Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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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UT Theatre and Dance adds twist to Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ with gender-swapped character

November 15, 2018

What does it take to fix Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”? To UT’s Theatre and Dance department, it’s a simple gender swap. Contrary to the play’s conventional...

Texas Book Festival offers political discourse and more children’s programming

October 26, 2018

Political discourse. Author Panels. A massive children’s tent. These are only some of the offerings book lovers can expect at the 2018 Texas Book Fest. Every year at the state Capitol, famous...

Blanton Museum surveys contemporary African art with the exhibit ‘Making Africa’

October 24, 2018

A diverse cast of designers and artists came together to break down preconceived notions of what it means to be African. “Making Africa,” an exhibit showcasing hidden African artists, will...

Q&A: Leni Zumas discusses her latest novel ‘Red Clocks’

October 17, 2018

One part witchcraft, one part ice explorer — and five women struggling through an uncaring world leads to “Red Clocks” by Leni Zumas. Zumas is a creative writing professor based in Portland,...

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‘The Rule of One’ by twin UT alums looks into dystopian future Texas

October 2, 2018

Twin sisters Ava and Mira Goodwin are on the run from a fascist state to avoid death in “The Rule of One,” written by UT alumnae Ashley and Leslie Saunders. In the novel, Ava Goodwin has...


‘Black Dog’ is a terrifying original play from the Bottle Alley Theatre Company

September 25, 2018

Editor’s note: The play “Black Dog” is for 18+ audiences only. Along with violent themes, the play contains nudity. New from Austin’s own Bottle Alley Theatre Company is a thrilling...

‘Puerto Rico Strong offers heartwarming look at reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Maria

September 19, 2018

Months after the damage of two category 5 hurricanes, Puerto Rico is still recovering. Projects like “Puerto Rico Strong” are hoping to change that. “Puerto Rico Strong” is an...

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‘Bad Girl’ follows heist story set in Cuban Revolution

September 11, 2018

In an academic world where textbooks paint a gray picture of history, it’s only once in a while that a book finally comes along to add a colorful, action-filled spin to one of the most pivotal moments...