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Saturday, February 23, 2019 — Houston, TX 61°

Christina Tan


FEATURES 2/20/19 12:37am

Black at Rice: Mekedlawit Setegne

Mekedlawit Setegne, formerly known as“Mekedia,” a name arbitrarily assigned by a kindergarten teacher who couldn’t pronounce her full first name. When Setegne arrived at Rice, she shed the nickname in favor of her real, Ethiopian name.  







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 1/8/19 5:13pm

Exploring TFTI: On the hunt for the perfect Houston Instagram photo

Nestled in between an Edwards Theater and a Dave & Busters is a previously abandoned entertainment center. Now emblazoned with the words TFTI, a self-proclaimed “pop-up experience” has set up house. Its subsequent success highlights its role as the next iteration in Houston’s kitsch art scene and the associated Houstonian hunt for the perfect Instagram photo.