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Pockets Full of Change

Written by Grace Schrobilgen. Images and designs by Shelby Stebler and Sophie Hollis. As cousins Shelby Stebler (UT Austin sophomore) and Sophie Hollis (Wake Forest University sophomore) laid on a beach three years ago, complaining about their cell phones constantly falling out of their too-small pockets, they had no idea it would evolve into a business venture-turned-political statement. Their company, […]

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Children’s Series: Building a Generation of Book Junkies

Written by McKenzie Hohenberger. Childhood literacy, like most childhood hobbies and skills, bears an invaluable developmental responsibility. What starts as flipping through a picture book quickly transforms into the liminal body of literature called children’s series. This specific area of literature streamlines every last bit of its utility toward building a reader. Children’s series cater to a need for stability, a […]

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Throwback to Tribune: Phil Collins on The Alamo

Written by Nikki LaSalla. Images by The Texas Tribune. The stage was set: a picture of the Alamo Mission displayed on screens flanking the small panel. As the speakers walked out, moderator Stephan Harrington said what most of the crowd was surely thinking: Why was Phil Collins, winner of seven Grammy Awards, Disney legend, English singer-songwriter, speaking at a panel on […]

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Austin and the Future of Celluloid

Written by William Moessinger. The history of cinema is marked with countless examples of new technologies that started off as “temporary” trends and ended up as permanent industrial standards. Inventions like sound and technicolor were initially met with reluctance and skepticism by producers and artists alike. (Charlie Chaplin complained that sound “has spoiled the most ancient of the world’s arts…and […]

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The 90s Alive at the Blanton

Written by Julián Muñoz Villarreal. The 1990s is an awkward decade for college-aged students. We get invited to a 90s themed party and immediately begin Googling everything about the decade in order to find something to wear. Suddenly you start questioning if you were actually born anywhere near the decade in question. Bill Clinton played the saxophone? Aren’t chopsticks in […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

Written by Madeleine Kenney. Zombies. Pride and Prejudice. You don’t normally expect these two nouns in the same sentence, much less a movie title, but the newly released Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie has somehow frankensteined two radically different genres into something brilliant. To bring everyone who is not in the Jane Austen fandom up to speed, Pride and […]

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Texas Book Festival Event: Sandra Cisneros on Chicana Feminism, Art, and Identity

Written by Sarah Lynn Neal. “I feel very young at 60,” Sandra Cisneros said, smirking beneath her glasses at this year’s Texas Book Festival panel celebrating her work in fiction and poetry. Held at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church, the panel commemorated her latest literary venture: the memoir. Her 2015 book entitled, A House of My Own: Stories of My Life explores […]

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Maggie Nelson and “The Argonauts”: Guest Speakers on Campus

Written by Annyston Pennington. “October, 2007. The Santa Ana winds are shredding the bark off the eucalyptus trees in long white stripes,” Maggie Nelson began, reading from her latest novel, The Argonauts, at an event on Monday, September 18th. Nelson, an author and critic, was invited for a reading and discussion hosted by the University of Texas’s Dr. Ann Cvetkovich for […]