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Excerpt: The World As It Is
1 month ago

Excerpt: The World As It Is

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the full first chapter of Ben Rhodes’ personal memoir of his White House years. In advance of his visit to Houston last November, where Rhodes attended …
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The Education of Ben Rhodes
1 month ago

The Education of Ben Rhodes

Despite double majoring in English and political science, and then earning an MFA in creative writing from NYU prior to working in politics, Rhodes never cared much for the political …
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Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist
1 month ago

Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist

It’s an understatement to say that Burt McMurtry ’56, who passed away Sept. 2, 2018, left a lasting impact on Rice.

At the heart of the McMurtry legacy is a …
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Another Act To Follow
1 month ago

Another Act To Follow

BakerShake’s “Romeo and Juliet” in 1995

Thespians have crafted a significant stage presence on campus, from the creation of the first Rice Dramatic Club to the formation of the student-based …
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Podcasts and Perspectives
1 month ago

Podcasts and Perspectives

“Tête-à-Tête” is a new podcast series created by Rice Architecture, featuring conversations between architecture students and renowned and unconventional figures from the field of architecture.

Listen to the entire …
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On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019
1 month ago

On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019

Lamar’s Folly By Jeffrey Stuart Kerr ’79(Texas Tech University Press, 2017)

The year is 1835, and the Texas Revolution is in full swing. Edward Fontaine, secretary to Mirabeau Lamar, and his …
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On the Mat
1 month ago

On the Mat

Timmy Quivers is dead. Party World Rasslin’ (PWR) commissioner Chris Monica is sorry to inform attendees of this fact during the Austin-based wrestling promotion’s first Houston show. “He was really …
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Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!
1 month ago

Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!

Chethana Biliyar at the CAVA artisanal market in the Marcory neighborhood of Abidjan. Photo by Abbas Makke

I wake up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to a blast of heat and …
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Readers Respond: Winter 2019
1 month ago

Readers Respond: Winter 2019

Image courtesy of Darryl Stephens ’90

FALL 2018 I received two items in the mail that caused a double take. I’m still not sure what to make of this …
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A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision
5 months ago

A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision

The plan was simple enough: Slip mercury pills into the victim’s meals, forge a will and, after the poison did its work, split the cash. Once the body was …
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