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Life and Arts

Museum visitors interact with the new exhibit Sky Dances Light located on the second floor of the Blanton Art Museum on Wednesday.

Marie Watt brings interactive installation to Blanton Museum

Layla Dajani, General Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

Audible from around the corner of Marie Watt’s solo installation, fingers run through a coat of hanging tin cones in the room Watt transformed into an immersive sensory space. On display at the Blanton...

Alum’s Netflix debut documentary explores dark, conspiracy-filled side of internet, trolling

Alum’s Netflix debut documentary explores dark, conspiracy-filled side of internet, trolling

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

In the opening moments of “The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem,” a defeated-sounding statement sums up the issues the documentary has yet to delve into: “You can fix code. You can’t fix people.” “The...

Mean Girls (2024) directors Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne laugh Tuesday while answering questions from students and faculty at the Moody College of Communication.

Q&A: ‘Mean Girls’ (2024) directors speak benefits of unique partnership

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

After years of collaborating together, husband-wife directors UT alumnus Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne released their biggest film yet in January — the musical film adaptation “Mean Girls.”...

Abbott Elementary showrunner Patrick Schumaker and UT professor Alisa Perren laugh Monday during an interview panel at the Moody College of Communication.

Q&A: RTF alum on creation of show ‘Abbott Elementary’

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

As one of the biggest shows on television, “Abbott Elementary” has racked up endless critical acclaim and millions of fans. Following a conversation with RTF professor Dr. Alisa Perren, executive producer...

‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’: craziest bounceback in horror history

‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’: craziest bounceback in horror history

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2” might be the most insane success story ever. After the critical flop (yet financial success) of 2023’s “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey,” director Rhys Frake-Waterfield...

‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong’ proves remakes can honor classics while being original

‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong’ proves remakes can honor classics while being original

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

“Mario vs. Donkey Kong,” the 2024 Nintendo Switch remake of the 2004 puzzle game of the same name for the Game Boy Advance, follows Mario tracking down Donkey Kong after he steals Mini-Mario toys from...

‘Austintatious’ original artists, UT alumni return to restore mural after defacing

‘Austintatious’ original artists, UT alumni return to restore mural after defacing

Amelia Engstrom, Life&Arts Desk Editor April 3, 2024

With paint-splattered shirts, acrylic colors and over fifty years of friendship, artists Kerry Awn, Tommy Bauman and Rick Turner set off to restore the vibrant hues and rich culture of the “Austintatious”...

From left University Theatre Guild actors Macy Hempe, Madden Shoebotham and Cooper Madison rehearse for UTGs semesterly childrens show on March 29, 2024. This year, UTG is putting on Bluey.

University Theatre Guild spreads laughter in semesterly children’s charity show, ‘Bluey’

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

A familiar  jingle echoes in room 100 of Calhoun Hall as the University Theatre Guild prepares for their semesterly children’s show, “Bluey.” University Theatre Guild, UT’s oldest independent...

From left, Ray Chang, Joel Setiawan Chong and Michael Ning pose for a portrait at the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Chess Run Club combines physical, mental strengths on campus

Chloe Ching, General Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

Two students sit around a chess table, focused on their next move as their running shoes tap underneath. Prior to the chess game, they raced each other around the Caven-Clark Field.  Computer science...

Linguistic major Hongli Zhang starts to strum a balalaika in preparation of a slavic dance performance at the Jester dormitories auditorium on April 1, 2024.

EurasiaVision brings popular European show Eurovision to UT

Riddhi Bora, General Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

The Jester auditorium stage illuminated a group of students in colorful, sparkly clothes with a warm light. As a Slavic song echoed through the room, the students began jumping, kicking in kick-lines and...

UT’s Financial Literacy Club fills gaps in personal finance education

UT’s Financial Literacy Club fills gaps in personal finance education

Mehana Ondreyka, Life&Arts General Reporter April 1, 2024

As a sophomore in high school watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold, finance sophomore Frankie Rose spent time watching the news with her parents, seeing stories about low financial literacy in the United...

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Q&A: years after freshman theatre debut, alums are Broadway stars

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 1, 2024

In April 2014, Trey Curtis took the lead role in UT’s production of “In the Heights” as a freshman. This January, Curtis took on the titular role in the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” after having...

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