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Arts and Entertainment


A&E 4/18/16 10:22pm

KTRU outdoor show highlights local acts

In celebration of the 25th annual KTRU Outdoor Show this Saturday, the Rice University central quad between the Rice Memorial Center and Herring Hall will be transformed into a festival of live music, beer and food. The KTRU Outdoor Show is an annual all-day music fest that features both n’ational and local acts.



A&E 4/13/16 3:36pm

Rice professor designs new local live music venue

Houston concertgoers craving an authentic live music experience will be pleased with the latest addition to the local concert scene, the White Oak Music Hall, which celebrated its inauguration on Saturday, April 9 with French indie-electronic outfit M83.


A&E 4/13/16 3:35pm

Christy's brings discount donuts to Montrose

Amid the polished allure of Krispy Kreme, local chains like Shipley’s and newfangled gourmet donut shops like Hugs & Donuts in the Heights, there’s a local mom-and-pop store in Montrose with a seriously underrated reputation: Christy’s Donuts and Kolaches.


A&E 4/6/16 12:03am

Floating out of the mainstream in the Texas festival scene

Now that South by Southwest has come and gone, music festival season is officially upon us. New festivals seem to be cropping up every day, each branding their own aesthetic appeal while trying to outdo one another with elaborate lineups, stage designs, light shows and visuals.




A&E 3/23/16 4:18pm

Denim and ‘ungendered’ clothing trend in spring fashion

New York, Milan, London and now Paris have had their fashion weeks, and the collections have made the statements: The nostalgic fashion of the 90s, which has been creeping back in the form of Puma creepers, jelly sandals and mom jeans, is officially back, not just for mainstream streetwear but also high fashion



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.



A&E 2/22/16 9:12pm

Cirque du Soleil soars with "Toruk"

Known for traversing the limits of Euclidean space, Cirque du Soleil materializes on stage the film that  pioneered mainstream 3-D cinema, James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Titled “Toruk: The First Flight,” the show is the obvious marriage of two visual feasts.




A&E 2/16/16 7:50pm

‘The Final Project’ debuts with found footage aesthetic

Any aspiring filmmaker knows that the film industry is an unforgiving one. Financial- and distribution-related woes inevitably weigh down even the purest of passion projects. Even if the film manages to wring itself through the logistical nightmare, it will be splayed out to the saturated market to be torn apart by the circling critics. Under this spotlight is Taylor Ri’chard’s directing debut, “The Final Project,” in which a group of college students investigates the paranormal activity of a historic plantation in Louisiana.



A&E 2/16/16 7:34pm

Cooking Girl trumps Mala Sichuan

Ever since I left the birthplace of Sichuan food, I have always craved the exciting juxtaposition of the two sensations. Naturally, I was thrilled when I found out that there were not one, but two Sichuan restaurants inside the Houston loop where I could satisfy my spicy Chinese food cravings without making the lengthy drive out to Chinatown. During my recent visit to Cooking Girl, I sought out the classic dishes in order to adequately compare the two establishments.


A&E 2/16/16 7:29pm

‘Eurydice’ cast attempts to salvage mediocre material

The unique power of myth is simplicity. By reducing characters to a few key traits and flaws, myths allow a reader to reflect on those qualities in their own life. In contrast to myth, real life is complex and difficult to understand, filled with self-contradiction, unclear motivation and shades of gray.