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Ukulele Orchestra stops in Austin

November 20, 2013

Since the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain formed 28 years ago, it has been working to make the ukulele an instrument that belongs in more places than just Hawaiian beaches. “When we started,...

UT attempts to build the biggest box fort to raise awareness for campus recycling

November 11, 2013

Fliers and emails educating students on which materials to toss into which bins rarely catch the attention of college students, but a group is hoping a towering fort made of cardboard boxes will.  America...

“Downton Abbey” stars get haunted in Daily Horror Movie “The Turn of the Screw”

October 24, 2013

For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies. With tons of horror flicks to choose from, The Daily Texan is going to be providing a daily horror recommendation. Whether...

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MEOW supports women in the music industry

October 22, 2013

Rock ’n’ roll is still a boy’s club, despite contributions from lady rockers such as Janis Joplin, Joan Jett and Debbie Harry. The fact that they are female defines their legacies.  Musicians...

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Polari film festival opens up discussion about LGBTQ issues in media

October 15, 2013

The oldest film festival in Austin may not be the one Austinites are most familiar with.  Polari, an Austin nonprofit, is best known for its annual film festival, formerly the Austin Gay and Lesbian...

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‘In Our/Their/Your Midst,’ a collaborative effort between three UT grad students

October 9, 2013

Instead of using bright colors and objects that seem to be in constant motion, the artists of “In Our/Their/Your Midst” — a current exhibition at the Visual Arts Center — take a...

Torchy’s on Guadalupe has changed but the tacos remain the same

September 30, 2013

The iconic red devil carrying a pitchfork and the name “TORCHY’S TACOS” in fiery red-yellow letters? Still there. The diverse, enticing menu, including ingredients such as scrambled eggs...

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Women in television journalism have an unfair emphasis on appearance

September 25, 2013

Barbie may be a childhood toy, but her name is also the term Mary Bock gives to women in the video journalism industry today.  “We have women who are still expected to uphold very unrealistic...

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Bitch Beer bloggers challenge gender-based stereotypes

September 12, 2013

There’s a stereotype about women and beer: The two don’t mix.  Meet the Bitch Beer women.  These seven funny, laid-back women want to change that stereotype. They have been...