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Volunteer lifeguards band together to tackle refugee crisis

Cat Cardenas November 9, 2017

In 2015, photos of three-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi, face down and drowned on a Turkish beach, became a symbol of the refugee crisis.  After seeing the photo, activist and former soccer player...

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Spanish Civil War archaeology uncovers years of conflict, pain

Cat Cardenas November 9, 2017

MADRID — Pockmarks from German Mauser rifles and graffitied fascist symbols in Spain’s capital city quietly tell the story of the country’s painful past.  Graffiti can be painted...


30: It’s the end of an era for L&A editor

Cat Cardenas December 5, 2016

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...

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Activist, alumna pushes for LGBT rights

Cat Cardenas December 2, 2016

In the late ’80s, much of the LGBT community was cloaked in fear and sadness. President Ronald Reagan continued to ignore the mounting AIDS crisis while the Supreme Court upheld sodomy laws, referring...


Roe v. Wade lawyer, UT alumna reflects on landmark women’s rights case

Cat Cardenas December 1, 2016

Dr. Jane Hodgson’s medical license was on the line. As she drove to Florida in the pouring rain, she listened as Walter Cronkite’s voice came on the radio.  “In a landmark ruling,...


Survivor turns to advocacy groups after multiple rapes

Cat Cardenas November 30, 2016

She knew she had been raped when she saw the condom wrapper on the nightstand.  When Hailey, a UT sophomore, went to his apartment the night before, she didn’t think anything of it when...


First class of black students at UT recall challenges, discrimination

Cat Cardenas November 29, 2016

Editor's note: This compilation of stories highlights the experiences of students struggling to achieve equal representation on campus. When Maudie Ates Fogle arrived on UT’s campus, some...

Grouplove frontman Christian Zucconi discusses latest album, ‘Big Mess’

Cat Cardenas November 18, 2016

It was love at first sight when Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi at a gig in Manhattan seven years ago. The duo left everything behind for an artist’s residency on the Greek island of Crete, where...

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‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Diane Guerrero discusses memoir, parents’ deportation

Cat Cardenas November 5, 2016

At 14, actress Diane Guerrero came home to an empty house. Uncooked food sat on the stove, coffee cooled in a cup on the table — everything stood perfectly suspended in time. This is the scene Guerrero...


Tat-Tuesday: ACL festivalgoers share stories behind ink

Chris Duncan and Cat Cardenas October 4, 2016

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos. Adriana Smith When Adriana Smith visits her tattoo artist, she gives her complete control...


ACL Weekend One: Headliners, small acts entertain festival goers

Chris Duncan and Cat Cardenas October 3, 2016

While this year's ACL was extremely headliner-heavy, it allowed smaller acts, including Jack Garratt and St. Paul and the Broken Bones, to shine. But as small acts had breakthrough moments, the festival's...


ACL Day Two builds on Day One, adding variety and energy

Cat Cardenas and Chris Duncan October 2, 2016

Day two of the ACL festival provided a well-rounded experience, showing off acts from multiple genres. Best: Cage the Elephant put on a fantastic show, not only performing their discography to a T but...

The Naked and Famous discuss upcoming album ‘Simple Forms,’ past influences

Cat Cardenas September 30, 2016

Five years ago, The Naked and Famous was sneaking into their music school studio to record bits and pieces of their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Since then, the alternative pop band has found...

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Singer keeps Selena’s memory alive by performing

Cat Cardenas September 23, 2016

In Stephanie Bergara’s stacks of worn out tapes and CDs, tubes of Sephora’s Always Red lip stain and a wireless mic decorated with carefully placed rhinestones, the memory of Selena Quintanilla...

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Alumna embraces inner conflict, Mexican-American heritage through her artwork

Cat Cardenas September 16, 2016

Ripped from the headlines, brutal stories of drugs, war and murder on the border became the subjects of alumna Natalia Anciso’s series “Flora and Fauna.” One of the pieces, “Madre...

