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Arts and Entertainment


A&E 10/8/19 9:49pm

Six ways to spend fall recess

With midterm recess quickly approaching, many students plan to attend the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival or return home for the long weekend. However, the number of things to do within the city of Houston or throughout the state is as large as Texas itself.


A&E 10/8/19 9:46pm

“Hey, I’m Just Like You” oozes nostalgia

Identical twin sister duo Tegan and Sara revisit their teen angst and give it a powerful voice with their new album “Hey, I’m Just Like You,” released Sept. 27. In their ninth studio album, the duo straddles the line between pop and rock genres as they revisit tracks they recorded together in high school. 


A&E 10/4/19 2:00am

New in town: October Restaurant Openings

Houston, the most demographically diverse city in America, is also home to one of the most diverse food scenes in the nation. In the next month alone, you can experience new and upcoming restaurants with cuisines from all around the globe. Be sure to try some of these warm meals as the weather outside cools in October.



A&E 10/3/19 12:00am

Reimagining Jasper Johns

 Although 100 variations of the same group of five images may seem excessive to some, each print adds something unique to the body of work as a whole. As you gaze at each piece, it’s like you can see Johns’ mind at work — how he rearranges the images again and again to convey something one of a kind and beautiful each time. 


A&E 10/1/19 11:06pm

Rice Public Art ‘Off the Wall’ Initiative Kicks Off

Through a collaboration between the Moody Center for the Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, artist Harold Mendez brought his work “Field (Encounter)” to the Brochstein Pavilion. Four life-sized charcoal-brushed panels of branches and floral foliage now adorn the previously blank south wall.


A&E 10/1/19 11:03pm

Houston Celebrates First Annual Viet Cultural Festival

Last Saturday, NRG Center came alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of Vietnam during Houston’s first annual Viet Cultural Festival. Hosted by local community group Vietnamese Culture and Science Association, Viet Cultural Festival marked the first festival in Houston dedicated solely to Vietnamese culture as a whole since the Hope Initiative’s 2012 Vietnamese Festival at Discovery Green. 


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.