• 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.

     

    Snowden on Twitter

     

    With the bio “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public,” NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter today.

     

    Coffee Quotes

     

    Celebrate National Coffee Day by captioning your artsy latte Instagram pictures with these coffee-related quotes.

     

    Interview with a genius

    In this Q&A published in The Atlantic, reporter Jeffrey Goldberg puts 2015 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Award Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates’s intelligence to the test.

  • 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.

     

    NASA Announces Discovery of Water on Mars

     

    Watch this video to learn more about NASA’s discovery of liquid water in the canyons and crater walls of Mars.

     

    Magazine Editor Leaves Manhattan For a Tour of Asia

     

    26 year-old Taryn Adler left her job at Cosmopolitan to travel the world. Read this Atlantic article to learn more about her trip.

     

    Nana’s Do The Nae Nae

     

    Buzzfeed rounded up some grandmas and taught them how to do the Nae Nae, check out the video here.  

     

    Satellite Images

     

    From refugee camps to fields of Dutch tulips, these satellite images illustrate the horror and beauty of Earth from afar.

  • 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.

    Voyages photo stories

    Six photographers documented their travels through Nigeria, the Black Sea, Tokyo, Venezuela, Istanbul and Italy. The New York Times Magazine compiled them into its latest piece “Voyages.”

     

    Clint Black exclusive

    For the first time in 10 years, country legend Clint Black is releasing a new album, On Purpose. The Texas Monthly has an exclusive first look at two of the album’s tracks.

     

    Dog Train

    An 80-year-old Texas native built a train that takes rescued dogs for rides. Check out the photos here.

     

    Texas State Fair from A to Z

    From rooster crowing contests to miniature zebu cattle, here’s a list of 2015 State Fair attractions from A to Z.


     

  • 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.

     

    Selfies cause more deaths than sharks

    Syracruse.com posted this article explaining that there have been more selfie-related deaths in 2015 than shark attacks.

     

    State of the Forty Acres

    Listen to SG President Xavier Rotnofsky and Vice President Rohit Mandalapu’s State of the Forty Acres as they address issues such as campus carry, food trucks on campus and the Iran deal.

    NPR’s Tiny Desk featuring Gina Chavez

    This week on NPR’s Tiny Desk series, Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez performs music from her latest album, Up.Rooted.

    Texas Monthly’s “The Checklist”

    Update your music, film and book libraries with Texas Monthly’s October checklist.


     

  • 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.

    New Humans of Australia

     

    In an effort to give a voice to the refugees and migrants that now call Australia home, one woman created a Facebook page resembling “Humans of New York” named “New Humans of Australia.”

     

    Artificially intelligent Barbie

     

    This New York Times piece features a new and improved toy — an artificially intelligent Barbie. Set to release in November, the Hello Barbie will be able to have a conversation with children and is said to be “the most advanced to date in a new generation of A.I. toys.”

     

    American Sniper and the Longhorns

     

    Someone made a video of the Longhorns vs. the California Golden Bears game on Saturday, featuring the American Sniper.

     

     

    Local actors on TV this fall

     

    Check out Austin Monthly’s list of actors with local ties that will be on screen this season.





     

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