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  • Thanks, Morgan Spurlock: Our 10 Favorite Documentaries

    published Jul 28, 2011

    On Tuesday, August 2, Current TV will launch a new series, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die. Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian who challenged fast-food chain McDonald's in Super Size Me and mor... More >>

  • 100 Creatives: Margo Toombs

    published Jul 28, 2011

    What she does: Margo Toombs describes herself as in "internal humorist," meaning she makes people "laugh on the inside." Whether she is performing her various one-woman pieces, showcasing a video or w... More >>

  • Wednesday Gets Weird With The New Movement Improv

    published Jul 27, 2011

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  • Shake Your Hips: Hula Competition Returns to Houston

    published Jul 25, 2011

    Grab you grass skirts for the 2nd Annual Mana I Ka Hula Traditional Chant and Hula Competition. Hālau Hōʻola Ka Mana O Hawaiʻi of Houston, a traditional hula group that offers classes in town, als... More >>

  • Broadway Does the Movies: 10 Awful Movies Turned Musicals

    published Jul 22, 2011

    Just when you thought Spiderman: Turn off the Dark may have burned out every bulb in Broadway, Art Attack has learned of an upcoming musical based on a very unlikely source, A Clockwork Orange. Appa... More >>

  • The World Wide SketchCrawl Scrawls Its Way into Houston

    published Jul 20, 2011

    You've heard of a pub crawl: Friends and strangers gather at a designated bar, stay for a sip and move on to the next. By the time the day is over, you've seen a slew of bars in the city and you may ... More >>

  • Honoring the Atlantis: TV's Cheesiest Space Travel
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    Honoring the Atlantis: TV's Cheesiest Space Travel

    published Jul 19, 2011

    Two weeks ago, folks crossed their fingers for the sun to come out, gathered in droves at Cape Canaveral to wish the Atlantis's crew a heart-warming send-off, and now, it's time for the shuttle Atlant... More >>

  • 100 Creatives: Tracy Manford Carlson
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    100 Creatives: Tracy Manford Carlson

    published Jul 19, 2011

    What She Does: Like many artists trying to find their way, Tracy Manford Carlson has attacked various creative endeavors over the years. Photography was the only one that really stuck. She recalls w... More >>

  • Planet of the Apps: The Best and Worst Movie Apps
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    Planet of the Apps: The Best and Worst Movie Apps

    published Jul 15, 2011

    Art Attack is very excited about the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie hitting theaters next month. To gear up for it, we downloaded the brand new app, Apes Will Rise. It's a clever publi... More >>

  • Thundercats Ho! Cartoon Reboots We'd Like To See
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    Thundercats Ho! Cartoon Reboots We'd Like To See

    published Jul 14, 2011

    In case you aren't keeping up with your animation, beginning Friday, July 29, Cartoon Network will premiere its reboot of the classic '80s cartoon Thundercats. Next week, lucky Comic-Con attendees wi... More >>

  • Google+ Vs. Facebook: A Pepsi Challenge
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    Google+ Vs. Facebook: A Pepsi Challenge

    published Jul 13, 2011

    Google unveiled its new Google+ platform, a conglomeration of Gmail/G-Chat/Video, and some have already panned it as being a blatant rip-off of Facebook and some are praising it for its brilliance. Ev... More >>

  • A Boatload of Friends: "A Fleet for Abby" at Art League

    published Jul 06, 2011

    A year ago, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland took to the high seas on a solo mission to be the youngest person to sail around the world. Some people applauded and some lambasted her parents for allowing su... More >>

  • Houston in Love: Shakespeare's Best on Screen
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    Houston in Love: Shakespeare's Best on Screen

    published Jul 06, 2011

    For more than 35 years, the University of Houston has taken on the Bard in Houston's own version of Shakespeare in the Park. This year's Houston Shakespeare Festival will bring to life two of the pla... More >>

  • Top 5 Circus Controversies: Rethink Running Away with the Circus
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    Top 5 Circus Controversies: Rethink Running Away with the Circus

    published Jul 05, 2011

    Beginning Thursday, Reliant Stadium will transform into a three-ringed, big-topped extravaganza. Depending on whom you speak with, this may be a good or bad thing. There is a lot to enjoy from the cir... More >>

  • Ogle Some Hardbodies at Domy Books
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    Ogle Some Hardbodies at Domy Books

    published Jul 05, 2011

    Saturday night, Art Attack swung by Domy Books for the opening of their newest exhibition, Hardbodies, where we got an eyefull of a new age of comic art. Hardbodies features the work of four comic/ca... More >>

  • Aliens Invade Houston: Our Favorite Alien Movies

    published Jun 29, 2011

    This Thursday, Movies at Miller, Miller Outdoor Theatre's summer free movie fest will screen one of the greatest alien movies of all time, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. As many times as we've seen E.T... More >>

  • Winning Combination: Kung Fu and Noodles

    published Jun 29, 2011

    When you think about Jenni's Noodle House you probably think about their sumptuous Sexy Salad or their delicious Disco Dumplings, and right now maybe you are thinking that this blog post escaped from ... More >>

  • Rappers And R&B Stars Who Would Make Great Tween Authors

    published Jun 23, 2011

    So did you hear the one where 50 Cent writes a young-adult book about bullying called Playground? No, this one is not a joke. Apparently, 50 wants to explores his inner tween and examine the negative ... More >>

  • 5 YA Novels By Rappers and R&B Artists We'd Like to See

    published Jun 23, 2011

    So did you hear the one where 50 Cent writes a young adult book about bullying called Playground? No, this one is not a joke. Apparently, 50 wants to explores his inner tween and examine the negative... More >>

  • Tracy Manford Carlson's State of Mind Finds Forgotten Texas
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    Tracy Manford Carlson's "State of Mind" Finds Forgotten Texas

    published Jun 23, 2011

    Tracy Manford Carlson's dream is simple. "I want to be that photographer, that when you think of Texas, you think of me," she says. When looking at her current exhibition, "State of Mind," you ge... More >>

  • The Matchmaker

    published June 23, 2011

    “Everyone wants to find love,” says the lead character in Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher’s The Matchmaker (Pa’am Hayiti).... More >>

  • A.V. Club Pop Pilgrims: Show Houston Some Love

    published Jun 22, 2011

    The Onion AV Club, in their latest of online adventures, has taken to the road, in a product-placed Fiat 500, to hunt for pop culture across the U.S of A. If there is a city that has some notable hist... More >>

  • Old-School Games We Wish Were On the Wii U

    published Jun 17, 2011

    Last week, at the E3 Expo, Nintendo unveiled their latest version of video-gaming extravagance! The Wii U, which doesn't have an official drop date, is already killing Nintendo's stock and warranting ... More >>

  • Muppets Take the Alamo Draft House: We Rank The Muppet Movies
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    Muppets Take the Alamo Draft House: We Rank The Muppet Movies

    published Jun 16, 2011

    This Friday, play hooky from work, grab your BFF and take a road trip to Katy for Alamo Draft House's to see The Muppets Take Manhattan. Order a pitcher of Flying Dog Tire Bite (so what if it's 11 in ... More >>

  • Goodbye Today Show: Your A.M. TV Problems Solved

    published Jun 14, 2011

    Now that Meredith Vieira is officially off The Today Show, you might be looking for something new to tune into as you sip your 7 a.m. coffee. I have been a regular The Today Show watcher for years, mo... More >>

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