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Mexican tattoo artist changing the world one nipple at a time
December 4, 2017
To most, a scar is merely a causal accident others think of as a source of pride, but for some, scars can symbolize painful memories.
Your Guide to the Oscars Season
November 27, 2017
As Oscar season rolls around, films competing “for your consideration” are entering the box office en masse to meet the Academy’s January 5th deadline.
Local Art Bazaar returns in time for Black Friday shoppers
November 20, 2017
Austinites can dodge the Black Friday craze because it has an active community bursting with small time vendors and artists. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar makes it easy to purchase wonderful handcrafted gifts while simultaneously staying safe.
UT alumna discusses sexual harassment in the film industry
November 19, 2017
Year after year at UT-Austin, Carlyn Hudson watched as the number of female students in her radio-television-film classes declined, a problem that reflects the film industry as a whole.
East Austin band Annabelle Chairlegs explores rock ‘n’ roll sound
November 15, 2017
Outside Annabelle Chairlegs’ east side compound, the unrelenting noise of a practice session leaked through the walls.
Sound on Sound (Rescheduled) Guide
November 9, 2017
Last month when the second iteration of Sound on Sound Fest was canceled, fans of the camping festival were disappointed to hear that all the festivities — from jousting to dancing in the disco dungeon — would be postponed indefinitely.
Woody Harrelson's Johnson comes up short in presidential biopic 'LBJ'
November 3, 2017
“Platoon,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Deer Hunter” — Lyndon Johnson’s legacy in Hollywood hasn’t entirely been positive, but “LBJ” attempts to shed new light on one of America’s most polarizing presidents.
Legendary film director Rob Reiner stops by 40 Acres to discuss latest film
November 3, 2017
Director Rob Reiner sat down with The Daily Texan to discuss his new project, “LBJ.”
‘Thank You for Your Service’ honors vets struggling with PTSD
October 26, 2017
Most films that deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) aim to discredit war efforts, but “Thank You for Your Service” aims to shed an optimistic light on mental illness.
Alumni film challenges, Islamophobia in US
October 17, 2017
Screenwriter Yasir Masood and director Quoc Huynh — both UT alumni — answered with “The Last Hunt,” which will premiere at Austin Film Festival in late October as part of an Everything’s Shorter in Texas program.
‘The Florida Project’ takes you to the gates of Disney World but doesn’t let you in
October 13, 2017
With a 35mm film camera and star Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project" retains the same loyalty to the human experience as 2015's "Tangerine."
Ought frontman Tim Darcy discusses band’s latest album
October 13, 2017
Ought, the Montreal post-punk quartet who has garnered critical attention from their first two albums, visited Austin this week as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The Daily Texan spoke with guitarist/vocalist Tim Darcy to discuss their new album, expected in early 2018.
Ducktails’ Jersey Devil falls victim to 80’s revival
October 10, 2017
Jersey Devil is definitely worth a listen but Mondanile’s attempts at creating something fresh results in 1980s nostalgia.
Get to ACL early if you want to like bands before they’re cool
October 4, 2017
Although the headliners will have you bumpin’ ’n’ grindin’ in the mosh pit, the best of the early acts will wake you up faster than a full pot of coffee.
After life of LGTBQ activism, UT alum Randy Wicker returns to Austin
September 27, 2017
As the first openly gay man to talk about homosexuality on the radio and the organizer of the first gay-rights demonstration protesting the treatment of LGBTQ in the military, Randy Wicker found himself at the crux of the 1960’s gay-rights movement.
Local theaters fuel film versus digital debate
September 13, 2017
Today, most multiplexes only operate in digital, and new generations are growing up without the presence of film.