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Anime Matsuri Convention In Houston Goes Forward As Planned, Despite Some Controversy

Posted on · Houston Matters goes inside the annual Anime Matsuri convention, which is under a cloud of some controversy. As this controversy unfolds, the convention goes forward and is expected to draw thousands to the GRB over the coming days.

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Inside the Universe of Houston Anime Lovers

Posted on · This weekend fans of anime and Japanese arts and culture will converge on Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for the Anime Matsuri convention. The gathering includes anime panels, workshops, celebrity appearances, a car show, a fashion show and a general celebration of entertainment from Japan. But you might not know that one facet of […]

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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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Exhibit Showcases Art Made in Japanese Internment Camps

Posted on · Today (Feb. 19, 2015) is The Day of Remembrance, commemorating the thousands of Japanese Americans who were held at internment camps during World War II. In conjunction, there’s a new exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston called The Art of Gaman, showcasing art made by some of these internees. Delphine Hirasuna is the exhibit’s curator and author […]

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Full-Day Pre-K and Bobby Whitlock: Thursday’s show (February 19, 2015)

Posted on · Legislation recently filed in the Texas House would create an incentive payment system for school districts offering full-day prekindergarten programs. The measure provides additional state funding for districts that agree to adopt a number of policies for those programs. Almost half of school districts in the state currently fund full-day programs, even though the state […]

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The Art of Japanese Noh Theater Masks

Posted on · We learn about an exhibit featuring carved wooden masks from the Japanese tradition of Noh theater, where actors would wear these elegantly hand-crafted masks. The exhibit, Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi, runs Oct. 25, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, at the Asia Society Texas Center. We hear from curator Bridget Bray and artist Bidou Yamaguchi.