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Archive for: November, 2016

Even though Christmas in Houston is barbecue weather for the rest of the country, it can still get pretty chilly for us locals when the occasional cold front hits. This makes dressing up in the winter an ordeal, but the last thing you want on a frigid morning is to fuss over what you’re going to wear. It’s hard to...

The semester is almost over, which means that soon you’ll be free from exams and have more downtime to catch up on some reading.  Here are five great books for your winter reading list. “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney An insightful debut novel about the fate of a family’s inheritance. Summary: Leo Plumb is...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it’s impossible to make it home. Here are 10 ideas of what to do over the holiday break to make the best of it. Create family away from family. If you’re alone for the break, I guarantee there are a handful of other people who are alone as well. Find...

Imagine you’re running late to class, didn’t finish studying, could potentially miss a quiz and on top of that, you can’t seem to find a parking spot. This isn’t far from reality, as it seems like every day I hear another student complain about campus parking—it has been a common topic of conversation and a tedious...

A Québécois and a Parisienne meet in a bar—in French Morocco during World War II, no less. Even without switching the nationalities, viewers of “Allied” will have a hard time not thinking about Ilsa Lund and Rick Blaine’s classic encounter 74 years ago. While director Robert Zemeckis’ latest patently aspires to be...

Finals end on December 14, making it hard to get in the mood for the holidays when you’re worrying about ten page papers and that calculus final you feel like you’ll never be prepared for . But this list is here to help. So whether you take a study break or are lucky enough to be done with finals early, here are 11...

YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa, known for his vlogs and love of “The Hunger Games,” is continuing his plunge into the realm of books. Graceffa’s autobiography “In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World” was a New York Times best-seller in 2015. He teamed up with author Laura L. Silverman to co-write his latest...

Bubble tea, tapioca, pearl tea, boba—whatever you want to call it, there’s no shortage of this Taiwanese treat in Houston. Here are a few of my favorite tea shops in the 713: Kung Fu Tea Arguably the most popular milk tea place in Chinatown, Kung Fu Tea is rarely empty. The chain started in New York and now has about...

After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest shows up on their latest and final project “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your service.” The sound and style they constructed in the early ’90s has aged gracefully. Consisting of four members’ Q Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White, and the late Phife Dawg, who...

Illustration by Erin Davis Veggie Burgers are available upon request at Fresh Food Company, but I couldn’t muster up the courage to order one until the second week of school. I wasn’t expecting much, but thought of what kind of patty it might be: chicken flavored like the ones at Burger Studio, a more savory flavor...