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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

Austinites stand, paddle their way around town

Addie Anderson June 5, 2010

Amid the rowers and kayakers spotted while cruising past Lady Bird Lake, a growing number of active Austinites can be seen standing on surfboards with paddles. The growth of this atypical water sport...

Islands features fresh set of faces born from ashes of The Unicorns

Mark Lopez June 5, 2010

When Canadian indie band The Unicorns broke up, fans were left wondering what went wrong. Was it us? Did their success come too fast? All of these were speculative questions as to why a band would release...

Fans line up at theaters for ‘Eclipse’ premiere

Leah Wise June 3, 2010

Despite unfavorable weather conditions and endless lines at box offices, Twilight fans of Austin managed to make it to the theater early Tuesday afternoon for the opening night of “The Twilight...

Movie buffs sink fangs into classics

Daily Texan Staff June 3, 2010

Editor’s Note: With hundreds of Americans setting up camp as early as six days before the third installation of the Twilight saga, it’s inarguable that our culture is spellbound by vampires....

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....

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...

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...

‘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,...

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