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Regina George’s Guide to SXSW

March 9, 2014

When I first heard SXSW was in Texas, I was like, “gross.” I don’t want to be walking around in these brand new Manolo Blahniks stepping in cow shit, do I? But when Matthew McConaughey...

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Rust Cohle’s Guide to SXSW

March 9, 2014

The first time I came to Austin, I was working undercover. It was here that I discovered time is a flat circle. I think some of you Daily Texan readers might enjoy some of my recommendations for this year’s...


The Needle Works keeps needlepoint local

February 26, 2014

The first needlepoint shop in Austin, The Needle Works, opened in 1978. Located in the 26 Doors Shopping Center near Seton Medical Center, the shop sat across the street from the famous Santa Rita...


The story of the first deep dish pizzas in Austin and how they began at Conans Pizza

November 13, 2013

On a hot, summer day in June 1976, Jerry Strader and Scott Leist drove into Austin. The pair looked like the thousands of other young people in Austin, digging the sun, football and Willie Nelson....


Vulcan Video store aims to stay relevant in digital world

October 31, 2013

Visiting Vulcan Video is an increasingly rare experience. There is no surfing the Internet to choose from a pre-selected library of movies. The store front is not a big red box outside of an H.E.B. Vulcan...


Student makes custom cakes in apartment

October 23, 2013

If Sam Cade goes missing, just look for her in the kitchen.  Sam Cade is the baker behind Cade’s Cakes, a novelty bakery the business sophomore from Dallas runs out of her Nueces apartment.  “My...


West Campus beer store Junior’s has mysterious history

October 15, 2013

Students might recognize Junior’s Beer and Wine, the junky shack on 29th Street. But the history of the 31-year-old business remains mysterious even today.  A man, simply known as Junior,...

Month of Horror Movies: “Evil Dead II”

October 6, 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...


Skydivers raise adrenaline levels in Central Texas

September 11, 2013

Fifty minutes north of Austin sits Skydive Temple, where Austinites gather to socialize and jump out of airplanes. The only thing marking it is a yellow sign shaped like a torpedo. Occasionally a mosquito...