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2014 Stories by Jef With One F

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  • The Leftovers: Things Get Metal

    published Jul 28, 2014

    Let it never be said that HBO doesn't know how to ramp up a show in the opening. This weeks' episode begins with a member of the Guilty Remnant guilt getting duct taped to a tree and stoned to death ... More >>

  • True Blood: They Don't Know What "Karma" Means

    published Jul 28, 2014

    Pardon me as I wax spiritually about my brief years as a Buddhist... Karma is a bit more complicated than people think. You see someone scream at a supermarket cashier and then he or she slips on the... More >>

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    5 Creepiest Quotes From Craigslist Houston M4W Ads

    published Jul 28, 2014

    One of my more deplorable habits is that I like to troll Craigslist ads looking for the worst of humanity. I started doing it back when I ran a column that looked for weird band advertisements, but li... More >>

  • Club King Goes Bare and Bold, But Not Deep

    published Jul 25, 2014

    Jon Bush's documentary Club King is a fascinating look at the life of New York and L.A. club and party promoter Mario Diaz. There's no denying it's a wild and flamboyant ride through the underground g... More >>

  • Craig Kinsey Studies Hard on American Roots and Machines

    published Jul 25, 2014

    I don't really feel that it's right to criticize Craig Kinsey's American Roots and Machines as an album. It doesn't really feel like one aside from the fact that it is a CD that goes round and plays m... More >>

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    Dudley Saunders Shows What the Dead Leave Behind

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Musician and multi-talented artist Dudley Saunders saw two of his exes lose their lives close together in the early '90s during the AIDS crisis. As with when anyone dies there comes the question of st... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Justin Nava, the Voice of thelastplaceyoulook

    published Jul 24, 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 >>

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    Doctor Who: 5 Reasons the Tenth Doctor Wasn't All That Great

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Now, don't get me wrong. I love the Tenth Doctor. I love all the Doctors. What I'm addressing today is the fact that on any given list of favorite Doctors Ten is nearly always tops. His only real comp... More >>

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    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Novels Set in Houston

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Houston continues to get wider and wider recognition in the world, but I still feel like it sometimes lacks an identity in the national consciousness. I mean, if someone tells you that a book takes pl... More >>

  • 5 Upcoming Games That Make Me Want to Buy a Wii U

    published Jul 23, 2014

    Despite being a diehard Nintendo fan throughout most of my life, this is the first time I can remember where I didn't have a Nintendo console in the house. When I first got a chance to preview the Wii... More >>

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    Yes, the Female Thor Is a Gimmick. So?

    published Jul 23, 2014

    The world of comic fans is all a-ricking right now. Soon, Marvel will have a female Thor and a black Captain America. Sam Wilson as Cap isn't that much of a stretch, having been Cap's buddy for most o... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Melissa Maygrove, Romance and Happy Endings

    published Jul 23, 2014

    What She Does: Melissa Maygrove's mother likes to tell a story about constantly finding her daughter in the closet with a pen, flashlight, and spiral notebook writing away. She's made up stories all h... More >>

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    Wreck-It Ralph Is a Class Warfare Analogy

    published Jul 22, 2014

    Welcome once again to Jef Overthinks Disney Films WAY Too Much Theatre The Kid With One F was sick this weekend, which means I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch with her watching streaming vid... More >>

  • The Leftovers: Everything Is Broken

    published Jul 21, 2014

    For my money, The Leftovers is currently the best thing on television. Last week was an examination of Father Matt (Christopher Eccleston) and just how strange and far his fall from grace since the ... More >>

  • True Blood: Flashbacks and Tearjerkers

    published Jul 21, 2014

    Despite some recent stellar showings, it's pretty apparent True Blood is going out in a whisper, not a bang. That's fine. Seven seasons of a vampire show is always going to be a bit much. The last sea... More >>

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    Noose Left Outside Houston Singer's Home

    published Jul 21, 2014

    Artists are used to criticism, but nothing could have prepared Houston pop-jazz artist Erica Nichole for waking up to find a noose had been hung out side her home at South Rice and Chimney Rock over t... More >>

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    10 Most Ridiculously Over-the-Top Guns in Video Games

    published Jul 18, 2014

    A strange off-shoot of my dislike of guns in real life is that I am a fanatic for ridiculous weaponry in video games. And sure, I'll love me a BFG, or a Gravity Gun. Maybe I've played through Resident... More >>

  • Illegal Wiretaps Back Off the Deep End on 79th Release (!)

    Illegal Wiretaps Back Off the Deep End on 79th Release (!)

    published Jul 18, 2014

    I forget it sometimes, but The Illegal Wiretaps are really one of Houston's most prolific acts. Their Bandcamp page has, no kidding, 79 different releases, and the brand-new Scintillating Scumbag is t... More >>

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    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Houston Splash Parks

    published Jul 17, 2014

    There are not enough words in all the languages of man to describe how hot it is in Houston right now. The sun rules us like a Pharaoh, only with more cruelty and sweat. You venture outside at your ow... More >>

  • The 10 Best Musician-Based Pinball Tables
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    The 10 Best Musician-Based Pinball Tables

    published Jul 17, 2014

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for the si... More >>

  • July Kickstarter Round-Up: LARP, Pugs and Brain Injuries

    published Jul 16, 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. Larpe D... More >>

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    5 Signs You're Actually in an Angry Mob

    published Jul 16, 2014

    The other night I sat down and read a bedtime story to my daughter. It was The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles and George Ford. The book details the life of a young black girl in 1960 who was or... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Larry McKee, Cinematographer, Knows How Light Behaves

    published Jul 16, 2014

    What He Does: Larry McKee was a still photographer in the late '70s and through the '80s. Once he learned how to light, he found himself analyzing movies as he watched them. It became an obsession wi... More >>

  • Ringling Bros. Is Built to Amaze But Could Use Some Work

    published Jul 15, 2014

    I skipped the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus last year, but did have a chance to check out Fully Charged the year before. In the two years since then, there have been some improvements made... More >>

  • 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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