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

Stephen Colbert cried. Watch his interview with bullying researcer Emily Bazelon. 

The telescope that could show us the 96% of the universe that we're currently missing. 

Private equity is trying to save Playboy. Who knew Hugh Hefner's supply of money isn't endless?

Watch out, apparently one-third of United States leprosy cases are caused by Texas's state small mammal: the armadillo. 

Here's a detailed guide on how to boil peanuts. 

New York City taxis may be getting condom vending machines. Safety first, unless it involves seat belts. 

In honor of Kurt Cobain's birthday, here is the Rolling Stone article from 1992. 

Conan O'Brien will host the White House Correspondents' dinner.

Mark Twain without a shirt.  Beware.

The cast of "Downton Abbey" sort of sings One Direction. 

The South is still its own world. Virigina wants to go back on the gold standard.