Wednesday 26th November 2014
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Posted on November 20th, 2014 7 Comments

Wednesday links

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  • My friend and and former Sassy cohort, the very talented  Marjorie Ingall, has written the loveliest piece about her daughter’s very home-grown Bat Mitzvah. Are you dying over the program? It was inspired by a GOACA-era cover of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, one of her daughter’s favorite books. (Tablet)
  • Amy Poehler comes off rather badass here.  (New Yorker)
  • I found this rundown of some of America’s no fly zones pretty fascinating.
  • The word of the year for every year since 1990 is like a mini-trip back through pop-culture history. (Time)
  • It’s the tiny hamster Thanksgiving video, and resistance is futile. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on November 19th, 2014 9 Comments

Tuesday links

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  • I am totally geeking out over how cool Norway’s new passport is. (Slate)
  • Have we all processed the information that that Patti Smith will be playing the Vatican Christmas Concert? (Dangerous Minds)
  • 10 female outsider artists worth knowing about. (Flavorwire)
  • The gateway drug for my lifelong love affair with print was Mad Magazine, so it delighted me to see this post about a gallery show of the publication’s classic fold-in pages by Al Jaffee. (Laughing Squid)
  • There truly is a collector for everything. (Collector’s weekly)
Posted on November 18th, 2014 4 Comments

Friday links

cats got talent

  • These photos from the strange universe of cat shows are just fantastic. (Slate)
  • It’s another Fifty Shades trailer. Naughtiness ensues. (Jezebel)
  • There is a secret apartment in the Eiffel Tower, which is pretty cool. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Pretty hilariously bad album covers. (NSFW; Dangerous Minds)
  • I lack the Benedict Cumberbatch chip, but must admit that this footage of him imitating 11 celebrities in under one minute is pretty winning. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on November 14th, 2014 5 Comments

Thursday links

zooey almost famous

  • 50 notable early film performances by people who are now famous. (Flavorwire)
  • Anderson Cooper, being a pretty good sport when his staff pranks him on-air. (Time)
  • What a bunch of now quite successful people were doing at age 25 (Business Insider—Thanks, Dini)
  • Of course I couldn’t resist this infographic on the ultimate dog breed.
  • And finally: this story of an upstate New York mall that plans to issue fines to stores that don’t open on Black Friday is just despicable. (Racked)
Posted on November 13th, 2014 2 Comments

Tuesday links

pantone hotel

  • It’s the Pantone Hotel, everyone. (Laughing Squid)
  • On the occasion of its 45th birthday, the top 10 celebrity appearances on Sesame Street. (Time)
  • Robert Plant really, really doesn’t want to do a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. (A.V. Club)
  • Kate Bush’s former house is for sale, if you’re interested, and of course it’s called Wuthering Heights. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Ick. (Atlantic Wire)


Posted on November 11th, 2014 4 Comments

Friday links

tunisian street art

  • The Tunisian town that’s one big street art gallery. (Altas Obscura)
  • Bring me the genius who came up with this mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” with a 1989 aerobics “performance” that you need to see just because it, on its own, is awesome.  (Time)
  • And for more good 80s fun: this. (Kottke)
  • I don’t agree with every entry here, but this roundup of the 50 worst albums of all time is pretty amusing. (Flavorwire)
  • 15 female explorers I (mostly) had no idea even existed. (Mental Floss)



Posted on November 7th, 2014 No Comments

Wednesday links

pothole mosaics

  • An artist in Chicago is turning potholes into pretty mosaics.  (Laughing Squid)
  • Well here’s a link after my own heart: the 100 most wackadoo prints Mindy Kaling has worn on The Mindy Project. (The Cut)
  • You need to see these quilts made of heavy metal t- shirts. (Flavorwire)
  • Oh just enough already. (Mental Floss)
  • People here in New York are really not taking to  Taylor Swift being named our city’s “Global Welcome Ambassador.”  (Bowery Boogie via Racked)
Posted on November 5th, 2014 5 Comments

Tuesday links

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  • These pop culture portraits on coins are just good fun. (Flavorwire)
  • So Herbalife is a racket. (Slate)
  • The (probable) reason Russia removed its monument to Steve Jobs is just astonishing (NY Mag)
  • Masha and Nadya from Pussy Riot are pretty amusing—and refreshingly unapologetic— about being photographed for Vogue in this mini-interview. (The Cut)
  • There’s an app that can predict when you’re going to die, which is just fantastic. (Time)


Posted on November 4th, 2014 No Comments

Monday links

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  • I bring you the winners of Nikon’s microscopic  photography competition (you’re looking at tripolcyanamide crystal, magnified 100 times, BTW).
  • Of course I can’t see a post about wackadoo historical fashion trends without linking to it. (Mental Floss)
  • I am similarly—if differently—intrigued whenever Racked updates its lineup of the 38 most essential stores in New York City. (Racked NY)
  • Forewarned is forearmed: The Colbert Report will end December 18.
  • Maybe it’s just because I binge-watched the (awesome) first season of Transparent over the weekend, but these vintage photos of Casa Susanna—an upstate New York cross-dresser’s retreat that existed in the 50s and 60s—just strike me as so unbelievably poignant.
Posted on November 3rd, 2014 3 Comments