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9/16 scenes and screens

Illustrated by Tina Liu

By Sanvitti Sahdev and Katelyn Landry     9/15/20 9:56pm



Janelle Monáe in “Antebellum.” Courtesy Lionsgate 

See singer-turned-actress Janelle Monáe star in the highly anticipated psychological thriller “Antebellum” when it releases for at-home digital viewing this Friday, Sept. 18. From the producer of blockbuster films “Get Out” and “Us,” “Antebellum” is anticipated to offer social commentary on the horrors of slavery and its legacy today. 

“Antebellum” will be available to stream on all major digital and cable retailers. Visit to see the full list of providers. 


Courtesy Moody Center for the Arts

This weekend marks the opening of the Moody Center for the Arts’ Fall 2020 exhibition, “States of Mind: Art and American Democracy.” Timed to coincide with the 2020 presidential election, the exhibit will focus on U.S. policies and the country’s founding principles. The opening receptions are currently sold out, but “States of Mind” will be available for viewing during Moody’s regular operating hours beginning this Friday, Sept. 18. 

Moody Center for the Arts

6100 Main Street


Courtesy Rice Design

Rice’s graphic design student club will present its first guest speaker event this Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. CDT via Zoom. Sid Richardson College senior Tina Liu will speak about her vast design experience at Rice and beyond, and will hold a Q&A session at the end of the event. Visit the Rice Design Facebook page for Zoom access information. (Disclaimer: Tina Liu is the Art Director for the Rice Thresher.)


From left, Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett in “Lovecraft Country.” Courtesy HBO 

Did you know on-campus Rice students get free access to HBO Max? Stream new releases like teen comedy “Unpregnant” and horror series “Lovecraft Country,” or crowd favorites like drama series “Euphoria” and “Westworld” by signing into HBO Max with Rice University as a provider. Happy streaming!  

Visit to sign up.

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A&E 4/28/21 12:08am
Where to find Houston’s best hot chicken sandwiches

When the Hoot brought the Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich to Rice in 2019, students formed a line that ran past the info desk to wait for it. Hot chicken is no recent phenomenon. The fried chicken, floured, fried and covered in a spice blend, hails from Nashville, Tennessee. Students may not realize that Houston’s hot chicken scene extends well beyond Popeyes, from food trucks to brick-and-mortar stores. The two of us, the Thresher’s self-proclaimed hot chicken connoisseurs, decided to venture beyond the hedges in search of the best Nashville hot chicken sandwich in Houston. 


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