University of Texas at Austin

  • News

    June 12, 2014

    The 16 Hard-to-Spell Words Everyone From Houston Knows

    You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    UT System Won't Raise In-State Tuition, So Now What?

    Students in the University of Texas system can get their education and keep (some of) their money, too. The UT System Board of Regents unanimously voted Tuesday not to raise in-state tuition at any of the system's nine institutions. According to UT spokesperson Karen Adler, the proposed tuition h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Michael Anthony Shanks, Houston's Merry Shankster

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Michael Anthony Shanks fancies himse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First Look at Dish Society: Casual Farm-to-Table Dining

    Texas (especially the Houston region) is blessed with a multitude of produce farms, breweries, meat producers and dairy farms. While it is common for Houston restaurants to showcase a few local producers' products in menu items, there aren't many restaurants that are solely farm-to-table. And that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Rice No. 7 On List of America's Smartest Universities

    Everyone in Houston knows those kids at Rice are a smart lot. Sure, Valhalla might have a weird dress code issue, but otherwise, it's a nice place with a lot of generally intelligent people. So, it should come as no surprise that Rice University made Lumosity's list of the smartest colleges in Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Congrats To The University Of Texas On An 8th Straight National Title In...

    ....merchandise royalties! Indeed, while the on the field product for football has regressed to "decidedly average with hope this season" and the on the court product for basketball has devolved to "just plain bad," one thing the University of Texas does really well -- TWO things, actually -- cash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: J. Cole, Leon Russell, NKOTB, Mac Miller, etc.

    J. Cole Venue TBD, June 24 J. Cole knew his new album Born Sinner was going to be one of 2013's hottest rap albums no matter what, so he had no problems releasing in on the same day as Kanye West's Yeezus. He even said as much on its track "Forbidden Fruit": ""I'ma drop the album the same day as Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    RodeoHouston Hops On "Harlem Shake" Bandwagon

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo doesn't stay so successful by not keeping up with the times. So before each of this year's evening concerts, you can watch a bunch of people who work at the rodeo gyrating to the latest real-life Internet meme, the "Harlem Shake." Last week a 30-second clip of va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Asimov Rehumanizes Wine in His New Book

    "Eric [Asimov] has the best job in the world," once said a friend of mine, who happens to be a prominent wine writer based in New York. "He's the wine writer for The New York Times!" she exclaimed. From the standpoint of most of us wine scribblers, Eric's gig is as enviable as it is prestigious. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    VIDEO: At Creeperfest, Free Beer Wins Every Time

    Video by Norma Vazquez Some time ago, I started noticing shows at something called "House of Creeps" way down off Old Spanish Trail, which couldn't help but pique my curiosity. It eventually moved to a location across the street from Last Concert Cafe, and Saturday House of Creeps hosted its first- ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 8, 2012
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    October 4, 2012

    It's Allegedly Raining Bleach-Filled Balloons at UT-Austin

    Like everyone else, Hair Balls was freaked out over reports of alleged mad bombers at UT-Austin pelting minority students with bleach-filled balloons. But then we spoke with the Austin Police Department, and we decided to suspend our outrage until we learn more. Dozens of students held a campus mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Web Extra: The Rebirth of Underground Rock

    I remember the first big boom in underground rock, because I was definitely not part of it. Instead, I was one of those kids for whom Nirvana's Nevermind (and their January 1992 Saturday Night Live appearance, in my case) kicked open the door to a much cooler musical world than the one I had been li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    UT: Yeah, We're Totally Fine With Our Professors Publishing Anti-Gay Studies Funded by Anti-Gay Advocates

    In its infinite wisdom, the University of Texas-Austin is backing a professor whose study, co-funded by one of the kookiest anti-gay-marriage groups out there, suggests a higher incidence of suicidal thoughts and unemployment among children of same-sex households. After blogger Scott Rose complain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Austin's New (C)KOKE-FM Can't Beat The Real Thing

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean had been hearing about the new KOKE-FM progressive country station in Austin for a few weeks. One friend in particular kept raving about the station, so today we finally sauntered over to KOKE-FM (99.3) on the world wide web. Back in the day when we were in Radio/Television/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: The Houston Chronicle's Dwight Silverman, from Rock Critic to Nerd King

    A number of years ago, one of the then music writers at the Houston Chronicle recruited me to write a music blog for I had done some writing for the defunct Houstonist website and personal stuff, but nothing like that. I happily accepted and began writing a music business blog called Brok ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    In Bloom

    Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Broad Prize: HISD a Finalist Again, Goes for a Second Win

    Houston ISD got some great news today -- it's been nominated once again as a finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education thanks to an increased African-American graduation rate, more African Americans and Hispanics taking Advanced Placement tests and a greater percentage than any other urban di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Doctors Who Rock: 9 Musicians With Their Ph.Ds

    Alice Cooper recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. After receiving the award, he said, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions." Now you know that Alice Cooper could one day write you a prescription... to rock. You're welcome. Out of sheer c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Longhorn Sex: UT Most Promiscuous Campus in U.S., Very Official Survey Says

    Hook 'em Up, Horns. The University of Texas is a sex-infested 40 acres of nonstop carnality, according to....something called College Magazine. Since it has "College" in the title, we have to assume they know what they're talking about. The magazine's list of "Most DTF" campuses was put together, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
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    July 20, 2011

    Texas A&M Athletics: No Longer a Bridesmaid to UT?

