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.


University of Texas Honor Code

Syllabus week is coming to end and, by now, you’ve probably read the UT Student Honor Code at least five times. Revel in that promise of academic integrity once more as Matthew McConaughey, Laura Bush, Greg Fenves and more read it out loud.


Smelly Cat


On Wednesday, Taylor Swift invited “Friends’” Lisa Kudrow on stage to perform Phoebe Buffet’s infamous song “Smelly Cat.”



“My All American” advanced screening


UT students are invited to an advanced screening of Angelo Pizzo’s film, “My All American” on Sept. 9 at the Texas Union. The movie is a football drama that follows the story of Freddie Steinmark, the Longhorn defensive back whose football career was cut short when doctors discovered a bone tumor on his left leg just days after he won the 1969 championship “Game of the Century” against Arkansas. Reserve a maximum of two tickets here.



Brad Paisley’s free concert on campus


As part of Brad Paisley’s “Country Nation College Tour,” the country music star will be performing a free concert at the UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sept. 10. With only 8,400 tickets being issued, students, faculty and staff can reserve their tickets by logging into their Texas Athletics account.



The New York Times’ eighth grade math test


According to New York State, only 22 percent of eighth graders who took this year’s Common Core-aligned math test passed. To see how you compare with the eighth graders, The New York Times compiled these five questions from the test.