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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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Zilker welcomes ACL Fest Weekend One

October 8, 2019

From the time the gates opened Friday morning until they closed Sunday night, the unforgiving Texas sun beat down on over 75,000 festival-goers as they took pictures, bopped along to live music and flocked...

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Third Eye Blind guitarist Kryz Reid talks music, performing

October 8, 2019

Kryz Reid joined rock group Third Eye Blind in 2010 as lead guitarist and backup vocalist. Hours before the band’s Austin City Limits Music Festival set on the Honda stage, the Irish-born musician...

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Best spots to catch free, live music in Austin

September 4, 2019

Come for the free music, stay for the community. Visitors come from all over to soak up the sounds of the Live Music Capital of the World, seeking out and purchasing tickets to concerts and live performances....

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Tiff’s Treats founders to share struggles, successes at Tejas Coffees

September 4, 2019

Every Thursday, students pack the small living room at the Tejas Club for Tejas Coffees, where they hear entrepreneurs, politicians and other influential speakers discuss their journey.  On Sept....


Quinn XCII talks marriage, music and making it

April 22, 2019

Detroit native Quinn XCII packed Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on April 17 for the final show of his 2019 tour “From Tour With Love.” After graduating from Michigan State University, Quinn was signed...

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Teacher by day, superhero by night: UT alumna connects children to science

April 2, 2019

At 3 p.m., Joy Lin leaves her day job teaching math at Crockett High School. Rather than going straight home, she switches gears to attend a writers meeting, work on screenplays or prepare for a late stand-up...


John Boehner, Kevin Murphy discuss national legalization of marijuana at SXSW

March 15, 2019

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, the cannabis industry will continue to grow exponentially. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner and Acreage Holdings chairman and CEO Kevin Murphy...


Beastie Boys talk band legacy, new book at SXSW

March 15, 2019

The Beastie Boys underwent multiple transformations throughout their career, but fans have remained loyal, turning up by the hundreds to see two of the three original members at SXSW. Adam “Ad-Rock”...


Q&A: Yoshi Flower talks record deal, new music at SXSW

March 14, 2019

Best known for his collaborations and original, eccentric songs, Yoshi Flower garnered a significant indie fan base before signing with Interscope Records in Sept. 2018. His performances at SXSW are part...


Instagram co-founders talk Facebook, adding features, ‘tech breakup’

March 12, 2019

An enormous ballroom and two overflow rooms weren’t enough to accomodate all of the people vying to see “Capturing the Moment: A Conversation With Instagram’s founders and TechCrunch’s...


Elizabeth Banks talks ‘Shrill’, production company at SXSW

March 11, 2019

Passionate fans and filmmakers gathered to see Elizabeth Bank’s featured session, moderated by actress Aidy Bryant. The two recently created “Shrill,” a show on Hulu, which will premiere...


Nike legend Tinker Hatfield talks career, iconic designs

March 10, 2019

The packed ballroom at the Fairmont hotel held people from various backgrounds, socioeconomic classes and nationalities who had one thing in common — the shoes on their feet. No one would guess...


Women in film share what comes after #MeToo

March 10, 2019

A diverse group of women in the entertainment industry gathered today to speak on the panel “#MeToo, Now What? Looking Beyond the Hashtag” at SXSW. The panel, moderated by Sarah Hernholm,...


Presidential candidate Castro talks housing, Israel and immigration

March 10, 2019

South by Southwest is the new Iowa. Since Texas began to show some purple hues in the 2018 midterm elections, presidential candidates have set their sights on the potential swing state. Julián...


Busy Philipps hosts comedy cocktail hour with Retta, surprise guest Nick Kroll

March 10, 2019

As the sun went down over Container Bar, Comcast NBCUniversal House crafted a cabana-style atmosphere to host E!’s happy hour for Busy Tonight, hosted by actress Busy Philipps.   With intimate...


Comcast NBCUniversal premieres first interactive experience at SXSW

March 9, 2019

Editor’s note: Some sources did not give their full names to protect their anonymity. A series of haphazardly thrown together cubes make up Container Bar on Rainey St., but stepping inside opens...


Senator Elizabeth Warren talks tech giants, grassroots campaign at SXSW

March 9, 2019

The moment the doors of Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater swung open, a hoard of festival-goers lunged toward the best seats in the house — those with a clear view of Senator Elizabeth...


Quibi founders talk new streaming platform, unveil new content at SXSW

March 9, 2019

A queue spanning two floors and seemingly endless hallways filed into the ballroom as SXSW-goers searched for a front row seat to hear the story of Quibi. Hollywood titan Jeffrey Katzenberg, former...


