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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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    Reviews For The Easily Distracted: The Fighter

    Is This The Movie Christian Bale Lost All That Weight For? Well, this or The Machinist. How Come When Bale Loses A Bunch Of Weight For A Movie, He's Taking His Craft Seriously, But When Mila Kunis Or Natalie Portman Do It, They're Setting A Dangero...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on December 10, 2010 @ 11:36 am
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    Mark Ballas Burns For You (In Song) UPDATED

    Updated: Mark Ballas is singing for sure and more than once, see update below. Chances are good that multi-talented heartthrob Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars fame won't just be dancing in Burn the Floor -- he'll be making his singing debut in...

    @ Art Attack by Margaret Downing on December 10, 2010 @ 10:50 am
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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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    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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    "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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