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Gentrification: Erasing East Austin
May 2, 2016
Each day this week, the Life & Arts department will focus on a different topic. Today's page covers gentrification in East Austin and some of the communities and businesses it has affected.
Defend Our Hoodz fights power imbalance in East Austin
May 2, 2016
Bertha Delgado watched the landscape of her East Austin community slowly shift as new, sleeker homes replaced the ones she had known all her life. Entire families vanished, and soon, murals and businesses followed suit.
Barrio Writers provides writing workshops for underprivileged teenagers
April 27, 2016
Local high school senior CJ Noonsab flips through the pages of the journals he kept as a sophomore and feels as if he is reading someone else’s words.
Indie Meme Film Festival showcases South Asian talent from Austin and abroad
April 22, 2016
Midway through the opening night party for the Indie Meme Film Festival, founder and co-organizer Alka Bhanot attempts to make her way through the crowd. Swarmed by congratulatory friends, family and festival-goers, she takes over ten minutes to reach the microphone.
Annual burlesque festival draws together community of dancers
April 20, 2016
Surrounded by feather boas, pasties and walls lined with sex toys, UT alumna Lynn Raridon reclines in her chair, as if to signal that she is at home.
Former punk rocker forges new career as self-taught composer
April 13, 2016
Nathan Felix, a punk rocker who spent his first three post-grad years touring with his band, could feel himself getting antsy.
Experimental musician combines bat sounds, human music in latest endeavor
April 7, 2016
When local musician Steve Parker first witnessed 1.5 million bats emerge from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, he listened intently. What he heard led him on a journey to investigate bat calls and their place in musical composition.
Show Goat brings hand-painted murals to local businesses
April 1, 2016
The north Austin offices of George P. Johnson marketing firm are nearly indistinguishable from the rest of the drab, gray buildings that dot the area. But inside, employees work amid expansive murals that depict Austin culture in dazzling color.
Composer, playwright team up to reimagine Greek myth
March 25, 2016
Local playwright Mick D’Arcy spent the past 15 years living with a Greek goddess.
Artists reimagine Linklater movie posters in newest Mondo Gallery show
March 11, 2016
Richard Linklater films are known for generating countless enduring images, from a mustachioed Matthew McConaughey in “Dazed and Confused” to a young bohemian peddling Madonna’s alleged pap smear in “Slacker.” On March 12, a slate of artists will reimagine those scenes in the form of movie posters for Mondo Gallery’s “No Longer/Not Yet” show, a tribute to Linklater’s work.
Pink Elephant Festival creates space for LGBTQ artists
March 8, 2016
When it comes to the hip-hop industry, Houston rapper JAPAN is accustomed to being the elephant in the room.
Graffiti artist Sloke One brings the streets indoors with latest art show
March 2, 2016
Nathan Nordstrom remembers peering over the shoulders of fellow middle school students, anxious to see the graffiti writing etched into their sketchbooks.
Musicians forge new relationships at improvised music festival
February 23, 2016
On a spring night last year, Ignaz Schick, a turntablist from Berlin, and Michael Zerang, a percussionist from Chicago, took to the stage in one of the hippest boroughs of Germany’s capital.
UT alumna takes to the air as part of local dance company
February 16, 2016
Nicole Whiteside often wonders what it would be like to dance atop the buildings she sees on a daily basis.
Comedian creates comedy showcase to fundraise for LGBT youth center
February 10, 2016
Albert Sanchez is restless.
Startup provides healthy meal kits for Austin food-lovers
February 1, 2016
In the early days of managing her prepackaged meal company, Gourmet By Numbers, Heather Amalaha’s life was a series of transitions from one kitchen to another.
UT alumni foster creativity, healing at Art Therapy Austin
January 29, 2016
A churning river of turquoise and indigo flows along the far wall of UT alumna Deanna Miesch’s office, linking together an elaborate scene of trees and wild animals. The felt tapestry, which Miesch created over the course of several years, sets the scene for the work she does here as a licensed art therapist.
Twin brothers highlight Texas businesses in online video series
January 27, 2016
Pulsing synth beats, sleek animations and black and white aerial shots of Austin provide the backdrop for the opening sequence of “The Texas Edge,” a new online video series produced by UT business students and twin brothers Andrew and Christian Córdova.
“Shit-faced” actors bring new life to Shakespeare
January 21, 2016
The first time Daniel Berger-Jones performed in a Shakespeare play while drunk, he initiated a yoga competition onstage and managed to pull his leg behind his head in a whiskey-fueled feat of athleticism.
Voices of Diversity
December 3, 2015
Editor's Note: This week, the Life&Arts department will cover prevalent issues on campus — today's package addresses diversity of campus.
