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Future of film industry remains uncertain following COVID-19

May 9, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took...

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‘Extraction’ is full of action, lacks depth in storytelling

April 26, 2020

“Extraction” packs all of its anticipated action and then some, because Netflix clearly has the money for it. Directed by Sam Hargrave, “Extraction” is a Netflix original film...

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UT-Austin music students learn how to adapt during coronavirus

April 24, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. After a month of online classes,...

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UT, Austin musicians create collective to raise money for struggling artists during COVID-19 pandemic

April 21, 2020

In early March, many students and local musicians had all of their scheduled performances canceled and were left functionally unemployed after the city of Austin restricted large gatherings due to the...

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Students create inventory website, make grocery shopping during COVID-19 easier

April 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Long lines and bare shelves are a frequent...

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Read while on quarantine: Books soon to be on screen

April 1, 2020

Self-isolating and needing something to do? The Daily Texan compiled a list of books, all available on Amazon, that will be made into movies and TV shows for you to read ahead of their big screen release. The...

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Friday the 13th: Where to get a discounted tattoo on the spooky day

March 12, 2020

It might almost be spring, but that doesn’t mean spooky out of season. Continuing with the long-standing tradition, many tattoo shops in Austin will be offering discounted tattoos Friday to celebrate...

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Cross country alumnus proposes at Austin Marathon

March 10, 2020

Completing a marathon and proposing to his girlfriend were two things Mark Pinales had never done before. Within the span of a few minutes, both of those things changed. On Feb. 16, Pinales, a former...

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Netflix’s ‘All the Bright Places’ falls short in tackling mental illness

March 3, 2020

As it turns out, most of the places are not very bright. Directed by Brett Haley, “All the Bright Places” is a Netflix original film based off the Jennifer Niven novel of the same name....

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Q&A: Austin musician Tameca Jones discusses her relationship with music

February 28, 2020

While traveling the country to perform her music, Tameca Jones said she discovered her true relationship with music. Jones, commonly referred to as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” is a singer...

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Q&A: UT alumnus, banjo player Danny Barnes discusses new album ‘Man on Fire’

February 26, 2020

He may have moved to Washington state, but UT alumnus Danny Barnes continues to pay homage to his Texas roots one banjo-dominated record at a time. Barnes graduated from UT in 1985 with a degree in...

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‘Onward’ review: Pixar’s animated fantasy film is another studio hit

February 26, 2020

Even two months after Christmas, magical elves still make for an entertaining watch. Directed by Dan Scanlon, “Onward” is an animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The...

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‘The Lodge’ loses potential with lack of cohesive storytelling

February 21, 2020

In another typical horror movie involving a desolate cabin, “The Lodge” does little to break out of the stereotypical trope.  Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“Goodnight...

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Harrison Ford embarks on new adventure in ‘The Call of the Wild’

February 18, 2020

Harrison Ford is back for another crazy adventure, with his furry companion as a dog instead of a Wookiee. Directed by Chris Sanders, “The Call of the Wild” is an adaptation of the Jack...

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Q&A: Art professor Beili Liu discusses exhibitions in Crow Museum of Asian Art

February 14, 2020

Art professor Beili Liu recently had two of her recent projects, “Lure” and “Each and Every,” installed in the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas. Liu’s installations focus...

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Q&A: Claudia Wells from original ‘Back to the Future’ discusses legacy of the blockbuster film

February 12, 2020

It’s been three decades since Marty McFly used a time machine to step into the future, but the impact of the movie still lives on. The Daily Texan spoke with Claudia Wells on the legacy of the...

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Louis Tomlinson releases first solo album, satisfies long waiting fans

February 3, 2020

For the first time ever, Louis Tomlinson has released a solo album. On Jan. 31, Tomlinson dropped Walls, a record consisting of 12 emotional and catchy songs. In 2010, Tomlinson began his rise to fame...

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‘The Rhythm Section’ is yet another action movie with no steady beat

January 30, 2020

Contrary to the title, “The Rhythm Section” lacks a critical, steady beat. A film directed by Reed Morano, “The Rhythm Section” tells the story of Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively),...

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Q&A: UT alumnus John Henderson discusses Guinness Record for longest marriage

January 27, 2020

Before there was Jendy’s, Speedway Mall and Kins Coffee at UT, there was John and Charlotte Henderson.  UT alumni John and Charlotte tied the knot over 80 years ago and are currently recognized...

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘The Gentlemen’ delivers in unique, action-packed film

January 23, 2020

Back on the big screen, Matthew McConaughey is certainly in his element with this latest endeavor. Directed by Guy Ritchie, “The Gentlemen” is a whirlwind of a movie telling the story of...

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Family-friendly ‘Dolittle’ does little to entertain older audience

January 21, 2020

Trading in a suit of armor for a doctor’s coat, Robert Downey Jr. returns as a hero of a different breed in the latest installment of the family classic. Directed by Stephen Gaghan, “Dolittle”...

