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

Sounds Under Radio’s alt-rockers strive to produce cinematic sound

Neha Aziz June 2, 2010

Local alternative rock band Sounds Under Radio has been making a name for itself since 2007, with two independently released albums under its belt: Cinematica in 2008, and My Communist Heart in 2010....

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...

Music man Taylor Steinberg knows no ‘sour note’

Mary Lingwall June 1, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a weekly series that explores the musical tastes of notable Austinites and UT students. Taylor Steinberg is a busy man. Last year, as chair...

Tom Bissell pens a defense of video games as art

Kate Ergenbright June 1, 2010

One thing’s for certain about Tom Bissell: He is passionate about video games. It’s blatantly obvious to anyone who hears him speak on the subject. Bissell — a lifetime gamer, journalist...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...