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A&E 10/26/16 2:54pm

Troubling context mars Birth of a Nation

After my preview screening for “The Birth of a Nation,” a viewer remarked that it portrayed an event that “you don’t learn about in history class.” It’s true; many accounts of important African-Americans are sadly ignored in American history, and Nat Turner leading a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 is certainly one of them.


A&E 10/24/16 7:30pm

Get Off the Bernie's Burger Bus Bandwagon

Ah, the American burger. Ever flexible, the burger is perhaps one of the few entrees that has graced both the menus of the most humble fast food restaurants as well as some of the highest regarded fine dining establishments in the world.



A&E 10/17/16 10:03pm

Souffles Shine at Rise No2

For those who have always dreamed of dining at a cute bistro in Paris but are grounded in the reality of being a college student, rise n°2 may be the place for you to live out your fantasy at a more reasonable price.



A&E 10/17/16 9:54pm

Danny Brown Doubles Down on "Atrocity Exhibition"

Five years and two albums have passed since the release of rapper Danny Brown’s breakout mixtape, “XXX.” His new album “Atrocity Exhibition” makes it clear that despite the passage of time and an upsurge in recognition, for Brown, nothing has changed.


A&E 10/3/16 10:43pm

McMurtry celebrates banned books

The history of banned books is long, dark and convoluted. But, aside from being wildly intriguing, it is also the starting point for a much bigger conversation on the ethics of literature.




A&E 9/19/16 8:54pm

What's hip right now

The Middle Finger 12-inch In a phrase: Long-lost music from J Dilla Where to find it: Virtually nowhere since there are only 1,000 copies Now you actually can Uber everywhere within the Houston inner loop for $7.13 or less.




A&E 9/14/16 8:55pm

Fall semester fashion trends

New York Fashion Week is underway as I write, but for those of you who aren't familiar, NYFW showcases the next season's collections, in this case, spring and summer for 2017.


A&E 9/14/16 8:55pm

Narcos season 2 disappoints

Don’t let the golf sweaters and that dad bod fool you — Pablo Escobar is back and has plenty to rage about in the second season of “Narcos,” released by Netflix on Sept.



A&E 9/14/16 8:54pm

Yoyo's delivers high-class hotdogs

Allow me to preface this review by saying that I don't like hot dogs. I find the taste of the sausage as bland as an episode of “This Old House,” the texture as slimy and spongy as, well, a sea sponge, and more often than not, the sausage is cooked to a point where the casing is scorched more than the town of Pompeii.


A&E 9/5/16 9:55pm

Glass Animals Stagnates on “How to Be a Human Being”

After embarking on an extensive festival tour, Oxford indie rock band Glass Animals has released “How to be a Human Being,” the follow up to 2014’s quirky “Zaba.” While their previous album turned some heads, their sophomore album gives them the chance to make a mark with a new, more developed sound.