Retrograde Reads: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Retrograde Reads: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Kai Cheng Thom’s debut novel sparkles with character, confabulous charm

Running away from home, reinventing yourself and encountering roadblocks along the way – it’s a typical structure for a typical coming-of-age novel. However, “Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir” is far from a typical story. “Fierce Femmes” follows a young, first-generation Chinese-American girl’s journey of...

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Adam Melchor takes audiences on a ’Joyride’ throughout the US

Adam Melchor takes audiences on a ’Joyride’ throughout the US

Indie opener combines deep tunes with great personality for a terrific show

Indie folk-pop musician Adam Melchor opened for Chelsea Cutler’s “When I Close My Eyes” tour along with ROSIE at the House of Blues Dallas. “Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1,” Melchor’s latest album, was inspired by his ”Lullaby Hotline” (973-264-4172) project, which was intended to connect with fans and test-drive new...

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Comets Cosplay at SUAAB Con

Comets Cosplay at SUAAB Con

One of the biggest draws of this year's Comet Con was the two hour cosplay contest

Stunning, confident and bold, UTD students from all different walks of life participated in SUAAB’s entertaining cosplay competition on March 23. The cosplay competition, which was only one of several different events featured during Comet Con—UTD’s take on Comic-Con—allowed Comets to bring or watch their favorite anime, video game or...

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Mudleaf Coffee

Mudleaf Coffee

Enormous café with outstanding coffee, delicious lunch offerings makes for a great occasional study-session treat

Across the street from a post office in Plano, there’s Mudleaf Coffee, a spacious coffee shop that just might be the next place for you to get your fix. Located on the intersection of Parker and Independence, Mudleaf stands out for how big it is on the inside. It feels...

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Retrograde reads: P. Djèlí Clark’s novel ‘Ring shout’

Retrograde reads: P. Djèlí Clark’s novel ‘Ring shout’

Lovecraft, cursed swords and white supremacy tell a chilling tale of post-war American South

With a captivating cast and thrilling action, P. Djèlí Clark’s “Ring Shout”– alternately titled “Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times”– imagines the post-war American South as a place less haunted by its violent history and more actively brought to life. White mobs celebrate 1922’s re-release of “Birth of a...

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‘Don’t Look Up,’ Comets!

‘Don’t Look Up,’ Comets!

Satirical film with star-studded cast deconstructs political paradigm, human indifference to an impending apocalypse

With the Academy Awards coming up on March 27, one film in particular is worth revisiting: “Don’t Look Up,” which was nominated for four Oscars, including best picture. When Virgil wrote the “Aeneid,” he did not establish a case-by-case argument for why the Romans were superior to the Greeks. Instead,...

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National Women’s History Month

Student organizations, UTD programs plan to host events, Q&As to celebrate and empower next generation of leaders

National Women’s History Month is a time for the people of the United States to recognize and honor women’s many accomplishments, at present and throughout history. So, The Mercury reached out to some of the dynamic leaders on campus to see what student organizations are doing to empower women. The...

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Profiling Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Profiling Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Schultz: eating disorders are 'the second leading cause of death in the mental health field. Opioids are number one.'

UTD’s Student Wellness Center partnered with on-campus and national organizations to host National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at the end of February, reminding Comets that their wellbeing is not dictated by their weight. The Wellness Center kicked off their in-person events with “Mirrors on the Mall”, which—although moved inside by...

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Review

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Review

With the roar of a chainsaw and rotting flesh dangling from the jowls of a killer, Leatherface returns with a vengeance – and newfound hatred of Gen Z. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2022) is an example of what horror movie sequels should be, with nods to the first film without relying...

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Conversation with the director, cast of new ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Conversation with the director, cast of new ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Warning major spoilers ahead. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2022) follows its iconic 1974 predecessor in a blood-fueled extravaganza that will terrify (and delight) old fans and new viewers alike. Director David Blue Garcia, an Emmy award winner, first gained recognition from his debut feature film “Tejano” and was later offered the...

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