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2008 Stories by Julia Youssefnia

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  • Metropolis

    published September 11, 2008

    Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) was one of the first sci-fi movies ever made, and it’s still considered among the best. As part of... More >>

  • Jack Gantos

    published September 4, 2008

    Jack Gantos started as an author young. As a kid, he read his sister’s diary and decided he could write as least as well as she did, and a... More >>

  • Tom Piazza

    published August 21, 2008

    Author Tom Piazza is one of many passionate advocates for rebuilding New Orleans (all of it, not just the tourist spots). His post-Katrina book... More >>

  • Bob Zany

    published August 7, 2008

    Bob Zany spits out sarcasm like a machine. The middle-aged comedian chews a cigar during stand-up routines while delivering one zinger after... More >>

  • Linnea in Monet’s Garden

    published July 31, 2008

    Kids who are still more interested in Saturday morning cartoons than stuffy old art will find today’s free Family Flicks screening, Linnea... More >>

  • Company

    published July 24, 2008

    When Stephen Sondheim and George Furth dreamed up their Tony Award--winning musical Company back in 1971, the institutions of marriage and... More >>

  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

    published July 17, 2008

    Can’t wait for the August release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Then head to the Space Center Houston, which has just scored... More >>

  • Galveston ArtWalk

    published July 3, 2008

    The Galveston ArtWalk’s promotional team describes their event as “more than just a street festival,” and we agree. Galleries and... More >>

  • “Daredevil Island”

    published June 19, 2008

    We’re not really sure what Indiana Jones and astronauts have in common. Maybe Space Center Houston is featuring the Indiana Jones-themed... More >>

  • Ryan Stout

    published June 12, 2008

    Ryan Stout often says the unexpected. For instance, the young comedian answers pro-lifers who ask, “What if Jesus had been aborted?”... More >>

  • In Seclusion

    published June 5, 2008

    When artist Aisen Chacin visited the slums of Latin America, she couldn’t help but feel guilty. “My tour only lasted four hours,”... More >>

  • Central Library Grand Reopening Celebration

    published May 29, 2008

    After two years and $17 million, expectations for the newly renovated Houston Public Central Library are high. Be the first to see the library... More >>

  • “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body”

    published May 29, 2008

    Did you know that fresh urine is cleaner than spit? That it’s also cleaner than the skin on your face? How about that people who live in big... More >>

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    published May 22, 2008

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension has all the ingredients of a cult classic. The 1984 sci-fi/comedy film features... More >>

  • Bobby Lee

    published May 15, 2008

    As one of the longest-running (and one of the funniest) cast members of MADtv, comedian Bobby Lee is often mistaken for some of the people he... More >>

  • Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

    published May 8, 2008

    George Seldes believed retirement to be the dirtiest ten-letter word in the English language. The investigative reporter and press critic worked... More >>

  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival

    published May 1, 2008

    At this year’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival, you can experience the meeting of East and West. One of the biggest draws this year... More >>

  • Tea with Mussolini

    published April 24, 2008

    If you’re hoping to see a serious historical portrayal of an Italian dictator, don’t bother with Franco Zeffirelli’s Tea with... More >>

  • Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

    published April 17, 2008

    No matter what your musical tastes, there’s a good chance the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival will satisfy them. This annual event features... More >>

  • Oscar Romero’s Legacy

    published April 10, 2008

    Sister Dianna Ortiz and El Salvador’s Bishop Medardo E. Gomez Soto have more in common than just their Roman Catholic faith. Both have... More >>

  • Bayou City Cajun Festival

    published April 3, 2008

    The folks at Traders Village have settled on the unfortunate motto “Gator Done” for this year’s Bayou City Cajun Festival.... More >>

  • Bayou City Art Festival

    published March 27, 2008

    Forget stuffy museums and galleries this week — get your art out in the fresh air at the annual Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.... More >>

  • Lisa Lampanelli

    published March 13, 2008

    To the soccer moms who come to her shows expecting bits about dating and PMS, comedian Lisa Lampanelli says in a loud, northeast accent:... More >>

  • 8:10 Assembly

    published March 6, 2008

    Houston’s Suchu Dance has been putting on thoughtful and creative modern-dance shows since its conception nearly ten years ago. The... More >>

  • Brent Weinbach

    published February 28, 2008

    “Sometimes people criticize me for acting too creepy onstage,” San Francisco comedian Brent Weinbach deadpans in his stand-up... More >>

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