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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
 

Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?

The untold story of how Van Morrison fled record-industry thugs, hid out in Boston, and wrote one of rock’s greatest albums

How Social Media Is Killing The Concert Experience

The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending

Who Used To Live In My Apartment?

Man Caught in HOV Lane With Cardboard Cutout of Dos Equis Guy

What Did David Bowie Do at Your Age?

My Szechuan Restaurant Is So Spicy That a Customer Called The Cops on Me

Teenage Bedrooms on Screen

A History of Bitches

 

— 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
 
Approved Catcalls

Sunset Strip’s Golden Age of Billboards

Secrets of 311 Operators

Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

The Weirdest Selection of Pinterest Boards Ever Assembled

Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

How Light Up Sneakers Work

The Secret Service wants a fake White House to help protect the real one

Do New Yorkers Really Have Sex in Taxis?

The Mysteries of Tipping

What Was It Like To Live In 80s Berlin?

 

— 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

That Way We’re All Writing Now

Larry David’s Rough Night Out With The Aging Literary Lion

The Man Who Ran an Online Alarm Clock for a Decade

Why Southern Accents Sound Southern

The Story Behind America’s First Government-Run Weed Shop

What Really Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles

Exploring The Magic of Mushrooms

I Remember It Had a Blue Cover and… Finding Books by Their Plot Lines

Buried in Vinyl With Jarvis Cocker

The Things People Fiddle With at Their Desks

Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

 

— 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 History of Sex.com, the Most Contested Domain on the Internet

Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library

Are Music Subcultures Losing Their Definition?

The Art of Eating

Are Companies With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates?

Why you should search for random people on Facebook

Waiting for the Steve Jobs tapes

Bad News, Good News

The Darjeeling Bags

Tupac Shakur’s screen debut in a godawful Dan Aykroyd movie

The Secret Life of a Public Library Security Guard

 

— 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
 

Meet the Unlikely Airbnb Hosts of Japan

The Time An Artist Installed an I-5 Sign Over The 110 and It Stayed Up for 8 Years

What is Good and Bad Taste?

Is Anything Trendy Anymore?

The Double Opt-In Introduction

Michel Gondry: Last of the Music Video Gods

The Dark Secret of America’s Wood Floor Fetish

‘Saturday Morning Freakout’: A Forbidden Transmission from TV’s Graveyard

The World’s Weirdest Flowers

Who Is Hip-Hop’s Alpha Dog?

The Four Horsemen: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Who Wins, Who Loses?

We live in a Golden Age of misplaced artworks

 

— 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 Sophomore Album Slump Is, In Fact, a Real Problem

How Is the Swimsuit Issue Still a Thing?

Bill Murray’s Baseball Summer

Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood’s Soundtrack

Under No Circumstances Will I Be Attending Your Stupid Birthday Dinner

Coen Brothers’ TV Commercials

Bad Brains in a Cheesy Local TV Segment, 1981

What Exactly Is Wasabi?

Los Angeles, the City in Cinema

Fashion Week. It Never Ends

The Slow Death of the Boeing 747

Your Shaking Butt Is Now a Musical Instrument

No One Does Karaoke Like the Finnish

 

— 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 The New York Times Works

Our Obsession with the Word “Random”: Fear of a Millennial Planet

Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?

Brands Are Not Your Friends

These Are the Things People Leave in Ubers

A history of getting high on nitrous

Surprise! Popular music is super, super white now

Get Lost In These Vintage Cologne Commercials

How VH1 Ruined the Taste of a Generation

Facebook Now Lets You Designate Who Will Control Your Account After You Die

Worried Well

 

— 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 Dictionary of Despicable Words

Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England

Air Safety: A Crash Course in Probability

What It’s Like to be a Teenage Filmmaker

Failed tests, pranks, and more got these famous artists kicked out of school

New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

There Are Six Basic Book Plots

Why is that LAPD helicopter circling overhead?

Water Cooler Bottle Rockets

The Selling of the Avocado

Why Google Glass Broke

Jack Nicholson Gives One of the Best Ever Acceptance Speeches, 1974

 

— 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 I Learned From Dressing Up As Media Stereotypes

Inside the World of Longsword Fighting

The weird, mysterious company behind the SkyMall bankruptcy

How Fashion is Undergoing a Subcultural Revival

The Most Beautiful Cinemas Around The World

How art institutions are changing their business model

The Gourmet Cokebook: A Complete Guide To Cocaine,’ 1972

Is It Possible to Accidentally Plagiarize?

