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    Shut Up, Already

    V for Vendetta (Warner Bros.) Illustrator David Lloyd calls this adaptation of the comic he made with writer Alan Moore "very good" -- so why did Moore beg to have his name removed? The intentions are noble, sure; name another big-studio blockbus...

    by Robert Wilonsky on August 3, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of August 1.

    Beavis & Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection, Volume 3 (Paramount) Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf (Panik House) Broken Saints: The Animated Comic Epic (Fox) Dallas: The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Bros.) Elvis: '68 Comeback (BMG Heritage...

    on August 3, 2006
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    Trailer Camp - Stages celebrates white-trash ladies and the men they love

    With the Houston heat index rising well above a hundred degrees, now is no time for serious, head-scratching theater. That sort of artistic experience takes too much darned work in this kind of weather. Thankfully, the folks at Stages Repertory Theat...

    by Lee Williams on July 27, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Black Comedy The Alley Theatre's Summer Chills season is supposed to provide Houstonians breezy, easy shows that will distract us from the dreadful Gulf Coast heat. Happily, that's exactly what Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy does. An English farce writ...

    by Lee Williams on July 27, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our critic's views on local exhibitions

    "Fellowship Series XI: Expositions" CACHH's fellowship series exhibitions continue to offer up interesting, bite-size selections of work from its grant recipients. This time the featured artists are Beth Secor, Angela Fraleigh and Darryl Lauster. Sec...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on July 27, 2006
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    Why Don't More Mexicans Care About Mexican Politics? - The Mexican replies

    Dear Mexican, The Mexican presidential elections have been a freaking mess. I voted for the conservative candidate, Felipe Caldern, who almost everyone agrees won the election. But the leftist Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador is making a mess out of th...

    by Gustavo Arellano on July 27, 2006
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    Over Your Head - Over G Fighters: Only slightly easier than real flying

    Flight sims -- games that emulate the experience of being in a cockpit -- are plenty popular on PCs, but have never taken off on home consoles. This is partly due to their inherent complexity. When it comes to recreating an entire cockpit's worth o...

    by Gary Hodges on July 27, 2006
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    Eating for Two

    Feed (TLA) Remember the old jokes about "What's grosser than gross"? The makers of Feed do, as they prove in the first 10 minutes -- one-upping their opening scene featuring a voluntary victim of cannibalism by bringing in a guy who gets nekkid an...

    by Robert Wilonsky on July 27, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of July 25

    2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (Magnolia) Animaniacs: Volume 1 (Warner Bros.) Ask the Dust (Paramount) Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (ThinkFilm) The Benchwarmers (Sony) Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (Shout! Factory) B...

    on July 27, 2006
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    Private Perfection - The lost art of fun is rediscovered at Main Street Theater

    No other play so perfectly embodies the spirit of Art Deco than Private Lives, Nool Coward's brittle, comedic battle of the sexes, which is now playing in a well-nigh perfect production at Main Street Theater. Simple but elegant, the plot's construct...

    by D.L. Groover on July 20, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Incorruptible The Company OnStage, out at old Westbury Square, is true old-fashioned community theater. There's a casual ease to the place, and all the volunteers seem to have a fine time serving coffee and directing folks to their seats or to the ba...

    by Lee Williams on July 20, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our critics' opinions on local exhibitions

    "Bringing Shadows to Light: Contemporary Argentine Photography" Addressing subjects as diverse as war, the tango and the country's current economic crisis, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a good small survey of contemporary Argentine photog...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on July 20, 2006
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    Why Do Mexicans Like Chevys? - The Mexican Replies

    Dear Mexican, Why do Mexicans traditionally like Chevys? Did Chevy once target the Mexican consumer base for some reason and it worked? Pocho in a Pontiac Dear Pocho, An urban legend suggests that Mexicans don't like Chevys (pronounced wi...

    by Gustavo Arellano on July 20, 2006
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    Way Out of Sync

    Edison Force (Sony) Gritty cop stuff must write itself -- just make sure everyone's tough, corrupt, and talking like they stole Mickey Spillane's thesaurus. Then cast Justin Timberlake. Screech! Employing the talented (at music) popster as a crusa...

    by Robert Wilonsky on July 20, 2006
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    Cyber Shula - NFL Head Coach wants to make a legend out of you.

    The history of football videogames is one of adding layer upon layer of complexity. Tecmo Bowl, the first great football game, had just four plays to choose from. Fast-forward to the latest Madden, and it's more like 400. The logical result of this...

    by Luke O'Brien on July 20, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of July 18

    The Best of She-Ra Princess of Power (Brentwood) Carnivale: The Complete Second Season (HBO) The Cavern (Sony) Clean (Palm) Don't Move (Wellspring) An Early Frost (Wolfe) Flash Gordon: The Complete Series (Brentwood) The Incredib...

    on July 20, 2006
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    Why do Mexicans swim with their clothes on? - The Mexican replies

    Dear Mexican, Why do Mexicans swim with their clothes on? I mean, denim?! Vicente Fox's Mustache I know this might be a seasonal question, but why do Mexicans like swimming in their clothes? Is it a Catholic thing? I remember as a child grow...

    by Gustavo Arellano on July 13, 2006
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    Long Life - The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

    In Bert Long's painting Ride the Tiger (2002), the artist depicts himself astride a tiger, naked save for a massive pair of eyeglasses. His long hair and beard flow behind him like a mane as the fiery tiger leaps through a vividly streaked sky. Inste...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on July 13, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "Bringing Shadows to Light: Contemporary Argentine Photography" Addressing subjects as diverse as war, the tango and the country's current economic crisis, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a good small survey of contemporary Argentine photog...

    on July 13, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    The Lion King The Elton John/Tim Rice international mega-hit returns to Houston, with all its glaring faults and scenic wonders intact. For its transfer to the stage in 1997, the Disney cartoon was given a novel update by avant-garde theater director...

    on July 13, 2006
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Capsule Art Reviews: July 24, 2014

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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 24, 2014

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No&euml;l Coward&rsquo;s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels Sex Farce Seems Fresh Even Today

Nineteen twenty-five was definitely the year to be Noël Coward. He had four shows running concurrently on London's West End and was starring in his sensational The Vortex from the… More >>

Capsule Art Reviews: July 17, 2014

"The American Landscape" at Meredith Long & Company features the work of Larry Horowitz, but the paintings by William Anzalone capture the imagination as well, and a number of artists… More >>

Capsule Stage Reviews: July 17, 2014

Brooklyn the Musical This musical has five lead characters, almost no choreography and a minimalist set. An orphaned 14-year-old girl from France named Brooklyn comes to Brooklyn to find the… More >>

Immigration and Language and Immigration

Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that… More >>

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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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Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but it's interesting to see how some groups do or do no… More >>

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