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

Student takes stab at fencing, falls in love

Layne Lynch September 2, 2010

By day, Jessica Philippus is a typical student: an English major who loves the Mexican martini specials at Trudy’s and occasionally savors a dip in the cool waters of Barton Springs. By night,...

One beat ’em up stands out while other disappoints

Allistair Pinsof September 1, 2010

Shank [PC, Xbox 360, PS3] Modern beat ’em ups seem to serve no purpose other than to milk our nostalgia and remind us how repetitive games once were. “Shank,” however, is something...

Elementary trend Silly Bandz graduates to UT

Shila Farahani September 1, 2010

Walk across the UT campus and take note of the students with colorful rubber bracelets decorating their arms. Pull them off and they form various shapes from unicorns to stars to block-letter words....

Vagina enthusiasts discuss what scent considered typical

Mary Lingwall September 1, 2010

Editor’s Note: Hump Day is now a bimonthly column. The question was simple: “What does [vagina] taste like to you?” And at first, the anonymous contributors who responded to this...

Bakery whips up cupcake combo

Julie Rene Tran September 1, 2010

Driving north along Burnet Road, away from Austin’s downtown epicenter of small, local businesses, one can begin to feel lost in the middle of franchises and empty construction. However, nestled...

VHS viral video star makes cinema debut

Tamir Kalifa August 31, 2010

In the spring of 2009, during his final semester as professor of RTF 318, Ben Steinbauer began every class in the CMA auditorium with the lights off and a YouTube video playing. Dark brown ankle...

Fall brings bootleggers, zombies

Gerald Rich August 31, 2010

In addition to the anticipated return of shows like “Modern Family” and “Dexter,” this fall television season has two highly noteworthy series premieres. Here’s a look...

Austin residents have hots for rare Hatch chile peppers

Layne Lynch August 31, 2010

In the oppressive heat of mid August, large, emerald-green peppers ripen to perfection, are plucked with delicate tugs and loaded into worn, wooden crates to be shipped across the country. These are...

Mix of light, harsh makes third album ‘enchanting’; Risky transition pays off in Klaxons’ sophomore effort

Francisco Marin August 31, 2010

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Hawk Who would have thought that a former vocalist for Belle & Sebastian and a crusty grunge punk from The Screaming Trees could make such enchanting...

Marmalakes to play Cactus Cafe again

Francisco Marin August 30, 2010

The scene in July was magnificent. Amid the standing room-only crowd at the Cactus Cafe and the soft clinking of cocktail glasses and dim lighting, Marmalakes took the stage. For the night, the...

Judy Collins unites generations, sings children’s book

Gerald Rich August 30, 2010

Judy Collins sat at a table on the third floor of BookPeople Friday afternoon, casually sipping a cold Diet Coke. Known for singing alongside some of the great folk artists of the ’60s like Bob...

Bamboo popularity grows with return of festival

Allistair Pinsof August 30, 2010

Erroneously thought of as an Asian-specific plant, bamboo can grow anywhere and in any climate — even in a hot, Texas summer. The 18th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival, organized by the Texas...