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Monday, July 04, 2022 — Houston, TX

Arts and Entertainment



A&E 1/22/19 11:09pm

Business & Pleasure: A conversation with Paul Hester

“Business & Pleasure: Fifty Years of Photographs by Paul Hester,“ hosted in the Rice Media Center, was packed — Hester later commented to me that it was a good thing the fire marshal didn’t stop by. Fans, former students and fellow colleagues jammed into the space to look at a range of work.


A&E 1/22/19 9:31pm

‘Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD:’ New year, same Future

A wise man once said, “Shoot your shot.” And that’s what hip-hop artist Future does; he shoots his shot, and he shoots it frequently. With seven studio albums, 18 mixtapes and 61 singles, Future drops music like used napkins and hands out features like stale candy on Halloween. 




A&E 1/22/19 9:19pm

R2 expands beyond the hedges

R2, The Rice Review, has more than doubled its pool of submissions — some from high schoolers and others from professional writers — after expanding its reach to the greater Houston area. 


A&E 1/22/19 9:17pm

Netflix hits a home run with ‘Sex Education’

Netflix’s show, “Sex Education,” is a must-see — just not with your parents. The raunchy British comedy-drama series covers all the bases in entertainment (ha, get it?) with laugh-out-loud scenes, heartfelt moments and, of course, tons of sex. 










A&E 1/8/19 5:13pm

Exploring TFTI: On the hunt for the perfect Houston Instagram photo

Nestled in between an Edwards Theater and a Dave & Busters is a previously abandoned entertainment center. Now emblazoned with the words TFTI, a self-proclaimed “pop-up experience” has set up house. Its subsequent success highlights its role as the next iteration in Houston’s kitsch art scene and the associated Houstonian hunt for the perfect Instagram photo. 


A&E 12/7/18 12:52am

Earl Sweatshirt is an open book in ‘Some Rap Songs’

Earl Sweatshirt paints his pain. On his new album, the Los Angeles MC masterfully unveils his struggle with depression, addiction and anxiety; a cocktail of emotions that he vomits out in his introspective raps. These same issues led him to cancel a tour and take a three-year hiatus from music. On top of all of that, his dad died last January. A 15-song, 25-minute album, “Some Rap Songs” breaks Sweatshirt’s musical silence. 


A&E 12/5/18 3:46pm

An unconventional study break: ktru’s second Cozy Show

This Sunday, free hot chocolate, snacks and music filled Ray’s Courtyard as ktru hosted its second annual Cozy Show from 7 to 11 p.m. A group of veteran ktru concert attendees (mostly ktru board members) sprawled out on blankets in the middle of the courtyard while others sat comfortably in a wide ring around the stage, chatting before and after performances.