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  • Summer TV Club Nancy Drew: " Asylum"

    published Aug 01, 2013

    Not only did I not know there was a semi-recent Nancy Drew television show, but I when I heard I figured it was from the 1960s. There was a show called the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which ran i... More >>


    Pop Rocks: Feminine Products Have Amazing Commercials

    published Aug 01, 2013

    It's not very often that I receive e-mails from my mother-in-law with the subject line "Best Tampon Commercial Ever," so naturally I needed to drop everything I was doing and immediately watch. Within... More >>


    Comedy Central Teaches You History, But with Lots of Alcohol

    published Jul 31, 2013

    If you were asked to recite the story behind Lincoln's assassination, would you be able to? It's a familiar tale, but there are some spotty moments, the befores and the afters. But even more so, woul... More >>

  • 5 '80s TV Shows That Need Comics

    published Jul 30, 2013

    I will admit to being a little behind the curve on this one but I just read that Lion Forge Comics and NBC Universal are taking some of nostalgia's favorite television shows from the '80s and '90s and... More >>

  • Do It at Alabama Song, Filled With Possibilities

    published Jul 29, 2013

    Twenty years ago, art critic and enthusiast, Hans Ulrich Obrist, came upon the idea to write a manual, with the help of some of his well-known artist friends, on how to create art - in a sense. The Do... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Star Trek "The Trouble with Tribbles"

    published Jul 26, 2013

    This week Pete has taken to the high seas for some old-fashioned piracy, so we have once again accosted John Seaborn Gray to watch some boob tube with us. Luckily for him, Jef and I have chosen litera... More >>

  • Pop Rocks: MTV's Catfish Is the New Barnum Sideshow Spectacle

    published Jul 25, 2013

    MTV's Catfish is now deep in its second season, and this week's episode caused something of a poop storm. If you are not familiar with the show, it follows two "documentarians," Max Joseph and Nev Sc... More >>

  • #Royalbaby: Best Royal Baby Tweets

    published Jul 24, 2013

    I guess people really care about this whole royal baby being born. The media can't get enough of it, social media is bonkers, even my own husband whose motto in life is wishing that everyone will "go ... More >>

  • Looking For Love? The Bachelor Wants You

    published Jul 23, 2013

    Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Does the idea of going on national television to find the guy or girl of your dreams sound like your bag of fun? Do you liken yourself to a Ryan... More >>

  • VILD's Submerged Lacking Science

    published Jul 22, 2013

    Albert Einstein once wrote: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science." The unknown, the mysterious, this is where art and scien... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: The Dick Van Dyke Show, "That's My Boy?"

    published Jul 19, 2013

    Luckily I have returned from my much-needed vacation because last week's discussion of Red Dwarf was way too balanced and cerebral. I thank John Gray for filling in; perhaps he'll watch some TV again ... More >>


    Lewis Black and NY Can Kiss Texas's Ass: From the Mouth of a New Yorker

    published Jul 19, 2013

    So, yeah, apparently comedian Lewis Black is now speaking for the entire state of New York and has declared Texas stateona non grata. Earlier this week, Black, who is a semi-regular ranter for The Dai... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2013: Drake Simpson, Actor and Dad

    published Jul 19, 2013

    The first time you meet Drake Simpson, he may be hanging out with his daughter Billie somewhere out in Houston, and while he looks slightly familiar, you are positive that you have never seen him act ... More >>


    Santa Fe Art Has Nothing On Houston

    published Jul 18, 2013

    I just got back from a ten-day road trip that took my husband and me through Marfa all the way up to Denver and back. It was an enlightening experience and I encourage anyone to do it if you have the... More >>


    Pop Rocks: Honey Boo Boo Watch 'N Sniff Smells Like the Death of Humanity

    published Jul 18, 2013

    I will fully admit to falling for a marketing ploy and a really juvenile and idiotic marketing ploy at that. For weeks now I have seen commercials for the season premiere of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo a... More >>


    The British (Royal Baby) is Coming! 10-Plus Babies That Made Headlines

    published Jul 18, 2013

    If the anticipation of Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby were likened to an earthquake, it would have already taken down the entire state of California in some horror/sci-fi movie starring Wil... More >>


    J.K. Rowling Has a Pseudonym and 5 Other Famous Fakers

    published Jul 17, 2013

    The jig is up for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This week it was revealed that the author who is most famous for her creation of the Gryffindor colors penned a recent mystery novel titled The Cuck... More >>


    6 Life Lessons Learned From Sharknado

    published Jul 15, 2013

    Imagine you are an up and coming screenwriter named Thunder Levin (you are already awesome by name alone) with a few stellar titles under your belt such as Mutant Vampire Zombies From the Hood and AE... More >>

  • Pop Rocks: Boston Bombing Movie, Sadly Unsurprising

    published Jul 11, 2013

    My husband and I have been traveling over the past week on a road trip through the South up through Denver, a wannabe On the Road in the digital age. We prided ourselves on not bringing any maps or ag... More >>

  • Summer TV Club: Family Ties, "Say Uncle"

    published Jul 05, 2013

    Of the television shows that Jef, Pete and I have watched this summer, none of them had quite the nostalgic cache, for me anyway, as this week's focus on Family Ties. As a kid I lived and breathed for... More >>


    Are We Free?: Top 10 Movies Where The Government is After You

    published Jul 04, 2013

    Independence Day is the one day out of the year that Americans can stand up proudly, eat hot dogs, drink Budweisers and blow stuff up in the name of being free to not call our apartments "flats" and w... More >>


    Pop Rocks: Would You Give Your Baby Someone Else's Breast Milk?

    published Jul 04, 2013

    So maybe you are a mother who wants to breastfeed your child but you have physical limitations; it happens often. Or perhaps you ran out of pumped milk and dad's alone with the baby and is at a loss f... More >>


    Bill Cosby Sweater Poll; Best Use of Your Work Day

    published Jul 03, 2013

    Right now we'll assume you are sitting at your desk, counting down the seconds until your boss leaves and you and your coworkers can make a swift break for the holiday weekend. Face it, you are doing ... More >>

  • Art League's "Bas:" Enjoyable With Some Cohesion Issues

    published Jul 02, 2013

    This weekend, Art League Houston opened in its front gallery a collaborative exhibition that focuses on history, social and societal characteristics of ethnicity. Bās, which runs through August 2, is... More >>


    Paula Deen Needs To Donate Some Money; How 5 Other Celebrities Got Out of Jams

    published Jul 02, 2013

    It just keeps getting worse and worse for Paula Deen. Over the weekend, the celebrity chef was dropped from her publisher Random House's Ballantine Books. Deen and Ballantine were due to release Paula... More >>

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