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.


Battle of the Boys


One Direction and Justin Bieber both release new albums Friday. The New York Times analyzed the successes and differences between the two pop artists.



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Singer Jesse Graham sued Taylor Swift for allegedly stealing the lyric “haters gonna hate.” When telling Jesse he lost the case,  the judge cleverly used Swift’s lyrics from “Blank Space.”



Romeo Rose — Are you a good kisser?

In 2013, Austinite Romeo Rose put out a Craigslist post in search of a partner who met his absurd set of requirements. Now, he has another ad out and he’s looking for somebody to feature in his documentary about kissing. Check out this applicant’s bizarre interaction with Rose.