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Over midterm recess, the Thresher took on Austin City Limits. A widely attended annual music festival held in Austin, Texas, ACL was held over two weekends, the first of which perfectly coincided with Rice’s four-day fall recess. This year, the lineup boasted a wide variety of music, from British rapper and activist Skepta to highly anticipated rock stars The Killers to mesmerizing R&B artist Solange. Two ACL virgins bring you the best and worst of the festival’s first weekend. Please note that because there were only two of us, it was physically impossible for us to watch every single act. So don’t come at us later for not having included your favorite, so-small-they-make-you-look-hipster band in the review.
The Moody Center for the Arts’ latest exhibit, “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star,” opened this Thursday. The first collection to debut since the center’s inaugural selection of exhibitions, its opening was much anticipated and celebrated, as students spent their Friday nights at the Moody’s organized student party commemorating Thomas’ first solo exhibition in Texas. The event was modest, providing a retro soundtrack for ambience as viewers enjoyed light refreshments and each other’s company. The main event, independent of its imperfect exhibition design and inconsistent advertising, did not disappoint.