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Associate Life&Arts editor says final goodbye
August 6, 2018
At the start of my sophomore year, I found myself, like many before me, staring into the abyss that is the dark basement stairway.
Death cafes aims to remove fear surrounding death
May 4, 2018
The first Sunday of every month, a group of strangers gather at their local coffee shop, hang a warning and welcoming sign, and begin a two-hour-long conversation about everyone’s favorite tea-time subject — death.
UT alumna Amy Chozick tracks Hillary Clinton’s “death march to victory” in “Chasing Hillary”
April 29, 2018
Released on April 24, UT alumna Amy Chozick’s debut book “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling” follows Chozick’s journey covering both of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.
300: Meet the UT student behind your favorite Snapchat geofilters
April 25, 2018
Meet the creator of many of UT's Snapchat geofilters.
‘A Higher Loyalty’ is loyal only to Comey himself
April 23, 2018
If you were expecting a dramatic look into Comey’s relationship with Trump, don’t hold your breath. “A Higher Loyalty” isn’t it.
Five off-campus study spots to combat your finals fear
April 19, 2018
Check out these five phenomenal study spots that help get you away from campus while getting your work done.
Review: “And Now We Have Everything” is the best form of birth control
April 17, 2018
If every woman read Meaghan O’Connell’s “And Now We Have Everything,” they would think twice before getting pregnant.
'Circe' stuns as the retelling of an old classic
April 12, 2018
“Circe” is Madeline Miller’s second novel and the spiritual sequel to her highly acclaimed retelling of “The Illiad,” through “The Song of Achilles.” The novel reinvents “The Odyssey” through the eyes of a sorceress, Circe, who garners little attention in the story’s original adaption.
Austin Poetry Slam brings the smackdown to the national stage
April 12, 2018
The Austin Poetry Slam national team — which will compete in the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago from Aug. 13 until Aug. 18 against more than 70 other teams — filled its five remaining spots at APS’s grand slam finale, held at the Paramount stateside theatre last Saturday.
'The Female Persuasion' falls flat on the feminist front
April 5, 2018
With faulty feminism and stunningly real characters, Meg Wolitzer’s extraordinarily mediocre “The Female Persuasion” inadvertently makes a perfect case for everything wrong about outdated activism.
Drag class helps grow drag scene in Austin
April 4, 2018
Sabel Scities performs P!nk’s hit songs during an intermission at her weekly drag class meeting at Rain on April 3, 2018. Sabel Scities’s class is on its sixth semester and will end next week.
Five of the freakiest podcasts you’ve probably never heard of
March 30, 2018
Anybody with a microphone and access to the internet can make a podcast, meaning that the platform is brimming with weird people discussing weird things on just about every single topic imaginable. In the world of weird podcasts, some hosts have managed to find a topic so strange it works — below are five of the freakiest, yet addictive podcasts you can listen to.
'Merry Spinster' puts a wicked twist into old classics
March 29, 2018
The velveteen rabbit is a vampire, the angel that fights Jacob gives his tell-all, and the little mermaid just really wants to go home — these are just a few of the twisted tales found in Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s “The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror.”
'Patriot Number One' provides a lacking look at realities of immigration
March 20, 2018
In “Patriot Number One,” journalist Lauren Hilgers tracks the life of Zhuang Liehong and his wife, Little Yan, two Chinese immigrants attempting to create a new life in America, but the final product lacks a cohesive story.
'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' leaves out set and director for raw performances
March 20, 2018
Unlike other plays, this one has no set and no director, and a new actor takes on the only role every night, cracking open the script for the first time in front of the audience.
Check out these five lesser known Austin landmarks
March 19, 2018
In its nearly 200 years of existence, Austin has seen change and growth, but its landmarks remind us of the history behind us.
Eight artists to look out for at this year’s Flatstock exhibit
March 8, 2018
If you’re looking for a South by Southwest souvenir, check out Flatstock, the country’s biggest poster exhibit.
The top five restaurants to check out during SXSW
March 5, 2018
Here are five of the best places to grab a bite during your time at SXSW.
Texas authors write zombie anthology to benefit Hurricane Harvey victimes
March 4, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an unlikely group of heroes have come to lend a hand — zombies.
'Her Own Hero' brings a history of self defense into the present
March 2, 2018
Come Saturday evening, Austin bookstore BookWoman will be transformed from a female-centered book store to a self-defense dojo.
Crime loving librarians start true crime book club
March 1, 2018
Austin Central Library has a new book club hosted by Maggie Bond and Julue Brown, two crime-loving librarians.
UT alumnus Steve Perlow brings business into novel writing
February 25, 2018
Before sinking his teeth into the world of vampire novels, Steve Perlow was just a regular business student.
Q&A: André Aciman discusses writing ‘Call Me By Your Name’
February 18, 2018
Aciman is the author of “Call Me By Your Name,” a novel recently transformed into a major motion picture. Wednesday night, Aciman will be doing a signing and brief reading at Bookpeople.
