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Nikyatu Jusu crafts beautiful, haunting film with “Nanny”

Nikyatu Jusu crafts beautiful, haunting film with “Nanny”

November 30, 2022

Writer and director Nikyatu Jusu, a Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker, tells the story of Aisha, an immigrant living in New York City, and her job as a nanny for an upper-class family. Aisha finds herself...

Q&A: Nikyatu Jusu speaks on cinematography, themes of debut feature: ‘Nanny’

Q&A: Nikyatu Jusu speaks on cinematography, themes of debut feature: ‘Nanny’

November 30, 2022

The Daily Texan sat down and discussed “Nanny” with Nikyatu Jusu, Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker known for writing and directing a wide variety of award-winning short films. Most recently, her directorial...

Jenna Ortega terrifies, thrills in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’

Jenna Ortega terrifies, thrills in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’

November 30, 2022

After decades of adaptations and spin-offs stemming from the original 1964 sitcom, the newest addition to the Addams Family canon comes in the form of Netflix’s “Wednesday,” an eight-episode miniseries...

Elegance Bratton masterfully shares his story in A24s ‘The Inspection’

Elegance Bratton masterfully shares his story in A24’s ‘The Inspection’

November 29, 2022

Elegance Bratton’s directorial debut “The Inspection” follows Ellis French (Jeremy Pope) as he joins the Marines after being disowned by his mother (Gabrielle Union) for his sexuality. Written by...

5 up-and-coming Austin-based rappers to check out

5 up-and-coming Austin-based rappers to check out

November 29, 2022

As rap continues to dominate as one of the most popular music genres in the U.S., over the past few decades, large cities around the country developed their own distinct rap scenes. This includes live...

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Student honors family, Chinese culture through tattoos

November 29, 2022

Young Tina Feng watched as her grandma’s delicately crimped paper lanterns floated above the Yangtze River in China, captivated by their soft, warm glow.  Years later, Feng found herself laying flat...

Recipes to celebrate fall’s cooler temperatures

Recipes to celebrate fall’s cooler temperatures

November 21, 2022

In Texas, students take every chance to enjoy cooler temperatures when given the opportunity. As temperatures begin to dip and the leaves change colors, students find warmth and comfort in turning to their...

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Turkey and Tunes: The Daily Texan’s cooking playlist for Thanksgiving preparation

November 21, 2022

As Thanksgiving approaches, Austinites scour the grocery store aisles, stocking their carts with a mountain of ingredients that will shortly transform into their holiday meal. However, chefs need one more...

“Bones and All” bites with chilling, thought-provoking love story

“Bones and All” bites with chilling, thought-provoking love story

November 18, 2022

Making its theatrical release Nov. 18, “Bones and All” follows two outcasts on a cross-country road trip as they connect over their shared hunger for self-understanding, companionship and other humans.  From...

The Banshees of Inisherin perfectly delivers dark comedy with charming cast

The Banshees of Inisherin perfectly delivers dark comedy with charming cast

November 18, 2022

Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) after Colm suddenly decides he no longer wishes to associate with Pádraic....

‘Hellraiser’ brings triumphant return with first female Pinhead

‘Hellraiser’ brings triumphant return with first female Pinhead

November 18, 2022

After years of subpar sequels squandering “Hellraiser” fans' hopes, director David Bruckner’s entrance into the franchise for its 11th installment breathes new life into a slowly dying franchise.  Actress...

Texas oSTEM to host student drag night, celebrate queer expression

Texas oSTEM to host student drag night, celebrate queer expression

November 18, 2022

When Matthew Nattier offered to help organize a student drag night for his LGBTQ+ organization, Out in STEM, last semester, he did not expect to end up performing on stage. Dressed up as Velma from Scooby-Doo,...

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