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  • CBS Cancels First Show of the New Season. What's Next?
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    CBS Cancels First Show of the New Season. What's Next?

    published Oct 17, 2012

    The ax has come out once again, and the networks' Fall programming line up, with its pipe dreams and million dollar budgets, is starting to get wacked. It happens like clockwork this time of year. Mid... More >>

  • 666 Park Avenue : Oh Great, Now the Walls Are Bleeding

    published Oct 15, 2012

    Here's something you should know about ABC's eerie new horror/drama 666 Park Avenue -- if you ever happen to find yourself in a private conversation with the owner of the ritzy Drake building, Gavin D... More >>

  • Would You Pay to Promote Your Facebook Status?
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    Would You Pay to Promote Your Facebook Status?

    published Oct 15, 2012

    You may have noticed lately that after posting your über-important hourly Facebook status update, a little box pops up asking if you would like to promote said status. Promoting your Facebook status... More >>

  • The Hess Truck's Back!
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    The Hess Truck's Back!

    published Oct 12, 2012

    The Hess Truck's back and it's better than ever...Christmas is here, the Hess Truck's back! It is way too early to be thinking about the holiday season (sorry, Houston Ballet Nutcracker commercials),... More >>

  • Hooray! There's a New Website That Lets You Track Your Relationship Failings Online
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    Hooray! There's a New Website That Lets You Track Your Relationship Failings Online

    published Oct 11, 2012

    If you are familiar with the classic Cameron Crowe film Say Anything, you may recall the scene in which Lloyd Dobler "crowdsources" some breakup advice from a group of dudes who hang out outside a con... More >>

  • 15 Is the New 30: <em> Childrens Hospital </em> Is Changing Sitcoms
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    15 Is the New 30: Childrens Hospital Is Changing Sitcoms

    published Oct 10, 2012

    Adult Swim, the Cartoon network's late night block of risqué grown-up programming, which has been amusing stoned college students for over a decade now, recently hit a milestone. One of their short-f... More >>

  • <em>666 Park Avenue</em> Only Getting Crazier and More Awesome
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    666 Park Avenue Only Getting Crazier and More Awesome

    published Oct 08, 2012

    The sophomore episode of the creepy-crawly 666 Park Avenue aired last night and if our own Craig Hlavaty didn't nail this puppy on the head or what: this show may be the greatest thing to happen to pr... More >>

  • Embracing DIY Culture: Zine Fest 2012

    published Oct 08, 2012

    It's amazing what a person can do with a pen, a piece of a paper and a copier machine. For a zine creator, these pieces of equipment are necessary items. Despite technology basically eliminating the n... More >>

  • Gimmicky Television or Creative Brilliance?
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    Gimmicky Television or Creative Brilliance?

    published Oct 05, 2012

    The new season of the FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres October 11, and to promote the season opener they have been running gag ads all over the place. The catch is that the entire... More >>

  • Apparently, Church and State Are Still Not Separated: ACLU of Texas Reports
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    Apparently, Church and State Are Still Not Separated: ACLU of Texas Reports

    published Oct 02, 2012

    The ACLU of Texas filed a report today stating that many of our good state's public schools seemed to have forgotten that little document called the Constitution. The report states that the American C... More >>

  • Still Haven't Updated Your iPhone? You Are Not Alone.
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    Still Haven't Updated Your iPhone? You Are Not Alone.

    published Oct 02, 2012

    I was out with a few friends the other day making future plans to meet, when I opened the calendar on my iPhone to find that I was really, incredibly busy. "I was busy," as in I had something to do ev... More >>

  • 7 Movie Endings We Would Change For the Hell Of It
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    7 Movie Endings We Would Change For the Hell Of It

    published Oct 01, 2012

    A few weeks ago there was a completely pointless brouhaha on the Internet over whether the ending to James Cameron's epic film Titanic was plausible. Not that the Titanic sinking wasn't factual, but w... More >>

  • The New Movement Houston Is Now the Station Theater

    published Sep 28, 2012

    It's undeniable that Houston's comedy scene has been on the rise. You can catch a cheap comedy show just about any day of the week, and a lot of it is really good. Some of this is due in part to the i... More >>

  • Get Into the Fall Season With These 9 Movies
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    Get Into the Fall Season With These 9 Movies

    published Sep 28, 2012

    Whether it feels that way or not, it's been autumn now for several days. You would never know it, however, from the 90-degree temperatures we are sweating through. How can you think about hot apple ci... More >>

  • Obesity Ads Targeting Fat People and Pissing Them Off
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    Obesity Ads Targeting Fat People and Pissing Them Off

    published Sep 27, 2012

    There's been quite a ruckus over a series of new PSA's by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota asking overweight parents to set a better example for their overweight children. In the ads, parents s... More >>

  • The Mindy Project Premiere: Off to a Good Start

    published Sep 26, 2012

    The Mindy Project, the new show created by and starring The Office's best one-lining customer service rep Mindy Kaling, premiered last night on Fox. The show has gotten a ridiculous amount of hype and... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Tom Stell, Actor, Writer, Director, Obsidian Art Space's Head Honcho

    published Sep 26, 2012

    What He Does: Tom Stell does a lot of creative things; most of them are specifically related to theater, but not all. He is a writer, director, actor and he also paints. Stell is also one of the reas... More >>

  • Revolution: And...We're Done

    published Sep 25, 2012

    I went into this week's episode of Revolution, the NBC drama about the postapocalyptic, electricity-free world, with much apprehension. Last week's premiere left a bad taste and it was decided that if... More >>

  • Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Heathers
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    Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Heathers

    published Sep 21, 2012

    Last week it was announced that the Bravo network would be producing a scripted series based on the 1988 cult classic film Heathers. According to Entertainment Weekly: The show will take place in the ... More >>

  • Visual Artist Felipe Lopez Gets Chaotic in His New Exhibition

    published Sep 20, 2012

    The relationship between science and art has long left scholars and artists in a quandary. If the scientific field is factually based, does this leave any room for creativity? Ask multimedia artist Fe... More >>

  • 10 Anchormen We Want to Make Out with
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    10 Anchormen We Want to Make Out with

    published Sep 19, 2012

    Tonight, the Alamo Drafthouse, the place you can drink a lot and watch a movie, is bringing its "Rolling Roadshow" to downtown Houston's Market Square for a movie under the stars. The movie du jour of... More >>

  • NBC's Revolution: Nothing Revolutionary

    published Sep 18, 2012

    With the amount of advertising dollars NBC has plunked down for its new postapocalyptic series Revolution, in addition to the high-quality names attached to the project -- executive producer and Lost... More >>

  • The Holocaust Museum's New Exhibit Tells a Beautiful Story
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    The Holocaust Museum's New Exhibit Tells a Beautiful Story

    published Sep 17, 2012

    Last week the Holocaust Museum opened two exhibits that brought to life the painful memories shared by first and second-generation families of the Holocaust. The two collections, "Inheritance: Stories... More >>

  • I Fought Google's Bacon Search and Google Won
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    I Fought Google's "Bacon Search" and Google Won

    published Sep 17, 2012

    Like every other person in the country, I was quite charmed with Google's new "Bacon number" search tool. If you didn't read the Internet this weekend, you may have missed the landslide of blog posts,... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Lupe Mendez, Poet and Poem Pusher

    published Sep 14, 2012

    Whoever said poetry was a dying art has never met Lupe Mendez. Mendez has found a way to weave this form of the written word into his every day. Whether it is his work as a teacher, his association wi... More >>

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