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Queer Eye season three: A heartwarming Netflix original

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Netflix Original Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover has taken over the world recently, and for good reason. The show, a reboot of the mid-aughts makeover extravaganza, stars five gay men each in charge of one area of makeover-land. Its predecessor, Queer Eye: For the Straight Guy was focused primarily on making over straight men.…

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Discovering Us: 2019 Film Review

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Spoiler Alert Jordan Peele hits 2019 strong with his new film, “Us”. Like the American actor, director and comedian’s 2017 film “Get Out”, “Us” also experiments with political statements hidden behind toe-curling horror. While the movie may depict a mind-boggling government conspiracy, what really is being said is much, much deeper. The movie offers a…

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Into The Review: The Latest Spider-Man Movie Breaks Tradition

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After watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released early December in 2018,  I would easily name it one of the best films of 2018. Not only has it been rated a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes but, it has been nominated for a BAFTA Award as “Best Animated Film,” and won an Academy Award for “Best Animated…

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Adventures in the sunshine: 5 Studio Ghibli movies to animate your summer

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Studio Ghibli is a Japanese film studio based in Tokyo. The studio is popular for its head director Hayao Miyazaki and his anime films that entertain people of all ages and portray unique, emotional stories. These films are award-winning works that have received accolates and acknowledgments from around the world, including Japanese Academy Prize for…

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Making bank: Fun summer jobs for 16+ students in Austin

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Each year, a new group of students in high school becomes old enough to get summer jobs! The following fun and interesting jobs will help you get outside this summer, learn important skills, and get paid for it! Little Stars Camp: Every summer, Ann Richards holds a two week Little Stars camp for elementary students…

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Songs of the Summer: Melodies to help beat the heat

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With summer approaching, the time to wind down and relax is on the horizon. The summertime is meant for students to hang out outside of school, spend time in the sun, and jam to music. Here are some songs to listen to while you have fun under the sun! 1) Driving to Hawaii – Summer…

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Fresh films: Reviews for award nominated movies

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Gus Flores-Rascon, Beyond Our Walls Editor Writer and director of In Burgess and Seven Psychopaths brings another dark comedy to viewers, this time with the added dramatic intensity of leading actress Frances McDormand. In a small town, grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) demands justice for her teenage daughter who…

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Sweet Beginnings: New candy store opens for Toy Joy’s 30th anniversary

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  If you’re a fan of the long-running toy store Toy Joy, then you might be excited to hear of a new candy and vegan ice cream shop called Yummi Joy. While celebrating its 30th year anniversary, Toy Joy teamed up with Cafe Ruckus (a coffee shop that formerly was located where Yummi Joy is)…

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Let’s Taco-’bout It: Tex-mex chain has underwhelming unveiling

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Customers wait in line to order an early-morning breakfast taco. The blue and yellow theme of the menu resonates throughout the entire restaurant.    A 1960’s spin on traditional Mexican architecture welcomes customers into the newest restaurant by Patrick Terry and his wife, Kathy Terry (owners of P. Terry’s Burger Stand), Taco Ranch. Offering a range…

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