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Best of Houston® 2019 Begins Today and Continues Through January

2 months ago by Margaret Downing
Houston is known for its innovation and reinvention. After Hurricane Harvey hit, the city's performing arts groups — unable to access their home stages — refused to shut down and instead took up temporary residence both in and out of town for a year. In that same spirit, the Houston...
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Move Over, Joaquin Phoenix. Houston Has Its Own Joker

8 days ago by Jef Rouner
The internet is abuzz with anticipation over the upcoming low-budget Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. What little we’ve seen so far does look very interesting, but Houston has its own star who is suiting up as the Clown Prince of Crime. Joe Grisaffi (Manos: The Rise of Torgo, Haunted Trailer)...
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Why Are We So Heartbroken Over a Dead Robot?

4 days ago by Jef Rouner
I spent a lot of this past Wednesday choking back tears over a robot, and judging by social media I am not alone. NASA announced that they were declaring the Opportunity rover on Mars “dead.” After more than a decade patrolling the surface of our nearest neighboring planet and contributing...
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Chris Pratt May Not Be Homophobic, But He Is Dangerously Lazy

5 days ago by Jef Rouner
Since actress Ellen Page publicly came out as gay in 2014 she has spent a lot of her time and celebrity fighting as an activist, which is what you would expect from someone who announced her sexual orientation at a Human Rights Campaign conference. Lately, she’s been dragging Chris Pratt...
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“That’s How You Get Trump in 2020” is Stupid Emotional Blackmail

6 days ago by Jef Rouner
Welcome to the next presidential election cycle. It feels like when we used to get a new “Saw” movie every year, but more painful and nonsensical. Currently, a variety of quirky characters are already auditioning to be the next president, including Texas’ own Julian Castro. Consequently, the vitriol has begun...
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Touch (Virtual) Bacteria in The Secret World Inside You at The Health Museum

13 days ago by Jef Rouner
The Health Museum has a brand new exhibit that highlights recent advances in understanding the complicated relation humans have with the trillions of microorganisms that live inside us. The Secret World Inside You is a small but fascinating installation, much like its subject matter. Most of us are familiar enough...
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5 Tips for Fairness When Your Whole Family Games

12 days ago by Jef Rouner
My daughter’s big birthday present this year was a Nintendo Switch, which she loves. She’s also become a fan of Parker Plays on Disney XD, which has sparked her interested in first-person games, so she’s been playing my PlayStation 4 a lot more. Meanwhile, my wife has used the Switch...
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The Shrouded Isle is Like a Demented Solitaire

28 days ago by Jef Rouner
One of the things I love about the Nintendo Switch is how dedicated the eShop is to embracing indie gaming and bringing some of the most notable titles from Steam to consoles. Sony and Microsoft do that too, of course, but Nintendo’s efforts have an ambassador feel that the other...
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It’s Time to Admit Life is Strange 2 Isn’t Very Good

19 days ago by Jef Rouner
Warning: Major spoilers for Life is Strange 2 With the second episode of Life is Strange 2 out now, it’s time to admit that the second incarnation of the superpower narrative series is just not very good. In fact, it’s edging out of “acceptable” and into “this is kind of...

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