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Live action role-play enthusiasts prepare for upcoming battle

May 2, 2012

For a few hours every few months a small group of Austinites live in a world of monsters, gnomes, spell bags, swords and elves. The Austin chapter of Heroic Interactive Theatre participates in live action...

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New Orleans-style snow cones bring fresh twist to ice dessert

April 30, 2012

This will be owners Pattye and Cliff Henderson’s fifth season of operation at Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs. The couple prides themselves on authentic New Orleans-style snowballs and a passion...

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Designers present their final pieces as textiles and apparel design students at UT

April 18, 2012

With help from the University Fashion Group, 23 senior textiles and apparel students have been working day and night for months to prepare for their annual fashion show Contour, in which they will exhibit...

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Austin has variety of places to enjoy crawfish season

April 10, 2012

It’s peak crawfish season, and restaurants around town are crawling with the tasty critters. Technically, you can get crawfish almost year round, but they tend to be the biggest and tastiest from...

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Favorite Austin swimming spots to beat the heat

April 4, 2012

The temperatures are getting high, and we are lucky to live in a city overflowing with outdoor activities. Here’s The Daily Texan’s guide to the best swimming holes in and around Austin for...

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Feng shui helps organize every day life

March 28, 2012

Spring is upon us, and you might find yourself weighed down by unnecessary objects or unorganized school supplies. This is the perfect time for spring cleaning. By following a few feng shui tips and tricks,...

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Blitzen Trapper inspired by daily life

March 8, 2012

Portland, Ore., based rock/folk band Blitzen Trapper will be returning to South By Southwest this year, playing multiple shows throughout the week. The band is well known for their fourth album, Furr,...

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Low-budget film comedians talk funny business, piracy

March 1, 2012

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are the eponymous comedy duo behind the new movie “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” which is being released in Austin today following a special Alamo...

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Domestic chicken trend seen in Austin urban areas

February 29, 2012

When you think about the common household pets of city-dwellers, chickens aren't usually the first animals that come to mind. But the trend of owning chickens in urban areas proves to be growing in...

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Austin pho makes warm, hearty treat on cold days

February 22, 2012

When it comes to comfort food, pho has it down. The Vietnamese soup (pronounced “fuh”) is rich with flavor and will satisfy any hunger pains with huge bowls that are overflowing with broth...

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Folk group Navasota String Band prepares second album

February 15, 2012

Turn off the electricity and a majority of musicians would lose their ability to make their sound resilient. You can’t say the same for The Navasota String Band. Their instruments resonate, even...

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“Billion Dollar Movie” is a bizarre movie for a bizarre audience

February 8, 2012

If you’ve ever taken the time to watch “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,” a comedy sketch show featured on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, then you are familiar with the bizarre...

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Bikram yoga promotes discipline in sweaty environment

January 31, 2012

Imagine floating aimlessly along in your thoughts, forgetting tomorrow’s worries and soaring through the present. That is, until an exhausted man to your right starts getting out of the shavasana...