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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

‘Scott Pilgrim’ matures; Michael Cera doesn’t

Neha Aziz August 12, 2010

This summer’s movie season has been filled with mediocrity, from “Iron Man 2” to “Sex and the City 2,” but “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” brings something new...

‘Eat Pray Love’ trumps romantic-comedy tropes

Neha Aziz August 12, 2010

Director and “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has taken a break from choir and show tunes for a journey of self-discovery. “Eat Pray Love” is based on the memoir of the same name by...

Local musicians exhibit heritage of Cuban tunes

Julie Rene Tran August 12, 2010

Nearly all the chairs were empty Sunday night as local Cuban band Ritmo Tr3s played a funky, fast cover of the popular Spanish love song “Quisiera” at Ruta Maya Coffee House. The 11-man...

Fine fare, couture shine at Fashion Week

Gerald Rich August 12, 2010

Saturday marks the beginning of Austin Fashion Week, a celebration of all things chic, from couture fashion and designer pasties to hair and makeup styles. A kickoff celebration will be held at GSD&M...

Pop band Love at 20 mixes ’90s Brit, modern indie rock

Neha Aziz August 11, 2010

From the ashes of the band Clap Clap emerges a new band called Love at 20. Austinites Mike Groener, Louis Lemuz, Mark Toohey, Amber Zook and Scott Clapsaddle make up the group of pop rockers. In...

Satiric look at publishing offers high-brow humor

Kate Ergenbright August 11, 2010

“A Million Little Pieces” author James Frey made headlines a few years ago for falsifying portions of his memoir, a scandal that culminated in a public confrontation with Oprah Winfrey....

Beat the Texas heat with sangria

Mary Lingwall and Kiersten Marian August 11, 2010

August in Texas can be defined by a few things: trips to the river, anxiety about upcoming fall classes and, of course, 100-degree temperatures in the shade. To combat the onslaught of late summer heat...

East Austin’s 11th Street Station gives soul food its spirit

Zach Miller August 11, 2010

11th Street Station Restaurant & Bar opened just two weeks ago, but by the look of the lunch crowd, it could have been in business for years. The restaurant is doing a great job at helping East...

Experimental band fuses electronica, trip-hop

Mark Lopez August 10, 2010

When aspiring drummer Nick Munos placed an ad on Craiglist searching for a band to join, he wasn’t sure who would respond. However, when Avi Ghosh — noted for his solo work and former musical...

Dystopian novel merges romance, futuristic realities

Madeleine Crum August 10, 2010

“What is this, an iPhone?” a character gawks in Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel, “Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel.” This sort of tech-minded snobbery and a departure...

Business drags on Guadalupe; three stores close

Gerald Rich August 10, 2010

Three businesses on the Drag closed their doors over the summer and have relocated their businesses to more lucrative areas. TerraBurger, Wish Boutique and Storyville have all been forced to shut down...

Designer talks ‘intimate’ fashion

Julie Rene Tran August 10, 2010

From the curb, Megan Summerville’s home appears to be like any other on the street. Upon looking more closely, however, small details such as a cardboard box of bra padding and clothing hangers...

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