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If You Love Montrose–Shop at Fiesta
November 17, 2011 – 1:51 pm | 8 Comments

by M. Martin
I am, be it freely admitted, older than dirt.
When I first started hanging out in Montrose, Sid Vicious was still alive, Ronald Reagan was merely an embarrassment to the …

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Page One: Inside the New York Times
August 31, 2011 – 10:29 pm | No Comment
Page One: Inside the New York Times

The phrase “new access to accountability” sounds confusing at first but makes sense in the documentary Page One as the means to an end of traditional journalism versus new media. The purpose of a newspaper …

Talkin’ bout Tinsley on Great Day Houston
August 31, 2011 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

By Alex Wukman
Yesterday morning I went down and hung out with Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston to talk about Eleanor Tinsley and the Free Press. Check it out and see if you can spot …

The Debt
August 31, 2011 – 2:49 pm | One Comment
The Debt

The Debt just explodes before your eyes. It’s a movie that combines espionage, time dynamics, and star turn performances amped up to a satisfying degree. The Debt starts in the late 90s with Helen Mirren …

FPH Podcast 08.29.11
August 29, 2011 – 11:18 pm | No Comment
FPH Podcast 08.29.11

This week’s FPH podcast tackles Food Trucks, cuts in Planned Parenthood’s funding, and what it is like to drink beer with pickles in it. Musical Guest is Craig Kinsey. Subscribe to FPH’s weekly podcast …

SXSW Scrapbook
August 29, 2011 – 6:17 pm | No Comment
SXSW Scrapbook

SXSW Scrapbook: People and Places that Went Before (Essex Press, distributed by University of Texas Press) provides an exhaustive and comprehensive overview of the last 25 years of the ever-expanding music festival and convention. Talk …

Why Does Texas Hate Vaginas?
August 29, 2011 – 4:54 pm | 4 Comments
Why Does Texas Hate Vaginas?

By:Amanda Hart

It is expensive to be born with a vagina. Tampons alone at times are a commodity (ladies, let me introduce you to your new best friend: The Diva Cup. Your “shit, i guess I’ll …

Senna
August 29, 2011 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Senna

Senna fascinates the viewer with a combination of archival footage and a well-structured story. Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian Formula 1 racecar driver who won three world championships before meeting his maker while doing the …

Our Idiot Brother
August 28, 2011 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Our Idiot Brother

Back in the 90s when the Weinstein Brothers owned and ran Miramax they rarely let me down. Now that they release films under the banner of Weinstein Films I always know that I will at …

Physical Graffitti
August 26, 2011 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Physical Graffitti

By Alex Wukman
Dallas area street/graffiti artist Evero was recently sentenced to six months in jail and given a job offer from Dallas’ “graffiti czar,”attorney John Barr. Barr is known throughout the DFW area …

Colombiana
August 26, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment
Colombiana

Colombiana comes from the mind of Luc Besson and while in his heyday the dude could knock out La Femme Nikita, Colombiana is no femme Nikita. Besson writes and produces and the director is Olivier …