Monday 30th November 2015
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Wednesday links

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  • Thanksgiving pinups used to be a thing, it turns out. (The Selvedge Yard)
  • I’m writing this pretty late and am tired and perhaps getting a little punchy, but this just completely charmed me. (The Cut)
  • There will be a Friday Night Lights musical. I don’t know how to feel about this. (Vulture)
  • Apparently we can all learn a lot from the Norwegians about how to positively thrive during the dead of winter.  (Fast Company)
  • Boy, did Amazon sure step in it.



Posted on November 25th, 2015 3 Comments

Tuesday links


  • Not sure I’ve ever met a slideshow of pictures from disco’s New York glory days that I didn’t like. (The Cut; ever-so-slightly NSFW)
  • Hard to argue with who gets the #1 spot on this ranking of the best onscreen superheroines of all time. (Vulture)
  • The personal jet pack is almost a reality and because I am—in more respects than I care to admit—an 11 year-old boy, this news excites me a lot. (Atlas Obscura)
  • As boring as watching paint dry, indeed. (Mental Floss)
  • And finally: I’m so excited about the return of Transparent that I’m bringing you yet another—this time pretty meaty—trailer. (Kottke)




Posted on November 24th, 2015 1 Comment

Wednesday links

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  • A little something nice to look forward to: Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler will host SNL in December. (Flavorwire)
  • It’s the Zoolander 2 trailer, people. (Kottke)
  • Famous men on whether they’re feminists (The Cut)
  • Richard Linklater’s got a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused coming out and I’m in. (A.V. Club)
  • And finally: more than you ever thought you’d want to know about the history of flipping the bird. (Atlas Obscura; NSFW-ish.)
Posted on November 18th, 2015 4 Comments

Monday links

staten island ferry

  • A treasure trove of vintage pictures of New York City and its inhabitants, from Andy Warhol to a guy passed out on a car. (Kotte)
  • Priceless. (Vulture; mildly NSFW)
  • Oh, this modern world. (A.V. Club)
  • All of these images and footage of people across the world paying tribute to France are quite moving, but when the Army football team runs on field with the French flag, I just lose it. (Mental Floss)
  • And yet again more on the morning morning weep front. (Time)
Posted on November 16th, 2015 3 Comments

Thursday links

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  • Attention, Transparent fans: The Pfeffermans are back! (Variety)
  • Twenty musicians weigh in on their favorite music memoirs. (Vulture)
  • This woman. (Jezebel)
  • More 90s love. (Slate)
  • If you adore the old Eero Saarinen TWA terminal as I do, you will no doubt find this story rather adorable. (Grub Street)



Posted on November 12th, 2015 4 Comments

Monday links

tina frida

  • Tina Mondotti, Frida Kahlo, and more, more, more pioneering female artists worth knowing about. (Flavorwire)
  • A bunch of notables gave an array of amusing answers to the question: Who would you rather dine with: Trump or Carson? (Daily Intel)
  • Prosthetic man buns are a thing. (The Cut)
  • Your Monday girl power moment. (Laughing Squid)
  • The new UK passport—they redesign it every five years for security reasons—is wicked cool. (Mental Floss)
Posted on November 10th, 2015 3 Comments

Friday links

halloween parade

  • Can’t believe I almost forgot to show you pictures from this year’s East Village Halloween dog parade. (Racked NY)
  • I could watch this maybe forever. (Hintmag)
  • A guide to trading Halloween candy that made me laugh out loud more than once. (Buzzfeed)
  • Please don’t think less of me for finding this funny. (Laughing Squid)
  • Here’s an audio clip from Carrie Brownstein’s apparently fantastic new memoir, in which she talks about the time Nirvana played a surprise show at her college. Will I ever not miss the 90s? (A.V. Club)
Posted on October 30th, 2015 10 Comments

Monday links

ebony offices

Posted on October 26th, 2015 5 Comments

Friday links


  • These vintage posters advertising the London Tube are just fantastic. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Laverne Cox will play the Tim Curry role in Fox’s remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Deadline)
  • Well this is kind of cool: Sesame Street just introduced a new character with autism. (Mental Floss)
  • Turns out you can’t mention menstruation on a New York City subway advertisement. Ads for breast implants are still a go, though. (Slate)
  • This is both totally weird and completely beautiful. (Dangerous Minds)
Posted on October 23rd, 2015 7 Comments

Tuesday links


  • Oh, I love this: there is a Beastie Boys-inspired character in the new Star Wars. (The Verge)
  • I know there are a few of you who will greet the news that Netflix is bringing Gilmore Girls back with untethered glee.  (The Atlantic)
  • In more Wayback Machine news: The Absolutely Fabulous movie that people have been speculating on for years is finally happening. (A.V. Club)
  • This Atari ad from 1983 is good for a laugh. (Mental Floss)
  • So happy for my pals Heather and Jessica of Go Fug Yourself: their most recent book, the ridiculously readable The Royal We, is being made into a movie. (People)


Posted on October 20th, 2015 2 Comments