International students share struggle to make connections with peers
December 3, 2015
When mechanical engineering senior Emeka Ugwu first stepped foot on campus in 2011, he had a hard time making friends in his dorm complex, couldn’t sing “The Eyes of Texas” song and didn’t know much about other UT traditions.
Homeless artists showcase work in Art from the Streets' annual show
November 25, 2015
Penny Hunt arrived in Austin in 2004 with a mountain bike, two backpacks and what little remained of her salary from a job at a failed circus. Her surroundings were unfamiliar, but her situation was not.
Tat-Tuesday: People on campus share stories behind ink
November 23, 2015
Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features people around campus and their tattoos.
Pastelegram offers insight into artistic process through magazine, yard sale
November 20, 2015
Failed artwork, sketches and used tools are most often found in the dusty corners of art studios.
UT alumna pens memoir on life in the fast lane
November 18, 2015
Just days after the burial of her husband, UT alumna Mica Mosbacher stood in the pits at the racetrack in Daytona wondering what was next. The loss of Robert “Bob” Mosbacher, a former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, oilman and the love of her life, weighed heavily on her mind.
Drawing Lines distinguishes new districts through public art
November 4, 2015
UT alumna Lynn Osgood had an idea that she could not shake.
UT alumnus sheds new light on East Texas scandal through latest film
October 30, 2015
In the spring of 2009, a sordid tale emerged from the small East Texas town of Mineola.
UT senior authors book on how to use goats to fight poverty
October 22, 2015
Business honors senior Samuel Garcia fell in love with goats at the age of eight when his father, a prominent lawyer in the Rio Grande Valley, accepted a small herd as payment for his legal services.
Guest Artist in Print creates exhibition with help of students
October 9, 2015
Throughout her career, Australian-born artist Elizabeth Corkery has found inspiration in the streets of Madrid, the ornate walls of the Palace of Versailles and the countryside of Glasgow, Scotland.
UT's Gigglepants to open for NY comedy troupe
October 1, 2015
Before Upright Citizens Brigade takes the stage Thursday, Gigglepants, UT’s only short-form improv comedy group, will perform an improv comedy set of their own.
Electro-pop band Night Drive to take ACL-goers on sci-fi journey
October 1, 2015
Brought together by a mix of tragedy and serendipity, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon blend sci-fi elements with catchy synth beats in their electro-pop band, Night Drive.
UT sophomore amasses collection of bucket hats
September 25, 2015
Every day for the past year, undergraduate studies sophomore Joshua Sherden has sported a bucket hat.
Weekend recaps: Rowing, track and field
May 4, 2015
See how the Longhorns did this weekend in rowing and track and field.
Rhodes Scholar looks to end time on rowing team on a high note
April 29, 2015
When New Zealand Governor-General Jerry Mateparae announced architecture senior Jessica Glennie as one of the recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Glennie almost didn’t realize what had happened.
Weekend recaps: Men's tennis, track and field, women's golf, women's rowing
April 27, 2015
Check out the results from UT's sports this weekend.
Texas rowing team looks to improve in Indiana
April 24, 2015
This weekend, Texas will take to the water in Bloomington, Indiana, to compete in the Dale England Cup.
Weekend recaps: Men's golf, men's tennis, track and field, volleyball, women's rowing
April 20, 2015
Check out how Texas performed over the weekend.
Despite no prior experience, walk-on Rachel Fleming strives on rowing team
April 14, 2015
Latin American studies freshman Rachel Fleming knew she wanted to attend the University of Texas and study in UT’s top-notch Latin American studies program. However, there was one part of her college experience she never anticipated — becoming a Division I athlete.
Rowing team prepares for first spring season regatta
March 27, 2015
Seven years after she began rowing in high school, Texas rowing senior captain Casey Redman still wrestles with the self-doubt that creeps into her mind before each race.
Texas rowing dedicate two new boats to influential Longhorn women
March 26, 2015
When the Longhorns hit the water for the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend, they will have two new boats.
October 31, 2014
Check out what UT sports teams are up to this weekend.
October 27, 2014
Check out what happened to UT sports over the weekend.
October 24, 2014
Various Longhorn teams will take on varied opponents this weekend.
New rowing head coach brings winning tradition to Texas
October 23, 2014
When the women’s rowing team takes to Lady Bird Lake on Saturday to compete in the Head of the Colorado regatta, it will mark the first race in the program’s history without former head coach Carie Graves, who helped start the program in 1998 and announced her retirement in May.
Patterson discusses Longhorns' future as global brand
September 30, 2014
Texas Men’s Athletic Director Steve Patterson discusses his vision for Longhorn athletics and his role as athletic director.