• Lunchtime Links

    Beagle runs for Dog Mayor

    Sid the Beagle, the subject of the popular instagram account “MyRegalBeagle,” announced his bid to become Austin’s Dog Mayor. The pup plans to promote no-kill shelters and bacon. Learn more about him here.

     

    ACL Weekend Two Recap

    If you weren’t one of the thousands of people sweating up a storm at Zilker Park this week, or if you’re already ready to reminisce, check out the festival’s recap.

     

    Charlie Strong by the numbers

    Texas Sports put together an infographic detailing the Longhorn coach’s career. Check it out 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.

    John Lennon’s birthday

     

    Today, John Lennon would have turned 75 years old. If you’d like to honor him, join Austinites at Threadgill’s for its 25th annual tribute show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Also, check out this archival footage of Paul McCartney remembering Lennon.

    The Unselfie

    In this New York Times Magazine piece, photographer Alec Soth presents 16 selfies that obscure his face — what he calls “unselfies.” It’s his personal statement on selfie culture.

    Supreme court potentially takes on Texas cases

    Stay informed by reading Texas Monthly’s report on the two Texas-based cases the Supreme Court will potentially take on this term. One is Fisher vs. UT over affirmative action and the other is Whole Woman’s vs. Cole, which will determine certain abortion restrictions.


     

  • 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.

     

    Wonderland

     

    Check out this whimsical and impressive photo series created by Kirsty Mitchell. Mitchell began the project, which took more than six years to shoot, in honor of her late mother.

     

    “Netflix and Chill” condoms

     

    UT alumnus Yousef Okasheh created Netflix and chill-themed condoms, now available for purchase.

     

    Gary Clark Jr.

     

    In anticipation for Gary Clark Jr.’s performance this coming weekend at Austin City Limits, read the Austin American-Statesman’s in-depth interview with him.


     

  • 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.

     

    Paddle boarding with whales

     

    Check out this video of a man paddleboarding in Esperance, Australia with two whales.

     

    10 writers to watch

     

    As the Texas Book Festival approaches, you should take a look at this list of 10 up-and-coming literary Texans to pay attention to.

     

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Reunion

     

    The cast of the Rocky Horror Picture show reunited on the Today Show for the film’s 40th anniversary. Watch the video here.

     

    Vance Joy eats tacos

     

    Watch as KGSR takes Vance Joy to Austin’s Tyson’s Taco to teach a listener how to play the ukulele.

  • 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.

     

    Dawn and Hawkes

    The Texas Monthly posted about Austin-based duo Miranda Hawkes and Chris Dawn's latest music video for their new single "Almost Mine." The folk pair appeared on "The Voice" as part of Adam Levine's team and have spent the past few years at the top of the charts on iTunes.

    Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games

    The last trailer was released for the fourth and final installment of the Hunger Games film series. Mockingjay: Part 2 is set to be released November 20. Check out the trailer here.

    Bei Bei Opens His Eyes

    The National Zoo’s giant panda cub, Bei Bei, opened its eyes today. The zoo, located in Washington D.C., is home to hundreds of endangered animals from pandas to tigers. To watch some of the zoos animals up close, watch their animal cam here.

Pages