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30 Columns: Life and Arts

May 6, 2011

Everything we need to say can be summed up in 30 words. Our time here ranges from six months to five years, with work ranging from music reviews to feature writing. Although our experiences could amount...

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Dressing the part

May 6, 2011

The lone, voluptuous figure of Bianca Fairchild saunters onto the dance floor wearing a tight, red, knee-length dress. Her blonde-brown hair is teased high and the silver ring on her finger scintillates...

The Naked and Famous hit Austin on tour

April 21, 2011

After performing in Austin for South By Southwest, New Zealand synth-pop band The Naked and Famous return to Austin on their first U.S. tour. If their live performance evokes anything like their video...

Singer’s infatuation with pop culture inspires work

April 11, 2011

The Daily Texan had the opportunity to speak to Diamandis on the phone about her current tour, burgers and fashion sensibilities. The Daily Texan: Why is your tour called the Burger Queen Tour? Marina...

Butcher keeps meat local, seasonal

April 1, 2011

The aroma of fresh herbs and meats cooking on the stove was inescapable Wednesday afternoon thanks to the employees of Dai Due butcher shop using the shared kitchen space of Spirited Food Co. Wednesday...

Student’s screenplay gains recognition

March 22, 2011

Andrew Lanham hopes to catch a glimpse of the famous Marfa lights on his first trip to the West Texas city this weekend, although they won’t be the main reason for his trip. A second-year graduate...

Walking in a knitted wonderland

March 7, 2011

The trees outside the Blanton Museum of Art got yarn bombed during the weekend. Local knitter Magda Sayeg teamed up with the Knotty Knitters club and other Austin knitters to transform the courtyard into...

The Life Enlightened

March 4, 2011

Editor’s note: Portions of this interview were translated from Thai. The 76-year-old head monk Venerable Bancha Temprom sits cross-legged on a golden-colored mat, eyes closed as he chants...

Stars returns to Austin touting ethereal album

November 18, 2010

The Stars last came to Austin more than two years ago at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Since then the band has recorded a fifth album, The Five Ghosts, which was released over the summer. Known...

Violence, dance collide in moshing

November 8, 2010

There’s nothing quite like getting beat up at Fun Fun Fun Fest while the lead singer of GWAR shoots red dyed water at you. Or getting trapped under a fallen crowd surfer only to push the body...

Festival unites music fans of all tastes, age groups

November 8, 2010

There were UT and high school students, concert veterans and children throwing rock horns from parents’ shoulders, head-banging metal heads and swaying dream-pop dancers. A wide assortment of...

Stylist gives costume makeup tips

October 29, 2010

 bleeding bullet wound in the forehead. A swollen, busted lip. An ugly gash across the neck. These are some of the things Orbit Salon stylist Erin Volkman loves to give people — using costume...

Haunt spooks both young, old

October 28, 2010

There was a buzz of excitement surrounding the sixth-grade class of KIPP Austin College Prep as they waited in line outside an animatronic pumpkin-headed tree monster Tuesday evening. Their chatter...

Running tips keep enthusiasts safe, fun

September 8, 2010

When people pick up running at some point in their lives, it’s usually for health or recreational purposes. For someone who has never really run before, it might look as simple as slipping on...

Longboarders search for a rush

September 3, 2010

Coasting downhill on a longboard at 44 mph on the outskirts of Austin, Nate Douglas reached the fastest speed he had ever skated this summer. As he watched the blur of pebbles fly by him, Douglas experienced...

Travelers couch surf, connect with strangers

August 27, 2010

Several dozen people have slept on Chad Greene’s beat-up, green futon before — from foreign travelers to apartment hunters and prospective UT students. And as someone who felt like he has...

Iranian celebration Nowruz welcomes new year to Austin

March 22, 2010

The lilting sounds of classical Middle Eastern instruments filled the covered patio of Central Market Cafe as visitors sheltered themselves from bitter winds to enjoy music for Nowruz, the Iranian New...