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Byline: Caroline Cao

Spring Break is the time where you lament, “I have all this time and I don’t know what to do with it besides catch up with homework!” Go ahead and start planning ahead for the week of March 14 to 18. Alternative Spring Break Are you looking to escape Houston and do something meaningful for the world? Check out...

On the opening night of the University of Houston’s School and Dance Theater production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” audio issues weighed down an otherwise decent play. A perpetual ambience of static ran through the performance. The audio issue—which wasn’t resolved until the second half of Act II—especially...

“A Christmas Story” (1983) Recall those incessant marathon airings of this film on Christmas Eve? Admit it —you probably swapped channels to catch those iconic moments such as the leg lamp, the bunny suit, or “you’ll shoot your eye out!” This film may be based on Jean Shephard’s own personal experiences, but you can...

Talk about the perfect stop-motion classic for both Halloween and Christmas . Do you recall the ghastly tales your parents told you at the bedside? Or that special children’s book in the library that you thought fondly of? That’s exactly what this movie feels like — a nostalgic, childlike lore that never expired into...

Say it with a straight face: “alien plants plotting world domination on Earth.” Plants find it necessary to make duplicates of each human individual due to some silly, pragmatic choice, which is why it’s astonishing that this horror film succeeds. But director Philip Kaufman takes the material seriously. Kaufman’s...

Visionary filmmaker Jason Silva shares insights from his “Innovation and Thinking Differently” lecture, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Cullen Performance Hall. Silva is the host of “Brain Games” on the National Geographic Channel, and the creator of the “Shots of Awe” Youtube channel – an archive for...

Considering the cultural reinforcement of Shakespearian productions today, “FuenteOvejuna,” a nearly 400-year-old Spanish play by Lope De Vega, appears quite underrated. It is rare for most people to know that this relatively obscure story ever existed. So it was amazing when, on Oct. 9, UH Theatre Department’s...

From 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the UH Student Center Theater, White House correspondent Tamara Keith will be giving a speech in “Evening with NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith” in conjunction with the UH Symposium “Collaboration: Women Re-making American Political Culture.” Tamara Keith has covered...

UH alumna Michelle Mower visited the Rice University Media Center Sept. 18-19 to coordinate the 2015 Business of Film Conference. A director and producer, she’s a champion of promoting Houston indie makers. Mower is a board member of SWAMP (Southwest Alternative Media Project), a non-profit organization designed to...

Originating from a lengthy novel, Sophie Bartes’s “Madam Bovary” (2014) suffers from a common film-adaptation affliction I call, “compressionistis.” It’s easy to trace the core problem to the idea that two hours is not adequate time to embody Gustave Flaubert’s book. But the more accurate diagnosis is that it didn’t...