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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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KG BBQ brings Cairo flavors to Austin plates

KG BBQ brings Cairo flavors to Austin plates

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter November 29, 2023

Texas barbecue is one of the most sacred and prized components of the Lone Star State’s culture. Many Texans can remember their first bite of smoked brisket in barbecue sauce — a classic flavor palette...

Austin’s Jazz Map

Austin’s Jazz Map

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter November 15, 2023

Austin’s rich history as the live music capital of the world extends into many genres as the illustrious city became home to musicians of all kinds. The history of jazz music in Austin extends all the...

Horrorcore hip hop albums to spookify your Halloween

Horrorcore hip hop albums to spookify your Halloween

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 31, 2023

Inspired by horror movies, occultism and death metal, horrorcore proves one of the more radical subgenres of hip hop. With a sound characterized by transgressive and exaggerated lyrics about violence,...

Sampha’s Lahai beautifully explores the nuances of spiritual growth

Sampha’s Lahai beautifully explores the nuances of spiritual growth

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

The elusive South London musical savant, Sampha, ascended back into the limelight to serve a robust body of work this Friday, releasing his highly anticipated sophomore album Lahai. Born Sampha Lahai Sisay...

Rising hip hop stars from the Lone Star State to look out for

Rising hip hop stars from the Lone Star State to look out for

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 15, 2023

Texas boasts a storied history in the hip hop world, with hip hop legends like DJ Screw, Paul Wall and UGK. Following in their footsteps, modern mainstream artists like Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion...

Mo Pittle, founder and owner of JewBoy burgers, on Oct. 10, 2023.

JewBoy Burgers combina de manera experta las culturas de comida latina y judía con el estilo de Texas

Michael Lewinbuk and Amy DonJuan October 14, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 13 de octubre por Michael Lewinbuk y fue traducido al español por Amy DonJuan. Vibrante y rica en sabor, la escena de comida de Austin...

Mo Pittle, founder and owner of JewBoy burgers, on Oct. 10, 2023.

JewBoy Burgers expertly blends Latino and Jewish food cultures with Texas flair

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 12, 2023

Vibrant and rich with flavor, the Austin food scene reflects the weird personality that makes the city so endearing. One of Austin’s most unique gems, situated 10 minutes from campus, JewBoy Burgers...

Construction workers eat lunch as students walk past the Texas Hillel Topper Center for Jewish Life on Oct. 4, 2023. Hillel is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world.

Austin Jewish community responds to antisemitic graffiti near UT campus

Sarah Brager and Michael Lewinbuk October 5, 2023

When Lily Deitelzweig approached the large orange words spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of her sorority house late last month, she was shocked.  “I think everyone was appalled by it, Jewish...

Must-know menswear fashion influencers on social media

Must-know menswear fashion influencers on social media

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter September 24, 2023

From Get Ready With Me videos to thrift hauls and shopping challenges, fashion content on TikTok and Instagram garner millions of views, giving rise to increasingly creative influencers. The Daily Texan...

Best back-to-school fashion brands

Best back-to-school fashion brands

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter September 4, 2023

As students return to campuses around the country, refreshing one’s wardrobe can be essential. With a new semester comes new styles as the year transitions from summer to fall. For those in need of guidance...

Los músicos más icónicos de Austin

Los músicos más icónicos de Austin

Michael Lewinbuk and Andrea Arias-Zarate August 31, 2023

Como capital mundial de la música en vivo, Austin tiene una inigualable reputación como ciudad. Desde fiestas de música electrónica en túneles hasta locales de música en vivo, el amor de Austin por...

Austin’s most iconic musicians

Austin’s most iconic musicians

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter August 28, 2023

As the live music capital of the world, Austin commands a reputation unlike any other city. From tunnel raves to live music venues, Austin’s love for music cultivates artists who blend the city’s ...

Y2K brands that will glam up your closet

Y2K brands that will glam up your closet

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter August 24, 2023

Back and better than ever thanks to Gen Z’s nostalgia, Y2K fashion, including flip phones, rhinestones and deftones —  the aesthetics of the ‘90s and 2000s — are making a roaring comeback. Whether...

The Daily Texan’s list of best summer album releases, albums to look forward to soon

The Daily Texan’s list of best summer album releases, albums to look forward to soon

Sage Dunlap and Michael Lewinbuk August 7, 2023

Looking Back:  Barbie The Album by various artists The blockbuster movie of the summer brought along an equally iconic soundtrack full of pizzazz and personality served on a pink platter. To say...

Check out 5 Austin-based sustainable clothing brands

Check out 5 Austin-based sustainable clothing brands

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter August 6, 2023

As the impending doom of environmental decline becomes more apparent every day, finding solutions to the effects of climate change on both micro and macro scales can be essential. The fast fashion industry...

Blanton’s ‘Day Jobs’ exhibition highlights the reality of modern artists

Blanton’s ‘Day Jobs’ exhibition highlights the reality of modern artists

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter July 20, 2023

In a world dominated by late-stage capitalism, the term “starving artist” can be a harsh truth as many artists in today’s world must work day jobs to preserve their ability to create. Blanton...

New season of ‘The Bear’ serves audiences rich characters with side of familial trauma

New season of ‘The Bear’ serves audiences rich characters with side of familial trauma

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter July 9, 2023

Content warning: Mentions of suicide FX’s “The Bear” released a highly-anticipated sophomore season on June 22 full of gourmet food, familial trauma and every kind of stressor imaginable.  The...

Pharrell Williams revitalizes Louis Vuitton classics in debut collection

Pharrell Williams revitalizes Louis Vuitton classics in debut collection

Michael Lewinbuk, Life&Arts General Reporter July 6, 2023

Millions of eyes worldwide fixated on Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris as culture guru and music legend Pharrell Williams debuted his fashion collection as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear on June...

Flenser showcase exceeds expectations at Oblivion Access Festival

Flenser showcase exceeds expectations at Oblivion Access Festival

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter June 25, 2023

A packed audience under a lightning-filled sky gathered at the Mohawk Austin on June 16 to watch a selection of equally riveting and haunting music acts represented by San Francisco-based label The Flenser....

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