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Arts & Letters

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Winter 2017: Alumni Books
10 months ago

Winter 2017: Alumni Books

The Art of Positive Thinking

“Healing Art: Don’t Let Anything Ruin Your Day” by Robert Flatt (Bright Sky Press, 2016)

“As our bodies degenerate, due …
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LeWitt Returns
10 months ago

LeWitt Returns

FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, THE RICE ART GALLERY has been the only university gallery in the nation devoted to commissioning site-specific installation art. Early-career and well-known artists have constructed temporary works, …
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The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People
1 year ago

The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People

What inspired you to look at Texas’ environmental issues in this very visual, atlas-like way? We hope the atlas’ maps will help people connect with the coast, the canyons, …
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Lounging Around
1 year ago

Lounging Around

CHARLES RENFRO ’89 WANTS YOU TO KNOW that the SI and Susie Morris Lounge is in Susie Morris Blue. “She picked the color of the bench! Literally, it’s the …
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On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016
1 year ago

On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016

True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace Alberto R. Gonzales ’79 (Nelson Books, 2016)

The former U.S. attorney general’s autobiography …
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“.GIF”: Unique Repetition

It’s unusual to go to an art opening where you see floating heads and technicolor orca whales in the same space and come away describing it was a cohesive …
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On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016
1 year ago

On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore by Michele Wucker ’89 (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)

The provocative theory of Wucker’s latest …
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Q&A: Suzanne Rindell
1 year ago

Q&A: Suzanne Rindell

Rindell worked for several years at a Manhattan literary agency, during which time she wrote her first novel, “The Other Typist.” Her second, “Three-Martini Lunch,” follows a trio of …
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From Houston to LA : Art Shows to See Now
1 year ago

From Houston to LA : Art Shows to See Now

LOS ANGELES Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016 Through Sept. 4, 2016

See a historic flour mill transformed into a museum-caliber place …
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Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59
1 year ago

Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59

Some authors’ deaths merit more than footnotes. There are the suicides of Plath, Woolf and Hemingway, as well as some that are equal parts bizarre and tragic, …
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