Wednesday 20th August 2014
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Wednesday links


  • Rather stunning photos of fireworks. (New Yorker)
  • Now this is the kind of lady I like to see on the cover of Sports Illustrated. (Jezebel)
  • Genius comeback of the day.  (Slate)
  • The Foo Fighters just raised the bar on this whole ALS ice bucket challenge business with a pretty clever Carrie tribute. (Time)
  • I think any one of us could have told the NFL in advance just exactly how well their suggestion that artists pay to perform at the Superbowl was going to go over. (Atlantic Wire)



Posted on August 20th, 2014 2 Comments

Tuesday links

marilyn look

  • Fun pictures of glamorous, long-gone famous people from the late, great Look Magazine. (The Cut)
  • This mashup of Sid and Nancy and Growing Pains is on the amusing side. (Dangerous Minds)
  • 25 authors who published great books before they were 25. 25! (Flavorwire)
  • Check out the floor plans for these unbelievably luxe pre-WWI Manhattan apartment buildings and die just a tiny bit inside.
  • Somebody ranked all 20 seasons of America’s Next Top Model. (Atlantic Wire)
Posted on August 19th, 2014 2 Comments

Monday links

writing studios

  • Truly heavenly writing studios—any one of which I would be quite pleased to inhabit. (Flavorwire)
  • Oops. (A.V. Club)
  • Here we have the story of one Mo’ne Davis, the awesome 13 year-old girl who has not just held her own in—but positively dominated—the Little League World Series. (NY Times)
  • Nora Ephron, quote-meister. (Mental Floss)
  • Underwater crochet, but of course. (Laughing Squid)


Posted on August 18th, 2014 3 Comments

Thursday links

cocaine intelligence

  •  The DEA likes to get creative with their patches. (Laughing Squid)
  • Gender stereotypes, blown: the highest honor in mathematics has, for the first time, gone to a woman. (Kottke)
  • That new car smell and other scents that are slowly disappearing. (Mental Floss)
  • This Muppets/ Beastie Boys mashup might add a little delight to your morning, if you are at all Beastie Boyish-ly inclined. (Time)
  • Turns out our brains are hard-wired to love the pop songs of our adolescence forever. (Slate)
Posted on August 14th, 2014 3 Comments

Wednesday links

paper dolls

  • Old movie stills, new fall fashion: a little bit genius, a little bit sacrilege. (New York)
  • This makes me sad but is also quite interesting: Jon Stewart and Robin Williams talking soberiety on The Daily Show. (EW)
  • Huh. (Huffpo)
  • Come proudly out of your closets, fans of The Carpenters—this one’s for you. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Pussy Riot is going to be on House of Cards, which is kind of a pip. (AV Club)





Posted on August 13th, 2014 6 Comments

Tuesday links

isle of introverts

  • I love this. (Fast Company)
  • Really scary medical treatments from the turn of the last century. (Mental Floss)
  • Things that make you wonder what year it is, Part I. (AV Club)
  • Things that make you wonder what year it is, Part II. (Jezebel)
  • And finally: an especially sad RIP for Robin Williams. Suicide is never the solution, people. Not ever, and not for a second. (NY Times)
Posted on August 12th, 2014 17 Comments

Friday links

soviet textiles2

  • Of course I am flipping out over these amazing Soviet textiles. (Dangerous Minds)
  • An amusing roundup of the 25 best characters on TV right now. (EW)
  • This university president cut his own salary so that other campus employees could make a living wage, which is pretty cool. (Time)
  • Larry David is headed to the great white way.
  • And here I am, holding forth—pretty confessionally for me—on turning 50. (Today)


Posted on August 8th, 2014 38 Comments

Wednesday links

art everywhere


  • Everywhere you look, art. (AdFreak)
  • Maybe the best use for Tinder yet: adopting doggies. (Time)
  • Babies are funny. (Death and Taxes)
  • Portlandia‘s ever-brilliant Carrie Brownstein has signed on to finish the screenplay for the Nora Ephron movie, Lost in Austen.
  • And! There will be a next season of Arrested Development! (Split Sider)
Posted on August 6th, 2014 5 Comments

Tuesday links

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  • Well this isn’t nothing: Sandra Bullock tops this year’s Forbes list of highest-paid actresses. And she’s 50, people! (EW)
  • The TSA has an Instagram account with pictures of notable items they’ve confiscated, which is pretty amusing. (Laughing Squid)
  • I found myself surprisingly transfixed by this map detailing the richest person in each state of the union. (Mental Floss)
  • There’s a new Scrabble dictionary, Scrabble nerds! (A.V. Club)
  • Do we believe this British study that says we are at our most popular at 29? (The Cut)
Posted on August 5th, 2014 3 Comments

Friday links


  • It’s quiz time, people! How well do you know your Clueless? Not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed that I nailed this one. (Vulture)
  • Talk about a fun couple. (The Cut)
  • Six quite under-the-radar New York museums. (Gothamist)
  • And here we have the single unhealthiest meal you can have at any fast food restaurant. (Time)
  • Genius. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on August 1st, 2014 2 Comments