With the Academy Awards fast approaching, contemporary film knowledge is now more than ever a useful asset. Films such as “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” are sure to win their fair share of awards, and yes, Leonardo DiCaprio might finally win his first Oscar.
When UT alumna Carin Peterson gets a phone call reporting a raccoon on campus, she begrudgingly suits up in safety gear, complete with heavy-duty, crush-proof gloves, and begins the battle of capturing the animal.
After their breakout performance on the Bay Area Music Awards, the Dead Kennedys quickly became the biggest name in western punk with their strong left-wing political statements and Jello Biafra’s distinct voice.
If the Academy Award nominations of adapted novels “The Revenant,” “Brooklyn” and “The Martian” are any indication, books often serve as inspiration for the year’s best films. From fantasy to historical dramas, here are five books to read before they hit the big screen in 2016.