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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

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...

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...

Vocals, plot stand out in musical

Sarah Pressley August 27, 2010

The stunning vocals in “Jersey Boys” coupled with a touching story of brotherhood within showbiz make the Tony Award-winning musical a treat for Austin audiences. The hit musical production,...

Rapper looks to A-list for acting inspiration

Julie Rene Tran August 27, 2010

In the famed rapper’s third film “Takers,” in theaters today, T.I. plays Ghost, a fresh-out-of-jail bank robber who returns back to his unassailable band of thieves, only to find that...

Show focuses on self-awareness

Sarah Pressley August 27, 2010

Sometimes we take charge of our lives and sometimes we only watch them go by. “I Witness,” a new dance production by Tutto Theatre Company, explores the contradictions between being...

Travelers couch surf, connect with strangers

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert August 27, 2010

Several dozen people have slept on Chad Greene’s beat-up, green futon before — from foreign travelers to apartment hunters and prospective UT students. And as someone who felt like he has...

‘Gourmet Meals’ cookbook helps tackle space constraints

Kate Ergenbright August 26, 2010

Jennifer Schaertl knows a thing or two about cooking in crappy kitchens, something many college students must deal with on a daily basis. In “Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens” Schaertl...

Arpeggio Grill offers halal Mideastern foods, American classics

Gerald Rich August 26, 2010

Arpeggio Grill (and the Tomato Shack hidden within the restaurant), albeit common and cheap Middle Eastern cuisine, also serves up classic American dishes such as pizza and hamburgers, according to...

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