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Arts and Entertainment






A&E 9/2/18 5:29pm

Troye Sivan's musicality blooms in sophomore album

Some students combat September storms with lots of blankets, napping and Netflix, but perhaps they should consider dancing around to Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, “Bloom.” Both thrillingly delicate and heavy-hitting, Sivan’s newest work features his characteristic reflective lyricism coupled with a diverse mix of exuberant classic pop sounds.




A&E 8/29/18 4:16am

To All The Boys I've Loved Before review

Rating: 5/5 I almost never forgave Netflix for “The Kissing Booth,” but then came “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The film focuses on 16-year-old Lara Jean Covey (played by Lana Condor), an awkward and naive Korean-American teen who prefers to stay invisible.





A&E 8/22/18 12:50am

Summer EDM releases

In a summer where electronic music seems to be shifting toward pop, there are a few artists whose unique tracks introduce new electronic styles and push the boundaries of the genre.








A&E 7/17/18 8:37pm

“Big Bambú” exhibition celebrates the beauty and dynamics of natural design

In their installation for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú,” the Starn brothers use 3,000 bamboo poles tied together with rope to depict a dynamic sea, described by the MFAH as “an emblem of great age, continually new and changing.” The size and complexity of the piece is certainly astounding, as bamboo stalks rise in a wave 30 feet above Cullinan Hall, a large single-room gallery space at the center of the museum, and crash into the Upper Brown Pavillion.