This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 18 It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip re-runs of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family friendly entertainment. For those hungry for more, or just plain hungry, this guide has you covered on some of the notable musicals, romcoms, animated and cooking shows airing and streaming throughout the holiday season. All times are Eastern Standard Time. ______ ALREADY AVAILABLE “ Santa Camp,” HBO Max. This documentary follows the non-profit New England Santa Society, made up of more than 100 professional Christmas performers, who decide to tackle the lack of diversity among Santa stand-ins at their annual summer camp … [Read more...] about Holiday TV: New musicals, romcoms, specials arrive in flurry
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The murky Gulf Coast doesn't exactly conjure images of the Mediterranean, but being the foodie city that it is, Houston sure puts its footprint on the region's staple fare. Greek-style chargrilled octopus? Houston has it. Street eats from lamb gyro and falafel to za'atar spiced flatbreads? Houston has it. Impossibly smooth, oh-so dreamy hummus? Houston has that, too. The Bayou City's finest Mediterranean restaurants have it all. If you're ready to delight your taste buds, here's where to find the best Mediterranean food in Houston. Al Quick Stop Don't be fooled by its no-frills exterior. This neighborhood bodega has been a Montrose staple for more than 30 years, adding a second outpost in the Heights last year. Work your way through its stable of Mediterranean street eats: shawarma and pickles wrapped in warm pita with a slather of zippy garlic sauce; beef and lamb gyro in bowls, wraps or piled high on top of fries with a drizzle of hot sauce and tzatziki; and a silky … [Read more...] about Where to get your Mediterranean food fix in Houston
Helmut Marko says fans have “no need to worry” about Red Bull leaving Formula 1 following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz as there are still “more races and titles” for them to win. As Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez prepared for qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, news of Mateschitz’s passing was announced. Verstappen went onto win the grand prix with Perez’s P4 sealing Red Bull’s first Constructors’ Championship title since 2013. It came just one race after the Dutchman had successfully defended the World title. A few weeks later the Red Bull organisation announced the appointment of Oliver Mintzlaff from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig to head up their sports and media division. Marko says the Formula 1 team will continue as is. “Our success speaks for itself,” said the 79-year-old in an interview with Sport Bild magazine. “There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future. “We are far from finished with our mission. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko: Fans have ‘no need to worry’ about Red Bull leaving F1
Haas principal Guenther Steiner believes that rather than adding more grands prix, Formula 1 should make sprint races more frequent. 2021 was the first time that Formula 1 introduced sprint races into the race weekend format, adding a 100km race on a Saturday at three rounds of the season, forming the grid for Sunday’s main grand prix. Traditional qualifying came forward to Friday to determine the sprint grid. Two sprints have been staged so far in 2022, the third and final scheduled for the Sao Paulo GP, but from 2023 this number will increase to six, while the calendar expands to a record 24 grands prix . Steiner referenced that Formula 1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali has declared 24 as the maximum Formula 1 is willing to expand to, but the Haas boss explained why this does not mean that the race count cannot still rise. That is because Steiner does not see why the sprint race expansion needs to stop at six. “I think Stefano said it, the limit is 24,” Steiner stated, as per … [Read more...] about Guenther Steiner calls for more sprint races, rather than grands prix
The celebrity comeback has become a cliche in recent years - an expected stop on the trolley car of fame, a required slide in a talent manager's PowerPoint presentation. Comebacks rely on our nostalgia but, even more, on the entertainment industry's need to fill endless hours of programming time. They're business now. Then there's the return of Brendan Fraser. This one feels good. This one feels personal. Fraser plays a very big man in a little movie called "The Whale," which opens in theaters Dec. 9. When it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, the actor received an eight-minute standing ovation that left him and the audience in tears. Best actor trophy talk immediately ensued, and three months later he's still the bookmaker's choice, in part because no one outside festival audiences has seen "The Whale" and in part because everyone seems happy to have Brendan Fraser back. Which prompts a question: Why? He never actually went away. The truth is that we've come … [Read more...] about Brendan Fraser’s comeback says less about him than it says about us
Early into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter video game franchise, the player is whisked away from the character whose perspective they've occupied, a British operative working undercover in Amsterdam. Suddenly, you're playing instead as Rodolfo "Rudy" Parra, a member of the Mexican Special Forces. Parra, along with sandpaper-throated superior Alejandro Vargas, is working with the CIA to stop the smuggling of an Iranian terrorist over the U.S./Mexico border and into a fictional Texas town. Before long, Parra and Vargas have killed a dozen people, terrorized roughly the same number of civilians, and lost track of their target amid the roaring flames of a cartel safehouse set afire. This scene, set within a level called "Borderline," is a loaded one. As described in an article by Steven Santana , its imagery strikes horrific real-world parallels with the brutal treatment of Latin American migrants, playing into rhetoric that … [Read more...] about Does ‘Call of Duty’ have anything to say with its controversial Texas level?