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  • The Best Comics in October Part 2: Edward Scissorhands Returns

    published Oct 31, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Yesterday we ran Part 1. Goners #1: Jacob Semahn has an interesting new book out from Image about a famous demon-huntin... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: The True Darkness

    published Oct 30, 2014

    I can honestly say I have never seen an episode of any television show quote as perfect as last night's American Horror Story. It was a triumph of atrocity, and somehow it managed to have a happy endi... More >>

  • 6 Tips for a Parent Making Separate Meals for Everyone

    published Oct 30, 2014

    Maybe you're one of those people that makes the family dinner and says, "This is what we're having. If you don't like it, you don't eat." I admire that sort of fortitude, but I am paying a penance for... More >>

  • The Best Comics in October Part 1: Harley Quinn Makes a Friend

    published Oct 30, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Check out Part 1 here. Axis #3: Yet another X-Men/Avengers mega-event? It always seems weird to me that Marvel spends s... More >>

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    5 Famous Texas Ghosts

    published Oct 30, 2014

    Halloween is upon us, and with it a chance to tell stories of ghosts and other inhabitants from beyond the veil. We've already looked at some of the best haunted locations that you could road trip to ... More >>

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    10 Places to Go in Houston Now that the Summer Is Over

    published Oct 30, 2014

    I don't know about you, but I treat summer in this city like our ancestors treated winter. I hide in the cave and emerge blinking once the hateful Rage-Sun has finally had a stake driven through its f... More >>

  • Five Animals That Make Damn Good Musicians

    published Oct 28, 2014

    Several things separate human beings from the rest of the animals. We can put them in Halloween costumes and they can't put us in ones, we have smartphones, and there's the whole food-chain thing as w... More >>

  • Ghosts and Giraffes at Houston's Zoo Boo 2014

    published Oct 27, 2014

    The Houston Zoo's annual Zoo Boo is always a popular and packed affair. Part of it is because we usually hope that it will be one of the first weekends where you can visit the zoo when it isn't quite ... More >>

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    An Open Letter to the Teenage Male GamerGaters About Growing Up

    published Oct 27, 2014

    Dear Dudes, I seem to run into you a lot online these days. Mostly through friends who share articles I've written regarding gaming and the current state of harassment of women in it on Facebook. I d... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Can't See the Forest for the Trees

    published Oct 27, 2014

    "That was bloody terrible." My Facebook app was blowing up with variations on that sentiment from my Whovian friends across the Atlantic on Saturday afternoon. It's not the sort of thing that you nec... More >>

  • 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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