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New Blanton Museum of Art Exhibition Showcases the Talents of Artist Terry Allen

Terry Allen’s creative process is a mystery—even to him. In fact, he never knows where inspiration will take him. Though he creates works in many disciplines,...

 
 

Inside the Tower with the UT Guild of Carillonneurs

We begin on a nondescript upper Tower floor. Custodians shuttle heavy gray trash tubs back and forth to the elevator as a student named Amy Rester plonks away...

 
 

The Way Back: Between Friends

Texas writers Hart Stilwell (left) and J. Frank Dobie at Joe Small’s barbecue, Austin, Texas, circa 1975. When Russell Lee completed his six-year tenure...

 
 

A Glimpse Into the Life of Trailblazing Architect John Chase

John Chase was a man of firsts. He was the first Black graduate student to sign enrollment papers at UT Austin. Chase was the first licensed Black architect...

 
 

A Texas-born, Berlin-based Electronic Musician Finds Her Voice

Lotic looks comfortable. When we talk over Zoom in late August, she lounges on a couch in her Berlin apartment, her smiling face propped up on her perfectly...

 
 

The Way Back: Making Moves

Offensive lineman John Elmore clears a hole for running back Wayne McGarity against Texas A&M on Dec. 2, 1995. Conference realignment is common around these...

 
 

The Way Back: Room with a View

Since 1937, the UT Tower has watched over an ever-changing campus and the city it calls home. Through wars, civil rights protests, a tragic mass shooting, and...

 
 

UT’s Sonic Archive is a Treasure Trove of Recorded Art

Walking into UT’s Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC) this summer, a nondescript building shrouded by nearby construction—we were asked to keep...

 
 

Steve Sarkisian’s Path to Texas Football Glory is Paved with Offensive Wizardry and Self-Reflection

For as many touchdowns as the quarterback scored in his career, if you type “Vince Young touchdown” into Google, one dominates the results. You know which...

 
 

The Way Back: Indie Darling

From 1970 until 1997, Inner Sanctum Records thrived on West 24th Street as a place for UT students and Austinites to expand their musical minds at the first—and...

 
 
 
 
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