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Q&A: Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter discuss meaning, complexities of A24’s ‘The Whale’

Q&A: Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter discuss meaning, complexities of A24’s ‘The Whale’

December 9, 2022

“The Whale,” from director Darren Aronofsky and writer Samuel D. Hunter, follows the last week of English teacher Charlie’s (Brendan Fraser) life and his last effort to make a positive mark on...

Violent Night’ wishes audiences a very bloody Christmas, happy bruised year

Violent Night’ wishes audiences a very bloody Christmas, happy bruised year

December 7, 2022

Director Tommy Wirkola’s “Violent Night” follows Santa Claus (David Harbour) after getting stuck at the home of the wealthy Lightstone family during a group of criminals’ heist to steal millions...

UT alum Anna Saathoff talks ‘Strange World,’ the film industry

UT alum Anna Saathoff talks ‘Strange World,’ the film industry

December 7, 2022

Anna Saathoff graduated from the UT with a radio-television-film degree and said she found herself falling in love with animation and the power of its storytelling. She eventually found herself working...

Let it snow with this winter playlist

Let it snow with this winter playlist

December 7, 2022

With crisp winter air drifting into Austin, locals wrap themselves in coats and sweaters to enjoy the coziness of the holiday season. From warm baked goods to comforting recipes, colorful lights to the...

Molding magic: Alumni create aromatherapy products inspired by literature, mythology

Molding magic: Alumni create aromatherapy products inspired by literature, mythology

December 4, 2022

When reading books during her time at UT, Madison Venza said she often associated scenes described on the pages with certain scents. When visiting a New Orleans perfumery with a group of friends, the former...

Shakespeare at Winedale leaves lasting impact on UT campus

Shakespeare at Winedale leaves lasting impact on UT campus

December 2, 2022

On a rare cool summer evening in Texas, a storm passes through Round Top, where UT’s Winedale Historical Center stands.  With no electricity under a cover of darkness, the sounds of rain in the distance...

2022 wrap-up: best movies, TV shows, music of the year

2022 wrap-up: best movies, TV shows, music of the year

December 2, 2022

Rich in great entertainment in all hemispheres of media, 2022 shined with its releases this year. As the fall semester comes to an end and 2023 rounds the corner, The Daily Texan compiled a list of the...

UT student Cassie Aquino follows musical dreams, releases new single ‘Off-Limits’

UT student Cassie Aquino follows musical dreams, releases new single ‘Off-Limits’

December 2, 2022

Cassie Aquino said she thinks nonstop about self-sabotaging romantic pursuits and risking everything she has for an unspoken lover. However, those once forbidden thoughts will no longer be “Off-Limits”...

Festive Austin wintertime activities

Festive Austin wintertime activities

December 1, 2022

From watching a brilliant light show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters to strolling through the Austin Trail of Lights, Austin’s winter activities attract people from around the country. As students celebrate...

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UT MFA alum reflects on success of documentary film ‘Testimony of Ana,’ future goals

November 30, 2022

After moving to the United States from India to pursue a master’s degree in software engineering at Arizona State University, Sachin Dheeraj said he surprisingly found himself embracing something he...

Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ is a love letter to cinema

Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ is a love letter to cinema

November 30, 2022

Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” follows the life of Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle), as he grows up to love the art of filmmaking. Loosely based on Spielberg’s own life, Sammy begins to question...

Disneys ‘Strange World’ feels strangely ordinary

Disney’s ‘Strange World’ feels strangely ordinary

November 30, 2022

“Strange World” follows the Clade family after entering an alternate world beneath their city on a mission to restore energy to their futuristic utopia. Yet, when familial scars show their teeth, the...

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