Q&A: UT tower bells answers everything from its origins, gender to campus fame
February 15, 2018
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of the UT Tower? How did it get access to Twitter? Why is it always dinging? We asked, and we got all the answers.
The Daily Texan’s guide to Galentine’s Day
February 12, 2018
Feeling bummed and bae-less as Valentine’s Day approaches? Celebrate female friendship with Galentine’s Day instead!
'How to Stop Time' makes readers wish they could speed up time
February 8, 2018
At 439 years old, Tom Hazard is older than America, and just like everyone else, he’s trying to figure out what it means to be alive.
UMLAUF sculpture garden gives a close and personal look at art with “After Dark” series
February 8, 2018
You won’t find any red ropes or leering security personnel at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, where unlike in traditional museums, guests receive a warm welcome into the forge and are even invited to touch the art.
Leni Zumas' 'Red Clocks' portrays women in American dystopia
January 30, 2018
Leni Zumas’ “Red Clocks” follows the lives of four women in a small Oregon town in a version of America where abortion is murder, in vitro fertilization is a thing of the past and single-parent adoption is no more.
Texas activism group dresses as characters from 'The Handmaid’s Tale' as form of protest
January 29, 2018
Dozens of women stand silent in front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, heads bowed, dressed in blood-red robes and stark white bonnets that shield most of their faces. The women do not carry any signs or explain why they are there — they let their presence do the talking.
Upcoming books mark 2018 as 'literary year of the woman'
January 24, 2018
While the year has only just begun, it already seems it’ll be a great one for books, especially those written by female authors and those that focus on female narratives. 2018, it seems, will be the literary year of the woman.
Marchers share how 2017 changed the movement
January 23, 2018
A year ago, hopeful marchers filled the streets of Austin donning pink “pussy hats,” determined to show the newly elected president they wouldn’t be so easily subdued. This year, marchers returned to the streets to demonstrate the same message: The fight is still not over.
'Fire and Fury' has trouble discerning fact from fiction
January 17, 2018
There can really be only one word to describe “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House:” interesting.
Will the new Dunkin’ reign supreme in a battle for breakfast?
January 15, 2018
What was once a littered alcove filled with everything from spray painted portraits of Johnny Cash to dead pigeons has been transformed into a neon oasis of reasonably priced coffee, ice cream and breakfast delights, lovingly referred to as Dunkin’ on the Drag.
German Christmas markets help Texans connect to heritage
December 6, 2017
It’s December, but visitors at this German market are wearing neither coats nor mittens.
Five books you won't be able to put down this winter break
December 1, 2017
After a stressful finals season, there is nothing better than sitting down to slip into a good book over winter break.
Student filmmaker aims to amplify black voices
November 29, 2017
Ukairo Ukairo strives to be cinema’s next major black talent, but he isn’t like Steve McQueen, Spike Lee or Sidney Poitier.
'The Price is Right' brings football rivalries to Thanksgiving
November 19, 2017
Thanksgiving is a time for two things: family and football. With the fall holiday just around the corner, the classic game show “The Price is Right” is combining the two with its college rivalries episode.
Student takes over Twitter with “edgy” Arthur reimagining
November 13, 2017
In 2017, a viral tweet is like gold. Now, after over 61,000 retweets and nearly 200,000 likes, Daniel Nkoola’s got one.
A capella group prepares for Acapalooza and competition
November 10, 2017
While movies like “Pitch Perfect” portray a capella as a cut-throat world, UT-Austin’s a capella groups are working to prove that their rivalries can be far more friendly than their on-screen counterparts would have you believe.
UT senior cooks up fame with popular baking Instagram account
November 1, 2017
Most college students find themselves struggling to cook basic meals, but Hailey Shuster spends her time turning out mouthwatering desserts.
Five Texas terrors to tell this Halloween
October 30, 2017
Some of the most horrific events in U.S. history took place right here, in the capital of Texas. From wild ax murders to yogurt shop crime scenes, these are Austin’s top five terrors.
Dinner in the Dark shines a light on visual impairment
October 25, 2017
Hands fumble against the dark walls of the Student Activity Center ballroom as each student searches for their place at the table and the secret meal that awaits. Welcome to Dinner in the Dark.
Students drum up UT's first record label
October 19, 2017
Maria Tangarova, a finance sophomore and creator of UTalent, said she started the organization because she felt there was a lack of resources at UT for its many student musicians.
How to survive ACL Weekend Two
October 11, 2017
Whether you’re an Austin City Limits newbie or a festival veteran, a few extra tips and tricks can make sure you stay safe, comfortable and prepared. Luckily, The Daily Texan has compiled a list to make sure you have a rockin’ time all weekend long.
Social media affects personal politics, students say
October 10, 2017
Tonight at Parlin Hall, Texas Political Union will host a discussion and debate dedicated to the role and influence of social media in politics.
A love for Austin inspires film directed by UT alumnus
October 6, 2017
The city of Austin’s character is undoubtedly distinct. Filmmaker and UT alumnus David N. Reyes knows this as much as the next Austinite and decided to cast it as a main character in his latest film, “My Ranger.”