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September Art Shows: Urban Legend, Ground Zero and Prisoner of Love

16 days ago by Susie Tommaney
Between upcoming museum exhibitions that cover everything from murals to American Sign Language and Aboriginal art, to local gallery openings and even a few out of town offerings, September is the month to get out and see what's happening on the local art scene. Dig deeper to learn how the...
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Robin Williams Remains A Comic Genius In Time Life’s Unprecedented 22-Disc Collection

1 month ago by Vic Shuttee
How did Robin Williams became... Robin Willams? What Time Life has assembled in their exhaustive culling of stand-up spots, late night appearances, home videos, stints at award shows attempts to answer the query. Even those with dedication in the era of VCRs and round-the-clock scouring of YouTube would be hard pressed to assemble a vault of a more diverse and fascinating set of clips spanning across more than 35 years in Hollywood. The Time Life selected title of Robin Williams: Comic Genius is nothing short of an understatement.
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Gambling on Iraq

15 years ago by Michael Serazio
On the day before all hell breaks loose, the worst day of the American occupation in Iraq thus far, Stephen Heering shouldn't even be making a run. It's Thursday, April 8, 2004, and in the groggy haze of predawn, the clock reads "0500." The 34-year-old veteran truck driver has been...
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The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

Monday, October 7, 7:00PM @ Amegy Bank Tower
Nada Glass Bakos is a former analyst and foreign policy advisor for the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Focusing primarily on relations with Iraq, Al-Qaeda, and 9/11, she analyzed intelligence and...
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“Beyond the Walls: The Battle for Iraq’s Future”

11 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Embedded U.S. journalists in Iraq told us one side of the story, now unembedded Rick Rowley tells us another. Rowley’s “Beyond the Walls: The Battle for Iraq’s Future” is a collection of short films shot outside the Green Zone, in Falluja, a Mehdi Army stronghold in Sadr City, and a...
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Notions Of The Scam Are Everywhere In These New American Plays

6 months ago by Jessica Goldman
The scam is having its moment in America. Bigger than a moment, actually, more like a mini-era. Just think about the last couple of years and how much of our news, concern, anxiety, gossip, and outright obsession has been focused on one kind of scam or another. Facebook data mining,...
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Iraq Whistleblower Sues

11 years ago by Chris Vogel
You may remember Barry Halley, the former contract worker in Iraq who testified before Congress last April about rampant abuses he’d seen while working for several contractors in the Gulf. Well, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in Houston, this brave fellow is making his voice heard again...
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Paul Miles, Iraq and PTSD

Online readers comment on "Man on Fire," by Craig Malisow, January 17. Take responsibility: It seems that Paul Miles's family diagnosed him with PTSD and no psychiatrists did. It also seems that he takes no responsibility for his actions. Because he took (was seeking) the plea agreement, it seems obvious...
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Top Texas Health Official Resigns Amid Questions About Iraq Connection

2 years ago by Meagan Flynn
The inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, following questions from Texas Monthly about his consulting work related to the Iraqi government. Stuart Bowen, who was tasked with overseeing $40 billion in health and welfare spending in...
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CSNY's Fractured Fairy Tale Finally Gets Proper Bio

6 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup By David Browne 480 pp. $30 Da Capo Press While the foursome of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young have been the subjects singularly (or in some combination) of a bookshelf-full of autobiographies, biographies,...

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