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.


“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.