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    Our top DVD picks for the week of February 28

    Annie Duke's Conquering Online Poker (Big Vision) The Avengers: The Complete Emma Peel Megaset (A&E) Battle's Poison Cloud (Cinema Libre) Bleak House (BBC Warner) Camara Oscura (Warner Bros.) Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season (Paramo...

    on March 2, 2006
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    Stage Capsules

    Androcles and the Lion It should come as no surprise that great Irish literary lion George Bernard Shaw would write a play with a lion as one of the main characters. In his 1912 "comic fable" based upon the ancient Roman tale, Shaw embroiders the pag...

    on February 23, 2006
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    All the President's Men

    (Warner Bros.) It's no mystery why Warner Bros. chose to rerelease All the President's Men now; at last we know how much -- which is to say how little -- Mark "Deep Throat" Felt really looked like Hal Holbrook. A new doc on former FBI second-in-co...

    by Robert Wilonsky on February 23, 2006
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    Back to the Future - Andrea Bowers presents life before Roe v. Wade

    With Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court, the future of the right to a safe and legal abortion seems more uncertain now than at any time since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. If you want to get an idea of what things could be like in the near future, ch...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on February 23, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of February 21

    Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (MCA) The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends (Shout Factory) Domino (New Line) Dorian Blues (TLA) First Descent (Universal) Left of the Dial (HBO) The Memory of a Killer (Sony) Midnight Co...

    on February 23, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - ARTBEAT

    "The Birth of a Nation -- Yo! Bum Rush the Show" Dawolu Jabari Anderson's new works at the Art League Houston use D.W. Griffith's infamously racist 1915 film The Birth of a Nation as a source of inspiration. Anderson creates large paintings on paper ...

    on February 23, 2006
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    Law and Disorder - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is guilty of being bizarre fun.

    Sony's approach with its handheld, the PlayStation Portable, is to carbon-copy its most popular titles for on-the-go gaming. "Enjoy Grand Theft Auto on PlayStation 2?" Sony seems to ask. "Well, here's a version for the PSP. Oh, you're a SOCOM fan? Su...

    by Gary Hodges on February 23, 2006
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    Baby Steps - Two actors bring a sorrowful script to painful, moving life

    In today's age of medical miracles, it can be easy to forget that doctors can't save everyone from the miseries of illness. We take our loved ones to hospitals expecting everything to turn out fine in the end. When things don't work out, we're often ...

    by Lee Williams on February 16, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Cavalia Even if your equine appreciation ossified with Mr. Ed reruns when you were a kid, this artsy-fartsy horse show will astonish you in ways you'd never expect. Conceived by artistic director Normand Latourelle, a founder of the ubiquitous Canadi...

    by Lee Williams on February 16, 2006
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    Go Ahead, Ask Him - Mel Chin brings his art -- and his convictions -- to The Station

    The Houston art scene has been in the midst of some '80s nostalgia, with three recent exhibitions of work by artists who came to prominence in that decade -- Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and, now, Houston native Mel Chin. Though Chin never p...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on February 16, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "The Birth of a Nation -- Yo! Bum Rush the Show" Dawolu Jabari Anderson's new works at the Art League Houston use D.W. Griffith's infamously racist 1915 film The Birth of a Nation as a source of inspiration. Anderson creates large paintings on paper ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on February 16, 2006
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    Torino It Off - This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal

    Ah, the Winter Olympics. The nip of drama in the Alpine air. The purity of amateur competition. Swedish women in full-body spandex. These are all things we enjoy about the winter games. Now for some things we don't: losing to Canada in hockey, male...

    by Luke O'Brien on February 16, 2006
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    Grind It Out with Pam

    Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson: Uncensored! (Paramount) This sucker's vulgar -- duh -- but not shocking in the least bit; Sarah Silverman swears, and Courtney Love drinks and smokes...who knew? That said, this roast ranks among the meane...

    by Robert Wilonsky on February 16, 2006
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of February 14

    Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. Three: Perfectly Princess (Buena Vista) Emmanuel's Gift (First Look) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete First Three Seasons (Warner Bros.) The Frisco Kid (Warner Bros.) Gimme a Break!: Seaso...

    on February 16, 2006
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    Soft as a Razor Blade - The Pillowman will cut you to the bone

    Once upon a time, before TV and videos stoppered up our collective imagination, we sat around our fires telling stories. They were often dark and lurid: Ravenous wolves stalked lost girls into the dark woods, and hideous witches gleefully roasted run...

    by Lee Williams on February 9, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Barrymore Theater LaB should serve up baked apples and brown sugar to complement the mouthwatering ham so gloriously played by Charles Krohn in William Luce's two-man show (the prickly prompter Frank, drolly acted by Josh Wright, remains off stage th...

    by D.L. Groover on February 9, 2006
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    Doin' the Hustle - Julian Schnabel and his purple pajamas create the illusion of art at McClain Gallery

    Costumed as an eccentric artist, Julian Schnabel wore purple pajamas to the jam-packed opening of his exhibition "Amor Misericordioso" at McClain Gallery. In his sleepwear, he reportedly greeted the likes of Lynn Wyatt and Carolyn Farb. Houstonians s...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on February 9, 2006
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

    "Round 23" For the latest round of installations at Project Row Houses, Michael Golden has hung hundreds (maybe thousands) of keys inside one row house, covering an entire wall with these multicolored bits of metal. More keys dangle from other walls,...

    by John Tompkins on February 9, 2006
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    Clay's the Thing

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks) Not since Finding Nemo has there been a movie so easy to recommend for all ages and tastes. But despite having crafted a near-perfect film, directors Nick Park and Steve Box second-gues...

    by Robert Wilonsky on February 9, 2006
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    X-Man Reunited - There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.

    Maybe it's because we're hung up on our past more than ever -- riding a wave of giddy, nonstop nostalgia and absorbing anything that will help recapture the bliss of the good ol' days -- but Capcom's Mega Man X Collection feels more fun than ever. ...

    by Chris Ward on February 9, 2006
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