• 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.

    In memory of Bevo

    In honor of BevoXIV’s death, here is a 2013 article from The Daily Texan that details his life as UT’s mascot.  

    Texas Book Festival

    Check out the Austin-American Statesman’s author picks for the Texas Book Festival and ready yourself for the weekend.

     

    Alien possibilities

    According to Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, scientists have found an outer-space structure indicating possible alien civilization.



     

  • 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.

     

    Bastrop County declared disaster area

    Head here for updates on the Hidden Pines fire. The fire has destroyed nine homes and is estimated to be about 4,200 acres, leading Governor Abbott to declare a state of disaster in Bastrop County.

     

    “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” lost animations

     

    In honor of their film’s 40th anniversary, Monty Python released released 14 minutes of Terry Gilliam’s deleted animations.

     

    Women in a galaxy far, far away…

    In an interview with The Guardian, President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy discussed the Star Wars franchise’s desire to hire a female director. Kennedy also hinted at the significance of the character Rey (Daisy Ridley), who will appear in the upcoming film  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Read her interview here.

  • Lunchtime Links

    Bevo XIV

    After being diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV was retired. Learn more about the macot's 12-year reign in this video.

    Democratic Debate Recap

    Check out this New York Times article to see their take on everything from the candidates to the questions asked during last night’s Democratic debate.

     

    The Women of the Manhattan Project

    From wives to daughters to scientists themselves, learn more about the women behind the Manhattan Project 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.

    Shia LaBeouf

    If you’re passionate about Shia LaBeouf’s arrest on 6th street this past weekend, here’s an update on what’s happening to him.

    Rhianna and the New York Times

    In this T Magazine interview, Rhianna discusses her career, her social media and what types of men turn her on.

    Donald Trump China Remix

     

    Have you ever paid attention to the way Donald Trump says “China?” In this video, YouTube user Chris Kogos took video of Trump saying the country’s name over and over again and added some catchy beats.

    Senator Palpatine and Sauron    

    Check out this comic by artist Steve Ogden that details what would probably happen if Senator Palpatine, Sauron and Voldemort met up in the afterlife.


     

  • 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.

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