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American Moonshot
2 months ago

American Moonshot

American MoonshotJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas BrinkleyHarper, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon before the …
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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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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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Cuppa Design
1 year ago

Cuppa Design

Logan Beck ’09 started out as a barista at Rice Coffeehouse. The visual arts major’s background in photography and sculpture led him and Eric Hester ’07 to start a …
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Night Owl: Traffic Talk
2 years ago

Night Owl: Traffic Talk

Long before sunrise each morning, Katherine Whaley ’04 wakes up to help drivers in the nation’s fourth-largest city navigate 575 miles of freeways and expressways. She has worked since …
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College Food
2 years ago

College Food

In August 2001, my parents rented a van, packed it with clothes, extra-long twin bedding and dorm decorations, and then drove me from Memphis to Houston — where I …
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Georgia’s Legacy
2 years ago

Georgia’s Legacy

The farmers market near Richmond and Eastside is a magical place on Saturday mornings. Shoppers wander from booth to booth, tempted by carrots just plucked from the dirt, beets …
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Undercover Eater
2 years ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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Mapping the Questions
2 years ago

Mapping the Questions

A MAP OF HARRIS COUNTY glows on Kelsey Walker’s computer screen. The arbitrary political boundaries of the county show up as thin black lines, containing the infinity loops of Houston’s …
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