Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Monday links


  • Fashion week starts in just two days, y’all: let’s kick off the fun with this slideshow of a whopping 160 designers weighing in on their inspiration for the new season. (The Cut)
  • Relatedly, here’s a very smart, brief history of the career of Marc Jacobs. (Racked)
  • Not unrelatedly: why you get asked for your zip code at checkout and more retail secrets revealed. (Refinery 29)
  • Here’s a really nice story about people being very good to help bust you out of your post-holiday torpor. (Jezebel)
  • I can’t lie—this footage of the Foo Fighters performing “Under Pressure” in honor of Freddie Mercury’s birthday—with guest appearances by former members of Queen and Zeppelin—gave me chills.


Posted on September 8th, 2015 2 Comments

Friday links

ice cream

  • Happy Labor Day weekend y’all! In honor of summer’s impending conclusion, I bring you a bunch of pictures of people eating ice cream.
  • We hate it when our heroes disappoint. (Vulture)
  • Of course Office Space is #1 on this list of the 10 worst workplaces in movie history. (Flavorwire)
  • Trippy. (Visual News)
  • Just a puppy being amusing. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on September 4th, 2015 9 Comments

Thursday links

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  • This map of the most distinctive slang word in each state of the union includes some real pips. (Slate)
  • I have always found this story fascinating: from the 1940s until the 60s, freshmen at top colleges like Harvard, Yale, and Barnard were made to be photographed naked during orientation week. In the name of science. (Mental Floss)
  • This recut of Seinfeld episodes turns Susan’s death-by-envelope into a serious drama. (Kottke)
  • I love a good list, and this one’s a whopper: the top 100 must-watch TV dramas. (Vulture)
  • People and their wackadoo obsessions: here’s a single-topic blog from a woman who wants to make smoothies in as many Pantone colors as possible. (Visual News)
Posted on September 3rd, 2015 14 Comments

Wednesday links

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  • The creators of this ranking of all Nexflix original series and I are going to have to agree to disagree about House of Cards. (Vulture)
  • Use the (frankly awesome) GPS app Waze before September 22, and you can choose to have your directions recited by Stephen Colbert. (Laughing Squid)
  • No glitter, no feathers: the fashion mores of Burning Man. (NY Times)
  • I love a good rundown of famous misquotations.
  • Progress. (Jezebel)


Posted on September 2nd, 2015 10 Comments

Monday links


  • Special for you: a 1973 PSA for income equality starring Batgirl. (Mental Floss)
  • Huh. (NSFW; NY Mag)
  • It’s the 200 best songs of the 80s, guys. (Pitchfork)
  • Typography lovers will delight in these gorgeous pictures of old old signs  in Paris. (Slate)
  • For those still tuning in, here’s the trailer for the final season of Downton Abbey. (Time)
Posted on August 31st, 2015

Tuesday links

joan jett

  • Hit songs that were actually covers. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Juicy bits from the new Joan Didion biography. (Vulture)
  • Oh please. (Jezebel)
  • The science of hating the sound of people chewing. (Mental Floss)
  • Fascinating: in England, before homosexuality was decriminalized, gay men spoke in a secret language called Polari. (Slate)
Posted on August 25th, 2015 5 Comments

Thursday links


  • Just a bunch of pictures of headbangers. (Slate)
  • This rundown of the ten best twist endings in movies is rife with spoilers—it would have to be—but quite amusing at the same time. (Flavorwire)
  • Mere words can’t convey my excitement over the fact that there might be a Flight of the Conchords movie. (A.V. Club)
  • Using your left hand, laughing with your mouth open, and other random things that are considered rude in some parts of the world. (Mental Floss)
  • The FDA has approved female Viagra. It will go by the rather random name of  “Addyi.” (Jezebel)
Posted on August 20th, 2015 4 Comments

Tuesday links

swinging 60s

  • These pictures of Swinging 60s London are so good. (Telegraph)
  • Relatedly: I don’t know if any of you share my enthusiasm for silly stock photos, but I hope you do because some of these from the 70s are pretty great. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Oh, this is fabulous. (Mental Floss)
  • Special for you: possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever linked to. (Mental Floss)
  • Well this is good news: Tracy Morgan will host SNL in October. So glad he’s feeling up to it. (A.V. Club)
Posted on August 18th, 2015 3 Comments

Monday links

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  • Just a fun little denim through the decades slideshow for your Monday morning. (Racked)
  • This trailer for a new documentary on the glory days of National Lampoon magazine takes me way, way, way back. (Kottke)
  • They just don’t make weird and wonderful heiresses like these ladies anymore. (Mental Floss)
  • Progress. (Jezebel)
  • And yet again more progress. (Slate)




Posted on August 17th, 2015

Thursday links

joan didion ten

  • An LA bookstore has launched a campaign to put Joan Didion on the $10 bill. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • 42 of Meryl Streep’s movies, ranked. (Vulture)
  • Listen to Kiran Gahndi—who perhaps you’ve heard of, as she is the woman who just ran the London Marathon while menstruating, but with no feminine protection—explain why. (BBC)
  • How many of these movies came out in the 80s? A quiz. (Mental Floss)
  • Genius. (Time)


Posted on August 13th, 2015 4 Comments