Friday 5th February 2016
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Thursday links

twins

  • This short New Yorker film about the twins convention in Twinsburg Ohio is so fascinating. And it gave me the chance to run this classic Diane Arbus photo. (Laughing Squid)
  • Simpsons fans: prepare to fall down the rabbit hole with this database of a whopping three million quotes and screengrabs from the show. (Slate)
  • The top 10 closing movie shots of all time. (Kottke)
  • Lululemon founder Chip Wilson just keeps stepping in it. (Racked)
  • Companies with quite fantastic job perks. (Mental Floss)
Posted on February 4th, 2016 4 Comments

Wednesday links

eliz taylor

  • So many good pictures here from Elizabeth Taylor’s home. (Slate)
  • Such a fabulously psychedelic 1970 commercial for the first season of  Monday Night Football. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Will Amazon be opening hundreds of bookstores in American malls soon? (NY Mag)
  • Good on Adele. (The Cut)
  • And finally: Smashing Punpkins and Liz Phair both peaked in the 90s. As did I, which is why I’m so excited they’re going out on tour together. (A.V. Club)
Posted on February 3rd, 2016 6 Comments

Wednesday links

 

coddington

  • At Vogue, legendary creative director Grace Coddington calls it a day. (Vulture)
  • How Victorian fashion could kill you. (Mental Floss)
  • Somebody put a washing machine on a trampoline and yes, I’m an 11 year-old boy for thinking the outcome is hilarious. (Kottke)
  • The Girls/Sesame Street mashup we didn’t know we needed. (Vulture)
  • Probably this has been shared all over your Facebook feed as it has mine, but if you haven’t seen this footage of Adele and James Corden driving around London while they sing and goof around, it’s pretty fantastic. (Laughing Squid)

 

Posted on January 20th, 2016 1 Comment

Tuesday links

dolly

  • On the occasion of her 70th(!) birthday, the quotable Dolly Parton. (Mental Floss)
  • Good on Cher.  (Jezebel)
  • The State of the Union Address as a Wes Anderson movie. (Kottke)
  • Just the most charming footage of Debbie Harry on The Muppet Show, circa 1981. (Dangerous Minds)
  • A rather clever indictment of the whiteness of the 2016 Academy Awards disguised as a manicure tutorial. (Pajiba)

 

 

Posted on January 19th, 2016 4 Comments

Wednesday links, Bowie edition

bowie

  • Let’s start off with a very fun slideshow on his style through the years. (NY Times)
  • When Bowie was quotable, he was very quotable. (Vulture)
  • His 100 favorite books. (Mental Floss)
  • Bowie once said that this cover of “Space Oddity,” performed by astronaut Chris Hadfield in outer space, was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.” (YouTube)
  • And I love this brief piece, with a title that says it all: “Thank You, David Bowie, From the Weird Kids.” (Medium)
  • Extra added bonus post: this bit of genius. (Slate)
Posted on January 13th, 2016 18 Comments

Monday links

courreges

  • In honor of the recent passing of trailblazing designer Andre Courreges: this mod, mod, mod, mod slideshow. (The Cut)
  • This trailer for a movie about Elvis and Nixon’s strange-but-true alliance amuses. (Laughing Squid)
  • A fascinating look into the crazypants world of grooming and dress restrictions for flight attendants. (Cosmo via Go Fug Yourself)
  • Relatedly: I am sorry, but this is genius.(Mental Floss)
  • A speech coach on which foreign actors get an American accent right. (Vulture)

 

Posted on January 11th, 2016 8 Comments