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Arts and Entertainment


A&E 10/1/19 10:56pm

Unconventional Rhythms

Surprise! The first weekend of Austin City Limits is already upon us. At this point, we’ve all heard the big names headlining this year’s festival, including breakout alt-pop star Billie Eilish, returning favorites Childish Gambino and Tame Impala and legendary rock band Guns & Roses.


A&E 9/24/19 9:19pm

Houston GREEN Film Series Brings Biodiesel Awareness to Rice

The Houston GREEN Film Series hosted a screening and a panel discussion of “Hot Grease” at the Rice Media Center last Wednesday. The documentary draws attention to biodiesel, a renewable source of energy that can be made from soybean oil and recycled cooking oil, that turns leftover grease from deep fryers into fuel that can power 18-wheeler trucks.  


A&E 9/24/19 9:19pm

KTRU 101: Professors On the Air

When you hear the word KTRU, you may imagine the radio station’s iconic yellow and black stickers adorning laptops, eclectic music tastes and quirky on-campus concerts like the annual Outdoor Show.



A&E 9/24/19 9:16pm

Here’s the tea on The Hoot’s new sandwich

The start of this semester has brought with it a major change in the menu of student-run business The Hoot. Rather than serving Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, which were removed from The Hoot’s menu at the end of last year, the late night snack stand is now offering Smashburger chicken sandwiches.



A&E 9/24/19 9:11pm

Review: “Hustlers” fights stigma with sisterhood

“Climb into my fur,” Ramona says to Destiny with a flip of her coat. They are on top of the rooftop of the Manhattan strip club they work. At this moment, Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) answers Destiny’s (Constance Wu) request for guidance and takes her under her proverbial wing. 


A&E 9/24/19 9:10pm

Review: “Ad Astra” Falls Short of the Stars

Acclaimed director James Gray has taken his big shot at the storied space genre with “Ad Astra,” an expansive, impeccably produced movie that sadly does not achieve the equilibrium between internal character study and sci-fi epic that it attempts to reach.


A&E 9/24/19 9:08pm

Insomnia Gallery Holds Black Light Art Show

Insomnia Gallery held a public reception Friday, Sept. 20 for the opening of “Near Dark: Black Light Art Show,” a collection of black light sensitive art complete with black light that bring the pieces to life. Insomnia called for submissions from local artists with the only requirement being that all work be black light sensitive.




A&E 9/17/19 10:06pm

Rice Cinema celebrates 50th birthday with new screening series

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Rice Cinema has begun its new year-long screening series, “Low-Fi: Analog Deep Cuts from the Archive.” Every Thursday night at 7 p.m., film enthusiasts from across Houston can gather in the Rice Media Center to experience obscure independent films housed in the Rice Cinema film and video archive as well as analog films contributed by local cinema art institutions. 



A&E 9/17/19 10:02pm

Caught “In/Between:” New VADA exhibit

On Sept. 5, the visual and dramatic arts department unveiled its first fall exhibition of the year: “In/Between |  A Rock and a Hard Place: Visions from the Ghost World of How to Survive One’s Sovereignty of Self Destruction in a Land We Assumed We Once Knew” by photography lecturer Justin Raphael Roykovich. 



A&E 9/10/19 10:22pm

Catch up on summer screams this Friday the 13th

There hasn’t been a Friday the 13th since July 2018, and with Halloween rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to get your spook on than this weekend. Curl up under the covers and catch up on the biggest horror flicks you missed over the summer. 


A&E 9/10/19 10:15pm

A Houston Guide to Refresquerias

This weekend, celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month and escape the Houston heat by grabbing an icy treat from these local refresqueria dishing out popular Mexican snacks and desserts. 


A&E 9/3/19 10:13pm

Fill your playlists with Houston-based artists

Out-of-state students, listen up. It’s time to drop the pretensions about New York, halt the nostalgia about Los Angeles and fully embrace your new home — the one and only Houston. (Dallas kids, there’s no debate here. Face the truth, Houston is better.) Large in both population and size, Houston is home to great food, a free sweaty workout in the 100 degree weather and most importantly, talented artists across all musical genres.