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Life and Arts

Drew Daniels at the Cannes Film Festival.

UT alum Drew Daniels speaks on winning highest prize at Cannes Film Festival, industry experience

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

UT alumnus Drew Daniels made a name for himself in recent years as a director of photography who takes on dark, challenging projects such as “The Idol” and his work with Trey Edward Shults, director...

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From Austin to Alaska: How high school teacher inspired her former student to bike across country

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

The impact of an altruistic high school teacher can go far, but for Avery Wong, a neuroscience and Plan II sophomore, the impact went extremely far — over 4000 miles, to be exact. On May 25, Wong...

Juneteenth celebrations around Austin, shares historical significance

Juneteenth celebrations around Austin, shares historical significance

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

Each year, June 19 serves as a reminder to commemorate when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas, marking the official end of slavery in the United States. The Daily Texan compiled a list of...

‘Inside Out 2’ tackles teenage angst in scarily realistic fashion

‘Inside Out 2’ tackles teenage angst in scarily realistic fashion

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

“Inside Out 2,” directed by Kelsey Mann, continues where the 2015 original “Inside Out” left off as Riley (Kensington Tallman) becomes a teenager, officially entering puberty. The film follows...

‘In a Violent Nature’ flips the slasher script in fantastically gruesome fashion

‘In a Violent Nature’ flips the slasher script in fantastically gruesome fashion

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 16, 2024

“In a Violent Nature,” directed by Chris Nash, is a camp slasher horror flick that flips the perspective of the story on the audience. Instead of following the teens' perspectives as a killer plucks...

Hyperpop Princess Charli XCX drops sixth album Brat

Hyperpop Princess Charli XCX drops sixth album Brat

Tyler Pullum, General Life&Arts Reporter June 16, 2024

Since first bursting into the music scene in the early 2010s, English popstar Charli XCX, known for her hit “Boom Clap,” remains one of the most innovative musicians in hyperpop music. On June 7, the...

Luke Combs uniquely makes fatherhood his muse in latest album Fathers & Sons

Luke Combs uniquely makes fatherhood his muse in latest album Fathers & Sons

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 16, 2024

Award-winning country star Luke Combs became a household name in the past few years. Known for producing heartbreak country hits, Combs’ fifth studio album, released Friday, comes in time for Father’s...

4 short stories to read this summer while braving the Texas heat

4 short stories to read this summer while braving the Texas heat

Minza Mirza, Associate Life&Arts Editor June 11, 2024

Whether out on a beach chair and absorbing sweet kisses from the sun or sitting underneath a vent to embrace the air conditioning, one’s mind can’t help but wander during summer break. As contemplation...

(L-R) Adria Arjona as Madison and Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in “Hit Man.”

Netflix’s Texas-rooted ‘Hit Man’ carries unique femme fatale story, criminal happy ending

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 11, 2024

With wire glasses on and hair tucked behind his ears, Gary Johnson (Glen Powell) opens Netflix’s newly released “Hit Man” as a cat-loving, dorky professor. But true to the typical romance trope,...

Maymester memories: Longhorns share favorite moments from study abroad

Maymester memories: Longhorns share favorite moments from study abroad

Amelia Engstrom, Life&Arts Desk Editor June 10, 2024

For those who want to experience new places and cultures through study abroad but don’t have a whole semester to spare, a three-week Maymester proves a great option. This year, over 800 students in 38...

Filmmaker and UT alum Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda sits for a portrait in the UT Tower on June 10, 2024.

Two years since premiere, alum’s heart-wrenching film continues to impact audiences around world

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 10, 2024

For his Master of Fine Arts thesis film in 2022, Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda produced a short film inspired by the testimonies of Indian guest workers who had been taken advantage of by a Texas shipyard....

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