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    Houston Film Critics Society Recognizes the Best (and Worst) of 2010

    Nominated for 6 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Why the film industry continues to label Houston as a marginal, unimportant market is beyond comprehension. We may be a long way from Hollywood, but we're still the four...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 15, 2010 @ 9:29 am
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    Top 10: Underrated Christmas Movies

    Right around now, we get sick of hearing about Elf (yes, we said it), It's A Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street, and sometimes even A Christmas Story. The all-day screenings of the latter on one of Ted Turner's channels doesn't exactly make us cl...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 15, 2010 @ 8:07 am
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    Your Meme of the Week: Bread People

    If I haven't eaten in a while, and I laugh too hard, I get this weird throbbing pain on both sides of the back of my head. It's like I'm wearing a really tight motorcycle helmet (or listening to Vampire Weekend). Thanks to Bread People on Tumblr, my ...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 15, 2010 @ 6:00 am
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    David Adickes is "Movin' On"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkimberly/ Sculptor David Adickes, known for his big-ass president heads and the big-ass Sam Houston statue in Huntsville, has sold his long-time studio Sculpturworx to "(TRY to) simplify my life and start a new ch...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 14, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
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    Give the Gift of Minimalism

    Pre-Christmas road trip, anyone? Can't make it out to starry Marfa for a conceptual, hip holiday? You can stay here and think about minimalist art. That'll be just as much fun, right? It will if Santa brings you the new book Chinati: The Vision o...

    @ Art Attack by Jenny Staff Johnson on December 14, 2010 @ 2:15 pm
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    CTRL Gallery Show is Elegant, Riveting and...Icky?

    Playing Cards in the Dark, Emilio Perez It's dueling painters at CTRL Gallery, with work by Emilio Perez in one half of the gallery and Myungjin Song in the other. Working in slightly muddied, gray and mauve hues, Perez offers up ironic gestural a...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 14, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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    Real-Life Da Vinci Code Hidden in Mona Lisa's Eyes?

    It sounds a little too much like a plot from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But Silvano Vinceti, president of Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage assured London's Daily Mail that he is confident the microscopic letters and numbers he d...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 14, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
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    Assassination in Jellystone

    Holler if you wanna see Boo Boo shoot a resigned (and valuable) Yogi Bear in the back of the head with a shotgun inside a forest ranger station. That's what I thought. This video started circulating yesterday afternoon on all the cool-kid websites ...

    @ Art Attack by Craig Hlavaty on December 14, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Be a Part of Unsilent Night (It's Very Flaming Lips)

    From last year's Unsilent Night event in New York City Matt Brownlie is organizing a Houston performance of composer Phil Kline's Unsilent Night and he needs YOU to participate. No musical training is necessary to be a part of this outdoor roving ...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 14, 2010 @ 10:00 am
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    New on DVD: Exit Through the Gift Shop, The A-Team, Cyrus, The Town, Micmacs, The Other Guys

    Exit Through the Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas. Though it's credited as a...

    @ Art Attack by Art Attack on December 14, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    10 Sequels We Won't Want To See

    Your reaction to this news will depend on how much you've been anticipating a return of the "Blue Steel": Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander ...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 14, 2010 @ 7:44 am
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    Brent Green's Gravity Is Wonderfully Wonky

    placeholder Kentucky hardware store clerk Leonard Wood was a man obsessed. When his wife Mary was diagnosed with cancer, he began building, trying to turn their house into a kind of machine to heal her. She died anyway. But Wood kept on building f...

    @ Art Attack by Kelly Klaasmeyer on December 13, 2010 @ 4:19 pm
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    Slideshow: Neopopstreetfunk's "Boarded Up" Surf/Skate Art Show

    A wave of gallery goers crashed the Heights' M2 Gallery last weekend for "Boarded Up: The Art of Surf and Skate." Presented by Neopopstreetfunk, the show featured over 250 skateboard decks and surfboards painted by over 100 local and national artists...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 13, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
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    Slideshow: East End Xmas at the Orange Show

    The Orange Show was the perfect environment for a folk-art East End Christmas Party Saturday night. Airbrushed low-riders and art cars lined Munger St., and glue-gun-armed partygoers created custom ornaments while the Sideshow Tramps provided a blueg...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 13, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
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    Great Gifts from the CAMH

    When our initial write-up on holiday gifts from the museum gift shop ran earlier this month, we received a comment pointing out a glaring omission: "Why on earth is there no mention of the [Contemporary Art Museum, Houston] gift shop in this artic...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 13, 2010 @ 11:13 am
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    Tricky's Mixed Race: A Mix-Tape "Murder Weapon"

    Tricky's presence is felt on each track even when his own voice is completely mute. In a political climate that curses creativity and perpetuates fear of anyone who isn't white and male, Tricky's Mixed Race is a much needed dose of sanity even if...

    @ Art Attack by Chris Becker on December 13, 2010 @ 9:15 am
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    The Week In TV: Terriers Put to Sleep, the Walking Dush, The Closer Closes

    Despite the warm weather, I spent part of the weekend watching The Muppet Christmas Carol and doing my best not to cry when Scrooge watches his younger self get dumped. (I lost.) This was the week in TV Land: ? Well, the inevitable has come to pass:...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on December 13, 2010 @ 7:58 am
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    (Update) MFAH Director Peter Marzio Dead

    Update 3:43pm: MFAH acting director Gwen Goffe offered her thoughts. Her comments after the jump. Update 1:17pm: Bill Arning, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, shared with us his thoughts on Marzio's passing. His comments after th...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on December 10, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
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    Weekly Time Waster: Love & Loneliness

    The emotional responses typically associated with video games are fairly limited: excitement, fear, frustration...aggression? A player is rarely driven to jump over fireballs because of a true empathetic love for "the princess" (or maybe we're just t...

    @ Art Attack by David Feil on December 10, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
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    Ride the Wave to the Best Christmas Lights in Town

    Ooooohhh... In Houston we know better than to dream of a white Christmas, but winter wonderlands are still within reach thanks to the Christmas Lights Tours on The Washington Wave. For the next three Tuesdays in December Houston's jitney bus s...

    @ Art Attack by Lauren Marmaduke on December 10, 2010 @ 2:16 pm
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