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DVD slight return 9.3
December 30, 2011 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
DVD slight return 9.3

You know that movie We Bought A Zoo about a guy who, well, bought a zoo? For a more realistic take it should be We Bought a DVD, because they just keep pressing DVDs, Blu-Ray …

Parents just don’t understand: AIDS and prison
December 29, 2011 – 4:01 pm | One Comment
Parents just don’t understand: AIDS and prison

By Alex Wukman
Downtown jail. Any day of the week really, the smell of urine soaked concrete and unwashed humanity wafts through the air and becomes immediately entangled in your hair. The buzzing hum of flickering …

FFW – The Free Press Preview for December 29, 2011 – January 04, 2012
December 29, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment
FFW – The Free Press Preview for December 29, 2011 – January 04, 2012

This Week’s featured Show
Saturday, December 31
FPH NYE Cataclysm
featuring Buxton
Fat Tony
Muhammad Ali
Hearts of Animals
Venomous Maximus
Sorne
Electric Touch
Dead Roses
Brains for Dinner
& Ceeplus Bad Knives
@ Fitzgerald’s
You know there is an old superstition that says that whatever you are doing …

5 Houston Icons that have to be in the new Scarlet Spider comic (and some that shouldn’t)
December 27, 2011 – 5:56 pm | 5 Comments
5 Houston Icons that have to be in the new Scarlet Spider comic (and some that shouldn’t)

By Alex Wukman and Al B.
A few weeks ago word reached the internet that Houston is getting it’s own mainstream superhero: The Scarlet Spider, which is kind-of-a big deal for H-Town comic readers. For non-comic …

Rewind - Roky Moon & Bolt, The Manichean, New York City Queens, The Mathletes @ Walter’s 12/25/2011
December 27, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment
Rewind – Roky Moon & Bolt, The Manichean, New York City Queens, The Mathletes @ Walter’s 12/25/2011

If you didn’t make it out to the new Walter’s location (now on Nance behind Diverse Works) I’d like to report that it is looking quite promising. Sure there are some issues with the space …

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
December 27, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is light family fare, told pure and simple. The story unwinds in a completely linear fashion and in fact borders on the mawkish. The thing is that by Puppeteer’s Journey’s …

Top films of 2011
December 26, 2011 – 11:09 am | No Comment
Top films of 2011

Looking at the films that came in 2011 a top ten list just seems to only capture half of the films that would be in the top ten percent of films released domestically. Do the …

The Artist
December 24, 2011 – 8:20 pm | No Comment
The Artist

Not liking The Artist is not liking kittens or puppies, not because it’s a kid film, it’s not, but because director Michel Hazanavicius layers on sentimentality without deigning to the intelligence of the audience. You …

I want to ride my B-cycle, B-cycle: bike sharing finally comes to Houston
December 23, 2011 – 5:12 pm | 3 Comments
I want to ride my B-cycle, B-cycle: bike sharing finally comes to Houston

By Alex Wukman
After literally decades of complaining by progressives, cycling advocates and inner-loopers Houston City Council did the unthinkable and approved a bike sharing program. The initiative was passed on Wednesday December 21, Council’s last …