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  • Don't Miss "Hate Expo" at Domy Books

    published Feb 10, 2012

    Dusty Peterman and William Keihn, the two artists that make up Mushroom Necklace, have no issues with telling their audience to take a long walk off a short pier, but with more colorful four-letter wo... More >>

  • G Gallery's "Escapism:" You Will Want to Follow the White Light

    published Feb 10, 2012

    Disclaimer: Forgive us for this lowbrow reference used to describe an exceptionally superb collection of artwork. During a recent visit to G Gallery in the Heights, we were reminded earlier today of... More >>

  • 10 Rom-Coms Even Guys Will Watch
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    10 Rom-Coms Even Guys Will Watch

    published Feb 09, 2012

    Can you smell it? Either love is in the air or the Chick-fil-A has started using chicken-scented billboards. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming to give all men night sweats over what to do on the most rom... More >>

  • Jack Donaghy Backs Romney: Our Favorite TV Characters Vote
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    Jack Donaghy Backs Romney: Our Favorite TV Characters Vote

    published Feb 09, 2012

    The Republicans are whittling down now to the bare bones. Not to discredit anyone, but the race is basically Rom vs. Newt for the win. While we don't really miss the circus show that was the Republic... More >>

  • NBC's Smash Just Might Be a Hit

    published Feb 07, 2012

    Smash, the newest hopeful for an NBC success, premiered last night, and the Peacock network may have a potential hit on their hands. The show attempts to capitalize on America's latest (returned) obs... More >>

  • Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    published Feb 06, 2012

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an ... More >>

  • Top 5 Celebrity TMIs
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    Top 5 Celebrity TMIs

    published Feb 06, 2012

    In the usual fashion of our over-exposed culture, another celebrity has come down with the deadly "foot-in-mouth disease" and is spreading it all over town. This most recent affliction has made its... More >>

  • Did Anyone Else in the World Not Like <em>Bridesmaids</em>?
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    Did Anyone Else in the World Not Like Bridesmaids?

    published Feb 02, 2012

    The ladies of the Bridesmaids movie just keep racking up the accolades. Last week during the SAG awards, they stole the evening with a Martin Scorsese-based drinking game (every time the iconic direc... More >>

  • Disaster Ball

    published January 26, 2012

    When the Mayans predicted the end of the world, they probably didn’t foresee the apocalypse being used as the theme for an annual arts gala.... More >>

  • Dry Mouth? Two Texans Have the Cure

    published Jan 31, 2012

    Have you ever been "that guy" sitting in a quiet theater, watching a performance and out of nowhere you get a tickle in your throat? You try to swallow it away, but it grows and grows and all of a su... More >>

  • 12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All
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    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    published Jan 27, 2012

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment... More >>

  • Supermodels Make Hot Supermodels: Top 10 Supermodel Children
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    Supermodels Make Hot Supermodels: Top 10 Supermodel Children

    published Jan 24, 2012

    Last week pictures of Cindy Crawford's daughter surfaced across the intertubes. The little stunner is already following in her mother's footsteps and modeling, at the ripe age of ten! That may seem a... More >>

  • The Fresh Ink Series Gets a Fresh Space

    published Jan 23, 2012

    What are you doing tonight? Nothing? Great. Grab your theater hat and head over to the Spring Street Studios for Mildred's Umbrella's staged theater reading series "Fresh Ink" -- in their brand-new t... More >>

  • Frame Dance Production at The Photobooth

    published Jan 23, 2012

    Friday night, Art Attack swung by The Photobooth on Montrose for the first of a four-part series of installation dance pieces entitled "Framed!" by Frame Dance Productions. A small crowd formed outsi... More >>

  • Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Goodfellas, Titanic 3D
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    Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Goodfellas, Titanic 3D

    published Jan 19, 2012

    Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas... More >>

  • Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!
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    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

    published Jan 17, 2012

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Today, January 17, the real Lady B hits the 90th marker and America couldn't love her more. Betty White really is an anomaly. In the nine decades she has been alive, ... More >>

  • Rach Fest! 1 - Rach 3

    published January 5, 2012

    Houston Symphony Artist-in-Residence, pianist Kirill Gerstein, will be pitted against the notorious Rachmaninoff piano concertos during... More >>

  • Top 7 Worst Musicians in Movies About Musicians: Don't Quit Your Day Job (Or Do!).
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    Top 7 Worst Musicians in Movies About Musicians: Don't Quit Your Day Job (Or Do!).

    published Jan 12, 2012

    Tonight, the Alamo Drafthouse in Mason Park is bringing to the screen one of the most abysmal movies of all time, Spice World. For those of you smart enough to have forgotten about this calamity of a... More >>

  • Dead Celebrity Pen Pals, a Top 5 Wish List

    published Jan 11, 2012

    Last week, worlds collided when the famous New York auction house Christie's sold a letter dating back to 1957 for $33,600. Why did it sell for such a hefty sum of money, you ask? Because it was a le... More >>

  • The Art of Cutting Up Comics: "and everything in between" a Beautiful Deconstruction

    published Jan 10, 2012

    Every artist has an inspiration, and for Curtis Gannon, it's comic books. But unlike many artists with their muses, Gannon doesn't fawn and fret over his brainchild; instead he takes a pair of scisso... More >>

  • Top 5 Ways to Clean Out Your Colon: Detoxing Debunked
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    Top 5 Ways to Clean Out Your Colon: Detoxing Debunked

    published Jan 10, 2012

    By now you have either disregarded your New Year's resolutions with a long list of very convincing reasons (I actually enjoy being unemployed) or you haven't even started them yet. If cutting back on... More >>

  • Dick Wray Retrospect Explodes Onto the William Reaves Gallery
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    Dick Wray Retrospect Explodes Onto the William Reaves Gallery

    published Jan 09, 2012

    A year ago this month, prolific Houston painter Dick Wray passed away of complications due to liver illness. To honor the man who was known as one of the founders of the Houston art scene, the William... More >>

  • Jay and Silent Bob Get Old at the Alamo Drafthouse

    published Jan 06, 2012

    For the past two and a half years, Jay and Silent Bob AKA Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have been producing a podcast featuring disturbing, vulgar and obscene tales of yore. "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old... More >>

  • 10 More Sh*t People Say Videos and Then We're Done
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    10 More Sh*t People Say Videos and Then We're Done

    published Jan 04, 2012

    We will happily admit that when we were told by 30 of our Facebook friends that we just "had to watch" the Sh*t Girls Say Youtube sensation, we were completely amused. We cannot count the number of ti... More >>

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