Joseph Schooling conquers his idol, wins Olympic gold

Cat Cardenas August 15, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – When junior swimmer Joseph Schooling finished his 100-meter butterfly race at the Rio Olympics, he looked back to see his time of 50.39 seconds — three-quarters of a second faster...

Michelle Carter makes history in shot put, empowers young girls to do the same

Cat Cardenas August 14, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Carter had one shot left to make history. The former Longhorn was already an underdog —no American had ever won gold in women’s shot put. And New Zealand’s Valerie...


Austin Police officer Ramiro Martinez remembers feeling sense of duty to stop Whitman

Cat Cardenas August 1, 2016

In the elevator ride up to the UT Tower's observation deck, APD Officer Ramiro Martinez could still hear gunshots rattling the sky outside like thunder. It took less than a minute to reach the top...


Matthew McConaughey slated to teach advanced film class in the fall

Deepti Rao and Cat Cardenas July 1, 2016

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is returning to the 40 Acres this fall to teach an upper-division filmmaking class. McConaughey, a 1993 graduate of the Moody College of Communication,...


Storify: Nation reacts to Fisher v. UT

Cat Cardenas June 23, 2016

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Student recalls memories of Venezuela before worsening conditions

Cat Cardenas May 6, 2016

When Marianna Garcia thinks of Venezuela, she thinks of her family’s toy store — the oldest in Caracas — the beaches of Puerto la Cruz her family drove to on Christmas day and the mango...


Local immigrant shelter notes increase in African refugees

Cat Cardenas May 6, 2016

When Japhet left Nigeria, he was running for his life. “After I ran, I was just moving from place to place,” Japhet said. “I was miserable. I didn’t know what to do, the only...


Humanizing Homelessness

Elena Mejia, Katie Walsh, and Cat Cardenas May 5, 2016

In this compilation of stories, the Life & Arts department explores homelessness. Click on our interactive to learn about two initiatives to change negative perceptions about the homeless community, or...

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UT alumna’s project gives Austin’s homeless community a voice

Cat Cardenas May 5, 2016

From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Casey Cork put names and faces to one of the city’s most misunderstood populations. She spent her nights at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless getting to know...


The Lonely Island gives the pop world a “Pulitzer-y pooning”

Cat Cardenas May 3, 2016

With the upcoming release of their mockumentary Popstar, comedy trio The Lonely Island embarked on a college tour to promote the film. Set to premiere June 3, the film is centered around fictional rapper...


Alumna’s film career focuses on border stories

Cat Cardenas April 15, 2016

It wasn’t until she returned to her childhood home that filmmaker and UT alumna Marcela Morán found the focus of her first six films.   Growing up, Morán and her sisters crossed...

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UT Professor documents Latin American youth, gang life

Cat Cardenas April 15, 2016

At 15, Tomas had run away from his family, become a child soldier and was living in a home for former combatants in Colombia. His life would’ve been almost unbelievable to anyone who heard his story...


SXSW: “Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Words” keeps audience uneasy, but not much else

Cat Cardenas March 21, 2016

On a Halloween night in Amarillo, Texas in 1982, 76-year-old nun Sister Tadea Benz was found raped and murdered in her bedroom. In the hyper-religious community, it’s local troublemaker Johnny...


South By Southwest Film announces Audience Award winners

Katie Walsh and Cat Cardenas March 19, 2016

Out of the tens of thousands of films submitted, 12 films received recognition in this year’s Audience Awards. The winning films are given additional screenings for festival-goers who may have missed...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Saturday, March 19

Tweets from Update (9:30 p.m.): During Flatstock 53 inside the Austin Convention Center this afternoon, The Daily Texan spoke to screenprinter Gary McGarvey...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Friday, March 18

Tweets from Update (10:20 p.m.): “Hush” is an exciting thriller from writer and director Mike Flanagan. Starring a deaf heroine who is stalked...


