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  • Edge Theatre's Nijinsky's Last Dance, A Worthy Exploration

    published Sep 09, 2013

    The set-up: Vaslav Nijinsky was a complicated character. Renowned as one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time, he changed the face of the art through his distinctively angular, sexually-charged... More >>

  • Mayor Parker Announces Houston's Fall Arts Season

    published Sep 09, 2013

    A crowd of whose who in the Houston arts community gathered last Friday on a very sticky morning for Mayor Anise Parker's official opening to the Houston Fall Arts Season. Held on the front lawn of th... More >>

  • TV Club: Cheers: "Thanksgiving Orphans"

    published Sep 06, 2013

    I know that we said last week that we were going to be watching some Seinfeld, and believe me when I say we really wanted to, but sadly it is not available anywhere! And so rather than getting caught ... More >>

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    It's Not a Trick, It's an Illusion; Felipe Lopez's Solo Show at the Alliance Gallery

    published Sep 05, 2013

    If you have ever had a run in with visual artist Felipe Lopez be prepared to take notes. Lopez, a Houston-based multi-dimensional, multi-media artist has a lot of grand ideas about what art is and wha... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Best Moments of the James Franco Roast (SNSFW)

    published Sep 05, 2013

    The Friars Club, a very exclusive frat comprised of comedians and celebrities, has become widely known for its annual roasts. A "roast" is the bizarre process of having a distinguished guest sit awkwa... More >>

  • FrenetiCore's "The Rite of Summer" Would Have Made Stravinsky Proud

    published Sep 03, 2013

    When Igor Stravinsky premiered his renowned orchestral concert The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the spring of 1913 a riot broke out. Deemed too far-out by theatergoers and c... More >>

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    Breaking Bad Jesse's Revenge

    published Sep 02, 2013

    How do you catch a psychotic mastermind who has you by the balls? If you are the DEA, perhaps you find a witness to his misdoings and put them together in an attempt to get your guy to talk. If you ar... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Black Books "Cooking the Books"

    published Aug 30, 2013

    I had never even heard of the British comedy Black Books before Pete suggested we watch it for this week's TV Club and after viewing the series premiere, I understand why it never hit mainstream popul... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Is It OK To Punch the Paparazzi? How About if You're Alec Baldwin?

    published Aug 29, 2013

    I love Alec Baldwin as an actor and I may even think he's a good person; it's hard to say given the amount of bad publicity the guy has brought upon himself in the past few years. Like two days ago, f... More >>

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    Analyzing the Backlash to the Miley Cyrus Backlash

    published Aug 28, 2013

    We are certainly a confused nation of people. Monday morning we all awoke with vengeance in our hearts and fervent need to take to Facebook and Twitter to publicly shame the young Ms. Cyrus for her ... More >>

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    Breaking Bad: Walt, the Monster

    published Aug 26, 2013

    I failed to mention last week in my recap the meth-shoot-out-blood-fest that occurred at the hand (the very bony and feminine hand) of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser) because I had a sneaking susp... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Doctor Who "Vincent and the Doctor"

    published Aug 23, 2013

    You knew it was coming, and as summer draws to a close (in October, since this is Houston), Jef felt that our readers had suffered long enough without the TV Club watching and ruminating on a Doctor W... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Why Hasn't There Been an MLK Biopic Yet?

    published Aug 22, 2013

    August 28 marks a historic event in civil rights, the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom led by civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. The march, which saw rough... More >>

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    Back To School Lessons From the Movie Back To School

    published Aug 20, 2013

    The end of August has this very funny way of temporarily cooling down. All of a sudden those email solicitations from the Gap about boots and jackets don't seem all that ridiculous. Shopping for a lig... More >>

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    Breaking Bad, It's About To Get Real

    published Aug 19, 2013

    Imagine you are driving around your neighborhood and you pull over because you see something strange. What is it? Is it a stack of cash? Yes. But then it's not just one; to your far left you see anoth... More >>

  • States of Matter at Avis Frank, a Treat for the Senses

    published Aug 19, 2013

    This past Friday, the Avis Frank Gallery in the Heights opened a shared exhibition by two artists that come at conceptualization from similar a mindset; their execution, however, is as different as co... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Breaking Bad: "Fly"

    published Aug 16, 2013

    This week Jef, Pete and I decided to celebrate the mid-season premiere of Breaking Bad by rewatching one of the best episodes of the entire series, Season Three's "The Fly." The first time I saw it, ... More >>

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    Steve Jobs Movie Is No Apple IIGS

    published Aug 15, 2013

    Steve Jobs was a complicated man. In his college years, he was a freethinker, a student of the world. He wanted to experience life and he did so by traveling abroad and eating acid. And then he became... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Hugh Jackman Quit Wolverine, Put On Tap Shoes

    published Aug 15, 2013

    The first time I saw Hugh Jackman was in the original X-Men movie. His portrayal of Wolverine was spot on, moody, angry, spiky handy. The next time I saw Jackman, he was in the 2001 rom-com Kate and L... More >>

  • Now The New York Times Doesn't Want You To Be A Stay-at-home Mom Either

    published Aug 12, 2013

    Vigil wrote in The Aeneid, " A shifty, fickle object is woman, always." Women have for centuries been described as indecisive. We want something and then we don't want it anymore. We love you; we hate... More >>

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    Breaking Bad: It's Science Bitch

    published Aug 12, 2013

    Every so often a piece of media, be it a movie, a book or a television program, comes along that captures something that no previous program had. These shows stay in the history books and they are dis... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Malcolm In the Middle "The Graduation"

    published Aug 09, 2013

    This week Jef, Pete and I went back in time about five years to weigh in on the series finale of the hit sitcom Malcolm In the Middle. The show quickly became a huge hit for Fox television and made st... More >>

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    Rock Romano at d.m. allison Full of Color and Light

    published Aug 08, 2013

    Last night the d.m. allison gallery previewed its new exhibition of works by Rock Romano AKA "Dr. Rockit." The show, which officially opens Saturday, features a large collection by the artist and musi... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: How Will Breaking Bad End?

    published Aug 08, 2013

    This Sunday marks the beginning of the end... of the outrageously popular AMC drama Breaking Bad, that is. On August 11, the final eight episodes of the show's fifth season will premiere and what will... More >>

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    Caroline Collective is Officially Closed

    published Aug 06, 2013

    After five years, Caroline Collective, Houston's largest co-working space, is saying goodbye. Sadly for its members, the time came sooner than expected. Last week, a shooting that occurred outside of ... More >>

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