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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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30: Associate Life&Arts editor/Carly Rae Jepsen enthusiast wonders what to do with all this free time

December 11, 2017

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

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In the age of ‘peak TV,’ characters break stereotypes of mental illness

December 4, 2017

As mental health awareness grows, so does representation in popular media. Though representation in this arena has a troubled past and even a troubled present in film — see: “Split”...

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Tat-Tuesday: Hurricane Harvey Americorp volunteers share stories behind their ink

September 12, 2017

Editor’s note: In this special edition of Tat-Tuesday, three Washington Conservation Corp members contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts showcase their ink at tattoo parlor Diablo Rojo on...

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Gearing up for game day traditions

August 30, 2017

At the end of their journey on the 40 Acres, there are some things every Longhorn will come to know by heart. Although students come and go each year, these University traditions are here to stay. The...

Snoop Dogg, Weldon Angelos, and Mark Holden discuss criminal justice reform

March 20, 2017

On Saturday afternoon, Snoop Dogg, Weldon Angelos and Mark Holden took the stage at the Austin Convention Center. The trio came together not to discuss music, but instead, the importance of criminal justice...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2017 | Saturday, March 18

March 18, 2017

South by Southwest is drawing to a close, but we're not done yet. Here's what we're checking out today! Follow the blog for updates.  (Update, 2 p.m.): Snoop Dogg, Weldon Angelos,...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2017 | Friday, March 17

March 17, 2017

Update (12 a.m.): Debuting songs from their new LP Feels Like Summer, Weezer performed at Brazos Hall to a packed crowd. Update (11 a.m.): If even Pharrell Williams was brought to tears by Maggie...

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SXSW: “Free Fire” misses the mark

March 16, 2017

British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s latest film, “Free Fire,” brings nine gunslinging criminals, a “bird” and 7,000 bullets to the U.S. big screen in a comedic yet ineffective...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2017 | Tuesday, March 14

March 14, 2017

(Update: 3:30 p.m.): Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, and Editor at Large, Jeff Kluger, sat down today for a conversation about everything from the future of human space exploration to holographs. –Mae...

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SXSW: Lee Daniels speaks on journey to Hollywood

March 14, 2017

Director Lee Daniels spent time in front of the cameras rather than behind them on Sunday morning, opening up about his childhood and inspirations. Raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Daniels said he...

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SXSW: “Baby Driver” red carpet Q&A

March 13, 2017

Crime thriller “Baby Driver” premiered at the Paramount Theater on Saturday evening as part of the SXSW film festival. The film is centered around Baby (Ansel Elgort), a getaway driver with...

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SXSW: Rainn Wilson and Justin Baldoni talk empathy, compassion in the media

March 12, 2017

Saturday afternoon, Rainn Wilson and Justin Baldoni took the stage at the Austin Convention Center to a discuss empathy in the media to a filled room. “One of the highest acts that we can achieve...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2017 | Sunday, March 12

March 12, 2017

(Update 4:40 p.m.): Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were joined on their panel by cast Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. The panel discussed the show’s writing process, what’s...

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Live Blog: SXSW 2017 | Saturday, March 11

March 11, 2017

Update (3:30 p.m.): Rainn Wilson and Justin Baldoni discussed the importance and power of empathy in entertainment media and their respective side projects, the SoulPancake and the Wayfarer. -Mae Hamilton Update...

SXSW Asian-American showcase to discuss shattering stereotypes, barriers

March 10, 2017

This year, South By Southwest will be hosting its first Asian-American music showcase, along with a panel dedicated to discussing Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Kollaboration, a non-profit...

Run River North discusses latest album and Asian-American experience

March 9, 2017

Formed in 2011, Korean-American band Run River North got its start playing songs inspired by their experiences as children of immigrants. In 2016, the band released its sophomore album, “Drinking...

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Beyoncé fans showcase their best looks for Ellen

February 8, 2017

Megan Denman Beyoncé is known for inspiring confidence and empowering black women. For radio-television-film and African studies junior Megan Denman, seeing Beyoncé in popular media...

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300: Cactus Cafe booking agent finds self through music

January 25, 2017

Austin’s music scene is thriving, but it’s only thanks to those like Matt Muñoz who keep it alive. Growing up, music was always a part of Muñoz’s life. At age 11, Muñoz...

