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  1. 11 Jan
    Fri / 2013
    I can’t live without a cup of coffee in the morning, but I also love a good cup of tea. While today tea is an incredibly popular drink, it has an extensive social history.

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  2. 19 Jun
    Tue / 2012
    Throughout this inaugural year, the Rienzi and Bayou Bend book club has covered an array of topics inspired by the collections of the two house museums. July's book takes us back to 18th-century France, for a peek into the life of one of Rienzi's most famous residents. "Madame du Barry: The Wages of Beauty" chronicles the life of Louis XV’s last maîtress en titre . . .

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  3. 03 May
    Thu / 2012
    This coming Saturday and Sunday, Houston Grand Opera Studio Artists will present the last of the 2011 – 2012 Rienzi Recital series. They will perform pieces by both Gerald Finzi and Richard Wagner in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Rienzi has a special connection to Wagner...

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  4. 09 Apr
    Mon / 2012
    I don’t think of myself as a television person, except maybe a little Modern Family; I tend to prefer the world of words: books, magazines, and news websites. I’m generally lost when movies are discussed; I might only see one a year in the theatre, usually something odd (please don’t ask me if I will be seeing The Hunger Games). But, recently, I’ve adopted some television programming that I just can’t get enough of –...

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  5. 07 Feb
    Tue / 2012
    One of my favorite rooms at Rienzi is the Library; as a self-proclaimed bibliophile, it’s a natural fit. Rienzi’s Library contains many classic texts, from Frances Burney’s Camilla to George Eliot’s Middlemarch and Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, but of particular mention is a compilation of Shakespeare from 1632. On the bottom right hand side rests a red leather bound book with the title “Shakespeare’s Works London 1632.” Also found in Library at Windsor Castle,...

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