SXSW 2016: An Interactive Guide

Katie Walsh, Megan Hix, Cat Cardenas, and Sam Limerick March 18, 2016

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Lucha Underground wrestlers battle at Austin Music Hall at SXSW

Cat Cardenas March 18, 2016

For the first time in their history, the professional wrestlers of Lucha Underground went to battle outside of their televised arena, The Temple. The luchadores, from Rey Mysterio to Ivelisse, fought...

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Austin Music Awards mourns community losses, celebrates local talent

Cat Cardenas March 17, 2016

At this year's 34th Annual Austin Music Awards, the celebration of local talent was tinged with the losses the community felt this year, from KUT and KUTX radio host Paul Ray to South By Southwest...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Thursday, March 17

Charles Liu, Megan Hix, Katie Walsh, and Cat Cardenas March 17, 2016

Tweets from Update (2:00 a.m.): Netflix’s “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” premiered to much excitement at SXSW. However, the long-awaited...

Country band The Flatlanders inducted into Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame

Cat Cardenas March 17, 2016

Texas country band The Flatlanders was practically a myth for the better part of 30 years. Friends Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock came together to form The Flatlanders in 1972. In the...


America Ferrera discusses Latino voters

Cat Cardenas March 16, 2016

On Tuesday, actress and activist America Ferrera spoke to a half-empty room to discuss the Latino vote. “I think we can address the elephant in the room and say it’s not a packed house,...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Wednesday, March 16

Tweets from Update (12 a.m.): Check out our recap of the MTV Woodies, which included performances by The Chainsmokers, A$AP Ferg, BØRNS,...


Tat-Tuesday: SXSW Festival-goers share stories behind ink

Cat Cardenas March 16, 2016

For four days, Affinity Tattoo on Sixth Street transformed into the tattoo parlor of Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn. Fans who lined up outside the shop from March 11–14 could answer trivia...


Kodak celebrates new app with “sensorial exploration of memories”

Cat Cardenas and Katie Walsh March 16, 2016

Inside Kodak’s Memory Observatory, a group of South By Southwest attendees lie on the floor gazing at an image of a man projected out of a kaleidoscope. The man in the image sits at the crowd’s...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Tuesday, March 15

Tweets from Update (8:30 p.m.): Kodak celebrated the launch of their new app, KODAK MOMENTS, this week with the Memory Observatory in the Austin Convention...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Monday, March 14

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Alia Shawkat shares memories at Upright Citizens Brigade improv show

Katie Walsh and Cat Cardenas March 14, 2016

Sunday night Arrested Development actress Alia Shawkat took the stage at Esther’s Follies and confessed that in high school, she filled a condom with her best friend’s dad’s pee to pass...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Sunday, March 13

Charles Liu, Katie Walsh, Megan Hix, and Cat Cardenas March 13, 2016

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Saturday, March 12

Charles Liu, Katie Walsh, Megan Hix, and Cat Cardenas March 12, 2016

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President Obama speaks at SXSW, addresses role of technology in government

Cat Cardenas and Megan Hix March 12, 2016

President Barack Obama told South By Southwest Interactive attendees he was there to recruit them at his keynote address Friday afternoon, asking the crowd to play an active role in the developing relationship...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2016 | Friday, March 11

Katie Walsh, Megan Hix, and Cat Cardenas March 11, 2016

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Austin community supports local filmmakers

Cat Cardenas March 11, 2016

For South By Southwest co-founder Louis Black, everything that’s happened in Austin’s film scene began the moment filmmaker Richard Linklater decided to stay in Austin.  “[Linklater]...


SXSW co-founder Louis Black reminisces as 30th festival approaches

Cat Cardenas March 11, 2016

Before their first South By Southwest, the members of The Black Keys were recording songs in their basement and mowing lawns for tour money.  Before her first SXSW, actress Lena Dunham was working...


