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  • Best Comics in April: Parenting Vader-Style and Garth Ennis's <em>Shadow</em>
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    Best Comics in April: Parenting Vader-Style and Garth Ennis's Shadow

    published May 02, 2012

    Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. Justice League #8 I was initially unimpressed with the rebooted Justice Le... More >>

  • <em>Xenoblade Chronicles</em>: Relax, and Let the Adventure Guide You
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    Xenoblade Chronicles: Relax, and Let the Adventure Guide You

    published May 02, 2012

    These days, all RPGs feel as if you're setting up a game of Dungeons and Dragons. I know I'm showing my age here by asking, "Whatever happened to games like Chrono Trigger where you spent a minute in ... More >>

  • The 5 Most B.S. Rebuttals in Internet Arguments
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    The 5 Most B.S. Rebuttals in Internet Arguments

    published May 02, 2012

    Lately, my colleagues here on the Houston Press blogs have posted some kind, helpful tips on proper usage of social media to help you avoid pitfalls in a world where employers regularly look you up. ... More >>

  • <em>Mortal Kombat</em> vs. <em>Killer Instinct</em> Is Happening, and 4 More MK Crossovers We Want
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    Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct Is Happening, and 4 More MK Crossovers We Want

    published May 01, 2012

    NetherRealm Studios, who has given us two really amazing Mortal Kombat games recently in the form of the ninth entry in the series and the crossover involving the DC Universe, has been working on acqu... More >>

  • Bri Bagwell Wants to Be Your Whiskey in New Video

    published May 01, 2012

    Bright of voice and fresh of face, Bri Bagwell was handed to me in order to fill in the column I spend the absolute minimum of effort on to draw a paycheck. That being said, I always take the time to... More >>

  • Borgias: Michelotto Has a Posse

    published Apr 30, 2012

    Throughout The Borgias, the long-running conflict has been between Pope Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia over the path Cesare's life should take. Since he was made a bishop at the age of only 15, it's c... More >>

  • New Lovecraft Graphic Collection Hits the Shelves
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    New Lovecraft Graphic Collection Hits the Shelves

    published Apr 30, 2012

    It's weird. Despite being one of the most influential writers of all time, and arguably the most important penman of weird tales ever, H. P. Lovecraft remains somewhat of an underground thing. Sure, y... More >>

  • Anastasia: The Mystery Is Over, But the Songs Go On

    published Apr 30, 2012

    Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II. During her father's reign, her life was rife with scandal due to the association between the ... More >>

  • Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: The Godfather, Part 1

    published April 19, 2012

    Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award-winning film The Godfather didn’t just alter the way the public saw gangsters, it... More >>

  • Hates Front Man Turns DJ in New Radio Show

    published Apr 27, 2012

    It's been a hard year thus far for Houston's pre-eminent punk-rock institution, the Hates. Former drummer and co-founder Glenn Sorvisto lost a long, hard battle with cancer last month, and if the Crai... More >>

  • Illegal Wiretaps: Jesus, What Have They Done?

    published Apr 27, 2012

    I was first introduced to the Illegal Wiretaps when they graced the electronic pages of my What's in a Name? feature. I didn't know how really to describe them then, and I still don't really know now.... More >>

  • Gothic Council vs. Marilyn Manson

    Gothic Council vs. Marilyn Manson

    published Apr 26, 2012

    I was in high school when Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar came out, and yeah, I played it until everyone around me begged me to stop. Though I've grown to appreciate deeper and better artists, M... More >>

  • No, George Washington Doesn't Want You Armed Against the Government: E-Mail Debunking Part II
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    No, George Washington Doesn't Want You Armed Against the Government: E-Mail Debunking Part II

    published Apr 26, 2012

    This little infographic has been making the rounds on Facebook among the more pro-gun people... especially a certain kind of pro-gun people. See, there are hunters, there are people who want to own gu... More >>

  • The 4 Most Bizarre Theme Cruises This Year
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    The 4 Most Bizarre Theme Cruises This Year

    published Apr 26, 2012

    I work a lot. Six days a week at the day job and till midnight every night crafting the finest pop culture reports and penis jokes that the Houston Press will buy off of my guttersnipe form. It's a go... More >>

  • Hausu (House)

    published April 19, 2012

    Listen to us very carefully because this advice is very, very important. If you feel you must see Hausu (House), the legendary 1977... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Paul Fredric, Author of the Erbeth Transmissions and Its Alternate Earth History

    published Apr 25, 2012

    What He Does: To most Houstonians, Paul Fredric (sometimes known as Fritz Fredric) is a longtime master of darkwave and EBM music as part of the Asmodeus X. However, since 2005 Fredric has been pursui... More >>

  • Happy Malaria Day! A Feverish Playlist

    published Apr 25, 2012

    Tuesday night, as blooming flowers filled the spring air with a heady fragrance, Rocks Off hung a wreath made of empty insect repellent cans on our door, and gently tucked our young daughter in with ... More >>

  • The Dedicated Gamer's Guide to Living Room Furniture
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    The Dedicated Gamer's Guide to Living Room Furniture

    published Apr 25, 2012

    Art Attack remains committed to helping our increasing gamer readership find ways to spruce up their lives with the perfect game-inspired crafts, clothes and fixtures. Previously we've tackled lamps a... More >>

  • Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Live

    published April 19, 2012

    Mainstream America was long ago introduced to Mexican-style masked wrestling, better known as lucha libre. The style is known for its... More >>

  • 4 Disney Characters You Didn't Know Had Real Names
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    4 Disney Characters You Didn't Know Had Real Names

    published Apr 24, 2012

    Disney is famous for bringing fairy tales to life on the big screen, and most fairy tales are by nature made up of stock characters and archetypes. That's one of the ways they remain timeless as well ... More >>

  • Harry Truman and Bess: Another E-mail from Your Dad
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    Harry Truman and Bess: Another E-mail from Your Dad

    published Apr 24, 2012

    Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest... More >>

  • Do You Remember Rock N Roll Comics?

    published Apr 24, 2012

    Ilko Davidov's documentary film Unauthorized: The Story of Rock N Roll Comics is finally available on DVD today after having been originally released in 2005. Hopefully you remember Rock N Roll Comics... More >>

  • Salt of Life

    published April 12, 2012

    Italian actor and director Gianni Di Gregorio tells stories that lay bare the strength and vitality of the elderly. Making its Houston debut is... More >>

  • Dear Star Pizza...Is Wax Paper Really Too Much to Ask?
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    Dear Star Pizza...Is Wax Paper Really Too Much to Ask?

    published Apr 23, 2012

    Dear Star Pizza, I want you to know that I am a longtime fan and admirer of your work. Hell, before I was peer-pressured into trying your food I didn't even like pizza at all, an unheard-of thing in ... More >>

  • Borgias: Paper Tigers, Porcelain Cannons

    published Apr 23, 2012

    In the third episode of this season of the Borgias we open on the aftermath of Juan having killed Lucrezia's baby-daddy Paolo and making it look like a suicide. What follows is a sad affair that ultim... More >>

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