This warehouse turned gymnasium is changing the way Austinites are moving.
Entwining Roots: Q&A with Nathan Wilkins and Claire Puckett of Ponca
Honey bees fly in circles outside Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, moving from the brim of Nathan Wilkins’ hat to the flowers behind Claire Puckett’s chair. Puckett props her…
“#chicagoGirl” At Austin Film Festival Captures Power Of Hashtag Activism
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Q&A: Director of “Terrible Love” At Austin Film Festival
ORANGE sat down with Christopher Thomas, director of “Terrible Love”, to talk about his experience filmmaking a heavily improvised film. Introduction and interview…
Look Through the Lens: Austin City Limits and ACL Late Night Photo Recap
Austin City Limits 2014 might be over, but the best weekend(s) of your life don’t have to end just yet. Our ORANGE photographers captured the performances that you waited…
Thrift Shop Style Inspiration For The Broke, College Kid
Story by Caroline Cook Photos by Kristen Hubby Do you have champagne taste on a beer budget? Well, that’s the ache an average college fashionista experiences when flipping…
Seven Texas Beers That Aren’t Shiner or Lone Star
Watching a Shiner Bock flow into an icy, tall glass is almost as good as being on the field when Vince Young scored the winning touchdown at the 2006 Rose Bowl. (Most Texas…
Jackie Ramirez: Student Fashion Designer
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Look Through The Lens: Modern Art at POP AUSTIN
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How to Throw a Classy Cocktail Party for Under $100
It’s Saturday morning and you’re nursing a hangover with a breakfast burrito and a marathon of “The Hills” – thank God for #RetroMTV Brunch, am I right? Anyway, as you…
The Hungry Professor: Chef Gosling
Recently added to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin, Sam Gosling has made a name for himself around campus. This isn’t surprising considering that he teaches…
New Cab in Town
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ORANGE Reviews: “Gone Girl”
When David Fincher made the switch from film to digital, he became the Hollywood filmmaker. Much like Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Howard Hawks, Fincher perfectly walks…
10 Things That Won’t Happen in Legend of Korra’s “Book Four: Balance”
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Life After Death: GWAR Soldiers On with Two New Members
It’s a band’s worst nightmare: the death of its lead singer. That’s the predicament GWAR faced earlier this year. The band of interstellar space warriors (that’s Scumdogs…
A Q&A With Your ORANGE Style Editors
ORANGE style editors give us the scoop on what is on their radar this season.
What is Your Most “Austin” Moment?
This is an enchanted place. No, I don’t mean really cool or fun or eclectic - it’s literally enchanted. Things happen here that don’t happen in the real world. Each member…
Dozens of people stand scattered across the lawn at Eden House Co-op on the night of Friday, Aug. 29, enjoying one last hurrah at the start of a new school year. Some chat with friends or kick back on a pair of couches facing the road. Others filter into the packed house, where bands play to a jovial crowd. Suddenly, police cars wash the house and all of its guests in hues of blue and red. Plastic cups drop to the ground in a resounding clamor.The party is over.
From punk to hip-hop, Austin has something for every type of music fan on any given night. Where the show takes place is almost as important as the performance itself. A venue’s ambiance can make or break a live music experience. The ORANGE Music Staff encourages all live music enthusiasts to find the venue that best resonates with them.
At Csilla Somogyi, racks of vibrant, high-quality and handmade pieces adorn the chic interior. Shelves of T-shirts and jewelry made by local artisans line the sides of the shop. High-end dresses decorate the store. Located in the heart of Austin on Congress Street and 5th Street, the eccentric feel of Somogyi’s boutique captivates customers of all styles as soon as they walk through the shop’s tall wooden doors.
ORANGE You Glad is a weekly series that features all of the awe-inspiring things that caught ORANGE editors’ eyes. This comprehensive, weekly list will keep you updated with our latest hang-ups. So, ORANGE you glad?
Deep in the heart of West Campus, among a bundle of multi-colored apartment complexes, you will find Pearl Street Co-op, one of the many collaborative housing units near campus that provides students with an alternative to dorm living. We talked to some “Pearlies” about the non-traditional dwelling they call home.
It’s crazy to think that professors have lives beyond teaching, office hours and answering our frantic emails … but they do. They eat, drink and cook (or attempt to cook) just like us! In the segment of “The Hungry Professor,” we will divulge the guilty pleasures, secret recipes and kitchen disaster stories of our favorite educators.
Women have always played rock and roll. From ‘60s wailers like Janis Joplin, to ‘70s punk legends like Patti Smith, to ‘80s guitar wizards like Joan Jett and Lita Ford, all the way to ‘90s alt-rock darlings like Courtney Love, each decade has seen some key female artists in the genre.
Still, the fact remains that rock and roll has always been almost exclusively an all-boys club. For example, less than 20 percent of the bands on the most recent Warped Tour roster included at least one female.
As for the reason why? That’s where it gets tricky.
Locals gathered at the Empire Control Room for Ditch the Fest Fest on the weekends of Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. Creative collective Raw Paw organized the event, bringing together musicians from around Austin to put on a two weekend show of non-stop loud music.
When college life leaves you too busy to shop during normal store hours and your wardrobe subsequently suffers, shift your gaze to the beautiful world of online shopping. This list of eclectic online-only shops caters to many different styles and budgets, and will leave you waiting excitedly for pretty packages to arrive at your mailbox or the front desk of your dorm.