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Book urges readers to follow the path to happiness
Energy
Published in 1-11-2017
    606 Visits
If you want to get happy in your relationships with others, take a cue from Buddha, Jesus or Moses. That's what Rick Hanson does in his new book.
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Perry left out of Bush book praising some top Texans
Energy
Published in 1-11-2017
    552 Visits
Scholars say George W. Bush's decisions about which people to include - and omit - in his memoir reflect both the declining importance of Texas political figures during the Bush presidency and recurring tensions between his team and several high-profile Texans.
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Four counties' libraries read one book
Energy
Published in 1-11-2017
    45 Visits
After an earthquake tears through an unnamed American city, nine people are stranded in a basement visa and passport office. To avoid panicking over the rising water in the confined space, each member of this diverse, all-ages group tells a story about "one amazing thing" in his or her life. "In these fragmented and fast-moving times, it is quite rare for us to have a communal cultural experienc ...>>
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Art Daybook: 'Galveston and Texas City, Year 2517' by Erik Hagen
Heights
Published in 1-11-2017
    29 Visits
The piece: "Galveston and Texas City, Year 2517" The artist: Erik Hagen Where: Art Alley, Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1500 Sawyer Why: We know sea-level rise is as inevitable as future rain-based flooding, right? Erik Hagen's installation visualizes what that might mean for the Texas Gulf Coast in 500 years. Even if you can't quite figure out the topographic rendering at its base - which Hage ...>>
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What movies are showing outside the megaplex?
Heights
Published in 1-11-2017
    760 Visits
ASIA SOCIETY 1370 Southmore; asiasociety.org/texas "Above the Drowning Sea"A documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who found sanctuary in Shanghai. 6 p.m. Friday ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA 531 Mason, Katy; drafthouse.com/houston "Freaks" A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him ...>>
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Iron & Wine unleashes the quiet 'Beast'
Heights
Published in 1-11-2017
    145 Visits
As Iron & Wine, singer-songwriter Sam Beam has written oftenabout time passing in our lives. Beam opened an early song, "Sodom, South Georgia," with the line, "Papa died smiling, wide as the ring of a bell" - a heavy transitional moment reduced powerfully to just a few words. A few years later, Beam painted his "The Trapeze Swinger" on a bigger canvas. Its nearly 10 minutes of stitched-together sc ...>>
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Get into the swing of the season at these fall festivals
Heights
Published in 1-11-2017
    342 Visits
It's officially fall, and the summer heat is mostly gone, which means it's the perfect time of year to hit the streets in search of live music, food and an adult beverage or two. While a few of Houston's best festivals have already come and gone, and a few were cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey, many are still to come. We've got celebrations centered around beer, margari ...>>
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Thor loses his locks, gains a sense of humor in 'Ragnarok'
Heights
Published in 1-11-2017
    654 Visits

Who knew the distance between Auckland and Asgard was so scant? New Zealand director/writer Taika Waititi, whose history includes working on episodes of the cult Kiwi comedy TV series "Flight of the Conchords," has taken over Marvel's lumbering, musclebound Thor franchise, infusing the third and latest film, "Thor: Ragnarok," with an infectiously cheeky antipodean wit.

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Art Daybook: 'Galveston and Texas City, Year 2517' by Erik Hagen
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
    821 Visits
The piece: "Galveston and Texas City, Year 2517" The artist: Erik Hagen Where: Art Alley, Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1500 Sawyer Why: We know sea-level rise is as inevitable as future rain-based flooding, right? Erik Hagen's installation visualizes what that might mean for the Texas Gulf Coast in 500 years. Even if you can't quite figure out the topographic rendering at its base - which Hage ...>>
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What movies are showing outside the megaplex?
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
    799 Visits
ASIA SOCIETY 1370 Southmore; asiasociety.org/texas "Above the Drowning Sea"A documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who found sanctuary in Shanghai. 6 p.m. Friday ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA 531 Mason, Katy; drafthouse.com/houston "Freaks" A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him ...>>
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Iron & Wine unleashes the quiet 'Beast'
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
    854 Visits
As Iron & Wine, singer-songwriter Sam Beam has written oftenabout time passing in our lives. Beam opened an early song, "Sodom, South Georgia," with the line, "Papa died smiling, wide as the ring of a bell" - a heavy transitional moment reduced powerfully to just a few words. A few years later, Beam painted his "The Trapeze Swinger" on a bigger canvas. Its nearly 10 minutes of stitched-together sc ...>>
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Get into the swing of the season at these fall festivals
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
    180 Visits
It's officially fall, and the summer heat is mostly gone, which means it's the perfect time of year to hit the streets in search of live music, food and an adult beverage or two. While a few of Houston's best festivals have already come and gone, and a few were cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey, many are still to come. We've got celebrations centered around beer, margari ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Thor loses his locks, gains a sense of humor in 'Ragnarok'
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
    723 Visits

Who knew the distance between Auckland and Asgard was so scant? New Zealand director/writer Taika Waititi, whose history includes working on episodes of the cult Kiwi comedy TV series "Flight of the Conchords," has taken over Marvel's lumbering, musclebound Thor franchise, infusing the third and latest film, "Thor: Ragnarok," with an infectiously cheeky antipodean wit.

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APNewsBreak: Gov't won't pursue talking car mandate
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
    473 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths. The Obama administration proposed last December that all new cars and light trucks come equipped with technology known as vehicle-to-vehicle communicati ...>>
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NASA chief nominee promises to keep politics out of agency
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
    207 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he'll run the space agency on a consensus agenda driven by science. Democrats weren't convinced Wednesday, with some calling him unfit. They highlighted Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine's past statements attacking ...>>
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