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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
 
Don’t Say Goodbye When You Leave a Party. Just ghost.

JFK TWA Terminal Still Sitting In Beautiful Abandonment

What I Saw as an N.F.L. Ball Boy

Mathematicians claim to have discovered the formula for everlasting love

The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos

The Best Way To Eat Pizza

The Immigrant Sport: What Ping-Pong Means In America

Women Looking At Art

Ever wonder what happens when you infect music with a computer virus?

Just Say No to the Sexy Halloween Costume

The Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

 

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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
 
Oxford Scientist Explains the Physics of Playing Electric Guitar Solos

Why Art Galleries are Moving Back into Domestic Settings

Map Shows Raymond Chandler’s Real And Fictitious L.A.

How Do I Avoid ‘The iTunes Pit Of Despair’?

Great Assignments: LIFE Photographers Look Back

The Contrarians on Stress: It Can Be Good for You

The Cult Of The Leica Camera

Provocations of a Bad Jingle Writer

Highbrow House Cocktails That Aim Too High

How To Intimidate People

The Manhattan Apartment that’s the Farthest from any Subway

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

 

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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
 
When Was Pop Music At Its Lowest Point?

Accidental Cool Art

The Trouble With Electric Cars

Why You Hate Work

Skateboarding As Religion

The Importance of Friendship Diversity

Remembering The Golden Age of the American Airport

Don’t Do the Things You Love

Worst Selfies Ever

A&F Quarterly: The Story of Abercrombie’s Highbrow, Controversial, Sort of Amazing Magalog

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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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
 
Everybody on Earth Is Feeling the Exact Same Thing as You: Notes on Relationships in the Twenty-First Century

A Wasted Jack Kerouac Discusses Hippies

The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

How To Draw a Pot Leaf The Best and Easiest Way

An Investigation Into The Economics of Airplane Seat Reclining

I Found My Terrible Teenage Photos Online

Digital Museum Immortalizes Your Useless Sentimental Trinkets

Why the Garbage Man Might Dislike Your Dog

When Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ Was Stolen from 179 Stanton Street

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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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
 

Learning How to Exert Self-Control

What Happens When We All Live to 100?

The Sad, Gradual Decline of the Fade-Out in Popular Music

John Lennon doing a commercial for Tower Records, 1973

The Full Story of How The Santa Monica Courthouse Became a Legal Skate Spot

The Vocabulary of Food

Is Instagram The Next Great Ad Network?

Throw Everything Out

How to Fake Your Next Vacation

A Portrait of the Alt-Bro as a Young Dumbass

Technology has made life harder for admen, but they will not disappear

The Crazy King of the American Water Slide

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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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
 

We Don’t Finish Anything Anym…

The Spirit of Laurel Canyon

Comedians On Psychedelic Drugs

How Gore-Tex Was Born

Why Do Rappers Put on Fake Accents?

The Death of Adulthood in American Culture

Can “Y’all” Be Used to Refer to a Single Person?

Mixed Drinks on Tap

Inside the Strangest Job on the Campaign Trail

Bootleg Bart

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Sagging Pants And The Long History Of ‘Dangerous’ Street Fashion

The Dark, Ironic Branding Drug Dealers Use to Sell Heroin

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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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
 

Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

Rise of the Hipster Capitalist

Driving the Los Angeles Gallery Scene

This Chemical Critic Was Given Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Drugs For Free

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

David Lynch’s Doughnut Obsession

When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

The Art Of Spam

So You Want to Be a Food Writer

The Risks of Digital Film Preservation
 

— 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 Complete Guide To Swearing at Work

Inside the Underground World of LA’s Home Recording Studios

The Last Speaker of Her Language

When Chevy Chase Mattered

Decadence, Fame & Excess at Les Bains Douches, The Parisian Answer to Studio 54

Kill the Cover Letter and Résumé

Why do Nigerian Scammers Say They are from Nigeria?

The Future of Commercial Art Galleries

Grunting Helps Tennis Players Play Better

Is YouTube Hollywood’s new hit factory?

Against “Against [X]”
 

— 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
 
A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Reading Upward

Building Monuments to Memory: What Songs Will We Remember?

