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Fresh Light: Design Shine sculptures at UMLAUF Museum
December 4, 2019
Preparing for the deep trudge into the pond, Alexandra Krippner pulled up her waders to set up concrete bases to create the lines. In the little pond, Toni Toscano floated on a canoe to set up the long casts that crossed over the water while her boyfriend helped set up the lights in the trees. Theirs is the first of three new installations in the UMLAUF sculpture garden’s new exhibition, “Design Shine.”
Shakespeare Script to Screen: Q&A with James Loehlin James Robertson
December 3, 2019
In order to learn more about the “Henry V” plays and the history of Shakespeare in cinema, The Daily Texan sat down with the director of UT’s Shakespeare at Winedale program, James Loehlin.
Literary legacy: Famous novels, plays at HRC
November 20, 2019
The HRC collects literary manuscripts, paintings and sketches, costumes from television and film, and the personal libraries and artifacts of leading cultural figures.
Austin-grown Eterneva will turn the ashes of loved ones into diamond
November 13, 2019
From urns to funerary jewelry, it’s commonplace for the ashes of loved ones to be placed in physical keepsakes. This Austin company takes another approach — they turn ashes into diamonds.
Monstrous Melodies: Medieval Music and Monsters Q&A
November 7, 2019
Luisa Nardini will lecture and perform “Singing Monsters” on Nov. 21 at the Blanton Museum.
‘Dreams of El Dorado’ voices triumph, tragedy of American West
November 1, 2019
H.W. Brands’ sprawling historical account of the American West in the 19th Century, “Dreams of El Dorado,” weaves together diverse stories animating the frontier experience in the rugged western wilderness.
Q&A: Professor discusses new book about American West
October 28, 2019
In “Dreams Of El Dorado: A History of the American West,” history professor H.W. Brands chronicles the epic and violent national struggle to settle the American West. Weaving together larger narratives with intimate personal narratives, Brands creates a sweeping tapestry of Western expansionism that ranges from the expedition of Lewis and Clark to the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
The Nightmare Arts: Medieval Monsters at the Blanton
October 22, 2019
Dane Redman believes there is one thing that ties nearly every culture together — the presence of the dragon
‘War Remains’ puts guests amid horror of WWI
October 9, 2019
A new virtual reality experience in downtown Austin, “War Remains,” allows attendees to experience the horrors of trench warfare in a mixed-reality experience where you can see, hear, touch and move through a war-ravaged Europe.
Q&A: The Ballad of William Beckmann
October 9, 2019
William Beckmann’s songwriting style is definitely what some people would call “old school” — he writes his songs on a typewriter. The Daily Texan caught up with Beckmann to talk about his journey as a musician.
Clunis offers musical outlet for expression
September 24, 2019
Somewhere among jazz, indie pop and neo-soul, Clunis stands as a band which reflects the genre-bending, cross-pollinated nature of the modern music scene.