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1994 Stories by Edith Sorenson

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  • The Joy of Being Stupid

    published December 29, 1994

    In Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey and his rubber face are shown in top, albeit tortured and contorted, form. This is good news to his legions of... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 29, 1994

    thursday december 29 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- Live The Power Rangers are the hottest ticket in town. Need evidence? News of... More >>

  • Knowing Nell

    published December 22, 1994

    The central character in Michael Apted's new film Nell is introduced to the tune of her own, otherworldly, melodic keening. In the opening scenes,... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 22, 1994

    thursday december 22 Historic house museums Some people like to sneak off to the beach during the off-season, even though the... More >>

  • Two Shots of Jerry Jeff

    published December 22, 1994

    Two Shots of Jerry Jeff Jerry Jeff Walker is no slouch when it comes to singing county and western songs. The question is, is Jerry Jeff... More >>

  • Sky Kings

    published December 15, 1994

    Drop Zone is an action movie with the requisite good guys and bad guys, zap and pow and ostensibly witty tough talk, and all of that ordinary... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 15, 1994

    thursday december 15 Rockets Those dastardly Los Angeles Lakers are back in town tonight, and if you're of a mind to recall the... More >>

  • Humping to Please

    published December 8, 1994

    The Bayou City may be a bit short on medieval pageant wagons and Whom Seek Yees, but that doesn't mean modern Houstonians ignore the opportunity... More >>

  • Oh, Baby

    published December 1, 1994

    Perhaps grasping for a little of the magic he found when directing Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman begins his Junior in the same way as his... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 1, 1994

    thursday december 1 A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas This now ubiquitous holiday story was, when it apeared in 1843,... More >>

  • Dueling Santas

    published November 24, 1994

    Both John Hughes' Miracle on 34th Street, his remake of the 1947 classic, and The Santa Clause are new holiday movies that are every bit as... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 24, 1994

    thursday november 24 Thanksgiving Day Parade Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, country and western chanteuse Naomi Judd, tiny bundle... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 17, 1994

    thursday november 17 The Big Bayou City Biceps Bonanza A bevy of buff beefcake for Body Positive. See studs compete in "Mr. Sexiest... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 10, 1994

    thursday november 9 National Conference on Children and Violence Everyone who works with or around children, has children, might... More >>

  • Rhythm is All

    published November 10, 1994

    It's quite likely that someone near you is drumming fingers, or jangling keys, or tapping feet, or opening and shutting a snap over and over and... More >>

  • Enema of the People

    published November 3, 1994

    Alan Parker's The Road to Wellville is a prettily detailed movie about the prettily detailed fascination with bodily functions that marked... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 3, 1994

    november 3 22nd Annual Jewish Book Fair Hoo-boy, a couple dozen authors are scheduled to read and sign, Booktronics will be promoting audio... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 27, 1994

    thursday october 27 Art that has almost ended "Res Novae: Assemblage," constructions by Judy Breitenbach and Jacob Drachler in... More >>

  • Nothing Special

    published October 20, 1994

    The Specialist has fewer explosions than most of this year's other "blowed up real good" movies. This is not a plus, since The Specialist also has... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 20, 1994

    thursday october 20 Greater Houston Coin Club The coin club meets every third Thursday but this, this is a special meeting. Games,... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 13, 1994

    thursday october13 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sugary goofball and Oxford and Cambridge medieval lit prof C.S. Lewis... More >>

  • The Scout Strikes Out

    published October 6, 1994

    There isn't much baseball in The Scout, but there hasn't been much baseball in baseball the past few years either. And we know how that ended up:... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 6, 1994

    thursday october 6 Best of Texas Wine Awards and Tasting Before prohibition, Texas was a grape-growing state. Prohibition knocking... More >>

  • Sodomy and Sentiment

    published September 29, 1994

    Seductive, lyric fantasy and the horrors of genuine human suffering don't usually work together. And it's not often that the American moviegoing... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published September 29, 1994

    thursday september 29 Banned Books Week It's winding to a close -- have you read a banned book today? This week? Well, most people... More >>

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