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Arts & Letters

Creative ideas and endeavors

The Universe Re-Imagined
10 months ago

The Universe Re-Imagined

What possible correlation is there among poet Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915), architect Bruno Taut (1880–1938), painters Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) and Blinky Palermo (1943–1977), and musicians Sun Ra (1914–1993) and …
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On The Bookshelf
1 year ago

On The Bookshelf

Term Life: A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security William H. Boyd ’76 (Black Rose Writing, 2017)

It all started when Gus Bishop, a computer security professional …
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Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham
1 year ago

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham

Upon feeling dissatisfied with science writing’s coverage of the Higgs boson discovery, Daniel Whiteson ’97, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, decided to …
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Hometown Texas
1 year ago

Hometown Texas

For three decades, Peter Brown has taught photography classes in Rice’s continuing education program, inspiring hundreds of students along the way. For the past quarter century, he has been …
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Performing Proust
1 year ago

Performing Proust

The Moody Center for the Arts served as the incubator for a course that paired students and faculty with one of Houston’s innovators in musical performance, Da Camera. Making …
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Night Owl: You’re Looking Swell
1 year ago

Night Owl: You’re Looking Swell

With a baton in his right hand, Andy Einhorn ’04 conducts a 23-piece orchestra from a podium underneath the Shubert Theatre stage, as a sold-out Broadway audience revels in …
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On the Bookshelf: Fall 2017
1 year ago

On the Bookshelf: Fall 2017

The Old and the Lost: Collected Stories

Glenn Blake ’79 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)

In “The Old and the Lost,” the title of one of the stories …
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Crafting Suspense
1 year ago

Crafting Suspense

Over the last 23 years and 19 books, Jeff Abbott ’85 has mastered the art of writing a thriller. He’s kept readers captivated as they follow his popular series’ …
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Prime-Time Star
1 year ago

Prime-Time Star

 

A light rain shower only added to the glistening evening when “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star” opened at the Moody Center for the Arts, Sept. 28. …
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Word Power
1 year ago

Word Power

Adriana Ramírez ’05 stood in the front of a small reading room in the basement of City of Asylum, a literacy center in Pittsburgh. She put a binder on …
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