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    Capsule Art Reviews: "Dynasty and Divinity," "James Drake: A Thousand Tongues Burn and Sing," "Tony Smith: Drawings"

    "Dynasty and Divinity" When you walk into this exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it feels like you are walking into a crowd of people. It's filled with the faces of distinct but long dead individuals, depicted in striking works of stone...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 6, 2011
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    Capsule Stage Reviews: A Fertle Holiday, Panto Pinocchio

    A Fertle Holiday In the mood for a big wedge of Mildred's butter pie? A Fertle Holiday is Radio Music Theatre's penultimate show before its final farewell begins in January. If you've never tasted this talented trio of inspired lunatics, it's time. H...

    by D.L. Groover on January 6, 2011
  • War and Remembrance - Menil presents Vija Celmins's early work.

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    War and Remembrance - Menil presents Vija Celmins's early work.

    Vija Celmins's contemporary work is filled with black-and-white paintings and drawings of the natural world -- swatches of sea, fields of rocks, spiderwebs, night skies -- executed with an exacting technique that in other hands would be coldly clinic...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on January 6, 2011
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    A Desert of Trash

    Dear Mexican, I was today alerted to the problem of trash dumped on the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and am trying to track down more articles about the issue. That is how I found you. There are lots and lots of piles of trash -- looks like clothes -...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 6, 2011
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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 December 10, 2010 @ 9:08 am
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    Community: Abed In Wonderland

    "This isn't going to be fun, easy, or safe." -- Abed There's an extent to which Community is the new Arrested Development, trafficking in hypertextuality and inside jokes that only grow more rewarding with repeat viewings. But episodes like last nig...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 10, 2010 @ 8:07 am
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    Send Us Your Funny Holiday Photos

    This creep-tastic Santa wins the David Lynch "Shivers" Award. Know any bad Santas? Got invited to one of those "sexy" holiday shindigs? Like to dress your pet in outrageous and embarassing holiday costumes? Dogs wearing antlers? Something juicy go...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 9, 2010 @ 3:57 pm
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    "Neopopstreetfunk" Takes On the Art of Surf and Skate

    According to founders Kevin Sechelski and Nicky Davis, "Neopopstreetfunk" was an idea born from a late night in a garage with large quantities of Lone Star beer: "We are artists, striving to throw the biggest and best art shows Houston has ever seen....

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 9, 2010 @ 12:43 pm
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    The Year in Static Memes

    As with video memes this year, the static exploitable memes moved just as fast in and out of our subconscious. Luckily we, the Internet-proud and vigilant, kept on top of them for you. With a little help from Keanu Reeves, Michael Cera, Leonardo DiCa...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 9, 2010 @ 11:21 am
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    Top Five: Ways to Celebrate the Rothko Chapel's 40th Birthday

    Meditation time is over. Let the party begin. Come 2011 the Rothko Chapel will be turning 40 and the chapel's foundation has been hard at work planning a year's worth of stuffy events to celebrate: high-brow concerts, solemn spiritual ceremonies, ...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on December 9, 2010 @ 9:53 am
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    What Movies Have You Fallen Asleep To?

    Home viewing is one thing. There's a certain satisfaction one derives from bravely refusing to remain conscious through an entire screening of The Break Up, for example. Some would regard it as a feat of endurance to stay awake for the entire film, I...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 9, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Don't Worry, We Have the Internet

    Texas Medical Center neuroscientist and fiction writer David Eagleman tweeted today: "My new book has just been published today: WHY THE NET MATTERS. I've written it as an iPad app (the future of books?)" (In the above video, Eagleman demonstrates...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 8, 2010 @ 4:08 pm
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    Gallery Scene: Opening This Week

    Logan Sebastian Beck's exhibit is a "grower." This week, we recommend a "growing" exhibit at the tiny Rice U. Matchbox Gallery, animal-skin-inspired jewelry at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and gnarly graphics at M2 Gallery, among others. ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 8, 2010 @ 2:15 pm
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    Slideshow: Art Basel Miami Beach

    Last week, over 250 galleries from around the world exhibited work at Art Basel Miami Beach, the largest art exposition in North America. Houston artists Angelbert Metoyer and McKay Otto organized a Texas contingent to present a group show there--the...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 8, 2010 @ 11:33 am
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    Glee: "Their Christmas gift was rabies."

    Hell, some TV shows -- like a certain series about a certain high school show choir -- go one step further by managing to assimilate individuals of other, non-Jesus faiths into their Christmas specials. That's what I call "winning hearts and minds." ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 8, 2010 @ 10:35 am
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    Top Five: Films About Lesser-Known Bands

    Rock docs often follow the trajectory of groups that struggle, peak and fall apart (see possibly every Behind the Music episode), or they dwell on the aftermath of success and the road to recovery (the fascinating Metallica: Some Kind of Monster). Bu...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 8, 2010 @ 9:07 am
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    New Movie Theater Coming to Bayou Place?

    This afternoon, Chron.com's real estate blogger Nancy Sarnoff posted the above photo--a promising sign in the ex-box-office window of Bayou Place's Angelika Film Center. The theater's closing in August was a huge bummer to moviegoers that enjoyed th...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 7, 2010 @ 4:32 pm
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    The Holiday Season On Stage

    Christmas treats this season come in all shapes and sizes, some full of wonder when unwrapped and some sooty around the edges. To be fair, like Santa, the sampling is in alphabetical order. In past productions, Patdro Harris (director/choreographer)...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on December 7, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
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    Marcel Duchamp, Meet DJ Screw

    November marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Houston DJ and Producer Robert Earl Davis, Jr. aka DJ Screw (b. 1971, d. 2000). DJ Screw's music redefined Southern hip-hop in the 1990s and continues to influence the contemporary spectrum of...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 7, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
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    New on DVD: Inception, Restrepo, Shrek Forever After

    Inception Inception is a chilling trip into the psyche...of writer-director Christopher Nolan, an action director who shattered the Tomatometer with The Dark Knight. Nolan's follow-up offers more muted colors, gift-wrapped themes, and GQ leading men ...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on December 7, 2010 @ 11:08 am
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