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Cinco de Mayo celebrations stray from holiday’s original roots
May 4, 2018
To provide some clarity for those who are not clear on the intricacies of Cinco de Mayo, The Daily Texan spoke with faculty experts and students who personally celebrate the holiday.
'Candy Jar' is a sweet treat during sour times
April 30, 2018
Ben Shelton’s Netflix Original “Candy Jar” is a sweet addition to the teen film genre, a fanciful examination of the modern education system and its effect on the social adjustment of its students.
4 tips to survive finals and kick your fears to the curb
April 29, 2018
Students can avoid last minute cramming and anxiety by meeting with a Sanger learning specialist to discuss their study habits, or their professor to discuss their performance on past exams.
Review: Stoners and students alike will love 'Dude'
April 26, 2018
In the Netflix Original film, “Dude,” writer and director Olivia Milch explores life after high school through a haze of pot smoke.
Alchemy displays magic of musical performance for longhorns
April 23, 2018
Longhorns joined one another this past Friday in the dark comfort of the Texas Union Theater to share in a bright, colorful experience which shed light on the magic of music in the lives of their peers.
Buzz on Austin bees, how UT students can do their part in conservation
April 18, 2018
The buzz on Austin bees suggests the city is better able to serve local populations due to prevalent beekeeping culture and awareness.
Thinkery21’s ‘Sounds and Sips’ is an out-of-the-box approach to exploration for adults
April 10, 2018
The Austin Children’s Museum is giving adults an opportunity to explore the physicality of sound, with a little booze thrown in for kicks.
Anyone would be fortunate to watch 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'
April 10, 2018
In the second season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld continues to expertly adapt Lemony Snicket’s convoluted tale of the Baudelaire children.
Revival Coffee serves beverages with a side of community benefit
April 8, 2018
Now under new ownership, the former Vintage Heart Cafe has found life as Revival Coffee.
Food fight: Austin's food trucks trail behind Houston’s
April 3, 2018
Despite the fervor surrounding the food trucks and trailers lining city streets and filling lots, Austin’s food trucks rank behind Houston’s, according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
'Santa Clarita Diet' season 2 is a literal bloodbath
March 27, 2018
The latest season of Victor Fresco’s Netflix Original, “Santa Clarita Diet,” is a gory exploration of sitcoms, zombie cinema and a family holding together through difficult circumstances — and is bloodier than the last.
Austin residents look back at Aqua Fest with fondness, suggest new outlook for future festivals
March 27, 2018
On the shores of what is now Lady Bird Lake, the Austin Aqua Festival ushered in a tradition of large Austin festivals which lives on today.
A love letter to its genre, “Blood Fest” lives up to its name
March 18, 2018
The film is as bloody as its name suggests, with over 40 gallons of fake blood used to create massive carnage.
“1985” a black and white AIDS crisis story told in shades of gray
March 18, 2018
Yen Tan’s film “1985” bends the rules of modern filmmaking with no color and long stationary shots.
“More Human Than Human” misses the mark of its premise, presenting a harsh future with AI
March 16, 2018
“More Human Than Human” spends too much time reiterating what people have already said about AI, and offers little new information to its viewers.
“Most Likely to Murder” takes a chance with an unlikeable protagonist and unthinkable plot
March 16, 2018
Former king of Valley Spring high school is solving a small town murder… or is he?
“The Unicorn” brings zest and humor back to discussions of sex and consent
March 16, 2018
So a couple walks into a bar… and walks out with a mystical alchemist, who drives them to a male stripper and an escort.
Netflix documentary begs thought before ADHD sufferers “Take Your Pills”
March 16, 2018
The documentary narrative is aided by animation to describe the feeling of being high on adderall.
“You Can Choose Your Family” leaves Gaffigan reaching for jokes
March 16, 2018
While Gaffigan’s performance leaves something to be desired, Lakin and Bailey have not exactly given him the best material to work with.
“Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done” brings 20th-century art to 21st-century space
March 7, 2018
“Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done” will feature a magician, singers, dancers and comedy sketches.
