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What to get for your parents:

December 6, 2013

Parents tend to feel a little left out of college life as the phone calls and visits home become less and less frequent. Give mom or dad a little piece of Austin to make them feel special.    Austin-themed...

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UT sophomore Sara Davis brings her musical talent to Penny & Sparrow

November 6, 2013

A sheet of music does not mean much to Sara Davis.  Even though Davis has been playing the guitar since fifth grade and was singing for audiences by the time she was in middle school, the UT freshman...

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Local artist Tim Doyle creates art inspired by comic books

October 30, 2013

Not every comic book fanatic has the opportunity to turn a passion for superheroes into a medium of expression. But Tim Doyle, local graphic artist and founder of Nakatomi, Inc., transformed his passion...

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Young filmmakers featured at Austin Film Festival

October 24, 2013

Students from around the country submitted short films to the Young Filmmakers Program in hopes of having their work showcased at the Austin Film Festival this year. Fourteen winners were selected to screen...

“Night of the Living Dead” brings zombies to the screen for the very first time

October 20, 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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UT grad Natalie Tischler makes jewelry inspired by fearless females

October 18, 2013

Natalie Tischler is inspired by the bravery of bold women. Owner and designer of the jewelry company Ornamental Things, Tischler harnesses this concept into every piece she creates. But Tischler may not...

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Technology marketer turned photographer Greg Davis finds unexpected success

October 10, 2013

Greg Davis calls them “God winks”: Little connections in life that are too significant to be brushed off as mere coincidences.  Davis quit his corporate job to chase these “God...

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Austin folk singer Shakey Graves plays first ACL Festival show

October 7, 2013

It was forged for practical purposes. A slightly worn, pastel-yellow vintage suitcase with a kick drum embedded into the side is an efficient way for Alejandro Rose-Garcia to bring his music with him everywhere....

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Local punk band expands fan base

September 26, 2013

With a band name like Not In The Face, it would have been easy for the original two-piece rockers to play the local club scene, never getting serious about making it in music.  But this punk band...

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East Side Compost Pedallers provides compost to local farmers by bicycle

September 18, 2013

East Side Compost Pedallers are trying to make transporting compost around Austin on bicycles the new norm.  A little over a year ago, the program began with the idea to be a resource for Austinites...