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Austin Swing Syndicate to perform flash mob

May 1, 2013

The main theme of salsa is sexiness, and of tango is seriousness, according to Jonathan Jow, UT alumnus and Austin Swing Syndicate Board vice president. But the world of swing dancing — with men...

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Johnson’s Backyard Garden provides a taste of sustainability, organic vegetables to Austin

April 22, 2013

People are surprised to find that Johnson’s Backyard Garden, a community-supported organic vegetable farm, started in a 1,500 square foot backyard of an East Austin home. The first agriculture initiative...

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Johnson’s Backyard Garden provides a taste of sustainability, organic vegetables to Austin

April 22, 2013

People are surprised to find that Johnson’s Backyard Garden, a community-supported organic vegetable farm, started in a 1,500 square foot backyard of an East Austin home. The first agriculture initiative...

“One Last Thing Before I Go” quick, humorous read, but not Pulitzer-worthy

April 15, 2013

In “One Last Thing Before I Go,” directly after the protagonist Drew Silver chooses to opt out of a life-saving surgery, there are only four things on his to-do list: be a better father, be...

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Liberal Arts Honors Program’s theater troupe offers comedic interpretation of Shakespeare

April 10, 2013

Much like the play it portrays, the Liberal Arts Honors Program’s production of Shakespeare’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” appears to be a shipwreck at first glance.  The...

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VegFest offers food for both meat eaters and those with limited diets

April 4, 2013

If you ask Julian Villarreal, the best food in Austin doesn’t come from owners of hole-in-the-wall barbecue restaurants or inconspicuous food trailers. The best food in Austin comes from vegetarians.  “We...

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UT students compete for title of “Funniest Person in Austin”

March 27, 2013

The first time David McQuary, supply chain management senior, did stand-up comedy, he performed right after UT alumnus and 2012’s “Funniest Person in Austin” Ramin Nazer. But surprisingly,...

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UT students offer words of wisdom

March 20, 2013

Seniors Austin Roth and Rory Tunningley don’t consider themselves professional advice-givers or fortune cookies. But that doesn’t stop them from giving their opinions anyway.  Spread...

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Rooster Teeth owner Burnie Burns sits down with The Daily Texan to talk about his SXSW appearance

March 16, 2013

The Daily Texan sat down with UT alumnus Burnie Burns, who is the founder of Rooster Teeth, one of the 15 most viewed YouTube channels. The channel has a near cult following of video gamers, but it is...

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UT alumni to premiere gay retirement film at SXSW festival

March 14, 2013

One of the first scenes in UT alumnus PJ Raval’s documentary is neither uncommon nor seemingly exciting: a retired gay senior, Dennis, gives a tour of his home. But then Dennis lingers at his...

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Glenn Frankel talks about his new book “The Searchers”

February 27, 2013

“There’s a deeper meaning to westerns, which is about how we conquered the west, and what our country’s about,” Glenn Frankel, director of UT’s School of Journalism, said.  According...

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Music professor overcomes disability

February 18, 2013

If professor Gerhardt Zimmermann had a choice, he would play second base for the Cincinnati Reds. Polio knocked the wind out of that.  But then again, until his first rehearsal after making second...

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Food network recognized trailer serves taste of Italy to Italian department

February 5, 2013

A careful inspection of Lucky’s Puccias reveals that there isn’t a single Italian flag hanging in the food truck. But it is not an oversight, a mistake or even against the health code.  According...