The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist

Dining dos and don’ts from around the world

The Death of The ATM

 

— 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
 
At the Super Bowl of Linguistics, May the Best Word Win

Coming To Terms With The Shit Music I Listened To When I Was A Teenager

Hemingway and the Cocktail

Photos of France’s Weird Suburban Nightclubs

Jean-Michel Basquiat, RAMMELLZEE and FAB 5 FREDDY walk into Spago

Let’s Get Drinks

Looking Back at Your Favorite Rappers’ First Mixtapes

The Story Behind The Loneliest Brownstone Ever

Can I Put My Gold Medal On My Resume? Life After The Olympics

Inside Consumer Reports: Obsessive testing of fridges, cars, and toilets

The Weird Science of Naming New Products

50 Cent’s Relationship Advice in ‘21 Questions’

 

— 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
 

This Website Is One Mile Long

Seriously, Never Leave Your iPhone at Home

Neil Young and Rick James’ garage band, The Mynah Birds, 1965

Anthony Bourdain really loves In-N-Out

How This Cult Video Store Stays Culturally Relevant

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

How Oscar Wilde invented the art of being a celebrity when you haven’t really done anything

Novice Art Blogger

The Atrocious, Forgotten Style of the Planet Hollywood Era

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful

 

— 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
 

Murder By Tylenol

Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school?

This Sad Generation Doesn’t Know When the Party Stops

Houses Built Just for Spite

Her Task Is to Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

That time a 21-year-old Paul Thomas Anderson discussed Don DeLillo with David Foster Wallace

The Greatest Gas Station Bathroom in the World

What Actually Happens When You Put A Key In A Door?

There’s No Place Like Homes

How Rich People Are Influencing the Documentary World

A Brief History of Couples Getting Married at Starbucks, Costco, and More

To the Office, With Love

 

— 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
 

The Rapid Decline of the Movie Quotation

No Reason for the Season

The Turbulent Life of Tennessee Williams

Actor Injuries That Made It Into The Movie

The Science Behind Misheard Lyrics

Elon Musk Patents From The 90s That Predicted How We Use The Internet today

Cowboy Scholars

The Two Faces of Joaquin Phoenix

Classic Hip-Hop Is Spreading on the Radio Dial

Misidentifying Photographs As Selfies

Cool Ranch Doritos and Drakkar Noir were both perfected at the same top-secret factory

The Joys and Complications That Come With Buying an Architectural Masterpiece

Nick Cave’s Handwritten Dictionary

In Memoriam: Remembering All The Content That Didn’t Go Viral This Year

 

— 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
 

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Being in a Failed Boy Band

Photos of People Staring Up at the Freedom Tower in Shock and Awe

A History of Thugs

How to Deal with Chronic Complainers

Napster didn’t last long, but the ‘culture of free’ it created did

Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28

Bizarre Buildings and Their Fascinating Histories

What Dictators Like To Eat

We Spoke to an Academic Who’s Spent Twenty-Five Years Researching Drugs in Clubs

The Pilots of Instagram

Feel Flows mix by Aquarium Drunkard for Faculty Department

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Gifted Out

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Presenting the Done To Death Gift Guide
 
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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
 

The Trolls Among Us

Call the Village Voice Dial-a-Poem Service at (347) 618-6376

The Secret Life Of A Crime Scene Cleaner

Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

Violent Hippies, Punk Rock and Patty Hearst: Four Movies by Raymond Pettibon

How To Train Your Voice To Be More Charismatic

The Odd Story of the First Erotic Computer Game

The Napa Valley of Beer

Why Are Some Cultures More Individualistic Than Others?

Everyone Is Altered: The Secret Hollywood Procedure That Has Fooled Us For Years

Feb. 20, 1932: Babe Ruth with an alligator he “bagged” in St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

— 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 Do You Film Characters Smoking Weed?

Photographing Imperfection For The Digital Generation

Why Do People Love Or Loathe Certain Tastes?

Music From The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

The Slippery Slope of Silicon Valley

How Automation is Making Us Dumb and Reliant On Computers

The Story of the Kickflip

Who Gets The Money Made By Dead Celebrities?

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Art In Film

The Amazing Chinatown Bus Network

 

— 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
 

How to Conquer Deadbeat Vending Machines

Window Washing Skills Beyond a Robot’s Reach

Are Wikipedia’s Days Numbered?

How to Fix the New York Subway: Some Alternative Proposals

Wet Hot American Summer looks very, very different when it’s recut as a Martin Scorsese film

What Defines Your Identity? Not Your Memories But Your Moral Decisions

The Secrets Our Passwords Contain

“The Internet Show,’ an Hour-Long PBS Special From The Dawn Of Cyberspace

When Good Writers Turn Bad in Bed

How To Fold The World’s Best Paper Airplane

 

— 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 Turbulence Anyway?

The Man Behind The Modern Music Industry

Speaking with Lorin Stein The Editor of The Paris Review

The Forgotten History of Mace

Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak Come From?

Is Pixar’s Run of Greatness Over?

Hollywood on the Tiber

Why is storytelling critical in business?

Shit Record Covers

Welcome to the Failure Age!

Does Smoking Pot Make You Dumb? Stoners Respond

Internet Advice from Ann Landers in the Mid-1990s
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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