of Carnage at the Alley Talk about opening night jitters. January 12 will be opening night for both God of Carnage at the Alley Theatre and (a few bloc...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on December 28, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
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    Fox's Million-Dollar Ripoff

    Host Kevin Pollack: "They would have lost anyway." Jerk. The website for Million Dollar Money Drop asks the question, "If you and a friend were handed a million dollars in cash and only had to answer a few simple questions to keep it, could you do...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 28, 2010 @ 2:56 pm
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    Rice Art Program Hopes to Raise University's Aesthetic Profile

    Leo Villareal's Radiant Pathway at Rice's Biosciences Research Collaborative Quick: when you think about visual art, which Houston university comes to mind? Hint: It's probably not the one known for its engineering students. The University of Hous...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 28, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
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    The Best (Or Worst) Anti-Drug PSAs

    That's why anti-drug public service announcements have always been hilarious to me, especially the celebrity-starring ones, ordered into production by a judge to punish Johnny Rock Star for overdosing on a hotel room floor, or killing the drummer fro...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 28, 2010 @ 12:26 pm
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    The Houston Register: New Copycat on the Block?

    Did the Houston Register ape Houston Modern Luxury's concept? New life has been detected in Houston's print magazine scene in the form of The Houston Register, a new venture from the publishers of Envy that aims to cover "the convivial crowd - the...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 28, 2010 @ 10:52 am
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