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Arts & Letters

Creative ideas and endeavors

At Home on the World’s Stages
1 year ago

At Home on the World’s Stages

The life of an opera singer has taken Anna Christy Stepp ’98 to the world’s most famous stages — in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Great Britain. But one of …
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On the Bookshelf
1 year ago

On the Bookshelf

The Which Way Tree Elizabeth Crook ’82 (Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

It’s an early morning in Civil War-era Texas when 6-year-old Samantha is mauled by a panther. She …
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Q&A: Anna Meriano
1 year ago

Q&A: Anna Meriano

Anna Meriano ’13 may do most of her work in a classroom as a tutor and part-time creative writing teacher, but she can certainly write her way around a …
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The Universe Re-Imagined
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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