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Future of film industry remains uncertain following COVID-19
May 9, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, movies that went straight to digital release were often joked about, said Noah Isenberg, chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film.
‘Extraction’ is full of action, lacks depth in storytelling
April 26, 2020
“Extraction” packs all of its anticipated action and then some, because Netflix clearly has the money for it.
UT-Austin music students learn how to adapt during coronavirus
April 23, 2020
After a month of online classes, Butler School of Music students are struggling with the one thing they came to do: make music.
UT, Austin musicians create collective to raise money for struggling artists during COVID-19 pandemic
April 21, 2020
In early March, many students and local musicians had all of their scheduled performances canceled and were left functionally unemployed after the city of Austin restricted large gatherings due to the coronavirus.
Students create inventory website, make grocery shopping during COVID-19 easier
April 12, 2020
After returning home from college for spring break, Rithwik Pattikonda and Darshan Bhatta noticed their parents were struggling to find certain groceries. To help make shopping during the pandemic easier, the two friends created Instok, a website that allows people to determine which nearby stores might have specific items.
Read while on quarantine: Books soon to be on screen
April 1, 2020
Self-isolating and needing something to do? The Daily Texan compiled a list of books, all available on Amazon, that will be made into movies and TV shows for you to read ahead of their big screen release.
Friday the 13th: Where to get a discounted tattoo on the spooky day
March 11, 2020
It might almost be spring, but that doesn’t mean spooky out of season. The Daily Texan compiled a list of tattoo shops in Austin that will be offering a Friday the 13th special.
Cross country alumnus proposes at Austin Marathon
March 9, 2020
Cross country alumnus Mark Pinales proposes to girlfriend Tiffani Nguyen at the Austin Marathon finish line.
Netflix’s ‘All the Bright Places’ falls short in tackling mental illness
March 2, 2020
Elle Fanning and Justice Smith star in new Netflix film “All the Bright Places.”
Q&A: Austin musician Tameca Jones discusses her relationship with music
February 28, 2020
Jones, commonly referred to as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” is a singer based primarily in Austin. The Daily Texan spoke with Jones about her future plans with music and how she has defined herself as an artist over the years.
Q&A: UT alumnus, banjo player Danny Barnes discusses new album 'Man on Fire'
February 25, 2020
UT alumnus Danny Barnes continues to pay homage to his Texas roots one banjo-dominated record at a time. On March 6, Barnes is set to release his new album Man on Fire, which features musicians such as Dave Matthews and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones.
‘Onward’ review: Pixar’s animated fantasy film is another studio hit
February 25, 2020
Pixar's latest animaed film takes place in a fantasy world with modern technology. Two elf brothers attempt to use magic to bring their father back to life, setting off a series of conflicts. It's a fun and emotional journey, albeit with a questionable ending.
‘The Lodge’ loses potential with lack of cohesive storytelling
February 21, 2020
In another typical horror movie involving a desolate cabin, “The Lodge” does little to break out of the stereotypical trope.
Harrison Ford embarks on new adventure in ‘The Call of the Wild’
February 18, 2020
Harrison Ford stars as John in "The Call of the Wild," based on the novel of the same name by Jack London.
Q&A: Art professor Beili Liu discusses exhibitions in Crow Museum of Asian Art
February 14, 2020
Art professor Beili Liu recently had two of her recent projects, “Lure” and “Each and Every,” installed in the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas.
Q&A: Claudia Wells from original ‘Back to the Future’ discusses legacy of the blockbuster film
February 11, 2020
The Daily Texan spoke with Claudia Wells on the legacy of the blockbuster movie “Back to the Future.” Wells is most commonly known for her role as Marty McFly’s girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, in the trilogy’s first film.
Louis Tomlinson releases first solo album, satisfies long waiting fans
February 2, 2020
For the first time ever, Louis Tomlinson has released a solo album. On Jan. 31, Tomlinson dropped Walls, a record consisting of 12 emotional and catchy songs.
‘The Rhythm Section’ is yet another action movie with no steady beat
January 29, 2020
Contrary to the title, “The Rhythm Section” lacks a critical, steady beat.
Q&A: UT alumnus John Henderson discusses Guinness Record for longest marriage
January 27, 2020
Before there was Jendy’s, Speedway Mall and Kins Coffee at UT, there was John and Charlotte Henderson.
Matthew McConaughey’s ‘The Gentlemen’ delivers in unique, action-packed film
January 22, 2020
Directed by Guy Ritchie, “The Gentlemen” is a whirlwind of a movie telling the story of Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), an American running a marijuana empire based in London.
