Afternoon Links


The Daily Texan Life and Arts section is happy to complement your afternoon with a smattering of news from across the cultural spectrum.

I’m sure I’m not alone in complaining that today’s humidity is making my hair crazier than normal. So why not take a look at Barbara Walter’s well-coiffed mane through the years. 

Today is Hans Christen Andersen’s birthday. While he’s been dead a few hundred years, celebrate by reading some of his stories here.

This Texas student wrote YOLO on the essay portion of a standardized test and got suspended. Don’t we all wish we were bold enough to do the same?

Vulture previews comedy television show pilots for the 2013-2014 season. Looks like some 90s stars are trying to make a comeback.

What does 2,000 calories look like? I’m not sure you want to know…

The Guardian wants to know, what words make you cringe? Personally, we hate “moist” and “wound.”

If you are feeling bitter this Tuesday, check out film’s greatest break up lines.

Here’s what it looks like from the top of the new World Trade Center. The spot won’t be open until 2015.