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“Apertura Colombia”

12 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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“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics”

6 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

4 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

4 months 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

4 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

5 months 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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Colombia on Your Plate at Colombian Cuisine Restauarant

8 years ago by Anamaris Cousins Price
I'm beginning to wonder if I may have a fetish for strip center restaurants, as I look at the posts I've submitted..., there seems to be a theme. That notwithstanding, if the food is good, the location is irrelevant. This is certainly true when it comes to Colombian Cuisine Restaurant...
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Sex, Drugs and Amputees in "Apertura-Colombia"

12 years ago by Kelly Klaasmeyer
A young man in the jungle is trying to wash the camouflage paint from his face. It's an unusually laborious process for him — he doesn't have any hands. He dips the stumps of his forearms into a pool of water and rubs them over his cheeks, slowly wiping the...
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SXSW Overflow Fest 2019: Night 1

6 months 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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