The Daily Texan

Prototype Vintage Design breaks out of mold

Kiersten Marian June 1, 2010

With its vibrant green walls, Prototype Vintage Design lures the crowds exploring South Congress Avenue off the beaten path of the main street and onto its side of the block. The local boutique is composed...

Cookbook by TV chef re-imagines old recipes

Layne Lynch April 27, 2010

Loved by countless Food Network fans for her delicious Italian cooking and her endearing spunk, Giada De Laurentiis recently released her fifth cookbook, “Giada At Home.” Her previous...

‘South Park’ episode pushes boundaries by showing Muhammad

Robert Rich April 27, 2010

“South Park” has done it again. The Comedy Central cartoon, known for pushing the boundaries of conventional humor and what is (and isn’t) OK to broadcast on television, has once again...

‘MacGruber’ spoofs action genre

Gerald Rich April 27, 2010

“Twenty seconds left, MacGruber!” calls the heroine to the mullet-sporting “action hero” curled up in the corner during an existential crisis, waiting for the bomb to explode. In...

Author lets ACL-lovers cook artists’ own recipes

Layne Lynch April 26, 2010

Fans often fail to identify their favorite artists as anything other than dedicated musicians. Some fans may not be able to imagine their favorite artist as someone who breaks away from writing...

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,...

Sleep Over awakens in Austin’s underground

Francisco Marin April 26, 2010

Sleep Over is Christa Palazzolo, Stefanie Franciotti and Sarah Brown — three 26-year-olds who came together in October to start conceptualizing what would become one of Austin’s crown...

Student reaches for the sky with cardboard installation

Kate Ergenbright April 23, 2010

Each piece of cardboard that makes up the installation “Cardboard Sky” has been hand-selected and cut into a specific shape by architecture junior Daniel Morrison, assembled by him and a...

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...

Gang Starr rapper dies of cancer

Andrew Kreighbaum April 21, 2010

Legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr, which had faded from the music scene in recent years, saw member Keith Elam, better known as Guru, pass away Monday night. Elam died at the age of 43 after...