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Indigenous music sings a siren song to roving student

Mary Lingwall June 9, 2010

  This afternoon, UT graduate student Eliot Stone will leave for Russia, where he will spend the rest of the summer continuing his research on the indigenous music and cultures of inner...

Frosty margaritas soothe in sweltering summer heat

Mary Lingwall June 8, 2010

I love margaritas. I could dedicate, and have dedicated, entire afternoons to appreciating well-crafted goblets of tequila, triple sec and lime. But there’s nothing worse than craving a margarita...

Advances in birth control make male pill possible

Mary Lingwall June 6, 2010

Once birth-control pills became available in the 1960s, the burden of responsibility regarding family planning has rested solidly on the shoulders of women. At first this burden of responsibility was...

Music man Taylor Steinberg knows no ‘sour note’

Mary Lingwall June 1, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a weekly series that explores the musical tastes of notable Austinites and UT students. Taylor Steinberg is a busy man. Last year, as chair...

Eeyore’s party hosts lively guests

Victoria Heckenlaible April 26, 2010

Crowds of fairy wings, tutus and an occasional look-a-like “Winnie the Pooh” character headed down to the heart of Pease Park on Saturday. Tribal drumming became more distinct and fiesta-style,...

Ride on yonder to the ‘cowboy capital of Texas’

Victoria Heckenlaible April 23, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a weekly series exploring day-and-weekend trip destinations across Texas. When you turn off Highway 1604 onto Texas State Highway 16 toward Bandera,...

Relationship hopeful fails to find date on website

Mary Lingwall April 22, 2010

Imagine waking up to an e-mail alert informing you that “[insert derogatory word for female genitalia] Destroyer” has sent you a message. Would you be confused, maybe offended or turned...

Generational gap complicates stats for ‘hooking up’

Mary Lingwall April 21, 2010

“The low percentage of students actually having one-night stands may dispel the perception that most college students are routinely having casual sex,” said Jefferson Singer, a professor...

Record Day lures vinyl enthusiasts

Amber Genuske April 19, 2010

Hundreds of independent record stores across the globe, including 11 in Austin, united Saturday to celebrate the third annual Record Store Day with special and limited-edition vinyls and CD releases,...

UT assumes top position of Playboy party rankings

Ben Wermund April 19, 2010

Playboy magazine named UT the No. 1 party school in the nation this weekend, claiming we have it all — “Big-time sports, gorgeous babes, great academics in an awesome town.” “It’s...