5 Lunchtime Links: Why adult coloring could be less innocent than it seems

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Christine Walczyk, left, Leah Urtado and Angela Mantia color at Gourdough’s. Laura Skelding/American-Statesman

1. Is adult coloring a cry for help?

Put the crayon down. Back away from the coloring book. Not everyone is so sure the whole adult coloring craze is as innocent as it seems. A piece by Quartz argues that the popularity of the mindless activity could point to unhealthy stress levels in those who pursue it as a calming pastime.

2. Paul Simon to tape “Austin City Limits” May 12.

The legendary Paul Simon, a crucial half of also legendary Simon & Garfunkel, will record an “Austin City Limits” episode May 12 at ACL Live, the American-Statesman’s Peter Blackstock reports. As with all live tapings the tickets for the show are distributed through a lottery that opens up about a week before the performance.

3. Breaking it down: Beyoncé, “Lemonade,” Jay Z, Rachel Roy, Rachael Ray.

Do you find the rumors surrounding Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” release about as confusing as the Prop. 1 ballot language? Get your Rachels straight, your “Becky with the good hair” rumors right and scroll through the nearly 15-year saga that is Beyoncé and Jay Z’s crazy-in-love love in this Jezebel piece.

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4. Joss Whedon stops by “I love you so much” mural.

Screenwriter Joss Whedon’s friendship with folksinger Shawnee Kilgore brought him to Austin for a traditional “I love you so much” mural pic and a few other stops around the city, including the one below at Radio Coffee & Beer. Whedon, who wrote and created shows like “Buff the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” met Kilgore when he backed her Kickstarter campaign for her debut album.

Apparently I shot a film noir of #josswhedon at @radiocoffeeandbeer. I'm pretty proud of it.

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5. Who will claim what Prince left behind?

Prince’s sister confirmed Tuesday that the singer didn’t have a will prepared ahead of his death last week, the Associated Press reports. She also said she is currently working to appoint a special administrator who will divide the star’s estate.

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