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    Who Mourns For Dobby? Not Me.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 looks likely to surpass the Star Wars series as the most lucrative film franchise of all time. It topped the box office again, earning over $600 million in worldwide grosses. Part 1 is on pace to surpass t...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on November 30, 2010 @ 8:00 am
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    Capsule Art Reviews: "Anthony Thompson Shumate: Cocky," "Dynasty and Divinity"

    "Anthony Thompson Shumate: Cocky" When you're an artist, people offer you all kinds of comments on and advice about your work, something they would never think of doing to, say, an accountant. Anthony Thompson Shumate decided to use those remarks as ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 30, 2010
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    Capsule Stage Reviews: A Fertle Holiday, Panto Pinocchio, Santaland Diaries

    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 December 30, 2010
  • It's the Final Countdown - 2011 is almost here -- how will you ring it in?

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    It's the Final Countdown - 2011 is almost here -- how will you ring it in?

    Don't feel like risking getting popped in the eye when you pop the cork? Feel awkward shouting the end-of-year countdown in your living room? This New Year's Eve, head to your local bar, where everybody shouts together and champagne comes in a glass!...

    by Abby Downing-Beaver on December 30, 2010
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    Special Year-End, Mexicans-Do-Assimilate Edition

    Dear Readers, Wish I could say I was back on the rancho, but you know how that drug war of ours (both Mexican and American) is going, so the Mexican decided to stay home for the holidays for the first time in decades. Besides, there's too much w...

    by Gustavo Arellano on December 30, 2010
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    Slideshow: AutoRama 2010

    Proud owners of spectacular custom cars definitely consider their rides to be works of art. They turned out in droves for AutoRama, a Houston Thanksgiving tradition and one of the longest-running indoor car shows in the country. The event featured sp...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 29, 2010 @ 4:47 pm
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    UK's Daily Telegraph Blogger Gushes Over Jones Hall

    Hey sexy ... Stephen Hough, composer, pianist and culture blogger for London's The Daily Telegraph, has been in Houston recently covering the Symphony, and he has praised the orchestra, calling it "well-known as one of the great American [ones]." ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 29, 2010 @ 1:52 pm
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    Top Five: Leslie Nielsen's Funniest Moments

    Late yesterday, the comedy world got the sad news that veteran comedian Leslie Nielsen had passed away in a Florida hospital due to complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The actor began his career as a serious dramatic actor, in movies like Forb...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on November 29, 2010 @ 11:42 am
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    Wife Swap With the Stars (And Other Shows We'd Rather Watch)

    Sean Young channels "bunnies frolicking across a beautiful meadow." If you believe host Vernon Kay, Skating with the Stars is the most dangerous competition on network television, "The performances will be just as explosive, the costumes even tini...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 29, 2010 @ 9:59 am
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    The Week In TV

    ? First up, some movie news that concerns a TV show with a powerful following. Warner Bros. is going ahead with its plan to make a new feature film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This would probably be a good idea, or at least a financially saf...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on November 29, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Boardwalk Empire: Winding the Bunny

    A screenwriter I used to know once talked about "winding the bunny": Basically, a storyteller's job is to wind up the mechanical bunny with enough force that it will walk the rest of the journey under its own power. The best stories always pack enoug...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on November 29, 2010 @ 7:36 am
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    Top Five: Black Friday on YouTube

    Today, Art Attack wouldn't want to be anywhere near a Target, Best Buy or WalMart. The breed of individual that would run in that mob is a mysterious one (to put it nicely). We prefer to experience Black Friday from a safe distance--vicariously, in f...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 26, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
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    Too Cool for School? Salman Rushdie Courts Harry Potter Fans with New Book

    Like Simon, Rushdie is trying to write for his son, and, like Simon, he comes across a little preoccupied with the idea that maybe he's not doing so hot. In its essence, Luka is the story of a young boy dealing with the mortality of his aged, storyte...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on November 26, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
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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 26, 2010 @ 8:51 am
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    ZZ Top-Inspired Ski Gear

    Kids and facial hair. Second only to household pets and wigs on the scale of oddly adorable. The ski mask (or balaclava) is in desperate need of an image overhaul. Thanks to Hollywood--and countless hours of surveillance footage--what was once jus...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on November 25, 2010 @ 12:02 pm
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    Where's Houston's Burlesque Troupe?

    While I was writing my review of Burlesque for Art Attack this week, I decided the least I could do for Houstonians who bothered to read about that movie's woeful lack of authenticity (among other things) would be to point them to where they could fi...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on November 25, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Top Five: Thanksgiving Dinner Interrogation Questions/Answers

    Thanksgiving dinners signify togetherness and appreciation. They may also signify the first time in 365 days that you've seen your parents and close relatives. The dreaded Q&A begins. And naturally, you are on the answering/averting end. The hackney...

    @ Art Attack by Anthony Nguyen on November 25, 2010 @ 10:36 am
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    Black Friday Starts Now

    The Lockward family is 3rd in line at the Greenspoint area Best Buy You're already late if you're planning on getting a jump start on Black Friday. Houstonians are already lining up in front of the most popular stores with their tents, coolers an...

    @ Art Attack by Olivia Flores Alvarez on November 24, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
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    (UPDATE) Councilman Al Hoang On Public Art Funding: Here We Go Again

    Update, Wednesday, November 24: Houston Arts Alliance communications director Ryland Holmes weighs in. Her statements after the jump. Update, Tuesday, November 23: Councilmember Ed Gonzales (Heights, Near North Side) talked with us. See his statem...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on November 24, 2010 @ 4:11 pm
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    Our Pick for Thanksgiving Cinema: Heiran

    On a week dominated by Harry Potter and Thanksgiving, in a city that's been sulking about its dwindling access to independent cinema, one of the freshest and most rewarding films we have seen this year is quietly making its run at the AMC 30 out west...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on November 24, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
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