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Arts and Entertainment




A&E 2/12/19 9:32pm

‘Thank u, next’ doesn’t hold back

Ariana Grande dropped her fifth and newest studio album, “thank u, next,” last Friday. With this release, Grande has found her “next,” and it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. It is, however, delicious pop music with memorable, emotional hooks.






A&E 1/29/19 9:54pm

‘Step and Screw!’ brings fresh comics to the Menil

The last six panels of the comic are painted large on the walls of the side-gallery. In the center of the room is a small chamber, the entrance (or, as Hancock has playfully scrawled, “In Trent’s”) of which faces away from the gallery’s door; a sort of inner sanctum, it contains the comic’s other thirty-nine panels. 




A&E 1/22/19 11:09pm

Business & Pleasure: A conversation with Paul Hester

“Business & Pleasure: Fifty Years of Photographs by Paul Hester,“ hosted in the Rice Media Center, was packed — Hester later commented to me that it was a good thing the fire marshal didn’t stop by. Fans, former students and fellow colleagues jammed into the space to look at a range of work.


A&E 1/22/19 9:31pm

‘Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD:’ New year, same Future

A wise man once said, “Shoot your shot.” And that’s what hip-hop artist Future does; he shoots his shot, and he shoots it frequently. With seven studio albums, 18 mixtapes and 61 singles, Future drops music like used napkins and hands out features like stale candy on Halloween. 




A&E 1/22/19 9:19pm

R2 expands beyond the hedges

R2, The Rice Review, has more than doubled its pool of submissions — some from high schoolers and others from professional writers — after expanding its reach to the greater Houston area. 


A&E 1/22/19 9:17pm

Netflix hits a home run with ‘Sex Education’

Netflix’s show, “Sex Education,” is a must-see — just not with your parents. The raunchy British comedy-drama series covers all the bases in entertainment (ha, get it?) with laugh-out-loud scenes, heartfelt moments and, of course, tons of sex.