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  • 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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    Doctor Who: Interview With Paul McGann

    published Jul 14, 2014

    While he was here for Comicpalooza, Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, talked with us about what it was like going from one of the least regarded and almost forgotten Doctors to becoming a huge crowd fav... More >>

  • True Blood: Life in the Corpse

    published Jul 14, 2014

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I expect True Blood to go out harder than a train crash in the third Atlas Shrugged movie. This show exists to justify the phrase "Get out while the getting... More >>

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    10 Grocery Store Customers Who Must be Stopped

    published Jul 14, 2014

    I go to the grocery store every single day because I grew up with people who went once a week and ended up with a tin can Narnia in the pantry because of it. In doing so, I meet many lovely people ju... More >>

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    Why del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness Will Probably Be Terrible

    published Jul 11, 2014

    Wall Street Journal reported over the Independence Day weekend that Guillermo del Toro would be moving forward on his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness after all. Previously, ... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Tiffany Heath, Filmmaker, Will Scare the Pants Off You

    published Jul 11, 2014

    What She Does: Tiffany Heath doesn't look like she's possessed of the kind of darkness that can make a seasoned horror film reporter go turn on all the lights in the house and consider taking up day... More >>

  • Hearts of Animals' Mutation Poses a Beautiful Puzzle

    published Jul 11, 2014

    One of my favorite things about reviewing music in Houston is that you don't just appreciate or criticize the music the city produces. You solve it like a video-game puzzle...if you're lucky. How can ... More >>

  • The Wolf Among Us Finishes Up With a Deeply Political Message

    published Jul 10, 2014

    Last October I got the chance to play the first episode of Tell Tale Games' adaptation of Bill Willingham's Fables. Or as I like to call it, what Once Upon a Time would have been if Disney hadn't fart... More >>

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    7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Donkey Kong

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Today is the 33rd anniversary of the release of Donkey Kong to arcades, and the world was never the same. Today we thought we'd look at some things about the game you might not have been aware of. Ma... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Jonathan Pidcock, Jewelry That's Off the Chain

    published Jul 09, 2014

    What He Does: Pidcock is another talent that I met along Artist Alley at Comicpalooza, and is married to author Angeli Pidcock. His work is chainmail jewelry, and I apologize for the horrible pun that... More >>

  • The Five Best Songs About Donkey Kong
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    The Five Best Songs About Donkey Kong

    published Jul 09, 2014

    On this day in 1981, the video-game juggernaut that was Donkey Kong first saw release. It was a game that broke new ground and keeps finding an audience today. It was the first game to feature Mario (... More >>

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    10 Most Pointless Things Hidden in Video Games

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Pretty much every video game these days is going to sneak in an Easter Egg or two...or in the case of Borderlands 2, they occasionally sneak in a game between all the Easter Eggs. There's a difference... More >>

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    Watership Down and Why I've Given Up on Gun Control

    published Jul 08, 2014

    You win. All you guys in Open Carry Texas and everyone else who feels like even the slightest infringement on the types of armaments you can own and where you can take them? You win. I officially sur... More >>

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    Doctor Who: 5 Doctor Who Films That Were Never Made

    published Jul 08, 2014

    When The Day of the Doctor was shown in theaters as part of the 50th anniversary celebration it was a huge success. In fact, it had the third-highest rated box office take of that day, which is doubly... More >>

  • Cosmic Bug Loaf Bassist Chris Bauman Killed in Accident
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    Cosmic Bug Loaf Bassist Chris Bauman Killed in Accident

    published Jul 08, 2014

    Houston's music scene lost a unique voice over the Independence Day weekend. Chris Bauman, bassist, keyboardist and sound engineer for Cosmic Bug Loaf, was struck by a suspected drunk driver and kille... More >>

  • The Leftovers: The Business of Apocalypse

    published Jul 07, 2014

    Maybe it's just because The Leftovers comes on after a so-far really disappointing final season of True Blood, but I am digging the hell out of this bizarre post-Rapture tale. And honestly? It's becau... More >>

  • Christina Escamilla Writes a Book About Not Writing a Book and It's Great

    published Jul 07, 2014

    It's been only four months since I got to know local author Christina Escamilla through her amazing anthology, 64 Deaths, and already she's back with a new and very different novel called The Day the ... More >>

  • True Blood: Pointless Naked People

    published Jul 07, 2014

    Let me preface this recap with a statement. I like tits. I do. I really do. I like naked ladies a very great deal. I know that the mammary glands are made for the rearing of children, but I unabashed... More >>

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