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2009 Stories by Blake Whitaker

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  • The Best of the New York International Children's Film Festival

    published December 10, 2009

    It'll be years before you and the kids really share tastes in film, so an opportunity for mutual enjoyment like The Best of the New York... More >>

  • Absinthe: Revealed

    published December 3, 2009

    Local absinthe enthusiast Damian Hevia has an unequivocal assessment of the spirit's alleged power to cause hallucinations and dementia. "It's... More >>

  • 60th Annual H-E-B Holiday Parade

    published November 26, 2009

    It doesn't matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, get in the mood for the upcoming festivities at the 60th Annual H-E-B... More >>

  • "Hasta La Basura Se Separa [artcrush]"

    published November 19, 2009

    The 13 artists of "Hasta La Basura Se Separa [artcrush]" are in the business of resurrection. For the sculpture-centric exhibit, they've... More >>

  • "Stenciling Power"

    published November 19, 2009

    Mormonism and South American leftist politics don't exactly mix like chocolate and peanut butter, but Rice student Michael Adair-Kriz will bring... More >>

  • 13th Annual Art on the Avenue

    published November 12, 2009

    Indecisive types, be warned: The array of art going up for auction at the 13th Annual Art on the Avenue benefit will not be conducive to... More >>

  • "International Discoveries II"

    published November 5, 2009

    Just in case you haven't had time to globe-trot between prestigious international photography events lately, FotoFest is bringing some of the... More >>

  • "Halloween Monster Show 4"

    published October 29, 2009

    For Domy Books' "Halloween Monster Show 4," a simple call for entries leads to a diabolically diverse assortment of art. "I just ask my... More >>

  • Aurora Picture Show Video Salon

    published October 22, 2009

    When Emily Hagins set out to create zombie flick Pathogen, she was still years away from being able to buy a ticket to an R-rated movie.... More >>

  • Viewer Request Program

    published October 15, 2009

    Cinema Bomar's Viewer Request Program showcases a simpler time, when half the fun of shopping was dressing up and predictions of the future... More >>

  • The Soul of Houston: Blues Stories

    published October 8, 2009

    As a child, Texas Johnny Brown made his way across the South with his father doing street performances; as an adult, he helped pioneer electric... More >>

  • First Thursdays at Dean's: Miguel Alvarez

    published October 1, 2009

    Give Miguel Alvarez a few minutes, and he'll give you a feature-length film's worth of feeling. The writer and director will screen two of... More >>

  • Society for the Performing Arts: Nobuyuki Tsujii

    published September 24, 2009

    Classical pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii has never seen his instrument. Despite being born blind, the Japanese 20-year-old is creating a name for... More >>

  • UH vs. Texas Tech

    published September 24, 2009

    They grow up so fast. Head coach Kevin Sumlin, in his first year ever helming a team, led the UH Cougars last year to their first bowl victory... More >>

  • Strange Fruit: "Swoon!" and "Spheres"

    published September 24, 2009

    Australian stage company Strange Fruit has no problem performing high - its fusion of dance, theater and circus is done atop ultra-flexible poles... More >>

  • Artist Talk: Astronaut/Painter Alan Bean

    published September 24, 2009

    Any aspiring artiste can set up a bowl of fruit to paint or set up an easel at the beach, but Alan Bean has much more impressive... More >>

  • "Flotsam and Jetsam: Artists Respond to Hurricane Ike"

    published September 24, 2009

    Around the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, The Arts Alliance of Clear Lake is presenting proof of its recovery in "Flotsam and Jetsam:... More >>

  • Bocón

    published September 24, 2009

    The 12-year-old protagonist in Talento Bilingüe de Houston's production of Bocón has seen more trauma than most adults.... More >>

  • "The Image Altered"

    published September 17, 2009

    "The Image Altered" celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the work of five accomplished local artists. The multimedia showcase features... More >>

  • "Ancient Lands/Modern Landscapes: Aboriginal Paintings from Sandover River Country"

    published September 17, 2009

    The art in "Ancient Lands/Modern Landscapes: Aboriginal Paintings from Sandover River Country" will take you halfway around the world to a... More >>

  • Warfare in Early China and the Pottery Army of the Qin

    published September 17, 2009

    If you're a history nerd - or even better, a history nerd with a penchant for ancient China - the Houston Museum of Natural Science wants to feed... More >>

  • The First Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston

    published September 17, 2009

    Get a taste of exceptional international cinema when The First Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston brings some of the country's latest... More >>

  • Brilliant Lecture Series: Russell Simmons

    published September 17, 2009

    Say the words "hip-hop mogul," and Russell Simmons immediately comes to mind. But the Def Jam founder and creator of Phat Farm has some... More >>

  • Performance Documentation: Body Acts

    published September 17, 2009

    If you're going to drag yourself through paint, don a doll mask or smash TVs in the name of performance art, you might as well tape it.... More >>

  • Myrtle, A Melodrama

    published September 10, 2009

    It takes a hardcore cynic to resist a melodrama. When A.D. Players opens its 43rd season with Myrtle, A Melodrama, there will be... More >>

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