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Star Turn
4 weeks ago

Star Turn

The most polarizing character on Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Houston lawyer Aparna Shewakramani ’07 has inspired legions of admirers — and legions more who love to hate her. …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2021
4 weeks ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2021

Memorial Bryan Washington Riverhead Books, 2020

At 27, Bryan Washington has been called a lit world wunderkind. His debut short story collection, “Lot,” came out in 2019 to rave reviews and was …
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The Future is Houston
5 months ago

The Future is Houston

Step aside, New York City: Houston represents the true future of America. 

That’s the conclusion Rice sociologist Stephen L. Klineberg presents in “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020
5 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020

Fluxus Forms

Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network Natilee Harren ’05 University of Chicago Press, 2020

It was one of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the 1960s: A rejection of …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2020
10 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2020

Joy at Work Organizing Your Professional Life Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein Little, Brown Spark, 2020

Clutter can be more than a distraction — it can suck the life out …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Winter 2020
1 year ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Winter 2020

Becoming Transnational Youth Workers: Independent Mexican Teenage Migrants and Pathways of Survival and Social Mobility Isabel Martinez ’96 Rutgers University Press, 2019

Even before a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the U.S.-Mexico …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2019
1 year ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2019

King of the MississippiMike Freedman ’14Hogarth, 2019

In “King of the Mississippi,” Mike Freedman skewers the corporate culture of a fictional Houston management consultancy where two very different alpha male …
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Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra
2 years ago

Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra

Brown White BlackAn American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and ReligionNishta MehraPicador, 2019

Nishta Mehra ’05 is brown-skinned. Her wife, Jill Carroll ’94, is white. Their adopted …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
2 years ago

Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Summer 2019
2 years ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Summer 2019

Houston, Space City USARay ViatorTexas A&M University Press, 2019

Ever since 1965, when Houston began serving as Mission Control for NASA’s manned space flights, the city’s name has been the …
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