Family-friendly ‘Dolittle’ does little to entertain older audience
January 21, 2020
Robert Downey Jr. stars as John Dolittle, a man with a special talent for talking to animals who goes on a mission to save his home.
Liam Payne releases first solo album, disappoints fans
December 8, 2019
Liam Payne releases first solo album: Chaotic mess with minimal lyrical structure.
'Marriage Story’: A personal divorce drama with no dull moment
November 27, 2019
Don’t be deceived by the title — this film is far from wedding bells and cake.
Pet therapy has become a growing trend among college students, more
November 25, 2019
When thinking of service pets, dogs are usually the first animal to come to mind. However, neuroscience junior Sydney Morlock registered her pet hedgehog Penelope as an emotional support animal two years ago, and said she has loved every moment of it.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tackles things far from beautiful
November 24, 2019
Some things aren’t always so beautiful in this neighborhood.
‘Honey Boy’ is harrowing cinematic memoir of Shia LaBeouf’s troubled relationship with his father
November 19, 2019
Despite the title, “Honey Boy” steers away from all things sweet.
‘The Report’ is eye-opening portrayal of dark time in US history
November 15, 2019
This movie covers the contents of a 7,000-page report, and it definitely feels like it.
Rain Phoenix’s River is a touching tribute to late brother 26 years after his death
November 4, 2019
Rain Phoenix releases her first solo album, a series of slow-paced alternative tracks as a tribute to her late brother, River.
Tips, tricks on the healthiest ways to go vegan
October 29, 2019
Ever considered going vegan? Here is a guide on the best ways to do it without risking your health.
‘The Current War’: A movie about electricity with no spark
October 27, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon play legendary inventors in “The Current War.”
Q&A: Casey McQuiston talks New York Times best-selling novel
October 22, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Casey McQuiston discusses her hit novel and the writing process behind it.
Study shows ancient Mayas had greater environmental impacts than previously believed
October 17, 2019
Geographical research conducted by University researchers in Belize found that the ancient Mayan civilization had a greater environmental impact than previously believed.
King Princess gives memorable performance to soulful crowd
October 10, 2019
Pop singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus, known as King Princess, is quickly establishing herself as the “queer face of pop.” Ahead of her Oct. 9 show at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, fans anticipated a night of dancing, fun and the inclusive environment of a King Princess show.
Austin Board of Realtors declares Austin housing stock ‘critically limited’
September 25, 2019
Austin’s housing stock is “critically limited,” according to a report by the Austin Board of Realtors released last week.
Former UT music students celebrate 30 years as band
September 23, 2019
UT alumni Twang Twang Shock-a-Boom celebrate 30 years as a band with plans to come back to campus.
'The Goldfinch' disappoints fans with jumbled, drawn-out adaptation
September 15, 2019
Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort star in Donna Tartt’s film adaptation of “The Goldfinch.”
LBJ School holds panel over DACA among other immigration issues
September 10, 2019
Around 50 students gathered at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs to hear panelists speak on the current status of DACA and other immigration issues in the United States.
BABES FEST showcases women, nonbinary artists in creative industry
September 5, 2019
Beginning on Friday, Sept. 6, all audiences will be welcomed to BABES FEST, a weekend-long festival that will showcase a different genre of exhibitions each day. BABES FEST is Austin’s annual three-day long showcase of music, film, art, comedy and education exhibitions in celebration of women and nonbinary artists.
City of Austin launches new digital tipping program for local artists
August 6, 2019
For the next six months, fans of local music will be able to tip their favorite bands and artists electronically after the City kicked off its new digital tipping program last Thursday.
ACLU of Texas holds Q&A over reproductive freedom in Texas
July 10, 2019
At the event, around 40 community members and UT students discussed reproductive freedom with members of ACLU of Texas. Reproductive justice in Texas can sometimes be a losing issue, said Drucilla Tigner, an American Civil Liberties Union of Texas abortion rights political strategist.
Austin Pets Alive! prepares to accommodate animals during Fourth of July weekend
July 3, 2019
The Austin Pets Alive! animal shelter will be working extra hard ahead of the Fourth of July to accommodate animals that are frightened by fireworks.
Nonprofit organizations host Presidential Debate watch party for UT students
June 26, 2019
UT students gathered Wednesday night at Space 24 Twenty for a viewing of the first Democratic Presidential primary debate ahead of the 2020 election.