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Liam Payne releases first solo album, disappoints fans

December 9, 2019

For the first time ever, Liam Payne has released a solo album. On Dec. 6, Payne debuted LP1, a record consisting of 16 upbeat, ultimately messy, pop songs.  In 2010, Payne launched his musical...

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‘Marriage Story’: A personal divorce drama with no dull moment

November 27, 2019

Don’t be deceived by the title — this film is far from wedding bells and cake. Directed by Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” is a highly successful depiction of a marriage in its...

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Pet therapy has become a growing trend among college students, more

November 26, 2019

To help with the stress that comes with college, many students find comfort in their furry, friendly and sometimes prickly friends. According to the Washington Examiner, the number of college students...

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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tackles things far from beautiful

November 25, 2019

Some things aren’t always so beautiful in this neighborhood. Directed by Marielle Heller and based on a true story, “A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood” tells the story of journalist...

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‘Honey Boy’ is harrowing cinematic memoir of Shia LaBeouf’s troubled relationship with his father

November 19, 2019

Despite the title, “Honey Boy” steers away from all things sweet. Directed by Alma Har’el, “Honey Boy” was created by and based on the events of Shia LaBeouf’s life....

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‘The Report’ is eye-opening portrayal of dark time in US history

November 15, 2019

This movie covers the contents of a 7,000-page report, and it definitely feels like it. Directed by Scott Z. Burns, “The Report” tells the story of former Senate staffer Daniel Jones and...

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Rain Phoenix’s River is a touching tribute to late brother 26 years after his death

November 4, 2019

For the first time ever, Rain Phoenix has released solo music. On Oct. 31, Phoenix dropped her debut album River, a 32-minute record consisting of tame, acoustic tracks that focus on her personal experiences...

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Tips, tricks on the healthiest ways to go vegan

October 30, 2019

According to The Economist, 2019 is the year of the vegan, with the diet set to go mainstream as vegan options pop up in fast food restaurants. Adjusting a diet can take time, practice and effort. Before...

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‘The Current War’: A movie about electricity with no spark

October 28, 2019

For a movie about electricity, it certainly lacks a spark. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, “The Current War” is an attempt to tell the story of when two legendary inventors begin to clash....

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Q&A: Casey McQuiston talks New York Times best-selling novel

October 23, 2019

Princes, presidents and Austin, Texas make for an odd combination. But in Casey McQuiston’s new book, “Red, White & Royal Blue,” weaving them together landed her the title of a...

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Study shows ancient Mayas had greater environmental impacts than previously believed

October 17, 2019

Geographical research conducted by University researchers in Belize found that the ancient Mayan civilization had a greater environmental impact than previously believed.  The Maya were likely...

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King Princess gives memorable performance to soulful crowd

October 11, 2019

Pop singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus, known as King Princess, is quickly establishing herself as the “queer face of pop.” Ahead of her Oct. 9 show at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater,...

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Austin Board of Realtors declares Austin housing stock ‘critically limited’

September 25, 2019

Austin’s housing stock is “critically limited,” according to a report by the Austin Board of Realtors released last week. According to the board’s monthly Central Texas Housing...

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Former UT music students celebrate 30 years as band

September 23, 2019

Back in the day, three friends formed a band with a goal to make music and poke fun at “mainstream stupidity.”  Now, UT alumni Davíd Garza, Jeff Haley and Chris Searles of Twang...

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‘The Goldfinch’ disappoints fans with jumbled, drawn-out adaptation

September 16, 2019

This film adaptation feels about as long and laborious as the 800-page book looks. Directed by John Crowley, “The Goldfinch” is an adaption of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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LBJ School holds panel over DACA among other immigration issues

September 11, 2019

The future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is uncertain, an attorney said Tuesday afternoon at an on-campus panel. Around 50 students gathered at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs...

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BABES FEST showcases women, nonbinary artists in creative industry

September 5, 2019

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 6, all audiences will be welcomed to BABES FEST, a weekend-long festival that will showcase a different genre of exhibitions each day. BABES FEST is Austin’s annual...

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City of Austin launches new digital tipping program for local artists

August 6, 2019

For the next six months, fans of local music will be able to tip their favorite bands and artists electronically after the City kicked off its new digital tipping program last Thursday. The City’s...

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ACLU of Texas holds Q&A over reproductive freedom in Texas

July 11, 2019

Reproductive justice in Texas can sometimes be a losing issue, said Drucilla Tigner, an American Civil Liberties Union of Texas abortion rights political strategist, at an event held Wednesday in downtown...

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Austin Pets Alive! prepares to accommodate animals during Fourth of July weekend

July 4, 2019

The Austin Pets Alive! animal shelter will be working extra hard ahead of the Fourth of July to accommodate animals that are frightened by fireworks. To prepare for the loud holiday, APA has been teaching...

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Nonprofit organizations host Presidential Debate watch party for UT students

June 27, 2019

Around 50 UT students gathered Wednesday night at Space 24 Twenty for a viewing of the first Democratic Presidential primary debate ahead of the 2020 election. The viewing was hosted by nonprofit organizations...