‘90s rappers brought race, politics into music

Cat Cardenas March 4, 2016

When Eazy-E or Wu Tang Clan’s RZA rapped, they took listeners to the streets and told them to pay attention. Rappers from East Coast to West Coast came onto the scene imbuing hip-hop with a message...


Live Blog: #Oscars2016

Sebastian Sada, Megan Hix, and Cat Cardenas February 29, 2016

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Austin organization Redeemed Ministries provides safe houses, aftercare for human trafficking survivors

Cat Cardenas February 26, 2016

Half-dressed women stand behind the windows lining the streets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District — some legal sex workers, others victims of human trafficking. In Austin, these victims are...

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Live Blog: Grammy Awards 2016

Chris Duncan, Katie Walsh, Megan Hix, and Cat Cardenas February 15, 2016

Follow along as Life & Arts editor Cat Cardenas, associate editors Megan Hix and Katie Walsh, and music writer Chris Duncan live tweet the 2016 Grammy Awards. Scroll down to see who they think should...

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David Bowie album cover artist discusses artistic process

Cat Cardenas February 10, 2016

On a cold January evening, David Bowie stood on London’s Heddon Street, posing for the cover of his iconic fifth album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  Shortly...


Student shares life as Lyft driver

Katie Walsh and Cat Cardenas January 27, 2016

Though neuroscience senior Taylor Ferguson has lived in Austin for six years, he finds himself visiting a new place every time he gets an alert on his phone.  Ferguson, a driver for Uber and...


Austin City Limits photographer captures show’s energy

Cat Cardenas January 22, 2016

After spotting an empty spot in the front row of a Rolling Stones concert, UT alumnus and ACL photographer Scott Newton snagged the seat, took out his camera and 30 shots later began his career photographing...


ACL audio engineer recounts 40 years of recording, mixing show

Cat Cardenas January 22, 2016

When ACL audio engineer and UT alumnus David Hough was in high school, he played the drums and mic’d up the jazz band he had with friends. He wanted to pursue music, but with the Vietnam War drafting...


ACL: 40 Years Later

Cat Cardenas January 22, 2016

Musician Ray Benson reflects on first Austin City Limits performance

Cat Cardenas January 22, 2016

Before the famous Austin skyline backdrop framed ACL artists’ performances, Asleep at the Wheel appeared on the first episode of the fledgling show’s inaugural season in 1976.  With...


Student reflects on how sexual assault of males remains stigmatized, prevalent issue

Cat Cardenas December 4, 2015

UT sophomore Nathan was waiting to cross the street by McCombs when someone called out to him. Mark was a stranger, drunk and asking for a kiss. When Mark confided he was questioning his sexuality, Nathan,...


Survivor reflects on experience, necessity of taking sexual assault seriously

Cat Cardenas December 4, 2015

She was in the middle of the frat party talking to him when he asked if she wanted to go get drinks. The bar was behind them, but before she got up, she blacked out.  The rest of UT sophomore Cheyenne's...


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Professors, students seek diverse representation on campus

Cat Cardenas December 3, 2015

Editor's note: This article is part of a package about diversity on campus. Click here to read the other stories. In her hometown of El Paso, business freshman Anysha Fortenberry said every...


Minds Over Matter: Students discuss mental health struggles, recoveries

Check out our video recap of the Texan Talks: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: If you or someone you know would like to talk to someone about mental health concerns, contact the UT Counseling...


Mind Over Matter: UT students discuss personal struggles with anxiety disorders, PTSD

Cat Cardenas December 1, 2015

Editor's Note: This is one part in a series about students and mental health. To check out the other stories, click here.   Before a routine trip back home during her sophomore year,...


Texas State Musician Jimmie Vaughan to perform with Longhorn Band at Thanksgiving Day football game

Cat Cardenas November 24, 2015

Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan stood on the 50-yard line of an empty Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. After traveling the world and performing with musicians from Eric Clapton to B.B. King, he said...