    ​Maybe, just maybe, Texas A&M is about to stop being the University of Texas-Austin's bitch. On Thursday, the Texas A&M Board of Regents will meet in a closed-door, informational confab, according to a San Antonio Express-News report, to discuss the Longhorn Network, a 24-hour-a-day channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Joe King Carrasco's Life Is One Long Party Weekend

    Photos via joeking.comJoe King Carrasco & the Crownettes in Pasadena, Calif.​The best one-word descriptor for Joe King Carrasco? After a 20-minute phoner with the Sultan of Tex-Mex music, Rocks Off is going with ebullient. Something in Carrasco's upbeat, positive ramblings signal that he doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Aggies More Financially Successful Than Longhorns, Cougars, According to Study

    ​Looks like the tea sippers need to work a little harder and/or become a bit more driven to best the Aggies. PayScale recently published a study that breaks down earned income for college graduates. The 2010-11 survey, which is supported by 2010 United States Census data, is broken into two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Concealed Carry on Campus: (Conservative) Students Agree, Now Is the Time

    What the sensible college student should be carrying​Things we learned today: "The Texas College Republicans and Young Conservatives of Texas don't always see eye to eye." Big Tent, baby!!! The claim comes in an announcement that -- despite the overwhelming variety of opinions among members o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Best Public School Bargains: UT, A&M But Not UH

    UH: Not in the top 100 bargains​Kiplinger's has released its annual list of the best bargains among the country's public schools and Cougars, you ain't on it. Three Texas schools made the list -- UT-Austin, Texas A&M and UT-Dallas, which is in Richardson but who's asking? None of the schools ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    So You Want To Be The University of Texas Offensive Coordinator...APPLY HERE

    What are the hours?​As a resident of the great state of Texas, it pains me to see our tax dollars being wasted. Case in point, somewhere in Austin there is a person who had to spend a couple hours of his or her day posting the offensive and defensive coordinator positions for the University ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Is Ex-Velvet Moe Tucker A Tea Partier Or Not?

    ​The Velvet Underground has certainly had an interesting second act. After Andy Warhol's favorite NYC "party" band soundtracked countless narcotic jags and laid the foundation for everything from punk rock to shoegaze, its members went on to very different lives: Lou Reed to street-life classi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Rice Sudents Had A Great Sexual Year, Apparently

    Rice gets it on​Today in Self-Serving "Studies," we have what is no doubt highly sophisticated and peer-approved from the people who make Trojan condoms.They're put their annual report on "sexual health" on America's college campuses, looking at such things as condom availability, health center ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    UT Speech In Favor Of Concealed Handguns Will Go On Tonight

    Photo courtesy DPSColton Joshua Tooley: He concealed his gun​Colton Joshua Tooley didn't take anyone with him in the incident at UT-Austin today, but he scared to death students and parents who followed events breathlessly on the net.Many of the stories mentioned that a speech was scheduled for to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Despite Suicide, UT Still On Lockdown

    Grim news on UT-Austin's website:September 28, 2010 at 9:38 amThe university is open.A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead. Police are searching for possible second shooter.Lock doors, do not leave your building. The incident has been going on since shortly after nine this morning, and included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Whites Not A Majority In UT-Austin's Freshman Class

    UT's freshman class becomes majority-minority​For the first time, whites don't make up a majority of the freshman class at the University of Texas at Austin.Students self-described as "white" make up 47.6 of the incoming class (that 47.6 percent equals 3,464 students). Last year it was 51.1 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Cougars Want Sex, UT Study Determines

    Talking to the Longhorns​If Hair Balls ever approached a bunch of cougars (the human kind) and asked a series of questions about their sexual fantasies and escapades, we'd probably get pepper-sprayed. But when a team of researches at the University of Texas-Austin did it, they got published. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    If Halloween Is Coming, So Are Offensive Costumes

    ​The "Illegal Alien" costume causing uproar amongst immigrant rights activists, anti-immigrant supporters and free speech advocates is the first major faux pas of this Halloween season. While anti-immigrant supporters are scrambling to find the costume, immigrant rights activists are calling for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    College Tuition In Texas Just Keeps Going Up

    Going to college this year? Sending your kid? Here’s something to keep in mind: In the five years since the Texas Legislature approved tuition deregulation, the cost of attending a state college has gone up more than 125% at some schools. Ouch. Rates for tuition and fees at University of Houston ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    Creationism, Food Not Bombs, Fake Panhandling

    Texas may okay creationism degrees

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007
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    January 19, 2007

    Playbill: Sister Sister y Los Misters

    It seems that, in Houston at least, Latin music, good coffee, and wifi are an in demand mix. Bohemeos owners Lupe and Sidonie Olivares are following a trend that has already taken hold at places from Salento's in Rice Village to Cafe Soleil on FM 1960 (that's an obscure super-uncool suburban loop ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006
  • Culture

    August 12, 2004

    Double Trouble

    Two juried shows stir up the Houston art scene

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Jennifer Fitts

    Friday, August 15

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Graffiti

    Chicken Boy

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Insider

    Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership

  • News

    February 25, 1999
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    April 16, 1998
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    March 19, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 19-25, 1998

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    March 5, 1998
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