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Parisian response to Charlie Hebdo attack signals mass support for freedom of expression
January 14, 2015
A UT student studying abroad in Paris shares his experience of the response to the shootings at Charlie Hebdo.
Campus Characters: Staff-spinning senior talks aspirations and travel
April 20, 2014
Jesse Crandell perfects his craft every Tuesday and Thursday on the South Mall lawn.
Column: After SXSW tragedy, a shift in mindset
March 17, 2014
The most eye-opening moments — the moments when we are most capable of important and necessary reflection — are the moments when life stands still.
The highlights of SXSW Music
March 17, 2014
The music portion of South By Southwest is the most unpredictable aspect of the festival.
SXSW Wednesday in music
March 16, 2014
Those who didn't get into the monstrous Jay-Z/Kanye West reunion Wednesday night were most likely at the NPR Showcase.
A choppy SXSW interview didn't stop St. Vincent from being awesome
March 15, 2014
Neil Young's Pono player puts quality first
March 11, 2014
Louis Murillo might be the Texas Longhorns’ most dedicated fan
March 3, 2014
Eighty-three-year-old Louis Murillo said he would never sell his home — not even for a million dollars.
Comedian Wyatt Cenac comes to the UT SAC
February 19, 2014
Poetry slam at Spider House brings the best in Austin
February 10, 2014
On Tuesday nights, the crowd gathered at the Spider House Cafe & Ballroom isn’t waiting for a band to tune its guitars.
Musician community, Hostel Earphoria, seeks a home in Austin
January 28, 2014
Hostel Earphoria is a hostel for musicians and music lovers, a place of collaboration and the manifestation of founder Jules Esh’s 8-year-old vision. And it’s coming to Austin this year.
Anticipated album releases for spring 2014
January 12, 2014
Everything Scottish post-rock band Mogwai touches is immediately rendered beautiful.
Ten years later, Transatlanticism is still Death Cab for Cutie’s finest work
October 28, 2013
Transatlanticism is Death Cab for Cutie’s saving grace. It is the band’s opus.
The Daily Horror Movie gives you "Signs"
October 27, 2013
For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies.
Trailer released for latest Wes Anderson film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
October 17, 2013
After a dramatic production process, the world is getting its first glance at the trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Neko Case ramps up to a fantastic performance
October 9, 2013
From Sunday at Zilker Park to Tuesday night at the Moody Theater, Neko Case remains at large in Austin.
Life & Arts staff writers and editors pick the best artists to see at ACL this weekend
October 4, 2013
The Daily Texan staff and editors pick the bands to see at ACL
Based on their new album, don’t go see Kings of Leon at Austin City Limits
September 24, 2013
It’s the tale of yet another rock band struggling with a severe identity crisis. It’s the tale of two different albums smashed together into one.
MGMT's self-titled third album disappoints
September 16, 2013
They were the sound track to high school experiences, they were the feel-good songs of summer and they were just pure fun. MGMT was all of those things but its new direction bears no resemblance to their former selves.
Elvis Costello gets his groove back with Roots' collaboration "Wise Up Ghost"
September 16, 2013
Classic rocker Elvis Costello has got his groove back. Teaming up with The Roots, Costello returns to the scene with his latest project, Wise Up Ghost.
Arctic Monkeys return with defining new album
September 9, 2013
If you don’t know what the Arctic Monkeys sound like, that’s because they never did either.
Neko Case hits right notes with intimate album
September 3, 2013
Neko Case is a breath of fresh air, and she always has been. Few artists traverse the line of folk-country and alternative-rock as boldly or creatively as Case. At her most emotional, she is Regina Spektor with a guitar. At her most energetic, she is Alanis Morissette with an infinitely better songwriting ability. And with a voice this singular, Case should never be a musician you let slip between the cracks.
Okkervil River's latest album catchy, relatable
September 2, 2013
Out of Austin comes the indie-folk six piece band, Okkervil River, with its newest release, The Silver Gymnasium. This album’s ingenuity is hidden, but front man and songwriter Will Sheff’s songs of small-town America are undeniably relatable.
Don’t leave now
March 8, 2013
Why on Earth would you want to leave Austin during spring break?
Should professors employ a “no-screens” policy?
February 12, 2013
As the use of laptops in class becomes widespread across campus, we asked two columnists if glowing screens should be allowed to remain open.
Guns and joysticks
January 29, 2013
Video games are a staple of the modern-day college experience. But what role do they play in college students’ lives and the national gun control discussion?