March | April 2018

 

Reid Ryan on Rebuilding the Once-Hapless Houston Astros

In May 2013, when the Houston Astros hired Reid Ryan, ’91, as its newest president, the team was coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons, the worst stretch in...

 
 

The Way Back: Wells’ Wishes

Unlocking the vault of UT history Do you have any opinion as to the duration of the current war? If England looses [sic], is America doomed? If a highway was built...

 
 

After Surviving the Holocaust, Adam Heller Works to Make the World a Better Place Through Engineering

On a balmy March day last year around lunchtime, students squeezed into a standing-room-only lecture hall on the bottom floor of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering...

 
 

How The Pluckers Founders Built Themselves a Wing-Dom

It’s 2 a.m. Saturday and the bars are closed. A group of rowdy students, home from their trek down Austin’s Sixth Street, bust into the Pluckers Wing Bar tucked...

 
 

Photographer Minta Maria Captures Spirit of Traditional Mexican Rodeos

For two seasons, San Antonio-based photographer Minta Maria, BJ ’04, has documented the local charreada, a traditional Mexican rodeo that originated in the 16th...

 
 

Hair Lair: On the Harry Ransom Center’s Lot of Locks

Ezra Pound’s hair, which would later grow as dark as his fascist views, is thick and blond, collected from his innocent, 4-year-old head. Percy Shelley’s lock...

 
 

KUT’s Art Markman on the Mandela Effect

I grew up watching the original Star Wars trilogy. A central part of the drama of these films (spoiler alert!) comes from Darth Vader’s revelation at the end...

 
 

A New Student Record Label is Amplifying Longhorn Music

The light turned red at the Guadalupe Street crosswalk and Maria Tangarova strolled alongside dozens of other students toward campus. She heard Julian Max before...

 
 

Small Wonder: Tiny Iceland’s Vast Majesty

The Strokkur geyser erupts every four to eight minutes. In between, it’s a brooding, bubbling hot-pot surrounded by a ring of gray steam and a flimsy looking...

 
 

New Book by UT Journalism Professor Looks at Life of Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary

In the early 1970s, an ex-Harvard professor named Timothy Leary, who had become the “High Priest of LSD,” became something else: President Nixon’s public...

 
 
 
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