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  • Community: Halloween on Valentine's Day

    published Feb 15, 2013

    That wacky Community study group. Rather than giving each other handmade Valentines and Russell Stovers, they celebrate Halloween. Wrong holiday guys! Oh wait, last night's episode was supposed to air... More >>

  • 5 Sea Adventure Movies Carnival Cruisers Are Lucky To Not Be In
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    5 Sea Adventure Movies Carnival Cruisers Are Lucky To Not Be In

    published Feb 15, 2013

    This Carnival cruise ship just can't seem to catch a break, or rather, that's all it seems to be catching. The ship has been stranded since Sunday due to a fire in its propulsion system, and without t... More >>

  • What's So Bad About Binge Watching TV?
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    What's So Bad About Binge Watching TV?

    published Feb 12, 2013

    "Binge watching," as it's being called, is the process of watching multiple episodes of a television show all at once. IFC's Portlandia did a fabulous episode about the process when the characters wat... More >>

  • Lily Tomlin Still Shines Despite Forgetting Some of Her Act

    published Feb 11, 2013

    Saturday night, Jones Hall was lit up with excitement for the special appearance of the one and only Lily Tomlin. Tomlin made a stop over in Houston despite her very busy schedule (she appears on ABC'... More >>

  • The Community Season Four Opener Was Awesome

    published Feb 08, 2013

    Community fans rejoice! Your show has finally returned, and its Fourth Season opener did not disappoint. For those of you who have not been following along, the NBC show has been replete with drama ca... More >>

  • Alone on Valentine's Day? 7 Ways To Be Happy About It

    published Feb 08, 2013

    Valentine's Day is right around the corner and for some this means chocolate and dying roses bought from the Kroger parking lot and matching bra and undies bought from Victoria's Secret in the hopes o... More >>

  • Painter Georg Baselitz Says Women Can't Paint, Forgot About All the Famous Female Painters
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    Painter Georg Baselitz Says "Women Can't Paint," Forgot About All the Famous Female Painters

    published Feb 07, 2013

    If you are not familiar with artist Georg Baselitz, don't be too upset with yourself. Baselitz is one of those artists who is famous enough to make a serious living at it but not mainstream enough to ... More >>

  • New Book Convinces You That You Have A Career in Public Speaking, Which You Don't

    published Feb 06, 2013

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a motivational speaker and make a lot of money at it? Well Judy Carter does, and her new book The Message of You is a self-help book, of sorts, for those that... More >>

  • FotoFest's Crónicas: Beautiful, Yet Bleak Look at Mexico

    published Feb 04, 2013

    Friday night, FotoFest opened its latest exhibition Crónicas, which is a multi-media group show featuring seven Mexican artists. Each of the artists' work examines the culture of violence that has be... More >>

  • Top 5 One-Night Stand Movies
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    Top 5 One-Night Stand Movies

    published Feb 04, 2013

    One night stands have come up a lot in my life lately, not the way you think. Last week across the nation Fathom Events presented a cinematic behind-the-scenes look at musical theater that was created... More >>

  • Google + Facebook = World Domination
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    Google + Facebook = World Domination

    published Feb 01, 2013

    Since the soft launch of Facebook's "Graph" search engine, there is more and more speculation about what this tool may or may not do. The Facebook Graph Search allows users to look up their individual... More >>

  • Why Is Everyone Hating on that Movie <em>Canyons</em>?
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    Why Is Everyone Hating on that Movie Canyons?

    published Jan 30, 2013

    This week the indie "sexual thriller" Canyons took another hit. After, being dissed by Sundance, which apparently had its fill of over-sexed indies, it was also rejected by Texas' own SXSW. Why is eve... More >>

  • The 2013 Fall Pilots Look Halfway Decent
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    The 2013 Fall Pilots Look Halfway Decent

    published Jan 29, 2013

    Every year around this time the networks pin all of their monetary aspirations on several pilots that they hope will eventually be the next Friends. The 2013 pilots have been released and several tren... More >>

