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Extremely Shorts Film Festival: Telling a Story in 3 Minutes or Less

Posted on · For 20 years, Aurora Picture Show has presented its Extremely Shorts Film Festival, showcasing hundreds of short-form film and video works. The festival features films from all over the world, each of which is required to be less than three minutes long. This year’s festival is May 19-20. We learn what’s in store this year […]

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Political Roundup and Lunch Shaming: Wednesday’s Show (May 16, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on reports that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo recounting President Trump asking him to shut down the Bureau’s investigation into the President’s former national security […]

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Houston Event Encourages Conversations About Mortality

Posted on · This weekend, the Aurora Picture Show hosts a film festival…about death. The event is organized by Death Salon, an initiative that encourages conversations on mortality and mourning. The group travels from city to city holding different events that relate to the topic of death, which founder and director Megan Rosenbloom says is too often sanitized in our society. From […]

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The 28th Amendment and a Death Salon: Friday’s Show (September 16, 2016)

Posted on · Today we observe National Constitution Day and ask you to tell us what’s so important to you that you would want it added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment. Among the 27 Amendments in place are the first ten, aka the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. […]

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Scavengers of ‘Found Items’ to Convene at Houston Event

Posted on · We’ve all come across something that belonged to someone else – whether it’s as simple as a grocery list left in a shopping cart or as personal as a letter intended for a boyfriend. These “found” items give us at least a moment’s glimpse inside the life of a stranger, the results of which can […]