Sunday 28th August 2016
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Friday links

street photog

  • Just a few shots by street photographer Len Speier to start your day. (Slate)
  • Ten political TV shows you can stream right now, including a favorite of mine, the classic Robert Altman mockumentary Tanner 88. (Mental Floss)
  • This trailer for a documentary about the once-iconic Tower Records looks not-uninteresting. (Dangerous Minds)
  • The University of Chicago has just informed its class of incoming freshmen that it doesn’t provide “trigger warnings.” Thoughts? (Jezebel)
  • Your morning weep is pretty damn weepy. (Time)
Posted on August 26th, 2016 17 Comments

Thursday links

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  • Possibly you’ve already seen these hyper-decorated college dorm rooms—I know they’ve been widely shared on social media—but I couldn’t resist. (Mental Floss)
  • A whopping 45 notable new books coming out this fall. (Vulture)
  • Prince’s Paisley Park will become a museum. (The Cut)
  • Is the best way to boil eggs not to boil them at all? (Kottke)
  • Prepare to fall way down the rabbit hole with this comment thread on cool stuff you can buy when you’re on vacation in other countries. (Go Fug Yourself)
Posted on August 25th, 2016 4 Comments

Wednesday links

melon bus stop

Posted on August 24th, 2016 6 Comments

Tuesday links



Posted on August 23rd, 2016 3 Comments

Monday links


  • I love that so many midcentury motels still exist out on the Jersey shore, and that these photos exist as proof. (Slate)
  • Target is making a big investment in gender neutral bathrooms at their stores, so good on them. (The Mary Sue)
  • The ruins on these abandoned islands are quite spooky and fascinating. (Atlas Obscura)
  • These vintage psychedelic cookbook covers are a kick. (Voices of East Anglia)
  • And finally: here’s Barack Obama’s summer reading list. (Kottke)


Posted on August 22nd, 2016 3 Comments

Friday links

star trek

  • I’m digging these new Star Trek postage stamps. (Kottke)
  • Nifty. (The Cut)
  • Good on Amber Heard for donating all of the proceeds from her divorce to charities that help women. (Jezebel)
  • Goodbye forever to Gawker—I shall miss you not. (Gawker)
  • Jazz hands: a history. (Atlas Obscura)
Posted on August 19th, 2016 9 Comments