Thursday 17th April 2014
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  • Check out these amazing pictures of a just-uncovered 1927 mural that had been hidden—inexplicably—under a dozen layers of white paint at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York. (Curbed)
  • Here’s the story of the IT guy from Peoria Illinois whose Twitter account got him a job as a writer on Late Night. (Vulture)
  • The year is 1978. The man is Elvis Costello. The setting: an American A&P. Also, Geraldo is there. Go. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Your morning Happy. (Time)
  • And finally: I feel I would be remiss if I did not let you know that today is the last day that Shopbop is offering 25% off absolutely everything on the site as part of its Friends and Family special. Do not delay! (Shopbop)


Posted on April 17th, 2014 No Comments

Wednesday links

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There may be a Soul Train musical, which would only be amazing. (A.V. Club)

Mindy Kaling’s got some rather amusing exercise tips. (Vulture)

More Amy Schumer hilarity: here’s Josh Charles, guesting on her show in a spot-on Aaron Sorkin parody. (Slate)

Dominos has really gone and done it this time. (Jezebel)

True Detective meets The Family Circus. (Dangerous Minds)


Posted on April 16th, 2014 1 Comment

Tuesday links

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  • This portfolio of group portraits—of everyone from Miss America contestants to pugs—is a gas. (Slate)
  • I’m always up for checking out whatever the newest most expensive home for sale in America is. (Daily Mail)
  • There will very soon be pot vending machines in Colorado. (Time)
  • On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, 25 little-known facts about Say Anything. (Pajiba)
  • And finally, because I know that one or two of you are curious: the first Gone Girl trailer. (Huffpo)
Posted on April 15th, 2014 2 Comments

Friday links

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  • Rather arresting portraits of surpassingly cool people, part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. (Slate)
  • Hillary Clinton gets a shoe thrown at her while addressing the room at a gathering of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas; responds brilliantly. (NY Mag)
  • Here’s Stephen Colbert on his show, addressing the news that he’s replacing Letterman, and here’s Jon Stewart doing the same thing, quite sweetly. (Vulture)
  • Disney lingerie is a thing that exists. In Japan, because of course. (Weird Asia News)
  • Oh, the youth. (Death and Taxes)


Posted on April 11th, 2014 8 Comments

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Posted on April 10th, 2014 4 Comments

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  • Love this episode of Billy Eichner’s Funny or Die series Billy on the Street, in which he asks random passers-by if they’d  sleep with Paul Rudd for a dollar. (A.V. Club)
  • In my next life, I want to come back as a person who loves herself as much as the couple who made this save the date video for their wedding. (Jezebel)
  • A bunch of movie stars in their worst roles. (EW)
  • Batkid returns. (Time)
  • Random and fascinating: UPS trucks don’t turn left. (Kottke)
Posted on April 9th, 2014 1 Comment

Monday links


  • On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, an oral history of Heathers. (EW)
  • Word is that CBS wants Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman, and that Colbert wants to do it. This is so totally fine by me. (Split Sider)
  • I just can’t seem to get enough of the daily routines of creative geniuses. (Harvard Business Review via Kottke)
  • Here’s one for all the cranky New York nostalgists. (Fast Company)
  • Strange and beautiful MRI scans of fruit. (Daily What)


Posted on April 7th, 2014 7 Comments

Thursday links


  • Put an (endangered) bird on it. (Laughing Squid)
  • I am forever intrigued by what people thought the future would look like in the past. Here are some New York-centric takes.
  • I can’t say it enough: Amy Schumer is a genius. (SplitSider)
  • Brad Pitt’s production company will be making a movie about the Stuebenville rape case—specifically about how the online activist group Anonymous exposed the small town’s cover-up and brought national exposure to the case.
  • Glass houses, Hobby Lobby. (Mother Jones)
Posted on April 3rd, 2014 5 Comments

Wednesday links

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  • How some of history’s great thinkers managed their days.
  • When fashion kills. (Daily Beast)
  • I’m always up for new tips on how to sleep better. (Laughing Squid)
  • Apparently, up until WWII, pink was a man’s color. (NPR via The Cut)
  • And finally, it’s quiz time again! Let’s test your knowledge of Gossip Girl, why don’t we?  (Vulture)
Posted on April 2nd, 2014 3 Comments

Tuesday links


  • Fascinating photos of Iran beyond the burqas. (Visual News)
  • Your wayback machine moment of the day: it’s the Rolling Stones on the Mike Douglas Show in 1964. (PKM)
  • There will be a Nashville tour.
  • Yes. This. (Wired)
  • And finally, just in case you’re worried you’re feeling too optimistic about where we stand as a culture at the moment: this. (Slate)


Posted on April 1st, 2014 4 Comments