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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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‌ Fresh Light: Design Shine sculptures at UMLAUF Museum

December 5, 2019

Preparing for the deep trudge into the pond, Alexandra Krippner pulled up her waders to set up concrete bases to create the lines. In the little pond, Toni Toscano floated on a canoe to set up the...

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‌Shakespeare Script to Screen: Q&A with James Loehlin James‌ ‌Robertson‌ ‌

December 4, 2019

Adapting one of Shakespeare’s plays to filmscreen is a daunting task. With the Netflix original film “The King,” director David Michôd undertook the ambitious project of adapting...

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Literary legacy: Famous novels, plays at HRC

November 21, 2019

At the intersection of 21st and Guadalupe streets, the Harry Ransom Center holds behind its imposing concrete walls an unparalleled collection of literary archives. Students and the general public can...

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Austin-grown Eterneva will turn the ashes of loved ones into diamond

November 14, 2019

From urns to funerary jewelry, it’s commonplace for the ashes of loved ones to be placed in physical keepsakes. This Austin company takes another approach —  they turn ashes into diamonds. Founded...

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Monstrous Melodies: Medieval Music and Monsters Q&A

November 8, 2019

Just as they infected medieval art, monsters invaded the music of medieval societies and exerted influence over the songs and chants of Christian communities. To exhibit the intertwined culture of monsters...

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‘Dreams of El Dorado’ voices triumph, tragedy of American West

November 1, 2019

H.W. Brands’ sprawling historical account of the American West in the 19th Century, “Dreams of El Dorado,” weaves together diverse stories animating the frontier experience in the rugged...

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Q&A: Professor discusses new book about American West

October 29, 2019

In “Dreams Of El Dorado: A History of the American West,” history professor H.W. Brands chronicles the epic and violent national struggle to settle the American West. Weaving together larger...

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The Nightmare Arts: Medieval Monsters at the Blanton

October 22, 2019

Dane Redman believes there is one thing that ties nearly every culture together — the presence of the dragon. Redman, an advertising senior who studied anthropology, said human’s fear of...

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‘War Remains’ puts guests amid horror of WWI

October 10, 2019

Fountains of dirt blown skywards, whole forests reduced to splinters, clouds of chlorine gas borne on the wind — these were common sights to the soldiers on the frontlines of the First World War. A...

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Q&A: The Ballad of William Beckmann

October 10, 2019

William Beckmann’s songwriting style is definitely what some people would call “old school” — he writes his songs on a typewriter. Beckmann is reminiscent of an older generation...

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Clunis offers musical outlet for expression

September 24, 2019

Somewhere among jazz, indie pop and neo-soul, Clunis stands as a band which reflects the genre-bending, cross-pollinated nature of the modern music scene.  Founded by jazz junior Chris Loveland,...

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