Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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

Classic TV reruns offer most reliable work escape

Robert Rich April 20, 2010

As college students, most of us have mastered the art of procrastination. It takes a special talent to ignore a mound of homework, assignments, projects and papers while they stare at you from your...

Musician’s cookbook just same song, second verse

Layne Lynch April 20, 2010

Aside from her fame as a Grammy Award-winning country music artist, Trisha Yearwood also has a self-proclaimed gusto for making delicious Southern comfort food. With her mother and sister...

Flavorful tacos hide in bland stands

Andrew Kreighbaum April 20, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a weekly series searching for the best undiscovered taco stands in town. There’s nothing particularly distinguishing about the appearance of...

Swift’s loss creates twist in predictable routine

Ben Wermund April 20, 2010

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony had little to offer in terms of surprises Sunday. The same pedal-steel-laden pop acts put on the same sparkling spectacle as every other year. The same...

Blanton asks guests to examine works closely

Vidushi Shrimali April 19, 2010

After Aida Prazak attended Slow Art Day at the Blanton Museum of Art on Saturday, she was inspired to go home and create some artwork of her own. “I collect vintage books at home, and I just wanted...

UT assumes top position of Playboy party rankings

Ben Wermund April 19, 2010

Playboy magazine named UT the No. 1 party school in the nation this weekend, claiming we have it all — “Big-time sports, gorgeous babes, great academics in an awesome town.” “It’s...

Record Day lures vinyl enthusiasts

Amber Genuske April 19, 2010

Hundreds of independent record stores across the globe, including 11 in Austin, united Saturday to celebrate the third annual Record Store Day with special and limited-edition vinyls and CD releases,...

Reggae Fest attracts free spirits

Rene Huynh April 19, 2010

At the 17th annual Austin Reggae Festival, tie-dye-clad Austinites, reggae performers and vendors filled Auditorium Shores from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. The attendees, decked out...

Local jazz artist takes cue from genre’s legends

Francisco Marin February 7, 2010

In August 1959, Columbia Records released Miles Davis’ groundbreaking jazz album Kind of Blue. The album, which went quadruple platinum in sales and has heavily influenced the jazz scene for decades,...

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