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The good, the bad and the ugly: 2012 summertime tunes
April 30, 2012
After an eight-year absence of original material, Fiona Apple returns with a gentle xylophone lullaby.
Student filmmakers participate in James Franco's web series
April 12, 2012
With producing partner Vince Jolivette, the series depicts the lives of undegraduate, up-and-coming filmmakers.
Cinematic classic 'Titanic' heads back to theaters
April 3, 2012
“Titanic” will return to the big screen in a re-release today as “Titanic 3D,” just in time for the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
Ransom Center to expand internship pool
March 28, 2012
The building, the Harry Ransom Center, appears enigmatic and imposing, impenetrable to the average student.
Swedish band hits right and wrong notes
March 26, 2012
Swedish indie-pop trip band Miike Snow, stay close to their sugar-induced pop equation on their sophomore album.
Madonna's longevity provides base for new album's success
March 26, 2012
At 53, Maddona's age looms large over her latest album.
Mike Daisey radio episode retracted after lies in story were discovered
March 21, 2012
Somehow, it had gotten into the mind of Mike Daisey that a half-truth and a half-truth (along with buckets of other non-truths) equal a truth.
Singles feature classic, definitive sounds
March 19, 2012
The Daily Texan reviews the latest singles from Beach House, Nas, Garbage, and Rascal Flatts.
Nicki, Madonna sound stale, Usher impressses with single
February 28, 2012
Katy Pery, Niki Minaj, Usher and Madonna release new singles.
Oscars remain tame for 2012 season
February 27, 2012
Another Academy Awards goes by and just a few minutes after, the show is all but forgotten.
Munchy Man comes to the rescue of hungry college students through delivery service
February 20, 2012
Last year, Rehman was pulling another late night at the PCL when his stomach began growling.
Grammys' award felon Brown with spotlight
February 14, 2012
The Grammys paid tribute to Whitney Houston and some performances left viewers in shock.
Last-minute Valentine's Day date ideas
February 13, 2012
Here are a few last-minute plans in Austin to celebrate the romantic day beyond a hastily signed card bought at CVS.
The voice lives on despite singer's death
February 12, 2012
The Voice. No adjective except the definite “the” could do Whitney Houston's vocals justice.
John Leguizamo brings Ghetto Klown one-man show to Austin
February 8, 2012
Known for his fast-talking, wisecracking roles, Leguizamo has been able to make a wide and eclectic mark on Hollywood.
Winter Arts Preview: Music
December 1, 2011
Life & Arts writers give their picks for this season's best released and upcomming albums.
Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk' fails to impress
November 21, 2011
She shows a bit more restraint on “Birthday Cake,” which features every possible dessert innuendo in 90 seconds.
Björk channels Mother Earth in her latest, interactive effort
October 18, 2011
Björk is the Madonna of the alternative world, transforming her sound and image with every album.
Skying recalls 80s college rock with modern touches
August 8, 2011
The Horrors’ third album is a move away from their previous albums, but it’s a leap backward into the sounds of ’80s college rock.
Rabbits on the Run showcases more mature Vanessa Carlton
July 25, 2011
The first full album in four years, her album features fleshed-out lyrics as well as heavier and stronger vocals.
Rowlands latest album fails to escape shadow of Beyoncé
July 25, 2011
With the release of her third album, Here I Am, Kelly Rowland wants to finally get out from under Beyoncé’s shadow.