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Elvis, The Dude and Bergman: Houston's Best Art House Films This August

2 years ago by Susie Tommaney
Whether your idea of a great movie-watching experience is in the darkness of an air-conditioned theater or the more social "blanket and lawn chair outdoors" variety, August is shaping up to be a strong month for art house films in Houston. This month we've got odes to musical greats (Elvis,...
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Kusama, Zombies and Mike TeeVee: Houston's Art House Films for September

2 years ago by Susie Tommaney
The polka dotted cherry on top of this month in Houston film has to be the new flick about Yayoi Kusama. But there's plenty more decadent goodness to be had, beginning with a just-added Isle of Dogs screening that benefits the ASPCA and serves up Trash Island Shakes, a throwback...
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Bun B, Rice University

Rice University may be known as one of the leading private universities in the South, but it's not known for being trill. Or it wasn't. This past spring, one of the greatest Southern rappers of all time doubled as a professor of Religious Studies, lecturing on the parallels between hip-hop...
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This Time Kanye's Music Will Be Inside the Rothko Chapel

7 years ago by Chris Gray
Surely one of Houston's biggest music-related events of 2013 was really a non-event: the failed screenings of Kanye West's "New Slaves" video, which was supposed to be projected onto three different local landmarks the evening of May 24. Technical difficulties scotched the events at the Houston Public Library and George...
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First Look: Rice University's Brand-New Swishahouse Archive

8 years ago by Rizoh
A bejeweled pimp cup. A young Chamillionaire in do-rags. Slim Thug before the ubiquitous singles. Mike Jones clutching a cellphone on the cover of Murder Dog. These are only a handful of the Swishahouse images and memorabilia archived into the Special Collections at Rice University's Fondren Library. Rewind: UPDATED: Swishahouse...
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UPDATED: Swishahouse Makes History With New Rice Library Archive

8 years ago by Rizoh
UPDATED to correct the library name (11:25 a.m.) Swishahouse's influence on Houston hip-hop is infinite and unquantifiable. Today, the label moved a step closer to cementing its legacy by becoming the first hip-hop imprint archived at Rice University's Fondren Library of Congress. The pivotal North Houston label, co-founded by Michael...
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The Houston Music Bucket List

6 years ago by Chris Gray
I've never been terribly impressed with anybody's "bucket list." First of all, they're awfully morbid and judgmental; like, "do this before you die...or else." Besides, I'm of the mind that if you want to do something, you should just do it and not sit around making up lists about it;...
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Bun B and Colleagues Contemplate Hip-Hop and Nonviolent Protest at the Menil

6 years ago by Nathan Smith
About 30 minutes before the Tuesday-night Conversation at the Menil Collection was scheduled to begin, all of the best seats stuffed inside Renzo Piano's low-slung masterwork were already taken. All of the bad seats, too. Still, people continued to press inside, sitting, standing or stooping in whatever space they could...
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Professor Trill

10 years ago by Henry Adaso
"Don't you think this is a bit much?" Bun B inquires in his baritone voice. It's 71 degrees in Houston and a throng of journalists is jostling for position inside Rice University's Duncan Hall, all waiting to pick the brain of Distinguished Lecturer Bernard Freeman, known to most as Bun...
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10 Things We Learned At The Awready! Houston Hip Hop Conference

9 years ago by Marco Torres
The much-anticipated Awready! Houston Hip-Hop Music Conference was held Wednesday at the University of Houston, drawing in academics, screwheads, and media alike. The conference is a joint venture between the University of Houston Libraries and Rice University's H.E.R.E. Project (Houston Enriches Rice Education). Julie Grob hosted the event along with...

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