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Saturday, February 23, 2019 — Houston, TX 74°

Ryan Lee


A&E 10/16/18 11:50pm

Daiso opening brings Japanese whimsy to Houston

A sock for a water bottle, a hammock for bathroom items, slippers that clean the floor as you walk – these are some of the many items one can find in Daiso, the most recent Asian craze to enter the Houston scene since 85C Bakery Cafe. Daiso is a Japanese dollar store that has an international presence. But to call it a dollar store does not do it justice, because Daiso is more than an exporter of Japanese commercial items – it’s an exporter of Japanese lifestyle. 


A&E 9/12/18 12:11am

Idle Games: A digital kind of mindlessness

There is something precious about the interim period spent waiting for the campus shuttle or in line at the servery. These are times of idleness, and they feel like an oasis from the rat race of college life.  In these moments, I turn to idle games –  games on my phone that are perfectly situated for these idle times.


A&E 9/5/18 12:24am

​Summer’s belly flop: ‘The Happytime Murders’ disappoints

Rating: 2/5 It is fitting that the trailer for “The Happytime Murders” played at the screening of “Deadpool 2.” Operating under the tagline “All street, no sesame,” the trailer sold itself as a gritty repackaging of “The Muppets” franchise, complete with the rare R-rating that “Deadpool” brought to the superhero genre.







A&E 3/23/16 4:15pm

Archi-Arts showcases students’ eclectic work

For those of us who cannot be found roaming Anderson Hall at night, the celebration of architecture is epitomized by two campus events: Architectronica and Archi-Arts, which is Architectronica minus the big party.