• 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.





     

  • 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.

     

    What Did Zoey Say?

    10 years after the Zoey 101 cast buried their time capsule at PCA, Chase finally finds out what Zoey said about him.  

    Best and Worst Moments of the Emmy’s

    If you missed the Emmy’s, check out EW’s list of the best and worst moments of the night.

     

    High School Football

    Check out this piece by the New York Times featuring the nation’s high school football culture and how serious people take it.

  • 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.

    “I am sad and so am I”

    Check out the first official music video for UT alumnus Brently Heilbron’s Austin-based emo puppet band Fragile Rock.

     

     

    Donald Trump’s phone call with Hillary Clinton

    The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featured a skit on Wednesday starring Hillary Clinton, in which she and Fallon — who pretended to be Donald Trump — had a phone conversation.

     

     

     

    Top college’s doing the most for low-income students

     

    The New York Times’ The Upshot created a college access index to measure how top college’s deal with economic diversity.  

    Rainbow Doritos

    On Thursday, Frito-Lay announced the release of rainbow-colored, limited-edition Doritos in honor of the LGBT community. The campaign runs through October. 



     

  • 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.

     

    Moments from the second G.O.P debate

     

    In case you missed the Republican candidate debate, check out the New York Times’ compilation of most important moments from last night.

     

    “The Jungle Book”

     

    Reflect on your childhood by watching the first U.S trailer for Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”

     

    Is college tuition too high?

    Read this New York Times Magazine piece that examines the cost of college tuition — and if it’s worth it.

     

    Rediscovered Beatles Memorabilia

    After going through cluttered storage units, Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach discovered a horde of memorabilia and never-before-seen photos. Check out the items here before it goes to auction.  




     

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