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Navigating Austin’s downtown districts

August 5, 2013

With monthly alcohol sales ranging from $45-60 million, Austin has become internationally known as a party hub, with Sixth Street stacking up along the likes of Bourbon Street in New Orleans and Memphis’...

A year of don’t-miss events

August 5, 2013

Art Outside: Learn how to walk on stilts at Art Outside, a three-day fesival held on campgrounds, features performance artists, musical artists, visual artists and workshops. Musical artists featured in...

Fun Fun Fun Fest leaks last round of bands

July 10, 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest leaked its last round of performers on the east side Tuesday night. The list makes this year’s lineup seem like an all-star cast of past Austin festivals with Slayer, MIA, MGMT and...

Keep Austin weirdly patriotic with these 4th of July events

July 1, 2013

If you’re looking for a nontraditional way to proclaim your love for the stars and stripes, check out our top picks for Fourth of July events. Where: The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. When: 2 p.m....


Elyana Barrera: Copy Desk Chief with no mysteaks on her record

May 4, 2012

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...


All ages events provide haven for under-21

March 9, 2012

South By Southwest has become notorious for being a week-long event full of free food, drinks and some of the best bands the music industry has to offer. However, for those unfortunately under 21, the...


Make safe sex part of your 2012 spring break

March 7, 2012

The main goal of spring break is to kick back, get rid of stress and simply relax. But there’s another goal that’s pretty popular this time of year — finding a spring break fling to...


Austin swing lifestyle features private clubs, house parties

February 22, 2012

Editor's note: Hump Day is The Daily Texan's weekly sex and sexuality column. A Craigslist search for “swingers” in the Austin area yields results that range from “soft swinging,”...


Age, sex stereotyping can lead to hot water

February 15, 2012

Pop culture has given us many stereotypes about the way age relates to how a person is supposed to act sexually. These stereotypes may be entertaining to watch in a movie or TV show, but how well do...


Caring with condoms

February 8, 2012

We've all been there before: You're walking to class and an eager Healthyhorns representative spots you in the West Mall. In the blink of an eye, he or she is right in front of you, asking you...


Foreplay not just pre-sex ritual

February 1, 2012

Editor's note: Hump Day is The Daily Texan's weekly sex and sexuality column. There seems to be a lot of advice in magazines and daytime talk shows about “trying out new things”...


Porn tubes fight SOPA

January 25, 2012

Editor’s note: This article is the first installment in a weekly sex and sexuality column. You get home from a long day of work. You’re tired, tense and you just want to relax and watch...