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Cheer Up Charlies offers safe space, local music to Austinites

January 24, 2017

Amidst a sea of creative minds, UT alumna Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover found each other through a shared appreciation of music, the LGBTQ community and each other. In a matter of time, their partnership...

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Longhorns in Love: Professors share love for teaching and each other

January 18, 2017

Working in a male-dominated field, computer science professor Alan Cline was primarily used to being around men. But when professor Elaine Rich made waves as one of the first women joining the department,...

The xx delivers with long-awaited album

January 17, 2017

The xx is known for their minimalistic compositions and hushed, longing whispers, but their latest record, I See You, is full of emotion and vibrancy that never wastes a beat or breath.  In...

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UT alumnus reminisces on civil rights activism on, off campus

December 2, 2016

When Leon McNealy and fellow student Chet Helms petitioned against the University’s annual blackface minstrel show, neither one could have anticipated its impact. For McNealy, this act of defiance...

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UT alumna recalls life of activism

December 2, 2016

Set to take part in a Chilean Exchange Program, Alice Embree was shocked when Frank Erwin canceled the trip. Even more surprising was his reason why: In Erwin’s words, it was “the Embree...

Q&A: Benjamin Francis Leftwich discusses tour and latest album release

November 21, 2016

In 2011, English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich released Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, launching him into the spotlight. His single “Shine” was named the most addictive Spotify...

Alicia Keys discovers herself in latest album

November 9, 2016

Rocking an untamed afro and bare face on her latest album cover, Alicia Keys appears more true to herself than ever. From bouncy, energetic melodies to stripped down acoustic ballads, the 16-track record...

Gayle Forman speaks about her influences, new novel

November 3, 2016

Following the release of her New York Times best selling novel, “If I Stay,” Gayle Forman quickly paved her way in the world of young adult fiction. In 2014, the novel was subsequently made...

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300: Local mailman delivers, keeps family and art close to his heart

October 31, 2016

Editor’s note: In 300 words or fewer, this series spotlights people in our community whose stories typically go untold. By day, Elbert Johnson proudly dons his uniform and greets the many familiar...

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UT alum’s food truck offers authentic and budget friendly meals

October 27, 2016

As a student, alumnus Edward Sumner was often ridiculed for the bento box style lunches his mom packed him every day. But now, dozens of people line up to receive the Japanese cuisine he serves up every...

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Longhorns in Love: Professors’ love bridges cultural gap

October 26, 2016

They started as neighbors living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with little connection to their Latin American roots — besides each other. Soon, their friendship blossomed into a romance neither...

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UT graduate student recalls near-death experience

October 24, 2016

Lost, hypothermic and nearing death, Rachel Lloyd found herself isolated in a New Zealand forest with no guarantee she would make it out alive.  Last April, the interpersonal communication graduate...

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UT Real Beauty Campaign promotes positive self image

October 17, 2016

Taking to social media, one campus campaign is encouraging students to be comfortable #InMyOwnSkin by redefining beauty standards.  Two years ago, Texas Spirits began the UT Real Beauty Campaign...

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All-male student group MenCanEnd tackle sexual assault issue on campus

October 6, 2016

At UT, where two in five women report experiencing some form of sexual assault, one group of men is hoping to put that to an end. Last fall, the Texas Blazers, an all-male service group, launched MenCanEnd...

Jazz Cartier talks about his 360-degree reality video, crazy performances, Wes Anderson-inspired album art

October 1, 2016

Following the release of his 2015 sophomore mixtape, Marauding in Paradise, Jazz Cartier (alternatively Jacuzzi La Fleur), quickly made himself known in the world of hip hop. In 2016, the Toronto rapper...

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What to wear at ACL

September 27, 2016

With the commencement of Austin City Limits Music Festival comes the opportunity for many attendees to finally showcase their long-anticipated festival fashion. Whether you already have your outfits packed...

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UGS sophomore wins award for philanthropic efforts

September 14, 2016

In the pouring rain, Archer Hadley sat in his wheelchair, unable to open the doors in front of him. It wasn’t the first time this had happened to him, but he was determined to make it the...