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Blood Over Texas connects horror community through local events

November 28, 2015

At Sunday’s “Horror for the Holidays” market, shoppers can swap out their typical photo with jolly old Saint Nick at the mall for a sentimental snapshot on evil Santa's lap. The...

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UT alumnus captures life of local music legend Doug Sahm in film

November 19, 2015

During Joe Nick Patoski’s many decades as a journalist capturing the lives of Texas legends such as Selena and Willie Nelson, the UT alumnus feared that one story would get away.  That story...

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Biochemistry doctoral student bridges arts and sciences with Bearcat Zine

November 12, 2015

Biochemistry doctoral student Amanda Vaughn balances her time between growing mutated rats, performing with her scientifically named shoegaze band Telomere, making zines and spending summers in China performing...

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Five female-centered comics and graphic novels to diversify your reading list

November 9, 2015

Throughout their journeys through various galaxies, revolutions and high school, the leading ladies of these five comic and graphic novels serve up spunk, angst and personal growth. Through various mediums...

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Andrew Jackson Jihad frontman Sean Bonnette discusses songwriting, life changes

November 6, 2015

Editor’s note: This Q&A was edited for clarity and brevity. Inspired by skate tricks and inside jokes, Andrew Jackson Jihad lyrics are often existential, sometimes political and other times...

Online favorite Alex G chats about new album

November 6, 2015

Alex Giannascoli, who makes music under the pseudonym Alex G, was regarded over the past few years as the Internet’s best-kept secret. Known for low-tech recording from his bedroom in Philadelphia,...

Electro-pop Reptar discusses home roots, most recent album

October 29, 2015

Borrowing their name from the green T. Rex in the animated show “Rugrats,” the band Reptar creates electronic indie-pop grooves incorporating dissonant sounds and '80s influences. The band...

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UT alumni host “Gilmore Girls”-centric podcast amid series revival

October 23, 2015

When news of a Gilmore Girls Netflix revival hit the Internet earlier this week, many fans offered praise and congratulations to UT alumni Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe. While the two don’t...

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‘He Named Me Malala’ focuses on family bonds of teen activist

October 7, 2015

Malala Yousafzai’s story captivated the world in 2012, when the Taliban shot her in the head as punishment for speaking out against the ban on female education. Since her recovery, she’s become...

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Professor publishes book on classical Mexican cinema

September 23, 2015

Years ago, radio-television-film professor Charles Ramírez Berg wrote film reviews for an El Paso newspaper. When he went searching for books analyzing Mexican cinema, he couldn’t find any,...

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Merdurhaus Records champions local Austin bands

September 8, 2015

On a muggy Wednesday night at Seventh Street’s Holy Mountain, local band Hovvdy took a break in their set to give special mention to Phil Hutchinson of Merdurhaus Records. The label got started...