There’s a certain imagery associated with tiki culture — that broad over-Americanization of all things tropical, resulting in color-me-sick frozen cocktails with plastic swords for miniature pirates poured into coconuts.
Fashion masterminds such as Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga and Gianni Versace have highlighted the history of haute couture and inspired designers for many years, including UT fashion designer and senior Sophia Albanna.
Every Wednesday night, funk and hip-hop music is heard around the hall and through the closed doors of the Union Quadrangle Room. As Darren Lam made quick crossovers with his feet, he then dropped to the floor and spun on his back for what seemed like an eternity.
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.
Comedian Bob Saget came off as calm and self-composed on the phone last week, with a slight tendency to ramble. He is the same man who regularly makes pedophile jokes on stage in front of semi-intoxicated, giggling audiences.
Poet Billy Collins said during an NPR interview with Neal Conan this past week that poets themselves deserve much of the blame for their craft’s waning importance to the average reader. Too often poets show off with obscure verses that lose the reader’s interest.