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Full Show: Comicpalooza, And Superfluous Superheroes (May 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday’s Houston Matters: We broadcast live from the convention floor at Comicpalooza, where we discuss what conventions like it mean for Greater Houston, the saturation of superheroes in pop culture, and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. Plus, we learn about the three different film festivals happening at Comicpalooza.

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How a Selfie Got Felicia Day Her Dream Job

Posted on · (Above: Actress Felicia Day. Image Courtesy: FeliciaDay.com) Felicia Day is a noted actress, writer, and all-around major figure in the so-called “geek” community. Some of her earliest appearances were in her own web series The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. More recently, she’s appeared in Supernatural, Eureka, and now the revival of Mystery Science […]

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Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee on Genetics, MTS3K Cast, and Felicia Day: Friday’s Show (May 12, 2017)

Posted on · What happens when a machine begins to read its own instruction manual? No, I’m not talking about Skynet (from the Terminator films) but rather humanity’s rapidly increasing understanding of its genome – the code that makes us who were are. We’ve mapped it and identified genes that lead to certain disorders. So could we someday just turn some of those genes […]

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The Year in Arts and Culture — 2016

Posted on · The past year was another busy one for the arts and culture scene in Houston. The Menil Collection named Houston native Rebecca Rabinow as its new director in May. The White Oak Music Hall opened its outdoor space in April, and then held a grand opening for its new interior space in August. But, there’s […]

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State Water Plan and DeLoreans: Friday’s Show (March 11, 2016)

Posted on · DeLoreans are going back into production…in Humble. The stainless-steel-bodied cars with gull-wing doors haven’t been manufactured since the DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt back in 1982. But the car grew in pop cultural consciousness thanks to the Back to the Future trilogy. Now, a new company, and new owners, amid changes to some laws regulating car […]

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How Has Houston’s Comicpalooza — and the Genres it Embraces — Evolved Since it Began Seven Years Ago?

Posted on · Comicpalooza began as a modest convention in a movie theater. Seven years later, it’s the state’s largest comic and pop culture convention. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin sat down with John Simons, Chairman of Comicpalooza, and Richard Evans, owner of Bedrock City Comic Company. Simons tells Houston Matters the convention has come a long way since […]