• 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.

     

    MTV Music Video Awards

     

    If you didn’t get a chance to watch last night’s MTV’s Video Music Awards, Rolling Stone recapped the night’s biggest events, from Kanye’s 2020 campaign announcement to Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj’s beef.

     

    "ATX Uncensored-ish"

     

    On Monday, the CW Austin will be recording its newest late-night television show “ATX Uncensored-ish” at the Spiderhouse Ballroom at 9 p.m. Join the audience for a chance to be on TV as comedians Brian Gaar, Kath Barbadoro, Chris Cubas, Maggie Maye and Danny Palumbo perform comedy sets. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.

     

    Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

     

    After hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, pop-singer Miley Cyrus debuted her new album “Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz” streaming free on SoundCloud. In a New York Times interview, Cyrus said the 23 tracks are a chance for her to make the music she wants to make without her label contract.

    Five Ways to Meet Your Academic Goals and Still Have a Life

    With the first week of school over, many students may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed. If you’re still trying to figure out a way to balance your health, school and social calendar, take some advice from UT’s School of Undergraduate Studies’ “Five Ways to Meet Your Academic Goals and Still Have a Life.”

     

  • 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.

     

    University of Texas Honor Code

    Syllabus week is coming to end and, by now, you’ve probably read the UT Student Honor Code at least five times. Revel in that promise of academic integrity once more as Matthew McConaughey, Laura Bush, Greg Fenves and more read it out loud.

     

    Smelly Cat

     

    On Wednesday, Taylor Swift invited “Friends’” Lisa Kudrow on stage to perform Phoebe Buffet’s infamous song “Smelly Cat.”

     

     

    “My All American” advanced screening

     

    UT students are invited to an advanced screening of Angelo Pizzo’s film, “My All American” on Sept. 9 at the Texas Union. The movie is a football drama that follows the story of Freddie Steinmark, the Longhorn defensive back whose football career was cut short when doctors discovered a bone tumor on his left leg just days after he won the 1969 championship “Game of the Century” against Arkansas. Reserve a maximum of two tickets here.

     

     

    Brad Paisley’s free concert on campus

     

    As part of Brad Paisley’s “Country Nation College Tour,” the country music star will be performing a free concert at the UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sept. 10. With only 8,400 tickets being issued, students, faculty and staff can reserve their tickets by logging into their Texas Athletics account.

     

     

    The New York Times’ eighth grade math test

     

    According to New York State, only 22 percent of eighth graders who took this year’s Common Core-aligned math test passed. To see how you compare with the eighth graders, The New York Times compiled these five questions from the test.


     

  • Lunchtime links

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

    8 Best New Songs of the Week 

    For music fans whose playlists have started to feel a little stale, Vulture rounded up eight must-have tracks to check out, from Beach House’s “PPP” to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance."

    The Nostalgia Machine

    With the nostalgia machine, users can input a year of their choice and reminisce with songs that were popular at the time, allowing users to “get their childhood jam on."

    If Harry Potter was the Villain

    Ever wonder what Harry Potter would be like if he used his powers for evil? On Monday, YouTube user BloodBlitz Comedy published a re-edited version of the Harry Potter movies to create a trailer that shows a world where Harry is the bad guy.

    Drench

    If you’re bored in class, pass the time playing this simple game. Just click the colors on the right-hand side until you flood the entire square with one color.

    How dogs get older

    Photographer Amanda Jones spent 20 years photographing dogs as they aged over time. The bittersweet photo collection shows how 16 lively pups grew into grayer, wiser-looking canines.

    World’s Biggest Heart

    The Huffington Post takes a look at a rare preserved heart from the largest animal ever thought to live on earth, the blue whale. In a short video, a technician from Ontario shows off the heart, which is roughly “the size of a small golf cart.”

  • 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.

     

    For music fans whose playlists have started to feel a little stale, Vulture rounded up eight must-have tracks to check out, from Beach House’s “PPP” to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance."

     

    With the nostalgia machine, users can input a year of their choice and reminisce with songs that were popular at the time, allowing users to “get their childhood jam on."

     

    Ever wonder what Harry Potter would be like if he used his powers for evil? On Monday, YouTube user BloodBlitz Comedy published a re-edited version of the Harry Potter movies to create a trailer that shows a world where Harry is the bad guy.

     

    If you’re bored in class, pass the time playing this simple game. Just click the colors on the right-hand side until you flood the entire square with one color.

     

    Photographer Amanda Jones spent 20 years photographing dogs as they aged over time. The bittersweet photo collection shows how 16 lively pups grew into grayer, wiser-looking canines.

     

    The Huffington Post takes a look at a rare preserved heart from the largest animal ever thought to live on earth, the blue whale. In a short video, a technician from Ontario shows off the heart, which is roughly “the size of a small golf cart.”

  • Lunchtime links

    The Daily Texan Life and Arts section is happy to complement your afternoon procrastination with a smattering of news from across the cultural spectrum.

    In honor of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, The New York Times recaps the damage and analyzes the condition of New Orleans now. Accompanied by maps and videos, the article provides a before-and-after comparison of the city.

    To celebrate the five year anniversary of the photo sharing site, Time Magazine compiled a list of 50 Instagram accounts to follow, with a representative from each state.

    A mockumentary series starring SNL alumni Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, Documentary Now “honors some of the most important stories that didn’t actually happen.” The show’s second episode, Dronez, follows Armisen and Hader to Juarez, Mexico, where they search for drug cartel leader, El Chingon.

    As “Stop and Stare” plays in the background, a UT student roams the campus fixing his “Stare of the Gator” on anyone and everyone he can. Three years after uploading the video, the gator still walks the campus.