  • Megan Fox Is Confused
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    Megan Fox Is Confused

    published Jan 24, 2013

    There's been way too much Megan Fox in the news lately, and I don't even know what she's promoting. Just yesterday, a "hilarious" blooper reel was released of Leslie Mann groping Fox's boobs from the ... More >>

  • The Folk Market Makes Its Debut at AvantGarden

    published Jan 21, 2013

    This Sunday marked the first Folk Market at AvantGarden, which will be a monthly event held on the third Sunday of each month. The Folk Market is the brain child of Brittany Bly who also created Pop S... More >>

  • Goodbye PS2, You Caused Me Much Grief
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    Goodbye PS2, You Caused Me Much Grief

    published Jan 21, 2013

    When I read the other day that the Playstation 2 was being taken off the market after a decade-plus long run I had mixed emotions. I had a horribly, unbelievably long relationship with a PS2 fanatic a... More >>

  • Blue-eyed People Deemed Less Trustworthy in New Study
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    Blue-eyed People Deemed Less Trustworthy in New Study

    published Jan 16, 2013

    A recent study reports that people with brown eyes are more trustworthy than those with blue eyes. According to an MSNBC report, the lead author on the study Karel Kleisner of Charles University in Pr... More >>

  • Deception: More Heroin Is Needed

    published Jan 15, 2013

    This week's Deception reminds us that when you find yourself in a web of lies, eventually you are going to get all tangled up, or whatever the saying is. Here are some things we learned this week: 1.... More >>

  • Are All <em>Girls</em> Really the Crazy Bitches TV Makes Us Out to Be?
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    Are All Girls Really the Crazy Bitches TV Makes Us Out to Be?

    published Jan 14, 2013

    Yesterday, Season Two of HBO's beloved anti-Sex and the City Lena Dunham vehicle Girls premiered. The media is somewhat torn over the show. The Los Angeles Times described it as "hard to love," while... More >>

  • Oscar Nominations Are In, Not Many Surprises
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    Oscar Nominations Are In, Not Many Surprises

    published Jan 10, 2013

    Check out our slideshow of the 2013 Best Picture Oscar Nominees. Oscar season has officially begun and now the blogs can't stop postulating over who will be nominated and start the fun game of specul... More >>

  • 10 Movies Where Dancing Saves Lives (Metaphorically Speaking)
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    10 Movies Where Dancing Saves Lives (Metaphorically Speaking)

    published Jan 10, 2013

    Today, January 10, the 1980s romance that made young girls everywhere want to learn the cha-cha, Dirty Dancing, will screen at Alamo Draft House in Mason Park. When DD came out in 1987, I was forbid... More >>

  • NBC's Deception: Rich People Killing Each Other

    published Jan 08, 2013

    Rich people. When will they ever figure out that money doesn't buy happiness and rather it buys drugs, good clothing, nice beachfront property and, oh yes, MURDER. Last night NBC premiered its new s... More >>

  • It's Your Day, Nic Cage; 5 Best and Worst Cage Flicks
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    It's Your Day, Nic Cage; 5 Best and Worst Cage Flicks

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Forty-eight years ago today, the world was blessed with an actor of bizarrely wide range, Nicolas Cage. Cage was born under the famous Hollywood moniker Coppola; his father is Francis Ford's brother. ... More >>

  • <em>Portlandia</em>: New Season, New Guest Stars
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    Portlandia: New Season, New Guest Stars

    published Jan 04, 2013

    My first introduction to IFC's quirky show Portlandia actually occurred in Portland, Oregon, where the show takes place. I was visiting my cousin and she told me that I "just had" to check out this ne... More >>

  • Top 10 Worst Lists of 2012
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    Top 10 Worst Lists of 2012

    published Jan 01, 2013

    peTwo thousand twelve may be remembered for many cultural highlights, royal obsessions, not surprising celebrity divorces, surprising celebrity divorces, election overload, unexplained deaths, the lis... More >>

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