• 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.

     

    “6 Years” movie trailer

     

    Released Tuesday on Netflix, “6 Years” follows the six-year long love story of two college students as they struggle to keep their relationship afloat. Directed by Hannah Fidell, the film was shot in places around Austin, including UT campus and West Campus.

     

     

    What is the point of college?

     

    In this New York Times Magazine article, a New York University philosophy professor discusses whether there is a point to college through utilitarian and utopian perspectives.  

     

    Down to the River

     

    The Alcalde put together an interactive feature on UT alumnus Steve Davis, who created a fly fishing camp for survivors of child abuse, neglect or human trafficking. Read the story and view the fishing photos and videos here.

     

    Emoji Portraits

     

    A New York Times web developer made a tool that recreates your photos entirely with Emojis. Check out some celebrity creations and try submitting your own 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.

    UT Football 2015 ft. Charlie Strong

    There’s one more day until kickoff and it’s time to get hyped up for the big day. Watch this 2015 football preview to prepare for the Longhorn’s season debut.

     

    Companion App

    Whether you’re ending a late night at the PCL or going from one West Campus neighborhood to another, walking home can be dangerous. Download the new app Companion, created by five students at the University of Michigan, which enables you to request a friend or family member to virtually track your trek home through GPS.    

     

    Kanye West at the VMAs — Seinfeld Edition

    At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West stood up on stage and ranted. But throw in a laugh track and the opening tune to Seinfeld and his speech is one you don’t want to miss.

    50 Things You Might Not Know About Austin

    From Matthew McConaughey’s arrest to Austin’s own bigfoot, here are 50 things about the city you may not have known.








     

  • 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.

     

    “My All American” trailer

     

    Not many colleges were willing to take a chance on the now-legendary defensive back Freddie Steinmark until UT coach Darrell Royal came along. This November, Steinmark will be portrayed by Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story") in "My All American," a film by Rudy screenwriter Angelo Pizzo. Until its release, you can check out the trailer here.

     

    18 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug

     

    From cheesecake to chilaquiles, here are a list of breakfast, dinner and dessert recipes you can cook using a few simple ingredients, a mug and a microwave.

     

    Books from UT alumni

     

    The Alcalde, the Texas Exes magazine, compiled a list of new books by UT alumni to read this month. Titles include “Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses” by Diane Kelly and “The Carriage House” by Louisa Hall.

     

    College calculator

     

    The Chronicle of Higher Education created a tool that calculates how much time it takes students to pay off college by working minimum wage. Type in your state, how much you earn per hour and how many hours you work a week to determine how many years you need to work to pay for a year’s worth of college.

     

    Notre Dame Freakbass

     

    Get pumped for the game this Saturday by watching this “embarrassing Notre Dame video,” featuring fans and cheerleaders singing to the lyric “We are Notre Dame.”

     

    Inheriting inequality

     

    The Austin American-Statesman created a three-part series that analyzes the legacy segregation has left on the African-American population in Austin.


     

  • 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.

     

    Alamo Drafthouse “Don’t Talk” PSAs

    Last month, Texas Monthly began rounding up some of Alamo Drafthouse’s unconventional "Don’t Talk” PSAs — short clips warning moviegoers against talking during the film. Watch celebrities from Danny Trejo to Danny Devito give out their warnings and vote for your favorite before the competition ends this Sunday.

    “The Danish Girl” trailer

     

    On Tuesday, the first trailer for the upcoming film “The Danish Girl” was released. The film is a biographical drama based off of artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) who work on their evolving marriage as Elbe becomes the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

     

    Sex-ed in America

     

    Check out this comprehensive piece, written by UT alumna Hannah Smothers, on sex-education in America. With maps for guidance, you’ll see the differences in sex-education policies across the nation.

    Taylor Swift’s new video and colonialism

    CNN reported after Taylor Swift’s release of her new music video for “Wildest Dreams,” the singer is undergoing criticism for “channeling colonialism.”

     









     

  • 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.

    “Put ‘em Up” music video

    UT campus, burnt orange and hook ‘em signs star in economics junior Jonathan Dror’s new music video.  Released this morning, check out the University-wide representative's song “Put ‘em Up.”

     

    15 new Texas laws you need to know

    Over 600 Texas laws go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 1. From body cameras for police officers to underage alcohol tasting, The Dallas Morning News analyzes 15 laws that Texans might actually notice.

    Buzzfeed for UT

    A group of UT students created the website BurntX (http://www.burntx.com), which publishes humorous lists and articles about all things UT.

    “Urban Cowboy” tv series casting call

    In the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy,” John Travolta and Debra Winger star as Bud, a farm boy from a small Texas town, and Sissy, a big city girl from Houston. Today, Fox Television is planning to film the pilot of an “Urban Cowboy” tv series reboot in Austin. If you want to audition to be an extra on the film you can sign up here. The only catch is you must be local to the area with a Texas ID in order to be considered.

     

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