5 Lunchtime Links: David Letterman debuts new look

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A picture of David Letterman hangs outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is retiring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A picture of David Letterman hangs outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is retiring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A picture of David Letterman hangs outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is retiring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

1. Have you seen David Letterman?

David Letterman isn’t looking like himself. Or at least not like the clean-cut, suit-and-tie, bespectacled, late-night show host we’ve come to know. Some pictures showing Letterman on vacation in St. Barts have gone viral. A very bearded, but totally bald, Letterman jogging on the beach have spawned a lot of comments likening the comedian, who has reportedly kept a low profile since passing over his hosting gig to Stephen Colbert, to Santa Clause.

2. Vice reviews forgotten mixtapes that litter the streets during SXSW.

Sure you want to know what critics think of big SXSW acts like Santigold or Drake. But what about the hundreds of mixtapes by unheard artists trying to get there name out that litter the streets come the end of the festival? One Vice writer brought new meaning to “underground” when he made it his mission to review a few of the forgotten dreams he picked up off the streets of downtown. Find out what he thinks of Moneybagg Yo’s “Federal Reloaded,” or Big Runts, in this piece by the American-Statesman’s Jackie Wang.

3. Uber Eats to now offer all-day delivery.

What started with a few restaurants during lunch hours on the weekends, food delivery service Uber Eats announced Thursday its largest expansion move yet, the American-Statesman’s Matthew Odam reports. The service, which has recently extended its geographical reach, will now deliver meals everyday from some 100 restaurants between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight. Some of the new restaurants you’ll be able to order from include include Hillside Farmacy, Unit-D Pizzeria, Freedmen’s Barbecue and Krispy Kreme. The instant delivery from a select menu will still only be available during lunch hours.

4. X Games announce lineup featuring Blink-182, G-Eazy and more.

The X Games are looking to take you back to the days when Hot Topic meant something to you with its announcement of a musical lineup Thursday. The Games will feature performances by not just Blink-182 (although it’d be enough), but also All Time Low and Logic. And also G-Eazy. Although a strange mix, G-Eazy is bound to meet your mainstream hip-hop needs. But he is no Kanye in 2014. Tickets for the Games, which will be held at Circuit of the Americas June 2- 5, are available at www.xgames.com. Or you can enter this giveaway and win tickets to the Games for free!

5. Where to eat for Easter brunch.

If you’re not planning on going all-out this coming weekend and baking yourself a proper Easter ham, consider having brunch at one of the many spots in Austin that will serve Easter-themed meals this Sunday. The American-Statesman’s Matthew Odam has compiled a list featuring plates like a barbecue Benedict at Freedmen’s and a huevos rancheros bar at Tacos and Tequila.


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