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  • Borrowing a Book on the Kindle Fire: Hit and Miss - and Money

    published Dec 12, 2011

    Our Kindle Fire is sitting on our desk, taunting us. It's daring us to try to muddle through the complicated maze of borrowing a book. We're no push-overs, we're up to the challenge (gulp!). There a... More >>

  • Stephen Hunter: Soft Target

    published December 1, 2011

    It’s Black Friday and America’s biggest mall is jammed with 10,000 shoppers — and 12 terrorists. In Soft Target, the new... More >>

  • Christoph Eschenbach Returns

    published December 1, 2011

    The maestro is back! During today’s Christoph Eschenbach Returns concert, one of the most popular musical directors of the Houston... More >>

  • Brentano String Quartet: Fragments: Connecting Past and Present

    published December 1, 2011

    To celebrate their twentieth anniversary, the Brentano String Quartet embarked on Fragments: Connecting Past and Present, an ambitious... More >>

  • Congratulations to the Winners in Our DVD/Blu-ray Giveaway!

    Congratulations to the Winners in Our DVD/Blu-ray Giveaway!

    published Dec 09, 2011

    Thanks to everyone who entered the Cowboys vs. Aliens and The Help DVD/Blu-ray giveaways this week. The winners are: For The Help: Alexander B. and Teresa L. For Cowboys vs. Aliens: Ryan M, Frank ... More >>

  • "Fourteen"

    published September 29, 2011

    Think of "Fourteen"as an artistic version of affirmative action. The exhibit features the work of 14 female artists in an attempt to... More >>

  • Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag
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    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    published Dec 08, 2011

    You might want to bundle up for Friday's screening of It's a Wonderful Life by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow. Frank Capra's Christmas classic stars James Stewart as the suicidal George Bailey... More >>

  • Be a Houston Press Intern This Spring

    published Dec 08, 2011

    Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student ... More >>

  • Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!

    published Dec 08, 2011

    Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student o... More >>

  • Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!
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    Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!

    published Dec 08, 2011

    Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student ... More >>

  • Maurice Brown

    published December 1, 2011

    His music has been called a marriage of bebop and hip-hop. Trumpeter Maurice Brown navigates through both genres easily, and he’s... More >>

  • River Oaks Chamber Orchestra: Messiah for Kids

    published December 1, 2011

    The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Houston Chamber Choir have joined forces to present the world premiere of Messiah for Kids! Children... More >>

  • Wanted: Spring 2012 Photography Interns

    published Dec 07, 2011

    Calling all photo students! Village Voice Media (the Houston Press parent company) is recruiting undergraduate photo students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a ... More >>

  • DVDs & Blu-rays: The Giveaway Edition
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    DVDs & Blu-rays: The Giveaway Edition

    published Dec 07, 2011

    We've got DVD/Blu-ray combo copies of two of this week's releases as giveaways for readers, The Help and Cowboys and Aliens. All you have to do is send an e-mail to Olivia.Alvarez@houstonpress.com. In... More >>

  • MFAH Film Spotlight on World Cinema: Taiwan

    published December 1, 2011

    The weekend series MFAH Film Spotlight on World Cinema: Taiwan offers us three contemporary Asian films. First up is Juliets (Zhu li... More >>

  • Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag
    FEATURED STORY

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    published Dec 02, 2011

    Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photog... More >>

  • 37th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival

    published November 10, 2011

    There will be wenches and sabers and roasted turkey legs at the 37th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival. The largest festival of its type in... More >>

  • Insperity Golf Experience

    published September 29, 2011

    Putt-putt golf enthusiasts will be able to explore their creative side at Insperity Golf Experience, a nine-hole miniature golf course... More >>

  • Houston Symphony: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    published November 24, 2011

    The Houston Symphony delves into the story behind the music in a special one-night-only performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, one of... More >>

  • DVDs & Blu-rays: The Oh, Never Mind! Edition
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    DVDs & Blu-rays: The "Oh, Never Mind!" Edition

    published Nov 29, 2011

    It's a bad week for new DVDs and Blu-ray releases. We only found two worth mentioning, and that was just because we wanted to warn you in case you accidentally picked one up. Friends with Benefits s... More >>

  • Invisible Lines: Up Against You: The Sordid Path of Debra Matthes

    published November 17, 2011

    The new poetry performance group Invisible Lines makes its debut with Up Against You: The Sordid Path of Debra Matthes, based on her... More >>

  • Cultural Feast: Shaken or Stirred? The Chemistry and History of the Cocktail

    published November 17, 2011

    Taste a bit of New Orleans at the Cultural Feast: Shaken or Stirred? The Chemistry and History of the Cocktail. Culinary historian... More >>

  • Free for All: The Post-Thanksgiving Day Edition

    published Nov 25, 2011

    Look, it's Black Friday (and dark gray Saturday and Sunday, or whatever they call the rest of the weekend), and if you aren't going shopping or to the movies or fighting with relatives, what else is t... More >>

  • For Savvy Shoppers, Black Friday Started Last Tuesday
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    For Savvy Shoppers, Black Friday Started Last Tuesday

    published Nov 25, 2011

    If you missed out on a great deal for a humongous flat-screen television at Best Buy today, you can only blame yourself. Some folks, like Becky H., put a lot of effort into making sure they got door b... More >>

  • Anjelah Johnson

    published November 17, 2011

    No matter what she does, comedian Anjelah Johnson looks like she’s a cheerleader. A very attractive young woman, Johnson spent a year... More >>

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