Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

The First American Shopping Mall

Who hates Shakespeare? Lots of people

The Psychedelic Origins of Yoga

Allen Ginsberg’s Accountant

How New York Gets Its Water

This Is Our Country. Let’s Walk It.

How to Interrogate Someone

Headless Women of Hollywood

The Chicken and the Egg: A Breakup Story

Awful Library Books

Woody Allen’s Manhattan: Intro with Kid Rock’s “Bawitdaba”

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Ten Years of “Shoes,” the Story of the First Great Viral Music Video

The Restart Page

Please Do Not Leave A Message

“Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” and the ambiguous history of counting-out rhymes

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

Jeffrey Eugenides on “The Virgin Suicides”

Escaping the Digital Media ‘Crap Trap’

The Other A Love Supreme

A lesson in fame from the rock stars who never quite made it

In search of the perfect high

A Look Back at 1986

Nan Goldin: Appealing to Personal Experience

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Why museum walls are painted the colors they are

The Grey Market

When Big Numbers Roamed the Hills of Los Angeles

Behind the Scenes at the Met

Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians

Where to store your millions in art, tax-free

Behind the race to retool movie theaters

Every skate brand ad campaign indexed

How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold

Underrated Neptunes Produced Tracks

Maybe It Would Be Better If Writers Talked About Themselves A Little Less?

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

The Hypnotic Clamor of Morocco

What Does Happiness Smell Like, Anyway?

This man who fooled his way onto talk show after talk show after talk show

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

The Glorious End Of Cereal

Let’s Proceed Under the Assumption That We All Look Great

How Tech is Ruining Dating

The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Ugly Cry

Creative brains need time off

The advent of skate video piracy in the 2000s

When Bad Hats Happen To Good Actors

To Live and Die on 4chan

How Los Angeles Became A City Of Palm Trees

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out: April Fools Day Edition

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man?

How ISIS ‘Fashion’ Sews the Seeds of Terror

Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977–80

Will email ever disappear from the workplace?

How to Spot an NYPD Cop Car Disguised as a Yellow Cab

When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet

The meaning of blue jeans

​The Cost of Being an Early Adopter

How gentrification really changes a neighborhood

Japanese Chefs Make Their Mark in Paris

How can we tell when a photograph is giving us the truth about a place and not simply trafficking in fantasy?

Do Americans Really Move To Canada Because Of Politics?

Wine-tasting: it’s junk science

With Romance Novels Booming, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay

The invention of the jump shot

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

In the early 1980s, a group of western folklorists set out to preserve America’s cowboy culture

A very colorful history of tie-dye

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

A Stolen Laptop, An Ominous Email, And A Big Risk

America Needs ‘Y’all’

Only Stupid People Have Lots of Friends

Why Ronald Reagan is the best thing that ever happened to punk rock

The Crazy Secretive World of Tax Havens

When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food

Rare photo books we wished we owned

Picasso, Inc.

Travis Bickle’s City of Strangers

Skating around San Francisco with Jake Phelps, the longtime editor of Thrasher

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Miles Davis wasn’t afraid to change his style in the music he made or the clothes he wore

Revisiting the book that immortalized the ’80s indie punk rock scene

Hey Siri, can I rely on you for a crisis?

‘Day of the Dre’ by Jonathan Gold for Rolling Stone, 1993

If You’ve Never Worked In Retail, I Don’t Trust You

Explaining low interest rates with country music

​How to Send an Email in 1984

The Curious Persistence of the Vegas Handbiller

How the jumpshot brought individualism to basketball

When Instagram photos find a home on newsprint

“People are amazed by what designers could once do with their hands”

Recounting the Night Keith Richards Almost Pulled a Knife On Donald Trump

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

The Gentle Art of Pretending to Understand What’s Going On

The Secret Language of Taquerias

How Did English End Up With There/Their/They’re?

The long and tangled history of Alfred E. Neuman

Dubious Running Fashion

My Year in San Francisco’s $2 Million Secret Society Startup

A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World

How the Japanese Diet Became the Japanese Diet

The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist

Louis’ Lunch: The Birthplace of the Hamburger

It’s a Lot More Fun to Play Make-Believe With Your Kids If You’re Slightly High on Weed

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

How Long Should a Story Be?

A Visual Survey of NYC Coffee Cups

The Man Who Put The Fun Back In Movies

Don’t Eat Restaurant Fish on Mondays

Why People (Still) Believe in Quacks

Cereal, a Taste of Nostalgia, Looks for Its Next Chapter

How the Inventor of Liquid Paper, Bette Nesmith Graham, Helped Launch MTV

Hotel Gloom

The Real Difference Between Perfume, Cologne, Toilette, and Other Fragrances

Every Playboy Playmate Centerfold Ever

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Do You Have To Lie To Get Ahead?

How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom

How to Catch Up on All of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Before the Awards Show

Dord, Foupe, Kime, and Other Ghost Words in the Dictionary

The Skateboard Soundtracks

“Like That, Salma Hayek Killed My Hard-On”

What do free, open, and peaceful borders look like?

The Secret History of The Endless Summer

I Went on a ‘Make Your Own Cocaine’ Tour in Colombia

The Lamentable Rise of Desktop Dining

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Utopias?

In Defense of Small Talk

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

It’s like the NBA, minus the money, fame and fans

Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?

What It Feels Like When Everyone Is Making Art But You

Smell Like A Man

How people learn to become resilient

The Uncomfortable Power of Pop-Music Cruelty

The World’s Oldest Secret Society Is Becoming More Transparent

John Baldessari and the art of not making sense

The Rise of the Compton Taco

How To Read a Movie (2008)

Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes

How The Drug Cartels Operate Like Wal-Mart And McDonald’s

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Party of One

What it’s like to win an Oscar?

How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

Why Twitter has run into trouble

J Dilla May Be Jazz’s Latest Great Innovator

Read Politician’s Deleted Tweets

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

The dirty secrets of hip-hop’s clean versions

Why anti-intellectualism is the real snobbery

The Ridiculous Rise of Viral Food and the Great Line Apocalypse

Pee-wee’s Big Comeback

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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