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Saturday, December 02, 2023 — Houston, TX

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A&E 10/17/23 11:54pm

Review: Sivan makes us feel the rush

Listening to Troye Sivan’s new album makes me want to go down under. The Australian singer-songwriter released his newest album, “Something To Give Each Other,” Oct. 13, marking his third full-length release. Sivan gives us a blissful, eclectic album that celebrates queer culture and demonstrates that pop music can be lustful, escapist and perfect for the club.

A&E 9/19/23 11:25pm

R2 to host open mic Sept. 28

Nearly a year ago, friends and art lovers alike filled Ray’s Courtyard, listening, laughing and maybe even crying along to poetry, prose and music. Held for over a decade, R2: The Rice Review’s Open Mic Night has celebrated Rice student’s creativity. On Sept. 28, these scenes will return from 7 to 10:30 p.m. when R2 hosts their annual open mic night, again in Ray’s Courtyard. 

A&E 9/12/23 11:10pm

Check out your professors in print

From a memoir to fiction set in Rice’s own backyard, an impressive array of books have been released by Rice faculty over the last few months. While some of these works are academic in nature, many aren’t. Check out these books to get to know the creative and personal side of Rice professors 

A&E 9/6/23 12:27am

A celebration of diversity launches on the edge of campus

Contrasting the modern brick and tile of the Moody Center for the Arts and directly opposite the bland facade of the Rice police department lies a bright and organic structure — the first traditional mudhif ever constructed outside modern-day Iraq. Opening Sept. 9 with an event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the mudhif is a product of the Senan Shaibani Marsh Arabs project.

FEATURES 4/18/23 10:57pm

Ranking Rice publics, best to worst

While I maintain that the best party a Rice student can attend are University of Houston parties, some of this year’s publics have been bearable — enjoyable, even. A few might even be worth their ticket resale price on the Rice Clothing Resale GroupMe.

A&E 2/28/23 11:02pm

This year’s Mavis C. Pitman exhibition provides space to play and reflect

Grounded in a playful exploration of the self, childhood and narratives that are traditionally forgotten; this year’s Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition opens on Friday, March 3 and runs until March 31 on the second floor of the Moody Center for the Arts. The Mavis C. Pitman Fellowship is awarded to a select group of senior VADA students, who each earn $1500 to create a piece of art. This year’s winners were Lily Weeks, Katie Kirkpatrick, and duo Jeff Xia and Peyton Chiang. 

A&E 2/15/23 12:06am

Review: Rushdie’s latest novel is a victorious return

As epic as the genre of poetry it is imitating, Salman Rushdie’s “Victory City” is an exquisite novel. Reading like a rom-com, a heroic adventure tale and a political thriller at the same time,s it is a powerful return for Rushdie – the first book he has published since he was brutally attacked in August 2022 at an event in New York. “Victory City” is Rushdie’s thirteenth book, and was released 42 years after he published “Midnight’s Children,” which won the Booker Prize and was also named the “best novel of all winners” twice.