December 7, 2015
The roar of thousands of people with their arms outstretched in the Nazi salute fills the stadium as three-year German Chancellor Adolf Hitler watches the opening ceremonies approvingly.
Swastika flags and Olympic banners line the crowded streets above athletes and spectators from nearly 50 different nations, where only a few weeks before were signs reading “Deutsche kauft nicht beim Juden”: “Germans don’t buy from Jews.”
Angry German speeches filled with anti-Semitic hatred clash with American Olympic officials reassuring the country that there’s no reason not to do business with the new German regime.
The triumphant opening notes of the American national anthem accompanies the handing of the gold medal to Jesse Owens, now an Olympic hero.
No, this isn’t Berlin 1936. It’s Austin 2015, at The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibit.
November 23, 2015
Austin is an ideal place to start a business, but there aren’t enough sources of local investment to help startups grow, according to a recent study by two Austin business associations.
November 4, 2015
The Austin City Council will consider abolishing its policy of giving smoking ban waivers to festivals that use city parks after debate among members over Fun Fun Fun Fest’s waiver application at Thursday’s special meeting.
October 18, 2015
Highlights from Sunday at the 20th annual Texas Book Festival.
October 14, 2015
To help women defend themselves from attack, UTPD will be hosting Rape Aggression Defense classes again this fall. The 12-hour RAD class teaches students self-defense and prevention techniques against assault.
September 16, 2015
Political economist and self-proclaimed “class worrier” Robert Reich warned last week in a lecture at UT that widening political and economic inequality meant that the U.S. would soon have to choose between either authoritarianism or reform.
May 11, 2015
As the Texas Legislature considers taking away in-state tuition for DACA students, DREAMers at the University of Texas at Austin are fighting against Senate Bill 1819.