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Alexandra Doyle

Alexandra Doyle
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Alexandra is a writer in Cincinnati, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a native Houstonian, and she earned bachelor’s degrees in both clarinet performance and journalism from the University of Houston.

7 Must-Sees at Houston’s Menil Collection

The exhibit halls of the Menil Collection are always free to visit, as are its park filled with sprawling trees and the reverential Rothko...

5 Lesser-Known Wonders of the Ancient World

Many of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World collapsed into rubble a long time ago, such as the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, both of which were destroyed by earthquakes.

Get Your Digits on James Bond’s Classic Ride from Goldfinger

Have you ever wanted to don a perfectly-fitted tuxedo, sip a martini (shaken, not stirred) and then slip off into the night in your sleek, silver Aston Martin

7 Celebrities and Their Surprising Collections

People love to say that celebrities are just like us, but I have to admit that I’ve never been tempted to collect taxidermied animals, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, or– brace yourself– coat hangers.

What is Vintage? A Thorough Examination

Imagine this: you’ve just purchased the coolest shirt from your favorite resale shop. One of your friends sees it the first day you wear it

The Most Valuable Pokémon Cards

You remember Pokémon cards, right? For you younger readers, it was the analog, 1990’s version of Pokémon Go, wherein players collected cards representing different Pokémon and used them to have elaborate battles and tournaments.

6 of the Most Interesting Diamonds in the World

What makes a diamond interesting? Sometimes its size, sometimes its color, sometimes its historical connections– but there can be little doubt that, as a civilization, we’re surprisingly fascinated by these shiny bits of pressurized carbon.

René Magritte: A Biographical Overview

René François Ghislain Magritte is perhaps best known in the popular zeitgeist for his 1929 painting The Treachery of Images, which depicts a pipe and the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” French for “This is not a pipe.”