SXSW directorial debuts to watch out for
March 7, 2018
While there are many South by Southwest alumni returning to share their latest films, the festival presents an opportunity for new and unknown directors to make their debuts to large audiences.
First three episodes of 'The Looming Tower' explores American intelligence actions leading up to 9/11
March 6, 2018
In their latest Hulu Original, “The Looming Tower,” creators Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright portray the impact of a late 90s rivalry between the CIA and FBI on United States national security, 9/11 and the war in Iraq in the early 2000s.
SXSW presents opportunities for women-led startups to learn and grow
March 5, 2018
Here are The Daily Texan’s top SXSW speaking and networking events for women-led startups.
'Ugly Delicious' tells a beautiful story about culture through food and friendship
February 26, 2018
Taking common foods and tracing them through their popular and traditional culture, David Chang’s Netflix Original “Ugly Delicious” serves up an introspective, visual conversation that focuses on the role of food as a force for change.
Q&A: Animation sensation Ron Campbell discusses his work on “Yellow Submarine,” inspirations and future endeavors
February 22, 2018
Ron Campbell spoke with the Texan in preview of an exhibition of his art Feb. 23-25 in Austin, where he will be demonstrating his skills and selling his work to benefit charity.
“Everything Sucks!” fails to live up to its name, delivers on laughs
February 19, 2018
"Everything Sucks!" provides a worthwhile watch for its comedy and character development.
‘Wazir of Oz’ enchants and ensnares with a new twist on a classic tale
February 18, 2018
Alumna Susan Gayle Todd is bringing the bedtime stories her husband told their children to life on stage. Written by Todd, “The Wazir of Oz” takes the classic narrative of “The Wizard of Oz,” and gives the production a Bollywood spin.
Coach Snoop takes to the gridiron in new Netflix Original
February 14, 2018
Directed by William J. Saunders and Rory Kaupf and written by Kaupf, Netflix Original “Coach Snoop” offers a rare picture of iconic rapper Snoop Dogg in a drug and alcohol-free environment where he uses his wealth and influence to improve the lives of members in his youth football league in an engaging and realistic manner.
Rhino horns won’t make you horny this Valentine’s, but a nice box of chocolates might
February 13, 2018
Foods such as strawberries and chocolate might be innocent separately, but together on a Valentine’s night, they might evolve from more a tasty treat to a potential aphrodisiac.
'On Body and Soul' by Ildiko Enyedi captures human hunt for companionship
February 8, 2018
“On Body and Soul” is the kind of mystical romance drama you won’t find in American theaters, mostly because it is of Hungarian origin.
UT Austin art students roll in the dough for new exhibition
February 5, 2018
With softly milled flour sifting through their fingers, two art students spread the white powder across the concrete floor of UT’s Visual Arts Center.
Students see more inclusive future in new LGBTQ studies minor program
January 31, 2018
Many students were not actually aware of the LGBTQ Studies Program until days after its launch. In fact, many more students weren’t even aware of its predecessor, a certificate-only program established in the fall of 2017.
'Wanders of the Night' traces path to inspiration
January 31, 2018
“Wanders of the Night” is a 136-page collection of poetry, written by sociology sophomore Keilah Granados and inspired by her own experiences. The book is published under her pseudonym, Keilah Belen, and features an ironic image of the night sky on its cover.
'The End of the F***ing World' sheds a dark light on teenage strife
January 26, 2018
A bloody coming-of-age story for the next generation of moody, intolerable psychopaths, “The End of the F***ing World” is funny, honest and graphic.
Third Thursdays open window into world of Blanton
January 21, 2018
Despite the association of Austinites with art culture, art museums remain inaccessible to disadvantaged residents. To preserve the city’s artsy reputation, the Blanton Museum of Art maintains free admission every Thursday and extends its hours to 9 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.
Review: 'Bright' turns dull in attempt to discuss race politics
January 17, 2018
Director David Ayer’s Netflix Original “Bright” presents racism in a magical world where mythical creatures and humans coexist.
Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carver Museum celebrates Civil Rights leader’s legacy
January 15, 2018
Last Friday, Movetia Salter watched “Selma” for the first time in the theater of the George Washington Carver Museum and Genealogical Center.
BizNetwork creates new opportunity for international business
December 11, 2017
The McCombs School of Business hopes to connect current students and alumni from across the world with their newest project, Longhorn Global BizNetwork.
Students seek guidance to make campus inhospitable for white supremacy
December 6, 2017
A diverse room of students discussed on Wednesday afternoon how to make college campuses inhospitable to white supremacy with George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of global studies and modern languages at Drexel University.
McCombs relaunches Center for Enterprise Policy and Analytics, entertains economic revolution
December 4, 2017
The Center for Enterprise Policy and Analytics, previously housed by the Office of the President and acquired by the McCombs School of Business, hosted its inaugural event and relaunch of the center on Friday.
UT researchers talk equity and social justice in STEM education
November 19, 2017
STEM education is not truly fair for young black children, said Fikile Nxumalo, an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction, during a Friday presentation about findings of institutional bias against black children in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
UT panel discusses freedom of speech on campuses
November 16, 2017
A contentious debate on the difference between protected and unprotected speech brought over 100 students and faculty to discuss and hear arguments from all sides of an ongoing national conversation.
Indoor pollution is greater concern than initially thought
November 12, 2017
Even in their daycares, children are not safe from the detrimental health effects of indoor pollution, said Jules Elkins, a College of Liberal Arts lecturer, on Friday.
Budd Innocence Center celebrates opening after receiving endowment
November 9, 2017
Students, faculty and members of the public met on Wednesday evening in the UT School of Law to celebrate the opening of the Budd Innocence Center, a program within the school dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions.
Lululemon executives talk work experience and opportunities in panel
November 5, 2017
Lululemon executives discussed career advice and the apparel industry on Friday during a panel facilitated by the Division of Textiles and Apparel.
Venture firm founder Eric Tarczynski shares experience with students
November 1, 2017
Students with an entrepreneurial streak found themselves sitting around a coffee table on Wednesday evening in the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency Co-Lab for an intimate discussion with Eric Tarczynski, founder of venture fund Contrary Capital.
UT professor talks nightmare peacocks and human mating behavior in new book
October 30, 2017
The mating habits of the animal kingdom really aren’t so different than what we see at UT, said evolutionary psychologist David Buss during a Friday lecture.
Jefferson Davis statue to stand alone in Briscoe Center
October 26, 2017
Confederate statues removed from South Mall over the summer will not join the Jefferson Davis statue in the Briscoe Center for American History said Ben Wright, associate director for communications, in a panel discussion on Wednesday evening.
Free speech panel explores reach on college campuses
October 22, 2017
The line between hate speech and protected speech often gets blurred, said professors, students and alumni in a panel concerning the reach of free speech on campus.
Rutgers University professor speaks about North Korea
October 15, 2017
Not everything is as it seems when it comes to North Korea, said Suzy Kim, an associate professor of Korean history at Rutgers University.
Dan Rather returns to UT in second lecture of the year
October 12, 2017
The second-floor auditorium of the Belo Center for New Media fell silent as former CBS anchor Dan Rather took the stage to discuss his journalistic career Wednesday night.
Performance and citizenship intersect in Shakespeare and Za'atari
October 5, 2017
In the Syrian refugee camp Za’atari, children were performing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and painting murals as an escape from the Syrian Civil War, said Bart Pitchford, theatre and dance graduate student, during a Wednesday lecture for the Life Science Library’s “Research + Pizza” series.
Public health workers concerned about efficacy, impacting disaster response and relief
October 2, 2017
Health care workers are reluctant to come to work during a disaster because they doubt their effectiveness in recovery and response efforts, said Johns Hopkins University professor Daniel J. Barnett in a lecture on Friday.
Award-winning poet gives students something to write home about
September 10, 2017
Alumnus Roger Reeves has returned to campus as an associate poetry writing professor. His poetry has appeared in publications such as the Boston Review, Poetry and Tin House.