Retrograde Reads: ‘Well’

Retrograde Reads: ‘Well’

Sandro Galea’s treatise on medicine and how to fix it

Maybe this book hit me so hard because I read it while violently ill, but I’d like to believe it’s more due to Sandro Galea’s sheer skill as a writer. Between a veritable horde of academic citations, clear explanations of a dizzyingly complex subject matters and an incredibly well-constructed argument...

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Dunn Brothers Coffee

Dunn Brothers Coffee

This unique version of the midwestern coffee chain has a few positive differences

Yet another northern coffee chain has transplanted itself into DFW in the last few years, but our particular local branch of Dunn Brothers Coffee arrived with some unique circumstances. Just down the road from the Walmart on Coit Road, Dunn Brothers looks an awful lot like an upscale Starbucks at...

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Retrograde Reads: ‘Timemaster’ by Robert L. Forward

Retrograde Reads: ‘Timemaster’ by Robert L. Forward

Forward's hard science fiction taken off the main timeline with unlikeable characters and an overbearing power fantasy

Some books have fascinating premises that grab you right off the bat. Some books have well-written, clever dialogue and snappy explanations of scientific ideas backed by real experience. Some books have all of the above, and go on to be a thoroughly enjoyable story. Robert L. Forward’s “Timemaster” is not...

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‘Kimi’ tries to do far too much in too little time

‘Kimi’ tries to do far too much in too little time

Tech thriller breaks ground in some areas, but ultimately aims too wide in topic scope

If you have an Alexa, there could be Amazon employees listening through your audio at any point to improve voice recognition, unless you opt out of contributing user data. So, what would happen if one of these employees came across evidence of a violent crime? Would they try to report...

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Girl in Red, Holly Humberstone at the House of Blues in Dallas

Girl in Red, Holly Humberstone at the House of Blues in Dallas

Most indie fans are well aware of the holy trinity of bedroom pop: girl in red, Clairo and Beadoobee. They are known for their dreamy tunes that could very well be in a coming-of-age film soundtrack, but now many of these “bedroom pop” musicians are branching out into a variety...

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Dutch Bros Coffee

Dutch Bros Coffee

Drive-through coffee chain provides countless syrup options for a large variety of drinks at cheap prices

Not many restaurants, let alone coffee chains, claim to have a highly sociable drive through experience, but Dutch Bros Coffee provides a quick fix of energy – in more ways than one. Located about five minutes out from campus on Arapaho and West Shore is the closest chain location of...

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Student Government Updates 3/22/2022

Student Government Updates 3/22/2022

Out of Darkness Campus Walk UTD is hosting an “Out of Darkness Campus Walk” in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The University is recruiting walkers and asking student organizations to create teams; the walk is open to both students and the general community. The goal is to...

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skate fast, have a blast

skate fast, have a blast

UTD's skateboarder culture boasts an inclusive, supportive enviroment for those looking to join

Computer science senior Nathan Breen glides past blossoming trees behind Green Hall, grinding a bench and trey-flipping the deck of his board as he rolls across smooth concrete. Now that spring is here, he and many other students have come out to get back into their favorite hobby: skating. Breen...

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This is the only food website you’ll ever need

Richardsoneats.com provides a diverse, delicious restaurant list curated by a local for Comets looking for nearby eateries

If you had to recommend places to eat around Richardson to a friend, what would you send to them? A texted list? A spreadsheet? How about an entire website? That’s what user experience designer Stephen Edmondson did when he heard one of his friends was moving to Richardson. Simply called...

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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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