Obituary

Remembering Michael Graves, the Architect Houston Loved to Hate

The iconic postmodernist designed the Houston Federal Reserve branch and several buildings on the Rice campus.

03/16/2015 By Michael Hardy

art and literature

The Professor and the Pop Star

Björk, a Rice University professor, and an e-mail dialogue for the ages

03/10/2015 By Michael Hardy

classical music

Renowned Vienna Piano Trio Brings Sound of Austria to Houston

Although only one member of the group remains from when it was founded 26 years ago, the piano trio is still considered one of the world's best.

03/09/2015 By Michael Hardy

Fajitas on Ice

What’s the Mayor of Reykjavik Doing in Houston?

Stand-up comedian and former mayor Jón Gnarr might just be the next president of Iceland—but for the time being, he’s calling Houston home.

03/09/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Sweet Stuff

A Houston Baker Goes to Battle at Rice University

This weekend's Veterans Business Battle may or may not be a cakewalk for local baker Jody Stevens.

02/26/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

books

Rice Art Historian Publishes His Magnum Opus

William Camfield will discuss the first installment of his four-volume Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné at the Menil on Wednesday.

02/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

breaking news

KTRU Returning to Houston Airwaves

Rice's student-run radio station received an FCC permit today to resume broadcast on a new frequency, 96.1 FM.

02/09/2015 By Michael Hardy

Ice House

December’s Perfect Party

As the new year approaches, change is on our minds—and we’re not the only ones.

11/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

film

Rare Film Documents Landmark Menil Exhibition

Artist Dario Robleto introduces a never-before-seen documentary.

11/18/2014 By Michael Hardy

Ice House Interview

Interview: Friends with (Potential) Benefits for Mankind

These Rice University researchers are going viral—but not in the way you think.

09/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

city planning

Reinventing Rice Village

Architects and planners will race the clock this weekend to win the annual Rice Design Alliance design competition.

07/31/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Museum District Guide

Slideshow: The Museum District in Ten Objects

A guide to finding the Berlin Wall and other pieces of history

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Lucky 11 Studios

Gather ’Round!

June’s Perfect Party

Summer always feels like a time for new beginnings, so this month we choose guests who will get in on the spirit.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Personalities

May’s Perfect Party

When people care deeply about something, we care deeply about partying with them.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Educate Yourself

Fashion and Film at Rice

A local designer launches a discussion about the most stylish films of all time.

04/10/2014 By Peter Holley

Classical Music

Violinist Gidon Kremer Brings Eastern Europe to Houston

An interview with the founder of the innovative Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra.

02/04/2014 By Michael Hardy

Gun Rights

Did Rice University Push This Man Out Because of His Politics?

Kyle Coplen was an adjunct professor at Rice. He also wants to give a gun to every woman in town.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Newsfix

Video: Concussions and College Athletics on Newsfix

An exclusive interview with the Rice athlete who had to retire from competitive sports

01/21/2014 By Dan Derozier

Sports

What Makes a Successful Athlete Retire at the Age of 21?

Increasing awareness of health risks deals another blow to kids and sports.

12/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Slideshow

Club Berlin at Rice University's Baker Institute

Punk rock took over the Baker Institute for a night.

11/26/2013