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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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It’s the end of the world as we know it: New Netflix original series review

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Based off of the short film and graphic novel of the same name, The End of the F***ing  World, a new Netflix original series, tells the story of two British teens: Alyssa and James. James believes he is a psychopath, however, the only way he can know for sure is if he murders someone. This…

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Music in the metropolis: Upcoming concerts taking place in Austin

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BROCKHAMPTON- This band is a mix of rap and classic boy band songs. Their music is happy at times and mellow at others. A typical BROCKHAMPTON song is a well-rounded upbeat rap song. BROCKHAMPTON has four albums out, all of which are on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. The first one is All American Trash,…

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Take a steaming sip: Your guide to the taste, color, and flavors of coffee

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Walk into a coffee shop. You hear the shouts of baristas, the whirling of a distant blender, the sound of espresso being made. Look at the walls. Dozens of coffee bags line the interiors, all with different descriptions. Columbian, Blonde, Fair-Trade, Italian Roast. Even when buying coffee at the store, all of these phrases jump…

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Upcoming events in Austin: How to spend your free time!

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In the upcoming months, Austin will be filled with spirit and celebration for the holidays. Join in on the festivities with friends and family by going to some of these events:   Dia de los Muertos Concert 11/4/17 – Fiesta Gardens The festival will feature artists in the Latin American and Texan music industries. There…

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Book your weekend: Six winter reads

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  It’s the perfect time of year to sit down with a warm, steaming cup of tea and open a book as the cold air fogs up the windows. Here are six suggestions of books set in fall, relating to autumn, or that are just really good.   Warcross By Marie Lu Warcross is a…

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Harvey and Irma, the journey to restoring our homes from the latest Gulf of Mexico hurricanes.

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In the last couple weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have hit the coasts of the southern United States and surrounding countries, devastating millions of homes and hundreds of cities. Harvey and Irma are the only Category 4 Atlantic storms to ever hit the United States in the same year, let alone the same two…

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The great sound divide: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ album review

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Ed Sheeran’s new album titled Divide, released on March 3, 2017. Photo by Elena Gonzales (12). Ed Sheeran presents a rally of emotions in his newly released album, ÷ (Divide). Officially released on Friday March 3, 2017, this album is one for a true music lover as its versatile tunes take the listener on a…

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Tiaras for rising music queens: Review of Tiarra Girls’ first EP release

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(Left to Right) Sophia Baltierra (18) , Tori Baltierra (15), and Tiffany Baltierra (19) on their new self-titled EP Cover. The Tiarra girls were awarded Best Performing Band Under 18 for the second year in a row at Austin Chronicle’s awards show hosted by KUTX. “[The EP] being realeased just makes it very real, we…

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Noteworthy Performance: School to prison pipeline explained from left stage

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The biggest issue with schooling was ripped from its shadows and was tossed on stage: the school-to-prison pipeline. Notes From The Field, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith at the 2nd Stage Theater in New York City until December 18, captured every emotion that high school students and their parents deal with when they…

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