• Lunchtime Links

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

    James Taylor updates “Fire and Rain”

     

    In his 1970 hit “Fire and Rain,” singer-songwriter James Taylor sings “I've seen fire and I've seen rain.” Last night, on Colbert’s Late Show, Taylor updated the song to include things he’s seen since then such as man buns and left shark.

     

    When We Were Young

    Earlier this week, Adele premiered the latest song from her upcoming album, 25.

     

    Firefighter undergoes extensive facial transplant

    Learn more about the Mississippi volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison who recently underwent a 26 hour facial reconstructive surgery here.  

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    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

    Zoolander 2 Trailer

    Check out today’s release of the new Zoolander 2 trailer.

     

    The Uncommon Resilience of Parisian Street Life

    The New York Times Magazine examines the sites of the Paris attacks through old photographs.

     

    Everyday Texas life in the 1970s

    Take a tour through Texas life in the 70s with these snapshots compiled by My San Antonio.

     
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    Charlie Sheen makes announcement on TODAY show

    In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer, actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive.

    Justin Bieber mourns friend lost in Paris attacks

    After news of his friend Thomas Ayad, who worked for Bieber’s label, was killed in the Paris attacks, Bieber wrote a tribute to him on Twitter.

     

    Man sues Pennsylvania police in soap, cocaine mix-up

    A man spent 29 days in jail after police mistook his homemade soap for cocaine. Read more about him here.  

     

  • Lunchtime Links

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

     

    Predictions from The Onion

     

    In 2003, the satirical newspaper The Onion predicted the rise of the Islamic State — and was right. Check out what the paper thought would happen here.

     

    France Timeline

     

    Stay up to date with events going on surrounding the attacks in France with this timeline from The Guardian.

     

    Home Alone

     

    It’s been 25 years since “Home Alone” was released in theaters. Check out what the cast looks like now.

  • Lunchtime Links

     

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

    Battle of the Boys

     

    One Direction and Justin Bieber both release new albums Friday. The New York Times analyzed the successes and differences between the two pop artists.

     

     

    Blank space

    Singer Jesse Graham sued Taylor Swift for allegedly stealing the lyric “haters gonna hate.” When telling Jesse he lost the case,  the judge cleverly used Swift’s lyrics from “Blank Space.”

     

     

    Romeo Rose — Are you a good kisser?

    In 2013, Austinite Romeo Rose put out a Craigslist post in search of a partner who met his absurd set of requirements. Now, he has another ad out and he’s looking for somebody to feature in his documentary about kissing. Check out this applicant’s bizarre interaction with Rose.


     

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