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‘Slacker’ Austin, Then and Now

Richard Linklater’s Slacker, a freewheeling, low-budget indie film that follows a cadre of unnamed dropouts and misfits through 1989 Austin, is an important...

 
 

Independence, Education, and Texas

Texas history was my favorite class in middle school, and possibly of all time. (Sorry, band, you were a distant second). Thank you, Mrs. Cheshire, for telling...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...

 
 

Reframing the Constitution

Red or blue, everyone venerates the Constitution. But one UT professor believes we need change. It has become almost a convention of contemporary American politics—like...

 
 

The World at War [Watch]

A century after the Great War, a new exhibit at UT’s Harry Ransom Center explores the poignant artifacts left behind. Last letters written from the front lines...

 
 

The Last of Our Heroes: Jeremi Suri on Nelson Mandela

A UT history professor explores why we need heroes like Nelson Mandela—and what Mandela’s passing means for the world. This column first appeared on Global...

 
 

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: UT Professor Explores Islam and the Founders

UT history professor Denise A. Spellberg explores what founders like Thomas Jefferson thought of Islam—and what that might teach us about the culture wars still...

 
 

Gatsby Fever Hits the Ransom Center

Thanks to last Friday’s premiere of the new The Great Gatsby film, Gatsby fever is in full swing nationwide—and now it’s hit the Forty Acres. No,...

 
 

Texas Forever: March 2 Through the Years

How do you celebrate Texas Independence Day? From whistling to wine tasting, here’s how Texas Exes chapters have marked the occasion for over a century. Editor’s...

 
 

World War II Scholars Fly High in B-17 Bomber

A few lucky UT students were given a whole new perspective this past Saturday as they flew over the Forty Acres in a restored World War II-era Boeing B-17 Bomber. Michel...

 
 
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