Tuesday 21st October 2014
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Monday links

painting of the city

  • I’m rather transfixed by these photo-like paintings of the city at night by Brooklyn artist Alexandra Pacula. (Laughing Squid)
  • What fresh hell is Brandy Melville? (Slate)
  • This map—which details the one job that is most unique to each state of the union—definitely raises more questions than it answers. (Mental Floss)
  • A Houston radio station has just changed its format to classic rap, possibly creating a new genre. I am way into this, which is just so predictable. (Kottke)
  • The Simpsons, in SAT form. (Vulture)
Posted on October 20th, 2014 6 Comments

Friday links

tunnel print

  • I picked my five favorite prints from the selection at everyone’s favorite art-for-the-people site 20×200 this week. (20×200)
  • Watch this 50s housewife describe her LSD trip—while tripping. (Wifey)
  • It pleases me that the charming young Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars. (Vulture)
  • A really harrowing first-person account of what it’s like to develop acute schizophrenia. (Vice via Flavorwire)
  • Another year, another Vortex. (Time)
Posted on October 17th, 2014 2 Comments

Wednesday links

Yoga Joe

  • Meet GI Joe’s chill cousin, Yoga Joe. (Visual News)
  • And yet again: Take that, Texas. (Daily Intelligencer)
  • Do we think it is a good thing or a slightly pernicious thing that both Apple and Facebook will now pay for their employees’ egg freezing? (The Cut)
  • A Bill Murray Christmas special is a Christmas special I would watch. (A.V. Club)
  • 50 of the greatest debut novels since 1950. (Flavorwire)
Posted on October 15th, 2014 11 Comments

Tuesday links


  • Just a bunch of great old photos of Barbra. And her nails. (The Cut)
  • And on a completely different aesthetic note: these portraits from New York’s recent Comic Con are a delight. (Flavorwire)
  • Office nappers, take note. (Laughing Squid)
  • Of course I had to see what a $1 million RV looks like. (Mental Floss)
  • New Yorkers and those just looking for an excuse to visit: so many awesome sample sales going on this month. (Racked)
Posted on October 14th, 2014 No Comments

Friday links

norway currency

  • Check out how cool Norway’s new currency is. (Atlantic Wire)
  • I find myself almost completely uncompelled by the Rock and Roll all of Fame nominees for 2015.  The only exception is Lou Reed, who it’s kind of impossible to believe hadn’t been inducted already. (Rolling Stone)
  • Simon and Schuster is publishing 13-pound book of every Bob Dylan song lyric ever.
  • Seriously trippy buildings currently under construction. (Mental Floss)
  • One has to laugh. (Ever-so-mildly NSFW.) (Dangerous Minds)
Posted on October 10th, 2014 6 Comments

Thursday links

skinhead girls

  • Really rather intense photographs of young UK skinheads from the late 70s and earliest 80s. Kids today don’t know from rebellion. (Dangerous Minds)
  • For the cover of its 40th anniversary issue, editors at People magazine modeled Taylor Swift to look exactly like Mia Farrow on their first cover, and it could have been awful but it’s kind of great. (Jezebel)
  • I love reading about all the loopy things the oldest people alive attribute their longevity to, because inevitably, a more random list of behaviors could not exist, and this rundown is no exception. (Mental Floss)
  • You might enjoy this quiz testing your knowledge of centuries-old slang even if maybe you don’t think you will. (Time)
  • Good on you, Cameron Crowe. (A.V. Club)
Posted on October 9th, 2014 4 Comments

Wednesday links

Jennifer Lawrence

  • Jennifer Lawrence speaks out, kicks ass. (Slate)
  • Morrissey has revealed that he’s being treated for cancer, and his outlook on the situation couldn’t be more Morrissey if it tried. Godspeed, Mozza! (Dangerous Minds)
  • Fun bits from celebrity autobiographies. (Time)
  • Men’s Health magazine has a What Women Want problem, and it is not unamusing. (The Cut)
  • And here’s your daily weep—it’s been a while, so this is a good one. (NY Mag)
Posted on October 8th, 2014 8 Comments

Tuesday links

Robot Bar, Tokyo, 2014.

Posted on October 7th, 2014 2 Comments

Monday links

the brown sisters

  •  These sisters were photographed annually for 40 years, and the result is one of the most affecting photographic undertakings you’re likely to see anywhere. (NY Times)
  • These pages from the late In Fashion magazine are like a little trip back to the 90s. (Jezebel)
  • The Daily Show‘s peerless Jessica Williams, making me laugh out loud yet again with her take on catcalling. (NY Mag)
  • Illustrated accounts by various notables—among them Roxanne Gay and Cheryl Strayed—of the stories behind their tattoos. (New Yorker)
  • Huh. (Slate)


Posted on October 6th, 2014 4 Comments

Friday links

max's kansas1

  • A brief oral history of the late great Max’s Kansas City.
  • Love, love, love these letterheads of various notables, including Anais Nin and Hunter S. Thompson. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Margaret Atwood is writing a book that won’t be published for another 100 years. (iO9)
  • This couple’s pregnancy announcement video is just too charming. (Time)
  • Teresa and Joe Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey are both totally going to jail. (NY Mag)


Posted on October 3rd, 2014 No Comments