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Looking back on season five of Mad Men
June 17, 2012
It’s been one week since the fifth season finale of “Mad Men” and we’ve pulled together our experts in a roundtable postmortem on Matthew Weiner’s acclaimed ‘60s drama. Spoilers ahead.
Leaving editor reflects on food and stress at The Texan
May 3, 2012
Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting mark (-30-) to denote the end of a line.
'Call Me Maybe' rises in popularity as summer anthem
April 5, 2012
You may not have heard of her yet, but Carly Rae Jepsen's sugary tune flourishes online, just in time for summer.
Season two of 'Games of Thrones' to premiere this weekend
March 30, 2012
Spoiler warning: this review contains major spoilers for the first season of “Game of Thrones,” and mild spoilers for the season two premiere.
Daily Texan details HBO 'Game of Thrones' characters
March 29, 2012
Spoiler warning: This article contains major spoilers from the first season of “Game of Thrones.”
Refresh your 'Mad Men' knowledge for Sunday night's premiere with these character descriptions
March 22, 2012
Here’s a rundown of the key players, whether you’re diving into the “Mad Men” canon for the first time or need a refresher before Sunday’s premiere.
Hunger Games hits the big screen
March 21, 2012
To the delight of its built-in fan base, “The Hunger Games” film will hit theaters tomorrow.
Maps and Atlases Q & A
March 14, 2012
Math-rock ensemble Maps and Atlases have never backed away from a challenge.
Michael Ian Black bares soul, makes us laugh with memoir
February 29, 2012
Michael Ian Black's book is a harshly honest, moving new memoir from the seasoned comedian, actor and writer.
Red carpet fashion duds and delights
February 27, 2012
Here’s our take on the best and worst dressed at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
New season brings revamped Horror Story
January 19, 2012
The show is starting all over, with only the theme of American horror to unite them.
2011 Best Gift Cards
December 7, 2011
Great gift cards for the Christmas season include ones from P. Terry's, Violet Crown Cinema, and a UT RecSports pass.
Watch the Throne fascinates, dominates, defines
December 5, 2011
The playful partnership between big brother Jay and little brother Yeezy makes it a defining album of 2011.
'Community' fanbase rallies to save beloved comedy
December 2, 2011
“Community” remains one of the lowest-rated shows on network TV, lately averaging only about 3.5 million viewers an episode.
A timeline of 'save our show' fan campaigns
December 2, 2011
Here's are a few notable shows that drew ire from fans when the networks wanted to pull the plug.
Winter Arts Preview: Books
December 1, 2011
Authors Anita Desai, Ben Marcus, and Dan Chaon release their latest page-turners over the Winter holiday.
Showtime's 'Homeland' blends paranoia, character drama with terrorism
November 18, 2011
The show expertly balances its many themes — the ethicality of surveillance, perceptions of Islam and mental effect of war — with ambiguity and delicacy.
The Office writer masters self-deprecating wit in new book
October 30, 2011
The only deficiency of “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” is that there isn't enough of it.
Latest Eugenides novel sparks literary intrigue
October 18, 2011
“The Marriage Plot” has brought inquiries about how much of it's rooted in the group of writers he was a part of in the early 1990s.
Eugenides challenges stereotypical marriage plot with new novel
October 11, 2011
Eugenides takes the idea and places it into a modern context keenly examining how relevant the labyrinth of romantic difficulties and successes is.
Michael Ian Black shares his college experience
October 5, 2011
The Daily Texan also spoke with Black about snacks and the art of burlesque.
The Night Circus generates buzz for new novelist
September 28, 2011
Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel “The Night Circus” has been debatably the most buzzed-about novel of the year.
Fall Forms of Entertainment: Books
September 9, 2011
New book releases this fall are sure to entice, inform and enthrall. The Daily Texan recommends these potential great works of literature.
Dressing up and belting it out like only a princess could
August 24, 2011
The Alamo Drafthouse's Pop Princess Sing-Along event is designed to be an interactive and fun experience for everyone to enjoy.
Carell steps down; fans to await hire of Office manager
May 3, 2011
America said a tearful goodbye last Thursday to one of its most beloved television characters of all time: Michael Scott, regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton and lead of “The Office.”
Author writes on trials of pet dog
May 3, 2011
Martin Kihn’s dog Hola is an absolute mess. She’s a Bernese Mountain dog: 90 pounds of unbridled canine enthusiasm, unable to sit on command, heel on a walk around the neighborhood or even look at a friendly-looking human sideways without bounding into them with violent gusto. She’s what most would describe as a “bad dog.”
Critique of modern life fails in The Uncoupling
April 26, 2011
In Aristophanes’ comedy “Lysistrata,” the women of Athens decide to end the interminable Peloponnesian War by withholding the one thing they believed their men couldn’t live without: sex.
Reading for women's rights
April 25, 2011
Feminist bookseller Susan Post was only a child when she realized she wanted a life very different from the one her mother led.
Despite complicated plot, HBO fantasy adaptation shows a promising future
April 19, 2011
Amid a massive amount of media hype and fan anticipation, HBO premiered its ambitious serialized television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” last Sunday night.
Childrens literature author talks about book, alter ego
April 12, 2011
For years, author Daniel Handler has been entertaining readers of all ages with his darkly humorous “A Series of Unfortunate Events” books, written under his more commonly known pen name: Lemony Snicket.
Latest generation of teen shows paint distorted picture of fame
March 8, 2011
Scan the schedule of any kid-centric TV channel these days and it’s impossible to overlook a distressing theme: shows depict young teenagers living glamorous celebrity lives.
Fans to hallow latest Potter movie
November 19, 2010
The Harry Potter movie franchise has always been flawed, both for casual viewers and die-hard, ultra-critical fans of the book. Screenwriter Steve Kloves usually manages to anger the die-hards by watering down plot points, misattributing character motivations and inventing his own uninspired dialogue where J.K. Rowling’s would have served infinitely better. At the same time, Kloves often confuses casual moviegoers by providing abysmally muddled plot exposition.
Personal life of C.S. Lewis portrayed by theater group
November 10, 2010
For three weekends this November, Austin-based theater group the Trinity Street Players present “Shadowlands,” a play based on the life of famed British author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.