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Faculty Books: Fall 2018
2 months ago

Faculty Books: Fall 2018

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization By Lars Lerup (Park Books, 2018)

The need to redefine the concept of a city, and to find solutions in architecture …
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Author Q&A: Yesterday’s Special
2 months ago

Author Q&A: Yesterday’s Special

Houston’s oldest restaurant: Christie’s Seafood and Steaks, which turned 100 last year. What’s the secret to its longevity? “One of the fundamental reasons is that there’s still a member …
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Daydream Believer
2 months ago

Daydream Believer

Daydreaming can take up as much as half of a typical workday. Some research suggests this may be a good thing. Wandering minds can help us adapt to problems, …
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Faculty Books: Four Houses
7 months ago

Faculty Books: Four Houses

Houses are as perfect as the architects who design them — which is to say, never quite perfect. William Cannady, the award-winning Houston-born architect who has taught at the …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2018
7 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2018

Varieties of African American Religious Experience: Toward a Comparative Black Theology by Anthony B. Pinn (Fortress Press, 2017)

Theologians have long overlooked the non-Christian varieties of African-American religious experience. …
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Faculty Books: The Runaway Species
10 months ago

Faculty Books: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman (Catapult, 2017)

David Eagleman ’93, a Stanford neuroscientist, and Anthony Brandt, professor of composition …
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Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw
10 months ago

Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw: Space, Materiality, Movement by Lida Oukaderova (Indiana University Press, 2017)

Russian culture changed dramatically after Joseph Stalin died and Nikita Khrushchev came …
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Faculty Publications: Fall 2017
1 year ago

Faculty Publications: Fall 2017

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith (Penguin Press, 2017)

“There are amazing things happening all over the place every …
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The Meaning of Pie
1 year ago

The Meaning of Pie

Anne Haynie Collins ’81 earned a civil engineering degree from Rice and worked on the space shuttle for a number of years before shifting to biomedical engineering, rounding out …
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Undercover Eater
1 year ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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