Tejas Club hosts Matthew McConaughey in weekly speaker series

Danielle Lopez and Cat Cardenas November 12, 2015

People know “Alright, alright, alright” as the catch phrase of beloved stoner David Wooderson from “Dazed and Confused.”  But to Matthew McConaughey, they’re the first...


Tat-tuesday: People on campus share stories behind ink

Danielle Lopez and Cat Cardenas November 10, 2015

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos. Photos by Joshua Guerra | Daily Texan Staff Marion Rocco Literature professor Marion...


Q&A: Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros discusses her latest novel, growing up

Cat Cardenas October 15, 2015

Editor’s Note: This Q&A has been edited for brevity and clarity. Author Sandra Cisneros spent her childhood traveling between the U.S. and Mexico, embracing her dual identities by writing...


ACL Live Blog: Sunday, October 11

Cat Cardenas and Marisa Charpentier October 11, 2015

Update (9:45 p.m.): While most artists at Austin City Limits spent the weekend sharing music on stage, Austin local Jon Mckenzie spread art through a different medium — spray paint. An...


ACL Live Blog: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Marisa Charpentier and Cat Cardenas October 10, 2015

Stephanie Tacy | Daily Texan Staff Update (12:00 a.m.): After arriving to his show twenty minutes late last week, A$AP Rocky made a point to be on time at the Samsung stage tonight. The...


ACL Live Blog: Friday, October 9 2015

Marisa Charpentier and Cat Cardenas October 9, 2015

Update 1:00 a.m.): Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels and Billy Idol were festival favorites again this Friday, and attendees got to see some Weekend Two exclusives including The Nightowls and Future, who...


alt-J discusses sophomore album ‘This Is All Yours’

Cat Cardenas October 9, 2015

After meeting at Leeds University in 2007, the members of indie-rock band alt-J quickly began recording their first songs on GarageBand. In 2014, the band released their sophomore album This Is All Yours,...


ACL Live Blog: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Update (12:32  a.m.): Right before the Strokes ended their set, lead singer Julian Casablancas turned to guitarist Nick Valensi and asked a question. “You got anything to say to the...


ACL Live Blog: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Update (12:35): When Drake closed out Day Two, he made sure audience members knew that Texas is his second home. The Canadian-born rapper continuously told the audience it was the best he’d...


ACL Live Blog: Friday, October 2, 2015

Update (12:20 p.m.):  The Foo Fighters concluded Day 1 of ACL’s first weekend with an invigorating set. The band’s two hour performance began with an energetic rendition of “Everlong,”...


Style, fashion of festivalgoers to be showcased at ACL

Cat Cardenas and Marisa Charpentier October 2, 2015

Die-hard Austin City Limits Music Festival attendees know ACL isn’t just a live music showcase — it’s a fashion show. If you didn’t start planning your outfits for the festival...


The Music Men: UT alumni establish Austin’s music scene in 1970s

Cat Cardenas September 28, 2015

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Alumna documents Peru’s transgender women through photography

Cat Cardenas September 19, 2015

In the middle of the night, police broke down the doors of a communal home in Peru. They snatched away the transgender women living inside, along with UT alumna Danielle Villasana, who documented it all. After...


Q&A: Writer and director Hannah Fidell discusses romantic drama “6 Years”

Cat Cardenas September 9, 2015

Editor’s Note: This Q&A has been edited for brevity and clarity.  With no set script, writer and director Hannah Fidell headed to the Berkshires with actors Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield...


UT public art program hosts art dog walk

Danielle Lopez, Marisa Charpentier, and Cat Cardenas September 8, 2015

Families, students and their panting pups strolled through campus Sunday morning for the first Landmarks Dog Walk, a free tour hosted by the University’s public art program. Landmarks partnered with...


