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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

Food festival unites Austin’s best food trailers

Sara Benner November 4, 2010

Tiffany Harelik, single mom, avid blogger, project organizer and, most importantly, trailer aficionado will be hosting the first annual Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival this weekend. The festival...

High-bikers take great pride in riding self-welded, double-framed bicycles

Jonathan Hyak November 4, 2010

Towering over sedans and minivans, high-bikers shock drivers as they weave through downtown traffic. Composed of two bike frames, one welded on top of the other, their popularity is growing. This increase...

‘Duncan’ displays alternate, militant animal’s lifestyles

Ao Meng November 3, 2010

Coming out of nowhere with “Duncan the Wonder Dog,” a postmodern epic about talking and reasoning animals, Adam Hines has taken the comics world by storm with his richly dense art. The first...

Trailer creates Asian sensation

Julie Rene Tran November 3, 2010

Every week, it appears as though there’s a new food trailer popping up somewhere around town, offering the city a creative twist on street food. While several have been hit-or-miss in the ways...

Titles appeal to diverse audiences

Allistair Pinsof November 3, 2010

Super Meat Boy - Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac If “Super Meat Boy” doesn’t give you an aneurysm, at the very least it will give you post-traumatic stress disorder. In what has to be one...

Islamic suicide bombers topic of dark, satirical film

Alex Williams November 3, 2010

An outrageously dark comedy, “Four Lions” makes light of one of today’s most prominent and pervasive cultural phobias: Islamic suicide bombers. However, the film’s smart, restrained...

50,000 words; 30 days to write

Jody Serrano November 2, 2010

Last night at 12:01 a.m., more than 200,000 people all over the globe booted up their computers and typed the first of 50,000 words of their novels into a blank document. After 10 long months of...

Tweeting for goodwill updates giving process

James Jeffrey November 2, 2010

Austin entrepreneur Sarah Vela has established a way for social media to do good through her online company HelpAttack! by combining the use of platforms such as Twitter with the act of making charitable...

Film defies genre; director astounds with final scenes

Alex Williams November 2, 2010

Every few years, there’s a sudden glut of films in a very specific genre. Twelve years ago, it was the asteroid flick, with “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” and this summer...

Matt and Kim’s ‘Sidewalks’ delivers aural sugar rush

Christopher Nguyen November 2, 2010

Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim do not know what restraint is; stuffing drumbeats, major chords, piano melodies, synths, lyrical hooks and shouting vocals into a blender and sticking whatever comes...

Diverse stories, humor offer twist on sports TV

Dan Hurwitz November 2, 2010

Burnt out on your favorite sports team? Can’t bear to watch the Longhorns or Cowboys anymore? While you may have to wait for another run to a championship next season, this season there are still...

Día de los Muertos venerates the dead

Jody Serrano November 1, 2010

The day after Halloween brings many discoveries: It can reveal the start of a cavity because of the limitless amount of candy from one’s Halloween pumpkin, or it can mark the passing of this year’s...