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    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.

    Albums to Expect this Fall

    Check out Vulture’s compilation of upcoming album releases this fall to know when  to expect new music from artists such as Rihanna and Kurt Cobain.

     

    New York Times Reading List

     

    Sign up to get reading recommendations from New York Times editors and reporters. Emails are sent twice a week.

     

    The “Dislike Button”

     

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced the social network will be introducing a “dislike” button. Read more here.

     


    Internet Hacks for Students

    Check out these 19 internet hacks to help you save money on books and increase your productivity.

  • 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.

    Taco Emoji

    A taco emoji is set to be released with Apple's iOS 9.1 update. Some people argue the taco should be soft, not crispy. Check out the controversy here.

    "Narcos"

    Netflix will release a series called "Narcos," which is based on Javier Peña and Steve Murphy's hunt to find drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, later this month. Read the interview with Peña and Murphy here.

    All-90s Channel

    Nickelodeon might launch a network that plays only '90s TV shows. Check out this list of shows the network should include.

     

  • 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.

    Tailgating at Texas vs. Rice

    Check out the Statesman’s slideshow recap of UT tailgates at the game against Rice on Saturday.

     

    Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors

    Ever wonder what your upstairs neighbors are doing to make so much noise? This video finally explains what’s really going on.

     

    Cheerleading squad’s 9/11 tribute

     

    In honor of 9/11, Texas’ Lumberton High School’s cheerleading squad performed a routine with sounds from the day of the attack playing in the background.  

     

    Chris Brown custody case

    On Friday, a judge in Houston granted Chris Brown joint-custody of his daughter, Royal.

  • 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.

    Remembering 9/11

    In honor of 9/11, the New York Times released a series of videos named “Remembering 9/11.” The videos feature The Tribute in Lights, the completion of the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania and a letter that fell from the plane.

    Petition to save Hole in the Wall

    Located on The Drag since 1974, Austin's iconic Hole in the Wall's 10-year lease will be up for renewal in January 2016 and with a possible increase in rent, the venue's future is uncertain. Journalism professor Wanda Cash created a Change.org petition to save Hole in the Wall from closing down by making it a culturally significant landmark.

    Re-make of music video for “Put ‘em Up”

    On Monday, electrical engineering freshman Ben Sklar released his own music video for the recently viral UT-themed song “Put ‘em Up.” Be sure to watch the whole way through.

    “Where the hell is Matt?” video

    In 2003, video game designer Matt Harding traveled around Southeast Asia. Along the way, he and his friend decided to make a video of Harding doing a silly dance in the different places they visited and upload it to their blog. Then in 2005, the video went viral. In 2012, Harding released another video of his dancing travels but that time, he included the people he met along the way. Watch as Harding dances with a tribe in Zimbabwe, couples in Israel, children in Thailand and more.

    News to know

    Ensure your ability to pass a current events quiz by reading this list of 10 news stories by the University of Syracuse’s newspaper, The Daily Orange.

     

     
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    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.

     

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