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“Apertura Colombia”

11 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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SXSW Overflow Fest 2019: Night 1

9 days 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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Stuffed: Mushroom Empanadas at Riel

21 days ago by Carlos Brandon
We set out to find and devour stuffed food from every possible culture right here in the Bayou City. From empanadas to dumplings, kolaches to samosas, we're getting stuffed. Former Underbelly Chef de Cuisine Ryan Lachaine opened his first restaurant Riel in January 2017. In the 14 months since its...
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“Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics”

5 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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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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Congo Square ATX 2019

Sunday, March 24, 12:00PM @ The Vortex
This year's festival features vibrant experiences from Liberia, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Colombia. 2019 Lineup and Schedule: 12:15-1:15 Family Drum Circle with Shango Dely 1:25-1:55 Songhai...
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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"

11 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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"Faces of History — Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru"

8 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Latin America at the turn of the 20th century was a place of dramatic change and social upheaval. That transformation was captured by photographers such as Julio Cordero and Romulado Garcia. Now Wendy Watris, senior curator for FotoFest, has put together “Faces of History — Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala,...

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