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    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 31, 2012

    JFK At 95: What If He Lived?

    Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that crawfish have been mollycoddled for far too long in this city. With that in mind, get prepared for this crawfish season with a little primer from our own Katharine Shilcutt. It's simple, easy-to-follow, and - f ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Breaking It Down

    It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.

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    March 8, 2012
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    September 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Warplane Films, According to Real Aviation Buffs (No Top Gun, Thank You)

    Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilot​With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Photobombs Through the Ages

    The pinnacle of modern-day photobombing​Photobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    According to foraging experts, there is food in this picture. Hahahaha. Those silly bastards.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where in ten years we'll make a fortune when we start auctioning off our stockpile of Four Loko. We kicked the week off with a cautionary f ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    ​What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    The Top Five Bank-Robbery Scene Soundtracks

    ​It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Nancy Ames: This Is What KUHT Fundraising Needs Again

    KUHT, always with the fundraising and "Viewers Like You" and all that.They think they can get us to donate with some cheap Les Miz collector's CD, a totebag and some doo-wop reunion concerts? No chance.KUHT used to take this stuff seriously. As evidenced by the above clip, featuring Houston songstr ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Has Eminem Rescued His Reputation On Recovery?

    ​Eminem is an interesting fellow. He was when he lit the world on fire with The Slim Shady LP back in 1999, and when he followed that up a year later with The Marshall Mathers LP. He was even interesting when he clumsily scrapped together some songs in 2009 and called it an album (Relapse, or, ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Believe It Or Not, There Are Worse Ideas Than Kim Kardashian As Lara Croft

    I can't wait to hear her English accent.​It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    What About Bob?

    Patti Smith's new book makes good on her 20-year-old promise to Robert Mapplethorpe.

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    December 14, 2009

    (Don't) Book 'Em, Dano: 42 Artists Who Have Absolutely No Business Touring Together

    ​ When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Deep-Fried and Still Alive: 5 Culinary Practices As Cruel As the Chinese Deep-Fried Fish

    The video above is fairly graphic. Do not watch if you are faint of stomach or heart. By now, most people have seen the video circulating the Internet which features a fish that has been deep-fried, being consumed...alive. Yes, the fish is still alive during the deep-frying process and while it's ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Want to Levitate the Pentagon? These Songs Might Help

    ​On this date in 1967, some 50,000 protesters marched on the Pentagon with the intention of levitating it and exorcising any "evil spirits" within. The effort was led by Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, poet Allen Ginberg, and Ed Sanders and satirically-minded rockers the Fugs. As we all know, th ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Buried Treasure Found In Galveston

    Michael Pate, a contractor helping clean up Ike debris off Galveston beaches, noticed a sturdy US Army ammunition box half-buried in the sand earlier this month.Thinking it'd be useful, he dug it out and opened it. Inside was a somewhat odd collection of stuff, the Galveston County Daily News report ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    “I Still Believe in Tomorrow: Contemporary Video from Asia”

    See what cultural revolution looks like at this exhibit of films from young Asian artists

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    November 20, 2008
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    December 21, 2007

    Get Lit: Doo Wop: The Music, The Times, The Era, by "Cousin Brucie" Morrow with Rich Maloof

    Ah yes, doo wop. Perhaps no other genre is so closely identified with a specific era in time than the one that relied on majestic vocal harmonies to alternately offer pleading paeans to love and nonsensical shimmy-shimmy ko-ko-bops, all delivered by immaculately dressed (and mostly black) singers in ... More >>

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    November 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Being Thankful for JFK Conspiracy Theories

    Not only is tomorrow the day before Black Friday, the retail apocalypse, it’s also the 44th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Yes, it was November 22, 1963, a sunny day in Dallas, when about a million conspiracy theories were born. Some involve the Mafia, the Cubans, the Russians, the military ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006

    Phat Promises for 2007

    New Year's resolutions of the stars

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    August 17, 2006
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    November 24, 2005
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    July 28, 2005
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    February 17, 2005

    Buggin' for Bling

    Michael Stadther's Treasure's Trove is a real gem

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    November 18, 2004
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    September 23, 2004

    AmeriCCan Splendor

    Culture Clash is a smash at the Alley

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    March 11, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

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    March 27, 2003
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    January 2, 2003

    Old Masters and Young Guns

    Filmmaking in 2002 wasn't just for the boys

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    October 3, 2002

    That '70s Movie

    Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its star

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    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

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    March 22, 2001

    A Well-Rounded Production

    Miss Saigon is more than just glitz and helicopters

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    November 2, 2000

    Breaking God into Movies

    The Deeper Meaning of Movies: Entertainment Culture and the Big Picture

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    February 10, 2000

    Reel Worlds

    Houston mines international gold with the Pan-Cultural Film Festival

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    November 25, 1999
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    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

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    May 20, 1999

    Oh, Bui!

    Three Seasons shows off a young director's purity and purpose

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    May 6, 1999

    Houston Press 10th Anniversary Issue

    The Press was born in Houston, in the late '80s. And that should tell you something.

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    May 28, 1998
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    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

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    September 19, 1996
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    March 9, 1995
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