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Thursday, May 26, 2022 — Houston, TX

Adrian Almy

A&E 2/1/22 11:02pm

Senior Spotlight: Laura Semro discusses transience in art

​​From illustrating Bible stories in the first grade through competitive on-site drawing as a teenager to transferring to Rice as an art history and visual and dramatic arts double major, art has always been a part of life for Laura Semro, Sid Richardson College senior. 

A&E 11/30/21 11:40pm

Cohorts in writing: Three students discuss their creative writing capstone projects

Each year, senior English majors complete a two semester seminar focused on producing a substantial piece of critical or creative work. This project can range from a well researched critical analysis to a collection of poems or short stories. For students concentrating in creative writing, this tends to be a creative project undergone with the intent to share their work upon completion. The Thresher spoke to three students about the creative writing projects that they’re currently working on.

A&E 9/18/21 2:58pm

Review: “My Fair Lady” is a satisfying return to live theatre at the Hobby Center

Live theatre returns to the Hobby Center on a high note this week with the touring production of “My Fair Lady,” which runs through Sept 19. Despite the pandemic, the house was almost completely full with masking policies enforced. “My Fair Lady” was a fabulous reminder of everything live theatre can be at its best. The technical elements were fantastic and the acting and staging were first rate.

A&E 8/24/21 10:20pm

Review: the Killers tackle contradictions of small town life in “Pressure Machine”

Likely most well known for their first two albums, “Hot Fuss” and “Sam’s Town” which include hits like “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young,” the Killers had been staying in roughly the same lane until attempting to rebrand themselves with the high energy, almost delirious “Imploding the Mirage” last August. As their second album in a little less than a year, “Pressure Machine” is almost but not quite the antithesis of the Killers’ previous album.