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The City of Good Abode Errs a Bit on the Too Earnest Side

3 days ago by D. L. Groover
Nothing kills good drama like earnestness. In less competent hands, it trips up playwrights by smothering good intentions, blinding them to obvious structural faults. It can make characters sound like placards, saying more than they would know. It opens the door for bumpy drama, spreading its ideas too thin. It...
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Reviews For The Easily Distracted:
Hustlers

4 days ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Title: Hustlers Describe This Movie In One Grosse Pointe Blank Quote: GROCER: Workers of the world, unite!  Brief Plot Synopsis: Stripper swap hearts of gold for gold cards. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: 3.5 Stevie Wonders out of 5. Tagline: "Inspired by a true story." Better Tagline: "The BABFL of Wall Street"...
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Houston's Best Food and Drink Specials for September

6 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
The kids are back to school, or maybe you're back in school yourself.  While September gives us a peck on the cheek, promising us fall temperatures, our wallets have taken a hit from back to school supplies, refreshed wardrobes, summer vacation splurges and ridiculously priced textbooks. We're here to help...
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Announcing the Houston Theater Awards 2019

1 month ago by D. L. Groover
When our distinguished panel met to finalize our winners and nominees for the 2018-19 Houston Theater Awards, the meeting was surprisingly amicable. Many of our choices were unanimous, or close to it, which I think speaks highly of the quality of this year's winners. It was, by all accounts, a...
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On Second Thought: Why We Were Wrong About These Songs

1 month ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Five or six years ago, I made a pretty big mistake in a Houston Press music article, an assignment several writers teamed for titled “The 10 Lamest Bands of the ‘90s.” Never mind that such an article seems sort of mean-spirited, but my totally off-base choice was the one-hit wonder,...
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Four Thoughts on the Houston Texans' Releasing D'Onta Foreman

1 month ago by Sean Pendergast
I suppose we should have seen this day coming when Bill O'Brien was asked about D'Onta Foreman after the running back's 2018 return from the PUP list, and the head coach's answer was "Can he carry the ball more than two times in a row without having to go get a...
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Who's Making Amazon Prime Days Happen and What Do They Have to Do to Make You Happy?

2 months ago by Margaret Downing
Surrounded by calls for work stoppages and strikes and following a highly uncomplimentary segment on the working life of its employees on Last Week Tonight with host John Oliver, Amazon is soldiering on with its two special Amazon Prime days starting today through Tuesday. Whether it was these factors or...
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Openings and Closings: B.B. Lemon Montrose Opens, Monkey's Tail Swings In

2 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
B.B. Lemon, 4319 Montrose, will open officially July 8. Owner Benjamin Berg, of Berg Hospitality Group, has transformed the space, which housed the acclaimed restaurant Pax Americana until this past January, into a cozy, dimly-lit bistro, reminiscent of a venerable New York tavern with green plaid walls, vintage paintings and...
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What's New on the Menu: Summer Edition

3 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Emmaline 3210 W. Dallas Emmaline opened in December 2017 as Sam Governale's first venture into owning his own restaurant after his eight-year stint at Fleming's in River Oaks. Drawing inspiration from his maternal grandmother, mother and three sisters, Governale named his muse Emmaline and that intangible spirit is what drives...
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Openings and Closings: Radunare Woodlands, Shake Shack Downtown

3 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Radunare Italian-American Table, 2520 Research Forest Drive, is expected to open mid-July in The Woodlands. The casual, all day eatery, founded by Dr. Frank Morello, will be open for breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner. Pronounced rah-due-nar-a, the name means to gather, or rally. Morello wants to bring customers a welcoming...

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