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period

Where America’s Lost Luggage Ends Up

The World’s Most Profoundly Stupid Sign

The End Of Neighbors

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

What We See When We Read
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Why Do So Many People Make Statements Sound Like Questions?

The Salmon Cannon

Would You Like To Buy Some Fair Trade Coke?

The Global Business of Sartorial Slumming

Fast-Stepped Fury, Rooted in Detroit

All The Myths That Are Fit To Print: Why Your News Feels Familiar

The Joys of Monomania

How To Parallel Park Perfectly
 
And if you’re out in LA…
 
Go see Erin D Garcia’s new show 5 Shapes In 6 Colors, which opens this Saturday (8/16) at HVW8
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
When It’s Bad To Have Too Many Choices

How Spike Jonze’s Films Come Together In Editing

The Fine Art Of The Funny Complaint

Seinfeld: The Elaine Story

Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

Richard Serra’s List of Inspirational Verbs

Next Time Your Phone Dies, Try Not To Be a Horrible Person

Where Did The Ampersand Symbol Come From?

The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

High Five: The Story of a Celebratory Gesture

What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program?
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Failure Is Our Muse

The Storied History of Defacing Currency

Characters and Their Drink of Choice

What’s Wrong With Sunglasses

Exploring Simple Pleasures in a Very Complicated World

What happened to original movies aimed at adults?

How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names

The Year In Culture Has Already Been Dominated By People Who Are Dead

Movie Film, at Death’s Door, Gets a Reprieve

Why don’t British singers have British accents when they sing?

The Wide World of Cellphone Etiquette
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Love People, Not Pleasure

Bubble Football

Being a Better Online Reader

How to Work for the Enemy and Feel Just Fine

Words We Love Too Much

Empty New York

We’re All Landlords Now

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect

Windows Without Prison Bars

Getting Over Procrastination

Why Google Killed Your Favorite Feature

The Sport of Japanese Apologizing
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media

The Secret History of MOCA

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

Next Big Sound

Drugs Exposed To Film

The Science Of Cool

A Pre-History of the Electronic Music Festival

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

Muscle Shoals Revisited

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Where Online Services Go When They Die
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
The Birth of Bad Taste

Why is Marge Simpson a sex symbol?

Understanding Why a YouTube Video Is Funny

Does Eating Mango Boost The Effects of Marijuana?

California Screaming

Showing Attractive Fans On TV? That Was One Man’s Idea

Slovakian Trolley-Line Pallet Skateboarding

Why You’ve Never Heard of This Typeface That Defined the 1980s

The Rise and Fall of The Cupcake

Richard Linklater’s Best Scenes
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
How Far Can Soccer Go in the U.S.A.?

The Banality of the Celebrity Profile, And How It Got That Way

Are You A Workweek Slob?

How Seinfeld Paved the Way For Tony Soprano

For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated

How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

Being a Times Square Elmo

The Hits Of Yesterday And Today

How America Got Hooked on Legal Meth

The Perfect Morrissey Parody

 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women

1960s Japanese Film Posters

Why Do We Love Water So Much?

The Art of The Urban Garden

Tracing the Origins of New York’s Nickname, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’

A Tourist’s Guide To Swearing Like An American

The Longest Movie Plot Summary on Wikipedia

A Guide To Europe’s Secret Drug Capitals

I Was a Digital Best Seller!

Highs in the Mideighties: Recalling the heyday of Prince and Madonna

 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
The most valuable piece of art in your world

Great Naps

Hip-Hop Did Not Begin How You Think It Did

The rise of the alternative press in New York City

People on Their Phones Don’t Notice Free Cash

The White House Won’t Comment on Whether President Obama Uses Emojis

David Lynch’s Philosophy on Drinking Coffee

The Cult of Jargon

Rock and Fashion: A Love Story

The Weird Lure of the Internet Self-Loathing Spiral

Model Denial

 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 

The Black Market for Dinosaurs

The Myth Of The Myth Of The Hot Hand In The NBA

I Went to Men’s Wearhouse and Did Not Like the Way I Looked

A Farewell To Moonshine

The World Cup Of Everything Else

Post No Bills: Early Spielberg (’71-’94)

The End of The Roadie

How The Clothes You Wear Change Your Perceptions

The Best Buildings In Los Angeles

Emojinalysis

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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