The Liberator

Watchmen and the Importance of Sourcing in T.V.

Aaron Booe, Commentary Editor

February 18, 2020

It is said that history is written by the victors. In the United States, victors have traditionally been affluent white men, but in an era intent on questioning the legitimacy of those who have written our history, the sophisticated...

From the Screen to the Stage: Behind the Curtains of Legally Blonde: The Musical

Sophia Chau, Staffer

February 18, 2020

It is not always easy to fully appreciate something’s story just by looking at it. Just like you’d probably never know how your paper clips were made without extensive scientific research in the form of How It’s Made episodes,...

2020 Vision: Notable Albums of the New Year

Max Domel and Hanif Amanullah

February 18, 2020

J Hus, “Big Conspiracy” (Jan. 24): Following up on his 2017 debut titled “Common Sense”, British rapper and singer J Hus started the new decade with the release of his sophomore album “Big Conspiracy” featuring Burna...

Cooking Up a Passion for the Kitchen

Zoe Klein, Finance Director

February 18, 2020

Gordon Ramsey’s rage has been haunting my nightmares ever since I watched “MasterChef” for the first time when I was six years old. Fire coming from his ears, “scaw-lops” sizzling on a pan that is too hot to hold and...

The Fairytale World of Fortlandia

Hanif Amanullah, Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2020

If you were to get into your car and drive south on Mopac–way south–you would find yourself at the renowned Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a 284-acre botanical garden far away from the hustle and bustle of Austin. And...

A Beautiful Tale of Two Beautiful Neighborhoods

Ahnsa Campbell, Staffer

January 15, 2020

“You were a child once, too.” The late Fred Rogers said this decades ago, but it still remains in the hearts of many people to this day. Rogers will continue to influence generations with his television show “Mister Rogers’...

How Politics Has Taken Over SNL

Max Domel, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night! Over the course of its 45 seasons since 1975, the famous late-night comedy sketch show has evolved into a staple of American popular culture. Part of its evolution has been an increase...

Mischief? We’ve Got It Managed

Ava De Leon, Staffer

January 15, 2020

This year’s fall play had a mix of drama, comedy and magic. The latest performance by the Alley Cat Players, LBJ’s theater group, gave audiences a taste of the Harry Potter World with their adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical...

Star Wars Is Looking For A New Hope

Zoe Klein and Grace Woodruff

January 15, 2020

Star Wars is the highest-grossing series of all time and one of the most recognized. Today, the series compounds on its previous success, supported by the titan of industry Disney, and has been responsible for a billion-dollar...

Making Memories at Austin’s Merry Trail of Lights

Luci Garza, Staffer

January 15, 2020

Every winter, downtown Austin is lit up by the festive Trail of Lights, which was started by a small group of Austinites in Zilker Park. Since 1965, it has become a popular attraction and a symbol of the local holiday spirit with...

The East Austin Studio Tour: Why it Makes Austin, Well, Austin

Hanif Amanullah, Entertainment Editor

January 13, 2020

A cool breeze drifted through Austin this November and brought with it a fresh assortment of pictures, paintings, and other pieces of artwork as the annual East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) took place for its 16th consecutive year....

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