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

Alumna’s shoe line offers comfy solution to heels

Lindsey Cherner April 19, 2011

When she’s traveling or just wants a break for her feet, Jessica Nadeau slips on a pair of her Solettos — a comfortable ballet flat designed for emergency situations. “When you...

‘DJ’ label defies simple definition

Ali Breland April 19, 2011

What does a high octane performer, who conducts wild, bacchanalian dance parties every night to masses of drugged out youths, have in common with a chubby, Fat Joe look-a-like called Khaled, who spends...

Despite complicated plot, HBO fantasy adaptation shows a promising future

Katie Stroh April 19, 2011

Amid a massive amount of media hype and fan anticipation, HBO premiered its ambitious serialized television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice...

Busy as a bee

Julie Rene Tran April 18, 2011

Intoxicated by the smoke from burning raw cotton and pine sawdust, the Italian bees crept out of their hive to sip on the honey drizzled on the edge of their wooden box home. Yellow specks of pollen...

Electronic, hip-hop artists to take the stage this week

Francisco Marin April 18, 2011

It’s been nearly two years since the release of YACHT’s last album, See Mystery Lights,but if front man Jona Bechtolt’s recent Twitter feed is any indication of the band’s...

Latest movie in franchise loses steam in final scenes

Aleksander Chan April 18, 2011

Wes Craven’s “Scream 4” is less of a fourth installment in the horror-satire series and more of a throwback to the 1996 original. But retro is in: This movie operates at a bizarre...

Tina Fey’s book explains comedy’s role in daily life

Aleksander Chan April 18, 2011

There’s been debate about what exactly Tina Fey’s book, “Bossypants,” is. Is it “a sort-of memoir” as The Washington Post describes it? Or is it, as Entertainment...

French in the Heart of Texas

Julie Rene Tran April 15, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series providing a glimpse into small but significant cultural communities in Austin. With a blue cap pressing down his silver, sweat-dampened...

Media locates Odd Future rapper sent to Samoa for schooling

Ali Breland April 15, 2011

Complex magazine reported yesterday morning the alleged location of Earl Sweatshirt, the 17-year-old rapper of the phenom hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Sweatshirt, legally known...

David Foster Wallace novel captures mood of imagined IRS site

Ao Meng April 15, 2011

Bureaucracy, as a concept, could be described as otherworldly. In its grip, a bureaucracy has undeniable power, akin to weaponized tediousness, to make you understand both its terrible largeness and...

Computer game developer joins dinosaurs with Nazis

Allistair Pinsof April 15, 2011

“Dino D-Day,” released last Friday for PC, stands out for some good reasons and some bad. Its alternate reality where dinosaurs fight alongside Nazis refreshes the World War II backdrop...

Tiki-themed concoctions make return in Austin bars

Gerald Rich April 14, 2011

There’s a certain imagery associated with tiki culture — that broad over-Americanization of all things tropical, resulting in color-me-sick frozen cocktails with plastic swords for miniature...