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2008 Stories by Blake Whitaker

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  • Charlie Murphy

    published December 25, 2008

    Comedian Charlie Murphy allowed the severe saturation of catchphrases such as “I’m Rick James, bitch!” to taint an otherwise... More >>

  • Houston Rockets vs. the Washington Wizards

    published December 25, 2008

    When a team’s star player is as fragile as a Fabergé egg, there’s nothing like a favorable mismatch at home to keep interest up,... More >>

  • H-Town Holiday Shootout

    published December 18, 2008

    If all you want for Christmas is to see a consistently dominant basketball team play at the Toyota Center, it’s time to retire the Rockets... More >>

  • Gabriel Iglesias

    published December 4, 2008

    Homer Simpson once asserted that the only people who wear Hawaiian shirts are gay guys and big, fat party animals. We’re not much interested... More >>

  • Battle for the Bayou Bucket

    published November 27, 2008

    The Rice football team being on the verge of going to its second bowl game in three seasons is about as likely as the U.S. electing a black... More >>

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    published November 13, 2008

    KUHF will complement the nippy November weather with a few manmade chills when it presents an outdoor screening of Rupert Julian’s The... More >>

  • 7th Annual Houston Area Arcade Expo

    published November 6, 2008

    For joystick jockeys who find endless Metal Gear Solid 4 cut scenes about as stimulating as watching Howards End on Xanax, don’t fret... More >>

  • Greg Behrendt

    published October 23, 2008

    Taking advice from a comedian seems an inadvisable proposition, but Greg Behrendt is a different sort of stand-up comic. He saw his name on... More >>

  • Jean Eustache: Film as Life, Life as Film

    published October 16, 2008

    Despite a lack of formal training, French director Jean Eustache had a masterful ability to relate a story with disarming authenticity. He crafted... More >>

  • Jon Scieszka

    published October 9, 2008

    Noted children's author Jon Scieszka - the wonderfully warped writer responsible for The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of... More >>

  • The Walkmen

    published October 9, 2008

    The Walkmen's first three releases suggest the group has a decidedly descriptive moniker. The New York City-based indie rock quintet's... More >>

  • "Body Worlds 2 & The Brain: Our Three Pound Gem"

    published October 2, 2008

    Whether you're fascinated with the inner workings of the human brain or simply enjoy being grossed out by what we look like on the inside, the... More >>

  • Body of War

    published September 25, 2008

    Tomas Young joined the Army after 9/11 to get revenge on the perpetrators of the attacks. He thought he would go to Afghanistan; he never wanted... More >>

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival

    published September 18, 2008

    If you’ve got impeccable taste — who doesn’t? — and a penchant for giving your opinion — again, who doesn’t? —... More >>

  • “Color Drawn in Space”

    published September 11, 2008

    If someone asks you what the work of painter Danielle Frankenthal means, it’s safe to answer “absolutely nothing” without fear of... More >>

  • Mitch Fatel

    published September 4, 2008

    Mitch Fatel has a stage persona that suggests the speaker is rarely allowed to use big-kid scissors and an arsenal of material focused on boobs,... More >>

  • Clinton Jackson

    published August 28, 2008

    Cultivating a career in clean comedy and living with yourself after guest-starring on Dharma & Greg are no minor tasks, but Clinton Jackson... More >>

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