Friday 1st August 2014
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Friday links


  • It’s quiz time, people! How well do you know your Clueless? Not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed that I nailed this one. (Vulture)
  • Talk about a fun couple. (The Cut)
  • Six quite under-the-radar New York museums. (Gothamist)
  • And here we have the single unhealthiest meal you can have at any fast food restaurant. (Time)
  • Genius. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on August 1st, 2014 No Comments

Wednesday links

fred tomaselli

  • Artist Fred Tomaselli’s re-workings of the New York Times cover pages are the bomb. (Laughing Squid)
  • These pictures of the Paris club scene in the 80s are a fun little kick in the pants. (The Cut)
  • And in more big 80s fun: check out Apple’s attempt to get into the sportswear business back in `86. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Warner Bros has purchased the film rights to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. (A.V. Club)
  • And finally: some truly crazy pictures of the aftermath of yesterday’s massive water main break at UCLA. (Atlantic Wire)


Posted on July 30th, 2014 3 Comments

Tuesday links

virgin suicides

Posted on July 29th, 2014 4 Comments

Monday links

liberte egalite

  • I don’t typically worship at the altar of Queen Bey, but this amuses. (The Frisky)
  • The classic Manhattan Dive Bar comes one step closer to joining the Extinct Species list with news that midtown’s Subway Inn will close later this month. (NY Mag)
  • “Fatal Attraction,” “Gaslight,” and other movie titles that have become part of our vocabulary. (Mental Floss)
  • Airplane seats could actually get worse. (Slate)
  • An investigation into the question of whether sons or daughters make the better investment.
Posted on July 28th, 2014 1 Comment

Thursday links

legos on beach

  • The rather amusing story of why Legos  keep washing up on one particular beach in Cornwall, England. (Yahoo)
  • This philanthropist—whose bipolar son was successfully treated for his condition with medication— has just donated $650 million for psychiatric research, which is desperately underfunded in this country.  “I would like to purchase that happy ending for other people,” he was quoted as saying. This makes me cry. (NY Times)
  • My mini-crush on Chris Pratt as just gone maxi. (Time)
  • Ten occasions on which The Simpsons accurately predicted the future. (The Chive)
  • And finally: it’s the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. (Vulture)


Posted on July 24th, 2014 6 Comments

Tuesday links

cardiac wallpaper


  • I am digging this Art Nouveau-style cardiac wallpaper.
  • The New Yorker’s website has removed its paywall for the summer, guys—and that includes its vast archive. Happy Hunting! (New Yorker)
  • This rundown of historical figures with tattoos includes more than a few who knews—like for instance Dorothy Parker, who had a tiny star, the result of a drunken night out. (Mental Floss)
  • Silly-but-amusing slideshow of the day: Famous men with little dogs. (Pajiba)
  • A pop-cultural history of everyone’s favorite summer garment, the caftan. (Collector’s Weekly)
Posted on July 22nd, 2014 5 Comments

Monday links


  • 50 movies with feminist messages, From Nine to Five to Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. (Flavorwire)
  • A moment of appreciation for what was Elaine Stritch’s brilliant final role: 30 Rock‘s Colleen Donaghy. (EW)
  • Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in: Homeland, which really lost me last season, has added my House of Cards crush Corey Stoll to the cast. Here’s a first look at the action. (Vulture)
  • It’s the little things. (Laughing Squid)
  • The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams takes on the Army’s new hairstyle regulations for its black female members, and kills it—per usual. (Altantic Wire)
Posted on July 21st, 2014 4 Comments

Friday links

elaine Stritch

  • Brassy broad for the ages and great talent Elaine Stritch has left our world. Shine on and Godspeed, lady. You were the shit. Also: This. (NY Times, Splitsider)
  • 600 years of slang words for sex. (Mental Floss)
  • OK, this is pretty clever. In a stupendously stupid way. (Laughing Squid)
  • The curious case of the missing First Daughter of Uzbekistan. (Atlantic Wire)
  • Stock photos are the gift that gives and gives. (Jezebel)
Posted on July 18th, 2014 3 Comments

Thursday links


tiki building

  • A deep dive into America’s midcentury love affair with Tiki culture. (Collector’s Weekly)
  • Beautiful pictures of very bad drugs.
  • These declassified complaints from the CIA cafeteria amuse. (Mental Floss)
  • My idea of Hell. (Slate)
  • I so totally loved reading about the real-life people who’ve been immortalized in songs. Who knew that the story behind Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” was so poignant? (NME via Please Kill Me)



Posted on July 17th, 2014 1 Comment

Wednesday links

clash minus

  • These famous album covers—minus deceased band members—are as melancholy as they are arresting.
  • I love how much ex-Times boss Jill Abramson is enjoying her post-fired life. (NY Mag)
  • Possibly the most lunatic telephone customer service experience of all time. (Time)
  • Well, this sucks. (Poynter)
  • The writer who coined the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” has apologized for that. (Atlantic Wire)
Posted on July 16th, 2014 1 Comment