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


Creative spheres unite for week of art

Henry Clayton Wickham April 28, 2011

From spontaneous piano playing to rapid-fire creative presentations, this year’s Art Week Austin will incorporate a diverse array of artistic projects. Art Week Austin is a collaborative effort...


Comic anthology shows emerging talent

Ao Meng April 27, 2011

“Mome 21,” the penultimate issue in editor Eric Reynolds’ impressive run of quarterly, full-color anthologies, is a strong argument for the series’ artistic continuation with the...


Spring season boasts varied hat trends

Julie Rene Tran April 26, 2011

Pay attention to the new trends popping up in headwear this spring, but take care to avoid overdressing for fear that you commit a chapeau faux pas. After the upcoming Kentucky Derby, it is certain...

Critique of modern life fails in ‘The Uncoupling’

Katie Stroh April 26, 2011

In Aristophanes’ comedy “Lysistrata,” the women of Athens decide to end the interminable Peloponnesian War by withholding the one thing they believed their men couldn’t live without:...

Celebrity CEO may run for president

Aleksander Chan April 26, 2011

Donald Trump — mega-millionaire, star of “The Apprentice” and pre-eminent comb-over guru — is making headlines for his announced exploratory committee into a potential presidential...

1970s reality show offers insight, depth TV Tuesday

Aleksander Chan April 26, 2011

Reality television is often thought of as the ugly stepchild of modern television. Unless it’s a competitive series of slightly esoteric taste (such as the foodies’ “Top Chef” or...

Comedian publishes book of humorous short stories

Christopher Nguyen April 25, 2011

With his wry, observational humor, kitschy, childlike drawings and deadpan delivery, Demetri Martin has become one of most famous comedians for a generation heavy on apathy and irony. Known as a contributor...

Artist bursts onto scene, emphasizes many genres

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

Bosco Delrey is somewhat of an onstage enigma. Saturday night at La Zona Rosa, he opened for Brazilian electro rockers Cansei de Ser Sexy and noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells with a set that jumped between reverb-drenched...

Chiptune punk band discusses Four Loko, tsunami

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

It would be hard to encapsulate the personalities of each member in Anamanaguchi, a New York-based chiptune punk band and arguably the most famous band to ever use hacked Nintendo consoles as makeshift...

Popularity of preteen musicians results in increase of disapproval

Ali Breland April 25, 2011

COMMENTARY The growing trend of music for the preteen generation in recent years, and especially in recent months, has increasingly been placed under tremendous scrutiny. Justin Bieber’s...

Reading for women’s rights

Katie Stroh April 25, 2011

Feminist bookseller Susan Post was only a child when she realized she wanted a life very different from the one her mother led. “I could see my mother’s isolation,” said Post, who grew...

Rich in tradition

Julie Rene Tran April 21, 2011

The blessed, wooden warrior drum rests quietly in the costume closet of the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Center in Austin. Hand-chiseled by the chief of his mother’s native Puerto Rican tribe,...