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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: I Spit On Your Grave

    Director: Steven R. Monroe, previously known for SyFy Channel "classics" such as Wyvern and Ice Twisters. Cast: Mostly people you've never heard of, plus Tracey Walter ("Miller" from Repo Man) as the movie's only male non-rapist. Rating Using Rand...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on October 8, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Top 10: Dudes In Drag

    This week, pictures of James Franco dressed in drag for a Terry Richardson photo shoot surfaced. The Pineapple Express actor, and star of the upcoming Allen Ginsburg biopic Howl, sported blue eyeshadow and immaculately painted lips for his session wi...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on October 7, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
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    Peter Pan Soars at the Alley

    Jay Sullivan as Peter Pan in the Alley Theatre's production of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, running now through October 31. If perhaps I'm slightly out of sorts, it might be because I can't quite manage to stay in my desk chair. I ...

    @ Art Attack by D.L. Groover on October 7, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
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    Slideshow: Cai Guo-Qiang's Spectacular Odyssey Ignition

    After the smoke cleared: Assessing the results. Last night, artist Cai Guo-Qiang lit the fuse on his 162-foot gunpowder drawing Odyssey at a packed-to-fire-code-capacity warehouse near Reliant Stadium. Ignition time was originally scheduled for 7 ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on October 7, 2010 @ 1:19 pm
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    Getaway: Chinati Weekend in Marfa

    There's still time to plan a west-Texas getaway this weekend for an annual art event that's seen some changes over the past few years. In October 2007, the Chinati Foundation's annual Open House Weekend event had reached critical mass. The tiny tow...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on October 7, 2010 @ 10:24 am
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    Jessica Simpson Feels The Pain Of Bullying Victims

    There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets Better Project, which tri...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on October 7, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Your Meme Of The Week: Smiling Cigar Man

    This fall you have seen Sad Keanu, Prancing Michael Cera, and Strutting Leo meme-ing it up all over your Facebook wall, your Tumblr site, and on most every website you can imagine. You have learned how to dougie, how to strut that ass, and listened t...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on October 6, 2010 @ 6:08 pm
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    A God Among Atheists: Richard Dawkins at Wortham Center

    Dawkins, left, aims to prove evolution in his new book. Last night at the Wortham Center, Progressive Forum Houston presented Richard Dawkins, the British rock-star atheist author. Dawkins is on a book tour promoting his latest work The Greatest S...

    @ Art Attack by Joe Wozny on October 6, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
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    Top 10: Sexy Celebrity Mugshots

    What is it about jailbirds that's sort of hot? The handcuffs, the criminal record, the orange jumpsuit that contrasts with their teary eyes? The possibility of conjugal visits? Being able to vote while your felonious partner has to stand outside with...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on October 6, 2010 @ 2:48 pm
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    Christine O'Donnell Is Not a Witch. She's a Unicorn.

    Your Campaign Might Be in the Toilet If ... The first words out of your mouth in a campaign ad are to deny allegations that you're a supernatural being. Thank you, Christine O'Donnell. It was a long, hot summer, lost in the midst of a political dr...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on October 6, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
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    Top Five: Underrated Vintage Arcade Games

    When you beat the boss in GORF, the screen essentially vomited. 5. GORF (1981) GORF stood for Galactic Orbiting Robot Force. It was also the word "frog" spelled backwards, but never mind. It was one of the first arcade games to include a primitive...

    @ Art Attack by John Seaborn Gray on October 6, 2010 @ 12:25 pm
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    Vid Picks of the Week: The Empire of Chingo Bling

    Pedro Herrera III, aka Chingo Bling, is a rapper/entrepreneur who is no stranger to the Press. In 2007, he released his national debut, They Can't Deport Us All and became the voice of a people. For the purposes of this column, he is the "Hefner" of...

    @ Art Attack by Vernon Caldera on October 6, 2010 @ 10:02 am
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    Glee: Personal Cheesus

    Christianity may not be the only one of the world's major religions with an inordinate number of followers who see images of their spiritual leaders in inanimate objects, but ... okay, that's not true. It overwhelmingly is (that miracle baby in the W...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on October 6, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    The Explosive Process of Cai Guo-Qiang

    Cai Guo-Qiang Wednesday night, internationally-known Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang will ignite the 162 foot-long gunpowder drawing that he and a team of volunteers have been preparing for several days. The resulting artwork, composed of 42 10-foot ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on October 5, 2010 @ 8:19 pm
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    Art Theft Crimewave Hits Houston Area

    ABC 13's Erik Barajas reported this afternoon that a Friendswood gallery, which showcases the work of local artists, was hit by a thief (or theives) who stole a whopping $1,900 worth of paintings. The crime, which Barajas descibed as an "art heist,"...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on October 5, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
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    New on DVD: The Human Centipede, Splice, The Oxford Murders, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

    The Human Centipede In Tom Six's torture-porn game-changer The Human Centipede, an evil German doctor kidnaps a Japanese man and two vapid American girl tourists, imprisons them in his basement lab, and shows them a presentation of simplistic hand-dr...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on October 5, 2010 @ 3:00 pm
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    George Lucas Announces Star Wars 3-D; More Beating the Dead "Force"

    First, the good news: Lucasfilm is re-releasing the entire Star Wars saga in theaters ... drumroll ... in 3-D. The planned delivery date is around February 2012. The powerful wizards at the Lucas castle (Industrial Light and Magic) are confident they...

    @ Art Attack by Joe Wozny on October 5, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
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    New Book Stay Up Documents Houston Street Art

    Photo by Shannon Reiswig Houston street art is receiving more and more attention. It's the subject of a recent documentary film, our Flickr Pool is flooded with images weekly, and it's now the subject of a new book by a local photographer. On Oct...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on October 5, 2010 @ 11:13 am
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    "Hannibal's On The Jazz:" A Stephen J. Cannell Retrospective

    Being a formally* educated TV journalist, I was of course aware of Cannell's output, but it wasn't until his death last week that I was able to see the breadth of his influence. His creative resume, splayed across each of the man's obituaries, was li...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on October 5, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Weekly Time-Waster: Greek Games

    Greek mythology has been a seemingly bottomless well for artists of all mediums to draw inspiration, from painters and sculptors to film directors and novelists. Over the past decade or so, as video games have been slowly gaining ground as an art med...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on October 4, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
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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 >>

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