Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Zoe Cordes Selbin leaves her mark on city’s tough music scene

Gerald Rich August 9, 2010

In the Austin music scene, Zoe Cordes Selbin is unmatched. “Seventeen years old,” “homeschooled” and “straight-edge” are rarely epithets for the people in the music...

Wine bars work magic with unique ambience

Gerald Rich July 1, 2010

When it comes to wine bars, you’ve got to have three things to set yourself apart: service, selection and scene. If you don’t have those ingredients, then you might as well just buy yourself...

Mezcal drinks pack smoky flavor, spicy punch

Mary Lingwall June 15, 2010

Mezcal may not be the easiest liquor to find in Austin, but at the few places that it is available, mezcal can be crafted into some of the most distinctive drinks in town. Originally created in...

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...

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...