Hilltop Views

Mary Moody Northen Theatre presents psychological drama

Joe Arellano

November 7, 2011

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After a tragic incident of spousal abuse, two families must come to terms with the aftermath in Sam Shepherd's psychologically gripping tale "A Lie of the Mind" at Mary Moody Northen Theater (MMNT). Jared J. Stein, a freelanc...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Australian band plays solid set

Ryan Lester

November 7, 2011

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One of Australia's best musical exports of the last decade, Architecture In Helsinki's set had an enthusiastic energy that was nothing short of infectious. The band seemed to have their own mini dance party onstage, as they were m...

‘Tique of the Week: Austin’s oldest tree provides the city with history and legends

Mitch Harris

November 7, 2011

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‘Tique of the Week is an Austin-wide search for unique and interesting antiques. With dozens of antique shops around Austin, one-of-a-kind items from the past are not in short supply. Each week we'll find a new favorite item and fea...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Touche Amore rocks Black Stage

Holly Aker

November 7, 2011

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Los Angeles-based Touché Amoré was one of the busiest bands at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year. The post-hardcore five-piece played two shows outside of the festival grounds—one at Red 7 on Friday night as a part of Fun Fun Fun F...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Glover makes rap for hipsters

Holly Aker

November 7, 2011

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If there was one man who totally dominated Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, it would have to be Donald Glover. Co-founder of the Derrick Comedy group, writer on "30 Rock" and star of "Community," Glover performed to two different jam...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Spoon returns home for Fun

Ryan Lester

November 7, 2011

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While they have had a very quiet 2011, Spoon put their best foot forward for their headlining set on Saturday. The band sounded extremely tight, and they continued to advance the argument that they are one of the most efficient and...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Metal gods close out weekend

Sam Jackson

November 7, 2011

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There are few words to describe the potency of seeing Slayer in full flight. The wild, atonal solos and crushing rhythms of guitarists Kerry King and Exodus' Gary Holt (subbing for Jeff Hanneman, who is ill) merged with the pou...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Diplo, a dubstep disappointment

Sam Jackson

November 7, 2011

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Wesley Pentz, a.k.a. Diplo, has had success in many forms. He discovered and produced M.I.A., worked the clubs as a DJ and has traveled the world looking for the next big musical act. Warming up the Blue Stage just before Odd...

Austin Film Festival review: Austin High

Holly Aker

October 31, 2011

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What would happen if the slacker pot heads from high school somehow managed to graduate college and became the principal of their old high school?  The hilarious and aptly titled "Austin High" explores this crazy scenario. So w...

Austin Film Festival review: Butter

Holly Aker

October 31, 2011

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Austin Film Festival (AFF)  kicked off the week-long film appreciation festival this year with "Butter," written by Jason Micalleff and starring Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell. A fantastic pick for opening night, the laugh-ou...

Topper Tats: Student remembers Native American heritage with tattoo

Brooke Blanton

October 31, 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. Because they have been tried and tested since the beginning of...

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