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Streaming Concert Watch 4/14: Amanda Shires and More

4 months ago by Matthew Keever
Until about month ago, the Houston Press ran a weekly concert watch, detailing the best shows coming to the Bayou City in a given week. But live music has come to a screeching halt amid concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, and I can't say with any certainty when we'll all...
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“Apertura Colombia”

13 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
The graphic images in the 14-artist show “Apertura Colombia” aren’t always easy to look at. Jesús Abad Colorado’s black-and-white photography of life in the war-torn country includes images of a funeral parade. Hundreds of mourners fill a narrow street, and several of the men carry more than a dozen coffins...
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Beatriz Gonzalez Retrospective Documents the Making of an Art Activist

9 months ago by Susie Tommaney
What is important to young adults suddenly shifts with parenthood, then morphs again throughout each of life's seasons. Taste in music changes, opinions about politics, or thoughts about what really and truly matters. Those shifts are magnified in a new exhibit just opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,...
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October Art: Rediscovered Masterpiece, a Visionary Architect, and Art Fair Fever

10 months ago by Susie Tommaney
'Tis the season for art fairs, and we've got a bumper crop of them with Texas Contemporary, stARTup Art Fair, Bayou City Art Festival, and more. We've also got LEGO® bricks as fine art, a wildly imaginative architect at the Menil Drawing Institute, new public art at UH, and an immersive sound installation at...
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“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics”

7 years ago by Nancy Ford
“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics,” on exhibit at the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects, spotlights work from six contemporary Colombian architects. The group “really look at political and economic conditions in their country, and respond by creating architecture that empowers people,” says Mat Wolff, the AIA’s exhibitions coordinator. “A lot...
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Netflix's Narcos Tries to Be The Wire for Colombia's Drug War

5 years ago by Inkoo Kang
Narcos, Netflix's new drug-war docudrama, is nearly as ambitious as its central character, Pablo Escobar. Over the course of ten dense, sprawling episodes, the series tells the 20-year history of the narcotrafficker's rise and fall in relation to Colombia's blood-soaked history and the U.S.'s escalating drug war, from Richard Nixon...
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Houston Concert Watch 6/5: Juice WRLD and More

1 year ago by Matthew Keever
Can you guys believe it's already June? It seems like just yesterday that we were making New Year's resolutions. (We won't ask how yours are going if you don't ask about ours.) And though the year may be rolling by faster than most of us would like, we can all...
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Netflix’s 'Narcos' Tries to Be 'The Wire' for Colombia’s Drug War

5 years ago by Inkoo Kang
Narcos, Netflix’s new drug-war docudrama, is nearly as ambitious as its central character, Pablo Escobar. Over the course of 10 dense, sprawling episodes, the series tells the 20-year history of the narcotrafficker's rise and fall in relation to Colombia’s blood-soaked history and the U.S.’s escalating drug war, from Richard Nixon...
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Latin Wave: Che Guevara, a Baby-Face Serial Killer, and Mexico City's History

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
What is it about people behaving badly that elicits such fascination? In the news we gravitate toward stories about evil-doers and even some of the most compelling movies were inspired by real-life criminals: Goodfellas, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street. That fascination for true crime is apparently universal because...
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SXSW Overflow Fest 2019: Night 1

1 year ago by David Rozycki
Super Happy Fun Land kicked off their annual South by Southwest Overflow Fest last night and it continues through March 21.

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