The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, September 14, 1990 Page: 14 of 16
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14 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. 1990 THE RICE THRESHER
Best bets off campus...
The 1990 Asian American International Rim Festival is at the
Museum of Fine Arts on Sept. 14,15, and 16. Cost is $3 for
28 avant-garde-yet-brief films. Call 639-7515 for information.
The Houston Symphony presents Mahler's Third Symphony on
Sept. 15,16, and 17. Guests include Dutch mezzo-soprano
Jard van Ness and the Singing Boys of Houston Concert Choir.
Student rush tickets available 15 minutes before the perform-
ance for $5. 8 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, 2:30 on
At Fitzgerald's on Friday the 14th, Retarted Elf will play with
Billy Goat at 9:30 p.m. For tickets call 862-3838.
Festa Italiana, an Italian festival featuring food and music,
opens today. Entertainers will include opera singers Kitty
Carriers and Jeff Schultz, Tarantella Dancers, and P.F. and the
Flyers. Today (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.), to-
morrow (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and Sunday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
at Westheimer and Shepherd. $2 admission charge. Call 524-
4222 for more information.
Compiled by Erik Leidal
FRIDAY, SEPT 14
for Rice students
Free cover all night
with valid Rice I.D.
$1 Coronas till 11:00
M T Ht TOfE*
s I z t ' v
1201 Westheimer in The Tower
520-8875 • Doors at 9p • 18+
Rice student James Yao's photograph of the opening Summit ceremony is in the exhibit opening in Farish Gallery.
Summit show opens soon
BY TIM CARROLL
Felieve it or not, the
1990 Economic Summit isn't
over. Not, at least, for Stella
Dobbins, Sewall Gallery Director,
who has collaborated with
various administration officials,
faculty and students to create a
retrospective Summit show
which promises to be an
intriguing look back on what
certainly was an historic mo-
ment in Rice's history.
Rice Highlights from the
1990 Economic Summit of
Industrialized Nations (that title
sure is a mouthful) opens next
Friday, September 21, at
Anderson Hall's Farish Gallery.
The show consists of a variety
of displays conceived of and
organized by the Rice Museum
Interns. The theme of each
display centers on some aspect
of the Summit, from the "junior
summit" held by a local elemen-
tary school to the thank you
responses sent by participating
world leaders. Each display has
many interesting elements, and
even those who claim to be sick
to death of all the summit hype
are sure to find something
which strikes their fancy.
Additionally, there will be
various photographs from the
summer's festivities on display,
including work by Tommy
Lavergne, Rice student James
Yao, and a series of photocol-
lages by photography teacher
"Geoff's pieces are really
witty. They give a real insight to
the goings on at the Summit
and also add some humor,"
said Stella Dobbins.
Older photographs will also
be shown, depicting Rice
through the years, as well as
photographs of various Rice
leaders, including James Baker
(related, as pretty much every-
one knows, to the current
Secretary of State).
The entire photographic
display serves to reveal the
different stages of the sum-
mit—from the history of the
university to recent preparation,
planning and execution.
Another interesting aspect of
the show is the centribution of
certain memorabilia created by
those involved in the "behind
the scenes" work at the sum
mit, including those workers
involved in the construction of
various stands, booths, plat-
forms and what-not.
The show as a whole should
take on a sort of archival
quality, with all the different
artifacts and documents
presented creating an interest-
ing "time Capsule" effect. Ms.
Dobbins stressed that the show
is open to everyone—especially
those involved in all the sum-
mer's preparation. A look at this
upcoming show should provide
everyone with a good overview
of what went on in our hallowed
halls this past July.
Life: that Cosmic Gust
BY PETER SHAROFF
id you ever get the im-
pression that life is just one
great, huge, incredible cosmic
wind and you are just a tiny
speck (with non-negligible mass,
of course; this is a Physics 201
article) getting pulled here and
there by planet mom, planet
pop, planet GPA and planet PP
(short for peer pressure, which
may tell you what I think of it),
getting spun around so fast that
getting caught in a whirlwind
would be relaxing? Have you?
Of course you have. You're at
Life goes by so fast. What
with grades, parents, finding a
major, and (worse) the 61-39
ratio, it's difficult to have the
time to "sit back, relax, and
enjoy it." So here are a few
thoughts to help look at the
world a little differently, and
hopefully in a more relaxed way:
(You are now about to enter a
place not of sight nor of sound,
but of the ludicrous. You are
about to enter...The Terminal
— Let's talk about the
English language, shall we?
Okay, I'll talk, and you'll listen.
It's screwed up. What else can
you think when you park on a
driveway and drive on a park-
way? What else can you think
when you drive to the airport, all
excited to go home and get
some sleep (or see your
girlfriend) and you pull up to the
terminal? You're supposed to
start your trip from a place
where things end; that is really
depressing....although, in this
age of terrorism, that might just
— Okay, so you've now
survived Pan Am. You haven't
crashed, gagged to death on the
food, or gone into insulin shock
from that sweet old lady sitting
next to you. You get off the
plane, get your luggage, and go
outside, only to be picked up by
the terminal shuttle, that bus
you can get on, but never get
off. Here you will drive around
for infinity, shuttled from
concoursfe to concourse by
— If anyone in your family
travels for business, they have
probably noticed this: when you
leave from a terminal, they get
to leave from a commuter
Hundreds of men with
perfectly styled hair, a newspa-
per under one arm, and a*
briefcase held by the other,
standing single-file on a moving
walkway that throws them off a
cliff into oblivion. It offers a
whole new meaning to the term
"passenger dropoff area."
(and now for something
mostly the same)
— Last time...
This is school — a picture of
the main quad on a beautiful
sunny day when the grass is
completely green and the birds
are singing (of course, taken
through that lens they used in
Moonlighting to make Cybil look
Here is your brain (series of
quick action photographs one
typically sees during the course
of a day).
Here is your brain on school
Any questions?... Five more
— And one last thought, of
specks in the wind... Wouldn't it
have been a shame if somebody
on the set of Ford Fairlane had
used real bullets? Damn
(One other thing: I just want
to say, Good job David
Egelman.Jf I tried to search for
truth, I'd probably trip over some
half-truths and really hurt myself
with compassionate face-saving
Well, that's all for now. May
the cosmic whirlwind be kind to
you, and may you live long, and
prosper only when planned.
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