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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

Life and Arts

Multilingual band brings punk twist to synth-pop base

Francisco Marin September 3, 2010

There are a few things you should know about Stereo Total. One is that “Total” is pronounced “Toe-TAL”; another is that Stereo Total is out-of-this-world outrageous. Françoise...

Longboarders search for a rush

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert September 3, 2010

Coasting downhill on a longboard at 44 mph on the outskirts of Austin, Nate Douglas reached the fastest speed he had ever skated this summer. As he watched the blur of pebbles fly by him, Douglas experienced...

Downtown events feature variation of laughs, leisure

September 2, 2010

Le Garage Sale Putting a chic spin on discount shopping, Le Garage Sale brings together the best of Austin’s fashion boutiques for a bi-annual event. This weekend, several stores, including...

Drink traces roots back to Big Easy

Gerald Rich September 2, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a weekly series exploring the history of traditional cocktails. This past Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s...

Edgy twists to classic style make lace no-frills affair

Kimberly Konwinski September 2, 2010

Just because Labor Day’s right around the corner and you’re bringing out last year’s sweaters doesn’t mean you can’t soften up the seasonal demise of summer with a touch...

Dahl’s book re-imagined by students as stage play

Sarah Pressley September 2, 2010

Mute characters will manipulate the world around a young woman as she falls in and out of love in “The Man With the Dancing Eyes.” She discovers love, heartbreak and, eventually, a happy...

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...

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...

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