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  • Red Carpet: Opening Night at the Cinema Arts Festival
    Local notaries, donors and film lovers walked the red carpet last night at the Museum of Fine Arts for the opening of the 2011 Cinema Arts Festival. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • Rap Boom Reload: Houston's Young Rap Scene
    In 2005, rappers put Houston on the map. Then the spotlight moved on. These musicians are working hard to turn it back this way. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • Chatter's on Eldridge: West Side Chic
    Chatter's Cafe & Bistro might also call to memories another long-lived Houston establishment: After all, it's the second location of the Heights-area restaurant that's held court in a little blue building for years. This new incarnation of Chatter's is spiffed up and decidedly chic for its...
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  • Pecan Creek Grille: Breakfast, Texas-Style
    Pecan Creek Grille was the brainchild of Brock and Stacy Silverstein, who ran one of the ever-popular Buffalo Grille locations for ten years. That's why there are familiar touches throughout the place — witness the canister of hot maple syrup, for example — that remind one of a west-side...
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  • On a Roll: Uchi Under Construction and Opening Soon
    Uchi co-owner Daryl Kunik couldn't stop beaming as he gave a tour of the modern Japanese restaurant, which was painstakingly crafted from the ashes (and termite-decimated timbers) of Felix last Friday afternoon. "It was a lot of work to reuse this building," he said. "But in the end, it's worth...
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  • Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 with Danzig, Slayer, Odd Future and Henry Rollins
    ​This year Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest moved away from Waterloo Park, the festival's stomping grounds since it began in 2006, and into the large expanse of Auditorium Shores right off Lady Bird Lake. It was a major step for the festival, which keeps growing by leaps and bounds year by year, with...
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  • Texans Beat Browns, Move to 6-3 For Season
    ​When Gary Kubiak wins a replay challenge, you know it's your day. It was that and then some for the Texans on Sunday, who cruised past the Browns and moved to 6-3 on the season. It's the first time the franchise has ever been three games above .500. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • Bikini Bike Wash at the Lone Star Rally
    Galveston's famous Lone Star Motorcycle Rally got extra heated this weekend with a bikini bike wash at the The Spot Restaurant. PHOTOS BY RACHEL BOHANAN
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  • Fun Fun Fun Fest 6: Babes, Beards and Bandanas
    Fun Fun Fun Fest celebrated its sixth year with a move from Waterloo Park to Auditorium Shores. Many in the crowd, undeterred by Austin's record dry spell, donned bandanas to get the dust away. Heartthrob actor Ryan Gosling also made an appearance, setting the blogpsphere a'twitter. Be sure to...
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  • Roman Orgy at Texas Renaissance Festival
    The cup runneth over this weekend at Ren Fest, where the theme was Roman Bacchanal. Maidens and men wore togas and hoisted jugs of vino while playing bocce ball and enjoying the fruits of ancient Italy. PHOTOS BY BARRY SIGMAN
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  • Taylor Swift at Minute Maid Park
    Minute Maid Park was packed to the rafters with kids and their parents Saturday night who had come to take part in the spectacle and bask in the non-judgmental glow of Taylor Swift, the patron saint of unrequited teenage love, sundresses and cowboy boots. PHOTO BY MARCO TORRES
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  • 5th Annual No Holds Barred Chili Cook-off at Shady Tavern
    The fourth No Holds Barred Chili Cook-off, held to benefit the Houston Heights Association, drew 13 competitors this past Saturday afternoon. The baker's dozen turned out some wild and wooly chilis, but it was the Holy Cowboys that took first place for the second year in a row. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
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