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Byline: Greg Fails

“The Shallows” starring Blake Lively is entertaining, despite eschewing from the more thought-provoking tropes of the survival genre. Set on a nondescript and secluded cove somewhere in Mexico, the film sees Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) stranded, battling against a predatory great white shark and her own various...

Despite a sign and party lights, the gaping doorway to a creaky staircase next to Tacos A Go Go is a hard sell for any first-time visitors to “The Place Upstairs.” It’s hard to imagine how husband and wife owners Mike and Laura Levine say the shop, which is packed floor-to-ceiling with animal bones, surgical tools,...

Twenty years after settling on the Cougar as their official mascot, the University of Houston made the logical decision to begin keeping live mountain lions on retainer. Serving as a campus pet, feline guest of honor at events and mascot at football games, Shastas I through V were, literally, the pride of UH. Though...

Best Movie Theater: Edwards One can never go wrong on a movie date at Edwards, as the theater features an arcade, 24 screens and even an ice cream store beside the ticket booth. Just imagine: ice cream and movies? There is nothing else a self-indulgent weekend could ask for. Customers will also find that Edwards is...

Best Off Campus Apartments: The Campus Vue Experience  the freedom of living off campus without the hassle of waking up late for class and facing I-45 every morning. Located a 10-minute walk, 5-minute bike ride, or 1-minute car trip away from UH, The Campus Vue features three different apartment styles for residents...

Best Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant: Jeremy Chance Jeremy Chance, a singing Indiana-native, is a fitness graduate assistant with the Department of Campus Recreation. He enjoys assisting the management of the student fitness team, personal trainers and other employees. After Chance earned two degrees from Purdue...

Pets: we all love them, and studies show that having one can reduce stress in our daily lives. Dorm residents will dismally inform you, however, that — excluding goldfish — pets are a quick way to get yourself smacked with a housing violation. Regardless, students may choose to get a furry best friend. If you consider...

Growing up, my parents never sat me down to give me the old “when a mommy and daddy love each other very much” speech. Neither of them bothered to do more than ask if I knew about the “sex stuff,” and then leave the nitty gritty to television and the Internet. In Catholic school, I was taught that it doesn’t matter if...

The producers from Free Press Houston have teamed up with the creative agency Work-Order to create a two-day winter festival dedicated to creatively combining music and digital art. Day for Night will begin on Dec. 19 and end on Dec. 20. Here is a line-up of artists to look for before purchasing your tickets. Death...

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