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2014 Stories by Jef Rouner

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  • The Rocks Off 200: Joshua Allan Vargas, Metal-Video Maestro

    published Sep 09, 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 >>

  • Five Forgotten Band-Based Video Games
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    Five Forgotten Band-Based Video Games

    published Sep 09, 2014

    Back when I was a lad, I remember borrowing a SEGA Genesis in order to play Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and thinking there was nothing odd about it in the slightest. It was a tie-in game to a hit fil... More >>

  • The Leftovers: I Will Make You Hurt

    published Sep 08, 2014

    It's the end of the first season of one of the strangest dramas ever put on television. I was sort of annoyed with The Leftovers for taking a week off and making me wait, but honestly the breather was... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Prince of Stories

    published Sep 08, 2014

    I make no bones about the fact that the first couple of episodes of Series 8 did not exactly move me, even declaring "Into the Dalek" the worst outing in the revived series of the show. Most of that c... More >>

  • Free Game Day: Severe Road

    published Sep 05, 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: Severe Rpad Genre: Ru... More >>

  • Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Shadowgate

    published Sep 04, 2014

    Game: Shadowgate Platform: PC, Mac, iOS, Android Publisher/Developer: Zojoi Genre: Point and Click Describe This Game in Three Words: It is Beuatiful Score: 7 out of 10 Synopsis: You are a y... More >>

  • Pet a Shark at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

    published Sep 04, 2014

    The Texas State Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, but the tank that holds the small sharks people are allowed to touch could use some work. So they've partnered with the Houston Mus... More >>

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    10 Best Finishing Moves From Houston Wrestlers

    published Sep 04, 2014

    Houston has been the home, however temporary, of some of the greatest performers to ever walk the squared circle. Every great wrestler needs a great finisher, so today we look at the ones that had bee... More >>

  • The Best Comics in August Part 2: The Ninth Doctor Returns

    published Sep 03, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Check out Part 1 here. Silver Surfer #5: The new adventures of the Silver Surfer are pretty amazing because they are bo... More >>

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    Doctor Who: "Into the Dalek" Is Just Terrible

    published Sep 03, 2014

    I don't think a single episode of Doctor Who has ever been quite as terrible as "Into the Dalek" was. Maybe "Love and Monsters," but not in the same way. I'll leave aside the most obvious complaints.... More >>

  • The Best Comics in August Part 1: Barack Obama as Superman

    published Sep 02, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Look for Part 2 tomorrow. The Fade Out: To me Ed Brubaker is like Led Zeppelin; I fully recognize the inherent genius o... More >>

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    Thank God My Daughter's Class Isn't Just Full of White People

    published Sep 02, 2014

    As my daughter and I were walking to her third day of kindergarten I had a really proud moment as a parent. Amid the endless monologue being constantly recited came this exchange. "Saanvi* and I are ... More >>

  • The Five Best Unreleased Sisters of Mercy Songs
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    The Five Best Unreleased Sisters of Mercy Songs

    published Sep 02, 2014

    My hobby is collecting musicians who go utterly shitballs crackernuts. If I had a religion, then Keith Moon would be my God and I would spend every Sunday morning checking into a hotel just to chuck t... More >>

  • Free Game Day: Kick the Critter

    published Aug 29, 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: Kick the Critter Genr... More >>

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    Anita's Irony: Every Hater Proves Anita Sarkeesian Right

    published Aug 29, 2014

    This week Anita Sarkeesian released yet another installment of her Tropes vs. Women series of videos detailing how women are portrayed in gaming and why exactly it's a problem that needs to change. In... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Steven Trimble, Dirty Dirty Mixed Media

    published Aug 29, 2014

    What He Does: Mixed media is kind of a loaded term when describing art. It can indicate a multi-dimensional work of genius, or one thing someone simply splattered with paint and glued more things onto... More >>

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    The 10 Best Guinness World Records Broken by Houston

    published Aug 28, 2014

    Everyone loves a story of accomplishment, and Houston has them in spades. Quite a few Guinness World Records have been won either in the city or by our people, and today we celebrate the ten best. ... More >>

  • August Kickstarter Round-Up: Gun Art and Video Games

    published Aug 26, 2014

    Once a month we'll be bringing you a look at some of the best local Kickstarter campaigns in order to let you know what's getting ready to be unleashed through the help of small investors. Engauge... More >>

  • Doctor Who: Does the New Doctor Stick the Landing?

    published Aug 26, 2014

    A major spoiler is revealed, so click away if you want to avoid that. Let's get this out in the open at the beginning; Peter Capaldi is already an amazing Doctor. He is literally the best possible ca... More >>

  • The Leftovers: The Weight of Guilt

    published Aug 25, 2014

    There's just one episode left to go in The Leftovers, and they didn't soften the blow this week. We last left a terrible murder suicide plot that Sheriff Garvey was involved in with the Guilty Remnan... More >>

  • The 10 Best Songs From <em>True Blood</em>
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    The 10 Best Songs From True Blood

    published Aug 25, 2014

    For the past seven years, each episode of HBO's True Blood was named after a song, and in those seven years I've watched great tracks come and go. Here's the ten best the show had to offer. 10. Ma... More >>

  • Saying "I Don't Watch Television" Does Not Make You Cool Anymore

    published Aug 25, 2014

    Admittedly, that headline is a bit of a lie because saying that you don't watch television has literally never been cool. Ever. So if you claim to not watch television, please be advised that not only... More >>

  • True Blood: Like a Lead Zeppelin

    published Aug 25, 2014

    There's no other way to say this. True Blood went out weak. Really, really weak. For almost the entire running time of the finale there was no plot. Nothing was really resolved because there was real... More >>

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    Leaving a Good Daycare Is Like Losing a Third Parent

    published Aug 22, 2014

    My daughter starts kindergarten on Monday, and while I was pretty adequately prepared for marching my baby girl off into the jaws of the public school system armed with a Frozen backpack, a sandwich, ... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Robert Gouner AKA Goon73

    published Aug 22, 2014

    What He Does: In 2008 Robert Gouner, the photographer who would become known as Goon73, was heavily into riding and building/customizing motorcycles. He wrote a monthly column for a motorcycle website... More >>

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