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2014 Stories by Jef Rouner

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  • The Leftovers: Crisis of Faith

    published Jul 14, 2014

    I'm very upfront about the fact that I only started watching The Leftovers because Christopher Eccleston is in it. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed it of course. Point in fact, it's the sort of sho... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Interview With Paul McGann

    published Jul 14, 2014

    While he was here for Comicpalooza, Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, talked with us about what it was like going from one of the least regarded and almost forgotten Doctors to becoming a huge crowd fav... More >>

  • True Blood: Life in the Corpse

    published Jul 14, 2014

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I expect True Blood to go out harder than a train crash in the third Atlas Shrugged movie. This show exists to justify the phrase "Get out while the getting... More >>

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    10 Grocery Store Customers Who Must be Stopped

    published Jul 14, 2014

    I go to the grocery store every single day because I grew up with people who went once a week and ended up with a tin can Narnia in the pantry because of it. In doing so, I meet many lovely people ju... More >>

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    Why del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness Will Probably Be Terrible

    published Jul 11, 2014

    Wall Street Journal reported over the Independence Day weekend that Guillermo del Toro would be moving forward on his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness after all. Previously, ... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Tiffany Heath, Filmmaker, Will Scare the Pants Off You

    published Jul 11, 2014

    What She Does: Tiffany Heath doesn't look like she's possessed of the kind of darkness that can make a seasoned horror film reporter go turn on all the lights in the house and consider taking up day... More >>

  • Hearts of Animals' Mutation Poses a Beautiful Puzzle

    published Jul 11, 2014

    One of my favorite things about reviewing music in Houston is that you don't just appreciate or criticize the music the city produces. You solve it like a video-game puzzle...if you're lucky. How can ... More >>

  • The Wolf Among Us Finishes Up With a Deeply Political Message

    published Jul 10, 2014

    Last October I got the chance to play the first episode of Tell Tale Games' adaptation of Bill Willingham's Fables. Or as I like to call it, what Once Upon a Time would have been if Disney hadn't fart... More >>

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    7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Donkey Kong

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Today is the 33rd anniversary of the release of Donkey Kong to arcades, and the world was never the same. Today we thought we'd look at some things about the game you might not have been aware of. Ma... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Jonathan Pidcock, Jewelry That's Off the Chain

    published Jul 09, 2014

    What He Does: Pidcock is another talent that I met along Artist Alley at Comicpalooza, and is married to author Angeli Pidcock. His work is chainmail jewelry, and I apologize for the horrible pun that... More >>

  • The Five Best Songs About Donkey Kong
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    The Five Best Songs About Donkey Kong

    published Jul 09, 2014

    On this day in 1981, the video-game juggernaut that was Donkey Kong first saw release. It was a game that broke new ground and keeps finding an audience today. It was the first game to feature Mario (... More >>

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    10 Most Pointless Things Hidden in Video Games

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Pretty much every video game these days is going to sneak in an Easter Egg or two...or in the case of Borderlands 2, they occasionally sneak in a game between all the Easter Eggs. There's a difference... More >>

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    Watership Down and Why I've Given Up on Gun Control

    published Jul 08, 2014

    You win. All you guys in Open Carry Texas and everyone else who feels like even the slightest infringement on the types of armaments you can own and where you can take them? You win. I officially sur... More >>

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    Doctor Who: 5 Doctor Who Films That Were Never Made

    published Jul 08, 2014

    When The Day of the Doctor was shown in theaters as part of the 50th anniversary celebration it was a huge success. In fact, it had the third-highest rated box office take of that day, which is doubly... More >>

  • Cosmic Bug Loaf Bassist Chris Bauman Killed in Accident
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    Cosmic Bug Loaf Bassist Chris Bauman Killed in Accident

    published Jul 08, 2014

    Houston's music scene lost a unique voice over the Independence Day weekend. Chris Bauman, bassist, keyboardist and sound engineer for Cosmic Bug Loaf, was struck by a suspected drunk driver and kille... More >>

  • The Leftovers: The Business of Apocalypse

    published Jul 07, 2014

    Maybe it's just because The Leftovers comes on after a so-far really disappointing final season of True Blood, but I am digging the hell out of this bizarre post-Rapture tale. And honestly? It's becau... More >>

  • Christina Escamilla Writes a Book About Not Writing a Book and It's Great

    published Jul 07, 2014

    It's been only four months since I got to know local author Christina Escamilla through her amazing anthology, 64 Deaths, and already she's back with a new and very different novel called The Day the ... More >>

  • True Blood: Pointless Naked People

    published Jul 07, 2014

    Let me preface this recap with a statement. I like tits. I do. I really do. I like naked ladies a very great deal. I know that the mammary glands are made for the rearing of children, but I unabashed... More >>

  • Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Elite Sniper III

    published Jul 03, 2014

    Game: Elite Sniper III Platform: PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Publisher/Developer: Rebellion Developments/505 Games Genre: Shooter Describe This Game in Three Words: It's Bullet Porn Scor... More >>

  • The Best Comics in June Part 2: Lucifer and Southern Justice

    published Jul 03, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Check out Part 1. Justice League #31: I skipped the whole Forever Evil crossover event because when I bothered to read ... More >>

  • The Best Comics in June Part 1: A TV Vagina

    published Jul 02, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Look for Part 2 tomorrow. Trees #1: Everything Warren Ellis does is amazing, and no one knows that better than Warren E... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Michael Dauzat Sr., a Rabbi and a Hate

    published Jul 01, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • The Leftovers: Don't Get Left Behind

    published Jun 30, 2014

    Sorry for the obvious pun, but HBO's new post-Rapture show really is something that you shouldn't miss. Three years ago 2 percent of the world's population disappears. Just up and vanishes out of the... More >>

  • True Blood: Stick to Your Guns

    published Jun 30, 2014

    This week surprised me a great deal on True Blood. I'd resigned myself to ending out the series by sucking harder than a $400 Dyson, but instead it showed that sometime there are things that the show ... More >>

  • John Egan Turns the Blues Black on Amulet

    published Jun 27, 2014

    It's a crime that I've been up till now unaware of bluesman John Egan, but I'm hoping to rectify that by taking a deep look into his latest album Amulet. If you ask me, Houston's greatest unsung treas... More >>

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