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  • A World Naked Gardening Day Playlist

    published May 14, 2012

    Now, World Naked Gardening Day isn't the kind of thing I'm really going to get behind with anything remotely resembling gusto. It's not the being naked part that irks me, it's the gardening. When one... More >>

  • Borgias: Three Princes

    published May 14, 2012

    From the very beginning of The Borgias, the show has centered around the politics of the Vatican and the reach of the church. The sixth episode this season continues to further the plots both for and ... More >>

  • Star Wars Invades War’Hous!

    published May 3, 2012

    Star Wars isn’t just a film franchise, any more than Doctor Who is just a television series. It’s a multimedia... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Roy Williams, DJ of Medieval Music

    published May 11, 2012

    What He Does: When you think of a DJ, you think of someone finding the perfect dance mixes or maybe laying out the foundations for a brilliant emcee. You don't usually start picturing medieval music, ... More >>

  • 30 Seconds with In This Moment's Maria Brink

    published May 11, 2012

    Maria Brink is what would happen if you forced Paris Hilton to consume the entire cast of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. When fronting In This Moment, she's an unstoppable hellvixen who takes her metal v... More >>

  • Gothic Council: Is Batman Goth?
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    Gothic Council: Is Batman Goth?

    published May 10, 2012

    Yeah yeah yeah, The Avengers is awesome. Let's not forget that The Dark Knight Rises will soon be here! I have always been keen to claim Batman as a goth icon, but I thought I'd get clearance from the... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Laura Burlton, Photographer, Dreams in Chalk

    published May 09, 2012

    What She Does: Laura Burlton is a photographer who does all the standard photographer things like weddings and portraits. She also produces startlingly original photographic art. Her latest series i... More >>

  • A Showcase of Inappropriately Dubbed Puppet Musicians
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    A Showcase of Inappropriately Dubbed Puppet Musicians

    published May 09, 2012

    I spend an unfortunately large amount of time on two activities. No. 1, I am paid under the table by the felt lobby to promote puppet music. No. 2, I have an irresistible compulsion to ruin children's... More >>

  • UPDATED: A Closer Look at the Upcoming Animated <em>Portal</em> Short
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    UPDATED: A Closer Look at the Upcoming Animated Portal Short

    published May 09, 2012

    UPDATE: You can keep up to date on this project from Alex Zemke's new Twitter. The geekier side of the Internet has been fair abuzz since test shots of Alex Zemke's upcoming animated short Companions... More >>

  • Taylor Momsen Likes It Loud and Rough

    published May 10, 2012

    One minute she was Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The next thing you know, 18-year-old Taylor Momsen was... More >>

  • Robert A. Heinlein: Can You Grok This Playlist?

    published May 08, 2012

    It was on this day in 1988 that science fiction lost one of its most brilliant and influential voices to emphysema and heart failure. Robert A. Heinlein was the man who wrote legendary novels like St... More >>

  • Follow Your Dreams in the <em>Perfect Strangers</em> Video Game
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    Follow Your Dreams in the Perfect Strangers Video Game

    published May 08, 2012

    I was only five years old when Perfect Strangers debuted on ABC, but I remember absolutely loving the hell out of it. Part of the appeal was of course the funny voice that Bronson Pinchot used in his ... More >>

  • Only at the Alamo: The Avengers Marathon

    published May 3, 2012

    Since the success of Iron Man in 2008, a series of films based on Marvel Comics characters has been released. This Friday, Joss... More >>

  • Borgias: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    published May 07, 2012

    Trust the cross-dressing Satanist when I tell you this...it's a funny thing, sin is. The only way you ever know for sure what is a sin and what is not is to commit it and then see what kind of harvest... More >>

  • Reviews from a Lazy Gamer: <em>Spirit Camera</em>
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    Reviews from a Lazy Gamer: Spirit Camera

    published May 07, 2012

    The Game: Spirit Camera: the Cursed Memoir Platform: 3DS Developer: Tecmo Koei Genre: Augmented Reality Experience Describe This Game in Three Words: Gimmicky, Awkward, Terrifying Plot Synopsis: ... More >>

  • Enter Shikari: Either You Know You're Oppressed, Or You're Asleep

    published May 07, 2012

    If there is anything you can say about Enter Shikari, it's that the band is a challenge just by its very nature. There's no genre, no label, no box that they fit comfortably in. Ultimately, they are t... More >>

  • 30 Seconds with Benjamin Wesley

    published May 04, 2012

    Benjamin Wesley is one of Houston's greatest talents, and his new album Think/Thoughts completely redefined what I thought musicians were capable of in the realm of songwriting. I fired off an e-mail ... More >>

  • ''Discovering the Civil War''

    published January 5, 2012

    With apologies to the History Channel, watching re-enactments and talking heads on television won’t bring the Civil War to life in the way... More >>

  • Cole Porter’s Great American Songbook

    published April 26, 2012

    Cole Porter is an American musical version of Oscar Wilde. His lyrics have always danced the line between lighthearted frivolity and brilliant... More >>

  • 4 Horrifying Interpretations of Children's Shows Part 2
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    4 Horrifying Interpretations of Children's Shows Part 2

    published May 03, 2012

    Last year around this time, I decided to share with you the absolutely terrifying conclusions I had drawn from being forced to watch children's programming with my one-year-old daughter every day. Wel... More >>

  • A Showcase of Cute Things Hating Bad Music

    published May 03, 2012

    "Through their own words they will be exposed / They've got a sudden case of the Emperor's New Clothes." -- Sinéad O'Connor Surely you've heard the story of how a rich and powerful ruler was duped ... More >>

  • Skullgirls: Nothing New, But Lots of Fun
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    Skullgirls: Nothing New, But Lots of Fun

    published May 03, 2012

    Back in the '90s, after the success of Street Fighter there was a rush to put out 2D animated fighting games. It was exactly like how hair metal took off in the '80s. Products were rushed to market to... More >>

  • Katy/West Houston Jazz Festival

    published April 26, 2012

    Duke Ellington famously said, “By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate... More >>

  • Anything That Floats

    published April 26, 2012

    You might remember a scene from the movie Titanic in which Rose is lying on a door while Jack is in the freezing water next to her. The... More >>

  • Band of Skulls: "Sweet Sour" Is Bitter Fare

    published May 02, 2012

    Earlier this month your intrepid VJ brought you a music video called "The Greeks" from London band Is Tropical and the filmmakers at MEGAFORCE. It detailed a children's war game enhanced with anime-s... More >>

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