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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 Willpower Paradox

Content Farms Are Dead

How to Smoke a Joint

The relationship between satanic iconography and skateboarding

I’m Sorry for the Moonshine Onslaught

Men’s Magazine Profile Generator

Is it ever OK to work for free?

Creem Magazine’s Office Life

Grace Jones and the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made

How “show me the receipts” became a catchphrase for holding the powerful accountable

 

— 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 Agony of the Digital Tease

Let Them Be Spoiled

Can Running Make You Smarter?

The Radical Rap of Los Angeles

Inside the World’s Chicest Cult

The Many Names of the Corner Store

Headphones Everywhere

Still making money from the show about nothing

Preserving the spirit of resistance

What Happens When The Government Thinks You’re Dead?

The (mis)use of rap lyrics in courts

 

— 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

 

What is The Great American Novel?

True Patriots Take Their Coffee to Go

What Makes a Drug Dealer Text Successful

A Brief History of the Converse All-Star

Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance

My Summer Waiting Tables at the Writers’ Retreat

Has any great band ever cared less than the PIXIES?

What’s the first big news story you were aware of as a kid?

In 100 years, many restaurant tables will still wobble

What Would Happen If We All Stopped For One Week?

Once and Always a New Yorker

Lolita Book Covers

Inside Cuba’s Intense Ice Cream Obsession

How Bruce Willis Changed The Movies

Americans Are Barmy Over Britishisms

Where would we be without Google Maps?

The world’s first chatbot lawyer

Why We Tweet

How Do Contestants Collect Prizes on ‘The Price is Right’?

The Psychology Behind a Perfect Beach Read

Japan’s Forgotten Punk Past

 

— 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 Shape of the Year

Unsolicited Mark Zuckerberg Fan Art

The Dazed and Confused Mixtapes by Richard Linklater

Recipes from an “energy drink mixologist”

Why Record Stores Mattered

Pillow Talk With a Professional Cuddler

The Devious History of CAPTCHA

Watch New Yorker’s Hearts Break As They Just Miss The Subway Train

The Case For Paper In A Digital Age

Watermelon Snow

Tracing the history of the “booty call”

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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Meat Is The Queen, Murder Is Dead

 

The Smiths is a new book of never-before-seen photographs of the influential band at their peak by Nalinee Darmrong with essays from Andy Bell of Erasure and music journalist Marc Spitz. Darmrong traveled with The Smiths during the Meat Is Murder and The Queen Is Dead tours in 1985–1986 capturing on-stage moments as well as more revealing candid shots. Some of the most interesting stuff is the ephemera – backstage passes, set lists, promo materials, clothing and letters. The book serves as a time capsule; chronicling everything about the much-loved Manchester bred voice of the ‘80s.
 
—Chris Black

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

 

Your First Cigarette

Honest E-mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

How to Create a Reality-TV Villain

The Language of The Cockpit

1944: The New York Times Discovers Pizza

Dennis Hopper gives a tour of his art collection

Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

Lost Mansions of Los Angeles

She’s the Hidden Architect of Modern Comedy

The Neu Jorker

Brushes With Greatness

When the Family Business is a Gallery

 

— 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 Most Lucrative Art Fraud Scam in History

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

People Hated Clippy Because He Made Them Feel Powerless

My Adventures in Going Viral

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

We R Cute Shoplifters

The Dr. Miami Effect

A Guide to Doing Nothing

Why Some Pop Stars Get A Pass To Be Political And Others Don’t

That New York Street Smell, From Manure to Marijuana

How Do You Differentiate Good Acting From Bad Acting?

Jonah Ryan for U.S. Congress

 

— 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

 

Are You Good Enough to Be a Tennis Line Judge?

Cinema Palettes

How Soulja Boy Became the Godfather of Internet Rap

John Waters on the Audacity of Cy Twombly

Get Your Kicks

The Shame of Loving Unhip Technology

Maybe Everyone Should Be Quiet For A Bit

WPIX Archives

How Uber is changing drug dealing

Miles Davis and Boxing

 

— 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 Busy Person’s Lies

How Henry Kissinger Convinced Pelé to Play Soccer in the U.S.

People Will Pay Crazy Amounts For Your Early Apple Products

A short history of YELLING IN CAPITAL LETTERS

The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

To be a sports fan is to make a point of being unreasonable

Why do we love celebrity beefs so much?

Björk on the wonders of television

The unbearable lightness of being yourself on social media

Why New Yorkers Have Always Worn Black

 

— 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

 

I hereby uninvent the conference call

How did saying “is that a thing?” even become a thing?

The Natural Springs of New York City

A Brief History of Logo Jacking

How the Rolling Stones found “Satisfaction”

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Al Jaffee Shows How He Invented the Iconic “Folds-Ins” for Mad Magazine

Creatives, designers and drugs: what are they on, and why?

How do you use your purple Crown Royal bag?

Harry Crews and ‘Going Down in Valdez’

The History of Cybersex

A Writing Template for the Content Industry

Shit Furniture

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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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

 

And Now, I Unfollow Thee

Saving the World’s Rare, Wonderful Colors

How ATMs Work

California Notes

“The Artist’s Way” in an Age of Self-Promotion

James Dolan Wants You To Love His Band

Does the ‘Like’ Mean Anything Anymore?

The Strangest WiFi Network Names

With the 1991 single “O.P.P.,” Naughty By Nature immortalized an acronym for cheaters

 

— 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

 

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
 

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