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  • 3 Things from <em>Doctor Who</em> That Exist in Real Life
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    3 Things from Doctor Who That Exist in Real Life

    published Apr 23, 2012

    I came late to the party, but now I am one of those people who fully embrace Doctor Who not as a mere television show, but for the absolute miracle of existence that it is. No show, not Twin Peaks, no... More >>

  • Kathryn Hallberg Is Scary Good on Nocturnal

    published Apr 23, 2012

    This fresh-faced young singer-songwriter from the north end of Houston was one of the first artists I wrote a CD review for here in the electronic pages of Rocks Off. Her debut EP, No Surprises, lied ... More >>

  • 30 Seconds with The Boxing Lesson

    published Apr 20, 2012

    Progressive psychedelia is an acquired taste...acquired by being awesome, that is. Austin's own Boxing Lesson may be one of the best modern practitioners around. If the Legendary Pink Dots teamed with... More >>

  • 4 Surprising Things That America Invented
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    4 Surprising Things That America Invented

    published Apr 20, 2012

    I'm not bashing the good old USA at all here. America is a place where our true religion is "Do something awesome and we'll give you a million dollars"-ianity, and we are a faithful and devout lot. Lo... More >>

  • Sour Lake: Texas Vampires Do Not @!#?ing Sparkle!

    published Apr 19, 2012

    I had a sliiiiiight overreaction to the last vampire novel I was sent to review because I honestly didn't know it was supposed to be funny, and also because it was really bad. I was frankly in no mood... More >>

  • Project Armageddon: The Phillip Glass Of Metal

    published Apr 19, 2012

    Project Armageddon has an album out, an eight-song collection of a particularly unique brand of stripped-down metal called Tides of Doom. As you may have judged from the name, it's not a sunshine-and-... More >>

  • They're Looking for a Few Good Dominatrixes
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    They're Looking for a Few Good Dominatrixes

    published Apr 18, 2012

    Patrons of Numbers probably recognize Domina Shannon as the busty, perky bartender who's always ready with a drink and a smile. What more could you ask for? However, when she's not slinging gin, she's... More >>

  • 5 Hit Books Hollywood Will Never Film
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    5 Hit Books Hollywood Will Never Film

    published Apr 18, 2012

    As we recently pointed out when we tackled movie novelizations that were actually worth the read, turning books into movies is big business. The entertainment industry likes its projects pre-vetted, a... More >>

  • Ezra Pound: Songs To Celebrate Leaving The Loony Bin

    published Apr 18, 2012

    Ezra Pound remains one of America's most genius and most controversial writers. His poetry has gone on to inspire countless artists, and as a literary editor and critic he was responsible for shaping ... More >>

  • The Devil’s Carnival

    published April 12, 2012

    Terrance Zdunich and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw) were responsible for releasing Repo! The Genetic Opera in 2008. And by all rights,... More >>

  • Melvins + Scion = ???

    published April 19, 2012

    Almost 30 years after Buzz Osborne founded the Melvins, the band remains hard to concretely classify. You can call them punk, metal, grunge,... More >>

  • Spectral Manifest: What's The Point Of Incoherent Metal Vocals?

    published Apr 17, 2012

    A chance encounter online with Cryptos Granamyr Grimm (drums, vocals) of local metal sensation Spectral Manifest led to an in-depth conversation on the point of unintelligible Cookie Monster vocals in... More >>

  • Kid Icarus: Upring: It's Good, But We're Not Sure Who It's for
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    Kid Icarus: Upring: It's Good, But We're Not Sure Who It's for

    published Apr 17, 2012

    We're a little late on reviewing the latest Kid Icarus title for the 3DS, the first game in the series in 19 years and only the third entry, not counting Smash Brothers appearances. Our hero Pit has a... More >>

  • Dragonetti: The Freakin' Creepy Saint Of Bass

    published Apr 16, 2012

    Bass players, I know I spend a lot of time making fun of you, though of course you may not realize it because, well, you're bass players and the Internet hasn't evolved to the point where I can easily... More >>

  • The Borgias: Things That Shouldn't Go in Your Butt

    published Apr 16, 2012

    Since you, dear readers, responded so well to our list of Popes that make Rodrigo Borgia look fairly decent in comparison, it was decided that we'd start bringing you weekly coverage of the show. We ... More >>

  • 5 Most Embarrassing Video Game Weaknesses
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    5 Most Embarrassing Video Game Weaknesses

    published Apr 16, 2012

    Most video game characters have understandable weaknesses. Bullets kill you. Lava burns you. When a Hunter comes flying at you with its claws extended and it connects with your neck your head goes fly... More >>

  • Southbound Pachyderm: A Mixtape For An Elephant

    published Apr 13, 2012

    Elephants are awesome. Science surely has a more in depth way of expressing mankind's fondness for our giant pachyderm friends, but, "Elephants are awesome" does the trick just fine. I postulate that... More >>

  • An Objective Review Of The Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush
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    An Objective Review Of The Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush

    published Apr 13, 2012

    Brushing your teeth is important. Poor oral hygiene is gross, and has been linked to heart disease in addition to tooth loss. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day with a good brush at a leisurely ... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With John Mills-McCoin

    published Apr 12, 2012

    There is no one in Houston like John Mills-McCoin. The Rock 'N' Roll Circus that is scheduled to raise the bar on Houston shows this weekend was birthed from the depth of his brain's wackiness. We wad... More >>

  • Anti-Gay Groups Target EA's Star Wars

    published Apr 12, 2012

    Video game publisher EA is currently experiencing a vitriol-filled avalanche of letters and threats of a boycott for its inclusion of an optional same-sex romantic feature in Star Wars: The Old Republ... More >>

  • Gothic Council Gets The Summertime Blues

    published Apr 11, 2012

    Well, folks, the last of a most inadequate winter is behind us and now nothing looms ahead for months except endless overexposure of the yellow hurty thing in the sky. It's probably no surprise to you... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Johnathon Michael Espinoza

    published Apr 11, 2012

    What He Does: Johnathon Michael Espinoza began to dabble with paints at the age of 19, and his output has grown to include drawings and sketches as well. His work has a great degree of pop art element... More >>

  • <em>Captain Planet</em> Marathon, and 6 Other Cartoons We'd Watch for 14 Hours
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    Captain Planet Marathon, and 6 Other Cartoons We'd Watch for 14 Hours

    published Apr 11, 2012

    Sunday, April 22, is the 42nd annual Earth Day. Celebrated in over 170 countries, the holiday is meant to call attention to environmental crises all across the world. The day's founder, Senator Gaylor... More >>

  • Laura Gibson Haunts A Very Strange Hotel In "La Grande"

    published Apr 10, 2012

    Laura Gibson is a singer-songwriter from Oregon... where pretty much all the really great indie artists come from, apparently. Seriously, it's like half of the musicians I find a brilliant music video... More >>

  • 5 Songs For Frank Lloyd Wright

    published Apr 09, 2012

    It's likely the average person can name only one architect, and that it's Frank Lloyd Wright, who died 53 years ago today. Born in a small Wisconsin farming town, Wright would grow up to have an amaz... More >>

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