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    Top Five Movie New Year's Eve Parties

    Tim Robbins once called New Year's Eve "amateur night for drunks," and the tiresome celebrity pinko was absolutely right for once. The forced merriment and lack of decent bowl games means people put that much more effort into inebriation, with predic...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on December 30, 2008 @ 10:28 am
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    Roger Clemens Learns What's In A Name

    The Associated Press is reporting that Memorial Hermann is dropping the "Roger Clemens" from the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine at Memorial Hermann facility. The "Memorial Hermann" part will stay, apparently, unless there's a steroid ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 2:53 pm
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    The Five Least Significant Deaths In Houston This Year

    We've already noted the five biggest local deaths in 2008; now it's time to look at the five deaths that leave the smallest amounts of sympathy or significance. 5. The Playoff Chances of the Texans and Astros. Insignificant because really, did any...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 1:41 pm
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    IMAX and Turn Down the Volume: Adventures in Movie Theaters Part 1

    It sounded perfect. The AMC movie theater at First Colony Mall was offering The Day the Earth Stood Still in IMAX format. What better way to see Klaatu the alien and his big robot Gort operate as they try to figure out if our planet should be saved o...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 11:45 am
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    Five Biggest Houston Deaths This Year

    One thing about being famous and dying -- you don't want to do it too late in the year. Early December, great; you'll be fresh when every media outlet puts together its "They Will Be Missed" list (We're looking at you, Van Johnson). Late December an...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 11:02 am
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    College Bowl Game Preview: Picks by A Real Expert, Part Two

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 9:36 am
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    If They Think That's A Big High-School Stadium....

    The Texas Bowl fever is building!! Kinda. This year's match-up between Rice and Western Michigan University isn't exactly setting too many people's hearts on fire, although it should turn out to be an entertaining game. Previous Texas Bowls have ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 29, 2008 @ 8:51 am
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    Houston Aeros, Now with Boos and Bikinis

    I heard something on Friday night in Toyota Center I don't think I've ever heard before. The fans were booing the Houston Aeros. Of course, the Aeros were playing some piss poor and rather lackluster hockey, but I'm just not used to hearing fans in...

    @ Houston News by John Royal on December 29, 2008 @ 12:39 am
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    Over the Weekend: 11:30 p.m. at Deco

    -- Keith Plocek

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on December 28, 2008 @ 10:56 pm
  • Quanell X - The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate


    Quanell X - The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

    It's a familiar sight: activist Quanell X standing in front of a row of television news cameras, waiting for his close-up. As always, the man looks sharp. For today's event, Quanell has selected a crisp white dress shirt, a gold-colored necktie, a...

    by Chris Vogel on January 15, 2009
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    The Chron, Enron Hatah - A federal court quotes a dog

    As everyone knows, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the conviction of Enron's Jeff Skilling, although it overturned his sentence in a move that might slightly reduce it. Skilling's most passionate local supporter in the blogworld,...

    by Richard Connelly on January 15, 2009
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    Ike, Cancer, KBR and Oysters - Waking Life

    Good job: I've always enjoyed reading your stuff in the Press, your blogs, and other posts. But I absolutely love the Ike article ["Ike's Wake," by John Nova Lomax, January 8]. Back in the "Allison" days, your cohort Richard Connelly wrote the aw...

    on January 15, 2009
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    A&M Professor Details His Harassment

    We recently wrote about Mundhir Ridha, an Iraqi scientist who filed a lawsuit against Texas A&M University and a group its professors, alleging harassment and discrimination. Ridha was in Houston this week, and he agreed to sit down and talk with...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on December 26, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
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    Today Is A Holiday, Dammit

    Boxing Day - the day after Christmas -- is on most of our calendars, usually with the caveat that it has something to do with Canada. If Americans ever stop to think of it all, most of us grow up thinking it is related to the sweet science. It doe...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on December 26, 2008 @ 8:57 am
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    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 26, 2008 @ 7:11 am
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    Five Ways For Jews To Enjoy Christmas

    If you're one of the unlucky Jews who didn't get tickets to last night's sold-out Matzo Ball at the Drake and are fretting about what to do this Yuletide, don't despair - Hair Balls is here to offer Five Things For Jews to Do on Christmas. This yea...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 25, 2008 @ 1:49 pm
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    "Texas Green" At The Art Car Museum

    Here's a peek at some of the works you'll see at the Art Car Museum's 4th Annual Open Call Show: "Texas Green." More than 150 paintings, installations, videos, and, of course, an art car are included in the show that asked local artists to "think g...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 25, 2008 @ 11:20 am
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    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his s...

    @ Houston News by John Royal on December 25, 2008 @ 8:45 am
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    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't take the time to celebrate the season of giving? Mostly giving crap, but I digres...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on December 25, 2008 @ 7:51 am
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    It Was 40 Years Ago Today: The First Earthrise

    Forty years ago on Christmas Eve, men saw something that had never before been seen: an Earthrise. Apollo 8 was circling the moon, carrying the first men who had ever left earth's orbit and traveled to another celestial body. As they circled the ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on December 24, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
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