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Monday, April 22, 2019 — Houston, TX 71°

Jake Reinhart


A&E 2/26/19 9:39pm

Comedian and alum Matthew Broussard returns

Comedian Matthew Broussard (Jones ’10) had his homecoming in front of a packed house in the Wiess commons Thursday night. Raised in Georgia, Broussard spent most of his time at Rice focusing on his computational and applied mathematics major and filling in electives with mechanical engineering courses.


A&E 10/16/18 11:51pm

Worldbuilding: ‘She Kills Monsters’ brings fantasy to its cast and audience

What can fantasy tell us about reality? We are often told that fantasy is the opposite of reality, an imagined, idealized world existing solely in one’s dreams. What is often lost in that analysis is the opportunity for us to uncover the circumstances of one’s reality that inform and create their fantasies. What battles are we losing that we can win only in our imaginations?



A&E 1/31/18 1:12am

​Musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ prioritizes audience happiness

“The Greatest Showman” follows P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) as he chases his ambition of creating the greatest show on Earth. Along the way, Barnum incorporates some of New York’s “human oddities” into his act, partners with upper-class businessman Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), and struggles to create the first instance of the modern circus.