Nov | Dec 2017


How BookPeople Became the Center of Austin’s Literary Universe

Walking through the doors of BookPeople, near the corner of Sixth and Lamar in downtown Austin, you may be surprised at not only how a brick-and-mortar bookstore...


Boomerang Days: My White Whale

In which our intrepid columnist takes one last wistful lap around the Forty Acres in search of a majestic beast. I’m in search of a legend lurking among the oaks...


Good Reads: 4 New Books from the Longhorn Universe to Read This November

Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldy Advice for Everyday Troubles By Taisia Kitaiskaia, MFA ’15 For years, Kitaiskaia ran an advice column for The Hairpin titled “Ask...


The Way Back: Step Aside, Boys

Founded in 1923, The Texas Ranger was a wild, raucous student-run magazine that poked fun at just about anything—including our farmer friends to the east. Each...



Scenes from Houston after Hurricane Harvey

Photojournalist Michael Stravato, ’88, has documented destruction in disparate corners of the world, from Bosnia to Latin America. In August, devastation came...


Japan’s Famous Deep-Sea Divers Give Clues to Better Vascular Health

A woman bobs up and down in the cold Pacific Ocean surrounding Japan’s Shima peninsula. She remains on the surface just long enough to release a breath she’s...


UT Student-Run Clinic Offers Real-World Experience in Medicine and Social Work

It’s a sweltering Sunday afternoon in August. Inside the basement of the Trinity Center in downtown Austin, students clad in scrubs and business casual attire...



One Virtuoso’s 40-Year Journey to Build a Music Mecca in Round Top, Texas

How pianist James Dick turned a city dump into the sprawling 210-acre Festival Hill campus.


KUT Host Art Markman: The Neuroscience Behind Binge-Watching

Television is a central focus of modern life. Not only do people spend their days with their faces buried in screens, but they unwind by finding something to watch....


Nov|Dec Alumni Authors

Toxic Apps: A Guide for Parents by Barry Crutchfield, BA ’90, Life Member App developer Crutchfield has produced a handy manual for parents to navigate a world...

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