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AR(t): The realities of when art, tech collide
December 4, 2019
Despite its playful name, the FLARMINGOS app makes a serious point. Once downloaded, users can tap anywhere on the screen to populate their surroundings with life-size augmented reality flamingos.
Jean Caffeine: UT alum, countercultural Austinite still going strong
November 20, 2019
Better known to fans as Jean Caffeine, Jean Leider wears many hats. She’s an art educator, a self-described “punk rock high school dropout,” a UT alumna and an avid performer.
New Austin league Belles & Chimes gives women, nonbinary people space to enjoy pinball
November 12, 2019
Pinball might seem like an arcade staple, popular with preteen boys. But two Austin women are getting the ball rolling on growing female interest in this niche, nifty activity.
Stubb’s Gospel Brunch turns late-night music venue into breakfast bash
November 5, 2019
Live gospel music fills the dining area at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q as guests pile their plates with Southern-style grits, fried catfish and the venue’s beloved brisket. Every Sunday, this premier spot in Austin’s music and food scene trades beer for breakfast and gears up to host their Gospel Brunch — a morning of comfort food and harmonies straight from the heart.
Foot in the Door offers easy avenue into UT theatre community
November 5, 2019
When Tony Meneses came to UT, he had no idea that the theaters group he formed would leave a lasting legacy for students 14 years later.
“Little Miss Sumo” wrestles with gender equality, emerges triumphant
October 30, 2019
With a condensed run time of 19 minutes, director and cinematographer Matt Kay crafts a visually stunning ode to the sport of sumo wrestling, and a winning testament to Hiyori Kon, a young woman trying to revolutionize the gendered perceptions of a traditionally male sport.
UT student organization bridges intergenerational gap
October 22, 2019
UT students from Bridging Texas organization spend time with local seniors.
Netflix horror 'Eli' is scary — scary bad
October 21, 2019
Some films are so bad, they’re good. Netflix’s new horror “Eli” fails to even meet this bar.
Absurd and unapologetic: “Over the Lege” marries politics, humor
September 30, 2019
The Texas Legislature and musical sketch comedy might seem as likely a pair as a wool sweater this September, but the improbable fusion — improv and politics — is the bread and butter of Austin-based sketch show, “Over the Lege.”
I’ll be there for you … 25 years later!
September 18, 2019
A wedding-dress-clad Jennifer Aniston burst into a Manhattan coffee shop 25 years ago, catapulting the cultural powerhouse “Friends” onto television screens across the nation.