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Austin Reggae Festival preserves reggae community
April 18, 2018
Thousands gather to celebrate reggae music, Austin’s weirdness and to support a local cause.
Q&A: Austin artist gives voice to victims of childhood sexual abuse
April 16, 2018
Fifty-two thousand pink hair bows hang from the ceiling of Gallery Shoal Creek, awaiting the attendance of art lovers and supporters of Austin artist Karen Hawkins’s The Pink Bow Project. In conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention month, the exhibit will raise awareness for childhood sexual assault and abuse. In anticipation of her grand opening, Hawkins shared her vision with The Daily Texan.
Austinites run to benefit parks in Cap10K
April 5, 2018
The first weekend of April is running in at full speed as thousands prepare for the biggest race in Texas, the Statesman Capitol 10K, which will take place Sunday, April 8 at 8 a.m.
Experts weigh in on the impact of violent video games
March 30, 2018
Throughout West Campus at all hours, cries of victory and defeat are a normal disturbance as students attempt to win a round of “Fortnite.”
Urban Music Festival celebrates African-American culture, music
March 27, 2018
Next weekend, thousands of music lovers from all across Texas will gather in Austin to enjoy R&B, hip-hop and rap performances from an impressive lineup of artists.
Crazy Carl builds legacy with voluptuous boobs and blooms on Sixth Street
February 12, 2018
Wandering down the culture-soaked sidewalks of Austin’s legendary Sixth Street, it’s hard to imagine that for longer than most college students have been alive, Carl “Crazy Carl” Hickerson stood on the corner, wearing only a bikini, selling flowers to passers-by.
Swedish death cleaning disrupts natural accumulation of junk
February 2, 2018
Margareta Magnusson lets go of her clutter, which she believes is more of a burden than a blessing.
November hosts two hair-raising month-long events
November 15, 2017
Though the need to keep warm isn’t as common here in Texas, the incentive to forgo shaving during the month of November remains strong for those who champion raising awareness and funds for cancer research and men’s health.
Austin street artist spreads positivity through Buddha stickers
November 1, 2017
Beer cans and broken bottles seem more likely imagery for a walk through West Campus than depictions of Buddha, but the latter is exactly what’s posted on buildings and poles around Austin.
Columbus Sailing Association fights to preserve replica of Nina
October 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey blew through Southeast Texas in late August, leaving the coastal region damaged and citizens without power. As Texans begin the long road to recovery, one husband-and-wife duo are fighting to preserve a replica of one of Columbus’s ships.
Austin Record Convention founder preserves multi-generational love of vinyl
September 17, 2017
Vinyl records have been a major player in the American music industry for almost a century, despite the development of new ways to listen.