A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Folk Tales remade with a Hollywood Twist

April 10, 2013 8:16am |

Imagine Hansel and Gretel with guns, explosives, and other deadly weapons instead of breadcrumbs and pebbles. Instead of running away, they are confronting witches head-on and ultimately heads-off. The 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is another of Hollywood’s recent adaptations of  folktales. The plot of […]

Cloud Atlas Review: Movie connects past to future

November 30, 2012 8:26am |

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present.” clone Sonmi 451 said in Cloud Atlas, and no quote can better sum up the movie than this.  Based on the 2004 novel of the same name, Cloud […]

Owl City releases The Midsummer Station

October 30, 2012 9:03am |

Owl City vanished from the music world ever since the release of its number one single, “Fireflies” on July 14, 2009, but now it returns with another hit, “Good Time” featuring Canadian star Carly Rae Jepsen of “Call Me Maybe.” This song is featured in […]

ClaraC and David Choi put a beat in student’s hearts

October 23, 2012 8:14am |

Aspiring musicians used to send in mix tapes to record labels or haul themselves at multiple auditions for the chance of stardom. However, two young musicians were able to use the power of the internet to share their music and turn their passion into a career. Clara […]

Bundu Khan: Delivering an un-Khanny experience

May 23, 2012 8:51pm |

I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to Bundu Khan, a Pakistani restaurant located on 11887 Bissonnet and Kirkwood. Given the shabby exterior, I expected nothing more than mediocre cuisine. However, after a rave review from a friend, I decided to give it a shot. As I mentioned before, the exterior looked run-down […]

Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Review: Nothing left that needs to be avenged

May 22, 2012 6:49pm |

After about a decade’s worth of preparation and about half a century of waiting (The Avengers debuted in 1963), Marvel fanboys and fangirls can finally be at ease knowing Joss Whedon’s The Avengers does not fall short of its huge expectations. It does well to balance elements of humor,  seriousness and —the most important […]

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’: A Thneed to See Performance

April 3, 2012 8:33am |

Imagine a place where people ride in fancy modern cars, bushes are inflatable, trees run on batteries, and air is delivered to people’s homes. That would be Thneedville, a place that seems to be perfect aside from one detail: it’s completely artificial. There is no grass, trees, animals or […]

Five Guys takes the beef

April 2, 2012 8:39am |

The next time you start craving  a burger and French fries from the usual fast-food places, eat Five Guys. Not actual guys, but the Five Guys’ burger joint located on 13346  Briar Forest Drive. The restaurant’s decoration is  nothing special. The colors red and white are splashed […]

21 Jumpstreet: Comedic remake proves its loyalty to original

March 31, 2012 11:40am |

2012 has been filled with box office breakers so far and 21 Jump Street is no exception. This movie is loosely based off of the 80’s television show that jump-started Johnny Depp’s entertainment career. The one major difference is that this movie is a comedy, […]

Cupid’s choice for Valentine’s date: City Centre

February 14, 2012 9:33am |

After the demolition of Houston’s old Town and Country Mall, a newly rebuilt outdoor complex took its place. Prominently located at 803 Town and Country Blvd., City Centre Mall overshadows its predecessor with many new attractive features, including a majestic water fountain located squarely in […]