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  • 100 Creatives 2014: Maria-Elisa Heg, Zine Queen

    published Oct 24, 2014

    What She Does: Maria-Elisa Heg has been drawing since she was a kid. As her talent progressed, her work became more and more derivative, and realizing that, she made it a point as a teenager to focus ... More >>

  • Linus Pauling Quartet Brings Cthulhu to Life

    published Oct 24, 2014

    Ramon Medina of Linus Pauling Quartet has over the years proven himself a music-video visionary. Increasingly his work in stop-motion animation has shown a depth and nuance that is edging him into To... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: The God of Carnies

    published Oct 23, 2014

    My favorite season of American Horror Story was Asylum. I know a lot of people didn't like it because it was too confusing and unfocused. There were lots of loose threads left over, and the season ran... More >>

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    Doctor Who: The 8 Best Missy Theories

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Series 8 (Season 34) of Doctor Who is drawing to a close and with it we are presumably edging closer to the revelation regarding the identity of Missy, presumably the season's final boss battle. She'... More >>

  • Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Dust: An Elysian Tail

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Game: Dust: An Elysian Tail Platform: PS4, Xbox 360, PC Publisher/Developer: Humble hearts Genre: Action RPG Describe This Game in Three Words: Samurai Bunny Metroidvania Score: 6 out of 10 ... More >>

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    10 Best Businesses to Tour in and Around Houston

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Maybe you were one of those kids who resented a trip to tour factories and other proud bastions of industry in and around the city of Houston. If so, have fun, hippies, because nothing says masterho... More >>

  • Five Songs About Real Freaks for <em>AHS: Freak Show</em>

    Five Songs About Real Freaks for AHS: Freak Show

    published Oct 22, 2014

    So now that the fourth season of American Horror Story is apparently going to be a musical, it got me thinking about songs that have been dedicated to human oddities over the years. There have been a ... More >>

  • The New I-10 Access Ramp From 290 Is a Thing of Beauty and Wonder

    published Oct 21, 2014

    Having lived the past three years in Jersey Village, I have been mostly at the mercy of 290 when it comes to getting into town. It's either that or coming around on the tollway and booking it inbound ... More >>

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    8 "Criticisms" of Anita Sarkeesian That Are Utter Bullshit

    published Oct 21, 2014

    I didn't want to write about Anita Sarkeesian again. I really didn't. I just want her to make her videos, which should be boring dissections of pop media interesting only to insane deconstructionalist... More >>

  • Delicate Balance: The Metamorphosis of the Monarch Butterfly by Theresa DiMenno

    published Oct 20, 2014

    The Monarch Butterfly is one of the most beautiful and iconic of all the butterflies, and its transformation from caterpillar to winged insect is the subject of renowned nature photographer Theresa Di... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Picture Perfect

    published Oct 20, 2014

    There are writer's names that echo down through the ages of Doctor Who. There's Terry Nation, of course, and Ian Stuart Black. There was Robert Holmes and the one and only Douglas Adams. In the modern... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: Greatest Show on Earth

    published Oct 16, 2014

    Without delving too far into hyperbole, this is without a doubt the best season of American Horror Story yet. Though it's the one I was the most worried about liking, it's managed to capture the perfe... More >>

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    When Parents Say, "How Can You Have a Meaningful Life Without Kids?"

    published Oct 16, 2014

    If you've reached a stable adulthood but have not yet had any children, you've probably had people who have ask you when the hell you're going to get off your bottom and shoot your own half-clone into... More >>

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    10 Most Controversial Houston Billboards

    published Oct 16, 2014

    We still do a remarkable amount of advertising on billboards because frankly there's not much else to do while the city apparently tries to better 290 by smashing it with hammers. Most of these are am... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Michelle Ellen Jones, Killing Them Loudly

    published Oct 15, 2014

    What She Does: Michelle Ellen Jones has been attracted to the spotlight since she was young, and broke for Los Angeles to try her hand at acting at the first opportunity. When stardom didn't emerge, s... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Mummy Issues

    published Oct 15, 2014

    (Author's note: I'm REALLY sorry about that pun.) I think it's safe to say that "Mummy on the Orient Express" was my favorite episode of Series 8. This is Jamie Mathieson's first foray into writing f... More >>

  • The 10 Scariest Music Videos Ever
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    The 10 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    published Oct 15, 2014

    Listen, are you throwing a Halloween party? Are you going to have music on in the background? Splendid. Just so you know it was recently made legal in Texas to beat people that play "Monster Mash" at ... More >>

  • 5 Nintendo Games You Can Beat in Minutes Because of Glitches

    published Oct 14, 2014

    Video games are big things with lots of code. Through testing the makers are supposed to weed out the places where things get a little sticky, but once they release them out to the general public lots... More >>

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    The 5 Dumbest Things That PETA Has Done in Texas

    published Oct 14, 2014

    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an organization that spends most of its time making animal rights activists look like out of touch nutter butters and waging wacky wars for dubious r... More >>

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    Doctor Who, Buffy and the Art of the Big Bad

    published Oct 13, 2014

    I've made no secret of the fact that I don't think very highly of the current season of Doctor Who right now. The writing is very weak and full of plot holes. More than that, it's trying very hard to ... More >>

  • Free Game Day: Barons Gate 2

    published Oct 10, 2014

    It's Friday, and we know you're just going to play on the Internet until it's time to leave work. Each week we'll be bringing you a free flash game to help the time pass! Game: Barons Gate 2 Genre: ... More >>

  • Best Comics in September Part 2: Green Arrow...The Dick We Need

    published Oct 09, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Check out part 1 here. Moon Knight #8 Moon Knight took a long time to interest me, but I'm starting to finally see why ... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: The Show Must Go On

    published Oct 09, 2014

    I honestly wasn't looking forward to this season of American Horror Story. Coven descended into such weird madness near the end that I wasn't entirely sure that I was watching the same show I had begu... More >>

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    Top 5 Twin Peaks Video Game References

    published Oct 08, 2014

    So, you might have heard that David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing their acclaimed series Twin Peaks back to television a quarter of a century after it went off the air. Consistently rated one of... More >>

  • Best Comics in September Part 1: Holmes vs. Houdini and the Death of Wolverine

    published Oct 07, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Look for Part 2 tomorrow. Men of Wrath #1 Jason Aaron got my attention with Southern Bastards, and here comes another t... More >>

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