Satisfy late-night cravings at these local restaurants

Cat Cardenas August 28, 2015

Students with late-night cravings often find themselves with growling stomachs, desperate for options. Before getting too hangry, here are five local eateries where they can grab a midnight snack.  Big...


UT alumna, student promote philanthropic concerts

Cat Cardenas August 26, 2015

With their latest project, Social Sessions, UT alumna Kylee Pendery and Vishal Duvvuru, marketing and international relations senior, are giving musicians a simple way to turn concerts into charity. Early...


What you really need to know about freshman year at UT

Cat Cardenas and Marisa Charpentier August 24, 2015

After loading up your car for move-in day, your parents probably flooded you with college advice between the goodbye tears. While they might be able offer advice about laundry and money management, it’s...


Life&Arts Editors preview the fall semester

Cat Cardenas, Marisa Charpentier, and Danielle Lopez August 24, 2015

As students soak in their last days of freedom at Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the Life&Arts staff has made The Texan’s dark, scurvy-inducing basement its home. Although we incessantly inhabit...


NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ emphasizes group’s musical and social influence

Cat Cardenas August 17, 2015

When rap group NWA released their debut album in 1988, they became the voice for troubled neighborhoods across America. Twenty-seven years later, their biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” solidifies...


Four under-$20 shows to see in Austin this weekend

Cat Cardenas August 12, 2015

Editor’s note: In this recurring column, writer Cat Cardenas rounds up four artists, who are performing over the weekend for less than $20. Have a suggestion? Is there a show we missed? Send a tweet...


Four under-$20 shows to see in Austin this weekend

Cat Cardenas July 29, 2015

Who: Wildcat Apollo Where: Lamberts When: Thursday 9:30 p.m. Cost: $8 After releasing their self-titled debut album in 2013, Wildcat Apollo relocated to Austin from Brooklyn. The indie rock...


UT alumni document bike trip Pedal South from Alaska to Argentina

Cat Cardenas July 25, 2015

After cycling 4,000 miles to Alaska five years ago, UT alumnus Dyar Bentz challenged himself to go further — he would bike the 18,000 mile Pan-American Highway and document it along the way. Bentz...


Four Beats 1 radio shows to tune into

Cat Cardenas July 18, 2015

In the race to become the best streaming service, Apple Music has set itself apart with its most traditional feature — radio. Beats 1 radio, a free 24-hour radio station, leaves music choices up...


Four under-$20 shows to see in Austin this weekend

Cat Cardenas July 15, 2015

Editor’s note: In this recurring column, writer Cat Cardenas rounds up four artists, who are performing over the weekend for less than $20. Have a suggestion? Is there a show we missed? Send a...


Austin music road trip

Cat Cardenas July 13, 2015

The Daily Texan made a map of some of the city's most historic music venues. From Stevie Ray Vaughn’s spontaneous 3 a.m. performances to Hank William’s last song, Austin’s music scene...

Amy Winehouse’s ex-manager and friend discusses biopic “Amy”

Cat Cardenas July 10, 2015

Editor’s note: This Q&A has been edited for clarity and brevity. After Nick Shymansky discovered jazz singer Amy Winehouse when she was 16, he became her manager until 2006. As a friend and...

Amy Winehouse biopic takes honest look at troubled singer

Cat Cardenas July 10, 2015

When the late jazz singer Amy Winehouse’s voice rings through theaters this summer, for a moment, she’s alive. Director Asif Kapadia’s “Amy,” released Friday, presents...


Four podcasts to listen to this summer

Cat Cardenas July 1, 2015

After the release of “Serial”’s last episode, rabid fans took to Reddit to play detective, listened to parodies and, ultimately, waited for the newest seasons this fall. Until then, check...


UT professors recommend their favorite albums

Cat Cardenas June 30, 2015

Every year, UT professors recommend their summer reading picks to incoming freshman through the University’s Reading Round-up. In a similar spirit, The Daily Texan compiled a list of UT professors’...

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