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Now Reading: Alumni Books
3 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books

A Haven in the Sun Five Stories of Bird Life and Its Future on the Texas Coast

B.C. Robison ’88 Texas Tech University Press, 2020 

More than 480 species of …
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Alumni Books: Spring 2021
5 months ago

Alumni Books: Spring 2021

Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire Ricardo Montez ’97  Duke University Press, 2020

The work of pop artist Keith Haring, who began his career drawing chalk figures on …
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Remembering Rothko
5 months ago

Remembering Rothko

Founded by John and Dominique de Menil and opened in 1971, the Rothko Chapel houses 14 of artist Mark Rothko’s famously color-saturated pieces and is one of Houston’s most iconic …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2021
8 months 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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I’m a Nerd About … Analog Film
8 months ago

I’m a Nerd About … Analog Film

For the past three years, Konstantin Georgiev has worked as a film archivist at Rice Cinema, where he has learned to repair, preserve and digitize analog films — reels, slides …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020
11 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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Musical Care for Elderly Communities
1 year ago

Musical Care for Elderly Communities

Elderly patients at hospitals and retirement homes have been hit particularly hard by the effects of this global pandemic as they are among the most at-risk population. COVID-19 has also …
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Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS
1 year ago

Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS

Hand-holding is the last thing anyone should do during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Shepherd School violin student won’t let social distancing stop her from doing what she does best.


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Wrestling’s Big Night
1 year ago

Wrestling’s Big Night

Almost a half-century has passed since photographer Geoff Winningham ’65, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities and professor of visual arts, devoted his Friday nights to documenting the phenomenon …
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