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AR(t): The realities of when art, tech collide

December 5, 2019

Despite its playful name, the FLARMINGOS app makes a serious point. Once downloaded, users can tap anywhere on the screen to populate their surroundings with life-size augmented reality flamingos. The...

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Jean Caffeine: UT alum, countercultural Austinite still going strong

November 21, 2019

Better known to fans as Jean Caffeine, Jean Leider wears many hats. She’s an art educator, a self-described “punk rock high school dropout,” a UT alumna and an avid performer.  In...

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New Austin league Belles & Chimes gives women, nonbinary people space to enjoy pinball

November 13, 2019

Pinball might seem like an arcade staple, popular with preteen boys. But two Austin women are getting the ball rolling on growing female interest in this niche, nifty activity. With more than 20 chapters...

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Stubb’s Gospel Brunch turns late-night music venue into breakfast bash

November 6, 2019

Live gospel music fills the dining area at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q as guests pile their plates with Southern-style grits, fried catfish and the venue’s beloved brisket. Every Sunday, this premier spot...

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Foot in the Door offers easy avenue into UT theatre community

November 6, 2019

When Tony Meneses came to UT, he had no idea that the theaters group he formed would leave a lasting legacy for students 14 years later. In 2005, Meneses founded Foot in the Door Theatre, an entirely...

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“Little Miss Sumo” wrestles with gender equality, emerges triumphant

October 31, 2019

With a condensed run time of 19 minutes, director and cinematographer Matt Kay crafts a visually stunning ode to the sport of sumo wrestling, and a winning testament to Hiyori Kon, a young woman trying...

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UT student organization bridges intergenerational gap

October 23, 2019

Locked in a game of cards and holding their hands close to their chests, four people sit around a table in a recreation room. Two players are UT students, the other two are women in their 70s. This...

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Netflix horror ‘Eli’ is scary — scary bad

October 21, 2019

Some films are so bad, they’re good. Netflix’s new horror “Eli” fails to even meet this bar. “Eli” has all the potential to be the emotionally-charged, original horror...

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Absurd and unapologetic: “Over the Lege” marries politics, humor

September 30, 2019

The Texas Legislature and musical sketch comedy might seem as likely a pair as a wool sweater this September, but the improbable fusion — improv and politics — is the bread and butter of Austin-based...

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I’ll be there for you … 25 years later!

September 19, 2019

A wedding-dress-clad Jennifer Aniston burst into a Manhattan coffee shop 25 years ago, catapulting the cultural powerhouse “Friends” onto television screens across the nation. The sitcom,...