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Arts & Letters

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Alumni Books
2 months ago

Alumni Books

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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City Poet
2 months ago

City Poet

Photo by Danielle Chisler

Why does Houston need poetry? That’s a question Leslie Contreras Schwartz ’02, an editorial assistant in Rice’s Department of Bioengineering, is already answering in her new …
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Alumni Books
4 months ago

Alumni Books

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs John Doerr ’73(Portfolio, 2018)

John Doerr, chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, reveals how strategic …
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The Education of Ben Rhodes
7 months 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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La Calisto’s Modern Allure
7 months ago

La Calisto’s Modern Allure

Last fall, the Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Studies Department and Chamber Orchestra presented “La Calisto,” Francesco Cavalli’s exploration of impossible love and postwar apocalypse. It was the first production …
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Good Form
7 months ago

Good Form

When a prestigious design competition pitted their startup architecture firm against some of the biggest names in the field, Michelle LaFoe ’89 and Isaac Campbell ’89 found a way to …
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On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019
7 months 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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An Artful Season
11 months ago

An Artful Season

An artist whose acclaimed works are the product of cross-disciplinary collaborations with scientists, engineers, musicians, architects and programmers is taking over the Moody Center for the Arts this fall.


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Author Q&A: Yesterday’s Special
12 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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On The Bookshelf: Fall 2018
12 months ago

On The Bookshelf: Fall 2018

God, Improv, and the Art of Living By MaryAnn McKibben Dana ’94 (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018)

MaryAnn McKibben Dana ’94, an ordained pastor and improv student, …
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