SXSW Panel: Female representation in consumer market

March 8, 2019

Influential female voices in fashion gathered for “Feminist Rising: Why Brands Must Take a Stand”, a fitting topic to discuss at South by Southwest on International Women’s Day. Jennifer...


‘To go far, go together’: Priscilla Chan talks combing tech, other fields to enact change

March 8, 2019

In one of the first featured sessions of the year, Priscilla Chan sat down with CNN’s Poppy Harlow to discuss efforts by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to bring people together to find solutions...

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UT alumna inspires civic participation, ‘army of women’ in political anthology

March 5, 2019

UT alumna Taylor Lustig, who graduated in 2012 with highest honors and dual degrees in government and psychology, said the story of her career in the White House is one of many left untold. A group...

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Veteran comic Brian Regan discusses Netflix show, recycling material

January 25, 2019

With nearly 30 years of stand-up experience under his belt, Brian Regan tackles a new challenge in crafting his own Netflix show alongside “Seinfeld” alumnus Jerry Seinfeld. Drawing on bits...


A R I Z O N A frontman discusses coming together, naming the band and mental health

October 29, 2018

Fresh off the Honda stage at Austin City Limits weekend two, A R I Z O N A frontman Zachary Charles was still on a performance high. Between touring, posting daily vlogs on the band’s YouTube...


5 boujee, boozy desserts to try in Austin

September 14, 2018

Why choose between indulging in a decadent dessert or an irresistible drink when you can have both at the same time? In the last few years, Austin has seen the opening of several dessert bars featuring...


6 uniquely delicious ice cream shops in Austin

September 5, 2018

After a scorching hot day in the Texas heat, there’s nothing better than ice cream to cool you down and raise your spirits. Austin boasts some of the best restaurants and food trucks around, so you...

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Q&A: Buddy gets his big break everyday

April 27, 2018

Fresh off collaborations with the likes of Alison Wonderland and A$AP Ferg, Simmie Sims III — better known to fans by his stage name Buddy — is putting his own take on rap music. The 24-year-old...


Austin Reggae Festival preserves reggae community

April 19, 2018

Eccentric people, relaxed vibes and good music are quintessential aspects of any great music event, and the Austin Reggae Festival delivers these in spades. In 1994, Austinites began gathering at Auditorium...


Q&A: Austin artist gives voice to victims of childhood sexual abuse

April 17, 2018

Fifty-two thousand pink hair bows hang from the ceiling of Gallery Shoal Creek, awaiting the attendance of art lovers and supporters of Austin artist Karen Hawkins’s The Pink Bow Project. In conjunction...

Austinites run to benefit parks in Cap10K

April 6, 2018

The first weekend of April is running in at full speed as thousands prepare for the biggest race in Texas, the Statesman Capitol 10K, which will take place Sunday, April 8 at 8 a.m. Coordinating the...


Experts weigh in on the impact of violent video games

March 30, 2018

Throughout West Campus at all hours, cries of victory and defeat are a normal disturbance as students attempt to win a round of “Fortnite.” The name of the game is killing all opponents to...

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Urban Music Festival celebrates African-American culture, music

March 28, 2018

Next weekend, thousands of music lovers from all across Texas will gather in Austin to enjoy R&B, hip-hop and rap performances from an impressive lineup of artists.  The Urban Music Festival...


Crazy Carl builds legacy with voluptuous boobs and blooms on Sixth Street

February 12, 2018

Wandering down the culture-soaked sidewalks of Austin’s legendary Sixth Street, it’s hard to imagine that for longer than most college students have been alive, Carl “Crazy Carl”...

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Swedish death cleaning disrupts natural accumulation of junk

February 2, 2018

The belongings people acquire over the course of their lives are representative of who they are and how they will be remembered when they are gone. Alternatively, one Swedish woman is eager to let go of...


November hosts two hair-raising month-long events

November 15, 2017

As the winter months come rolling in, so do sweaters and an excuse to skip morning shaves. Though the need to keep warm isn’t as common here in Texas, the incentive to forgo shaving during the month...

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Austin street artist spreads positivity through Buddha stickers

November 1, 2017

Beer cans and broken bottles seem more likely imagery for a walk through West Campus than depictions of Buddha, but the latter is exactly what’s posted on buildings and poles around Austin. The cartoon-style...


Columbus Sailing Association fights to preserve replica of Nina

October 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey blew through Southeast Texas in late August, leaving the coastal region damaged and citizens without power. As Texans begin the long road to recovery, one husband-and-wife duo are fighting...


Austin Record Convention founder preserves multi-generational love of vinyl

September 18, 2017

Vinyl records have been a major player in the American music industry for almost a century, despite the development of new ways to listen. Records will always have a place in music if Doug Hanners has...

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