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Year in Review: The Field take techno to new level

Ryan Lester

December 6, 2011

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The Field mastermind Axel Willner is without question one of the most talented electronic artists of this generation. The Swede's third album, "Looping State Of Mind," should do little to alter this claim, and it may in fact ...

Year in Review: Girls mixes sound on new album

Ryan Lester

December 5, 2011

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One of the most unique things about Girls is how they are able to craft something wholly theirs out of familiar sentiments and sounds. "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" sees the band exploring different musical motifs with stunning results, ...

Year in Review: Iconic series ends with glory

Nikki Hill

December 5, 2011

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The last and best Harry Potter movie by far was already gaining Oscar nods at its release this summer. Now that award season is almost here, many fans are hopeful Alan Rickman will finally get a well-deserved Academy Award nominat...

Year in Review: Comedy makes cubicles fun again

Holly Aker

December 5, 2011

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Nine months ago, Comedy Central premiered a show that would change the course of TV programming as we know it. OK, so maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but the new series "Workaholics" is arguably the funniest new Comedy Central sh...

Weekly ‘Flix Fix: Elves, aliens and presents galore in cheesy holiday film

Brooke Blanton

December 5, 2011

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Weekly ‘Flix Fix takes the legwork out of wading through thousands of film choices on Netflix, bringing you the most truly bizarre, quirky and outright amazing gems instant streaming has to offer. According to the 1964 holida...

Year in Review: New album proves singer’s chops

Jonathan Coker

December 5, 2011

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Florence and the Machine rocketed to success overnight and never came back down. With her sophomore album, "Ceremonials," the British songstress and her backing band packed this effort with sweeping strings, ornate orchestral arrangem...

Topper Tats: Student honors father with tattoos of feathered friends

Brooke Blanton

December 5, 2011

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Topper Tats scours St. Edward's University to bring you the stories behind the most creative, the most meaningful and the most what-was-I-thinking tattoos inked on our students. For sophomore Meagan Solis, her tattoos represent the special ...

Year in Review: Fans eager for medieval drama

Nikki Hill

December 5, 2011

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Based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, this HBO fantasy set in medieval times is full of gore, guts, glory and dragons. Yes, dragons. With a terrific and huge cast of Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady and newcomer Emilia Clark...

Trail of Lights cancelled, but Christmas traditions still thrive

Tatianna Ramon

December 5, 2011

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For the second year in a row, the Zilker Park's Trail of Lights is canceled due to a lack of funding. Rumors are that it will be up and running for next December, but for now, Zilker Park is hosting HolidayFest Austin, a free...

Year in Review: Bridesmaids, the anti-chick flick

Nikki Hill

December 5, 2011

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Most girls probably had to drag their boyfriends to the theater to see this all-female lead comedy, but by the end of the film, were picking them up off the floor from laughing so hard. Written by and starring SNL gem Kristen Wiig...

Year in Review: Braids’ debut spotlights singer

Ryan Lester

December 5, 2011

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To say that Braids arrived fully formed on "Native Speaker" would be a gross understatement. The Montreal band created a debut that was a world unto itself, one filled with dense instrumentation, dream-like aesthetics and arrangem...

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