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  • Community: Pop Pop!

    published Mar 22, 2013

    I asked for more Greendale-based Community episodes and my wish was granted. Last night's episode took its time to get to the funny, though; it started with a slow rolling boil and found its way to a ... More >>

  • CORE Performance Company Fits in with the Dan Flavin Installation Just Fine

    published Mar 22, 2013

    Dan Flavin, the minimalist artist best known for his work with fluorescent light, is quoted with saying that "light" is "as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find." In many ways dance ... More >>

  •  MTV's <em>The Real World</em> Season One Re-airs; No Hot Tubs Necessary
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    MTV's The Real World Season One Re-airs; No Hot Tubs Necessary

    published Mar 21, 2013

    For reasons that can only be chalked up to complete lack of any other programming or a weird dare, MTV will be airing three old seasons of its hit reality show The Real World. Beginning March 22, the ... More >>

  • So, Are Miniseries the New Thing Now?
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    So, Are Miniseries the New Thing Now?

    published Mar 20, 2013

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article about television binge watching and attempted to counter the popular sentiment from television critics that this was a bad habit. One of the arguments against binge ... More >>

  • How To Make <i>Clerks 3</i> Not Suck
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    How To Make Clerks 3 Not Suck

    published Mar 18, 2013

    Last week, writer/director Kevin Smith posted on Facebook that he had begun writing what he claims will be his magnum opus, Clerks 3. The director came to fame with the original Clerks, which will soo... More >>

  • Community: Changnesia and the MacGuffin

    published Mar 15, 2013

    It's back! And all of you doubting Debbies out there didn't want to think it could happen, but it did. With this week's episode, Community has (pretty much) returned to form. The plot was right out of... More >>

  • Your Own Custom Book of the Month: Brazos Bookstore's Inu-chan

    published Mar 14, 2013

    It's called Inu-chan and it is a program, now in its second year, brought to the community by Brazos Bookstore. Inu-chan is a very customized book club, more or less, where customers sign up to receiv... More >>

  • Houston Facial Hair Club Is Growing and Fighting Facial Hair Discrimination
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    Houston Facial Hair Club Is Growing and Fighting "Facial Hair Discrimination"

    published Mar 11, 2013

    Check out our slideshow of magnificent beards and mustaches. When you think about fads in hair, you usually associate them with the female gender. It is women who fluff and style and buy expensiv... More >>

  • Now, Forager, Slow Food Movement Film, Comes to Sundance

    published Mar 11, 2013

    Mushrooms, for many, are a difficult food to swallow. They are neither vegetable nor animal, and while there is something "magical" about them, they grow in the wild, and as children we were warned no... More >>

  • Who Should Fill In During Jon Stewart's Daily Show Hiatus
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    Who Should Fill In During Jon Stewart's Daily Show Hiatus

    published Mar 11, 2013

    Jon Stewart, you are such an old jokester. What is this we hear about you taking a break from The Daily Show to direct a movie? Very funny. Wait, what? Yes, the news is true. Comedy Central just ann... More >>

  • Community: A Shawshank Thanksgiving

    published Mar 08, 2013

    Television comedies have been walking in two different directions over the past decade. With The Office, we have seen the rise of one-camera sitcoms that changed the style of the, now feeling, old tim... More >>

  • UPDATED: Mid Main's First Thursday: Rocked Last Night (As Promised)
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    UPDATED: Mid Main's First Thursday: Rocked Last Night (As Promised)

    published Mar 08, 2013

    Updated with the name of artist David A. Feil. If you haven't been over to the new/old happening area of Main Street, the first Thursday of each month is the time to go. Last night the block of Ma... More >>

  • Human Trafficking Film Night at a 2nd Cup

    published Mar 07, 2013

    Despite Houston's excellent efforts to stop human trafficking, the city remains one at the top of many lists when it comes to this heinous crime. According to statistics a quarter of all reported hu... More >>

  • The Rise and Fall of Girls Gone Wild and Joe Francis
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    The Rise and Fall of Girls Gone Wild and Joe Francis

    published Mar 06, 2013

    With spring break right around the corner, it seems apropos that the Girls Gone Wild franchise has just filed Chapter 11. There was a time in our history when Girls Gone Wild infomercials were a regul... More >>

  • Punk! Rock! Comedy! Slays at Mangos

    published Mar 04, 2013

    Mixing punk rock and comedy may not seem like a sane idea, but if you were at Mango's last night, then you know that it is. The Montrose club played host to "Bukowski Lives! A Night of Drunken Headl... More >>

  • Dragonflies Take Over the Museum of Printing History

    published Mar 04, 2013

    When you think of the word "dragonfly," what comes to mind? Does it evoke the feeling of exploration? The dragonfly buzzes to and fro, wherever it wants to go; it is free. The dragonfly is an odd inse... More >>

  • Community: Who Are the Real Nazis?

    published Mar 01, 2013

    I was pleased to see that the study group of Greendale Community College was back this week where they belong, walking the halls of their dysfunctional scholastic home. And while this week's episode w... More >>

  • Tina Fey's Next Chapter, Hopefully It's Not a Bunch of Rom-Coms
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    Tina Fey's Next Chapter, Hopefully It's Not a Bunch of Rom-Coms

    published Mar 01, 2013

    Even three weeks after the finale of 30 Rock, I still have a heavy heart over the fact that I will never see a new episode of one of my favorite sitcoms ever again. There will never be another lesson ... More >>

  • Let's All Sue Our Parents Like This Brooklyn Guy
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    Let's All Sue Our Parents Like This Brooklyn Guy

    published Feb 27, 2013

    We are undoubtedly a sue-happy country. At the slightest hint of discrimination, neglect, insult -- hell, even if you have a bad day -- you can find a reason to bring someone to trial. It's obviously ... More >>

  • Kanye West Has Saved Humanity -- At Least As Far As  Kim Kardashian Is Concerned
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    Kanye West Has Saved Humanity -- At Least As Far As Kim Kardashian Is Concerned

    published Feb 25, 2013

    I always knew there was a reason that Kayne West existed on this planet and it had absolutely nothing to do with the "rapping," he claims to do. Last week, Kayne's current boo and soon to be baby's mo... More >>

  • Community: How Did We Not Know That Jeff Was Thoraxis?

    published Feb 22, 2013

    I read an interview with Community's creator Dan Harmon, who is no longer a part of the show, in which he described his plan to move the characters away from their central hub at Greendale Community C... More >>

  • Happy Purim, Y'all: It's Hammered Time!
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    Happy Purim, Y'all: It's Hammered Time!

    published Feb 22, 2013

    Beginning Saturday evening through Sunday, February 24, Jewish people everywhere will be letting their curly sideburns down and getting crazy because it's Purim, y'all! And it is the best Jewish holid... More >>

  • Is Kate Middleton Plastic?
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    Is Kate Middleton "Plastic?"

    published Feb 21, 2013

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Except what it the woman scorned is Kate Middleton who is seemingly not allowed to have any fury, and the scorning done was to point out that she is furyless? ... More >>

  • Marzia Faggin's "Dissatisfaction" Examines Your Dirty, Nightstand Secrets

    published Feb 18, 2013

    For a period of time I traveled quite frequently for work. Conference life is a series of endless late nights at hotel bars schmoozing, followed by even later night vending machine runs and poor sleep... More >>

  • No Seriously, Now the World is Ending
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    No Seriously, Now the World is Ending

    published Feb 18, 2013

    When December 21 came and went and the world realized that the Mayan's were wrong (or rather we were all wrong about it), our efforts have been focused more on concrete issues like gun control, immigr... More >>

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