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

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
 

Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else’s

Surviving a Weekend with the Wizard of Prog Rock

Obscure Sports

Why America Needs Chris Rock More Than Ever

The Luxury Of Solitude

Down with Daylight Saving Time!

The Witch of Wall Street

Steve Jobs’ Shit List

Anatomy of a Terrible Anti-Millennials Trend Piece

Makes Movies Say Things For You
 

— 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 Internet’s Invisible Sin-Eaters

Why We Still Need True Dive Bars

Can an Algorithm Make a Better Book Recommendation Than a Librarian?

A Nighttime Visit to LA’s Notorious Los Feliz Murder Mansion

Jerry Lee and Me

Why Grown Men Should Not Worship Michael Jordan

Are Some Brains Wired For Courage and Others For Fear?

Confessions of an Uber Driver

Duracell in the Age of the iPhone

Tracking the man who hacked Jennifer Lawrence

Turn Any Beer Bottle Into a Bong
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Linked Out (Special Hump 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
 

Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift

Why Do We Want to Believe That Everything Happens For a Reason?

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

A Field Guide to the True American Diner

Working Stiffs: Inside the Retirement Home for Mannequins

How Restaurants Become Impervious to Criticism

A History of Institutional Incompetence

The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy

How Can I Become A ‘Music Person’?

What if age is nothing but a mind-set?

Deion Sanders – “Must Be The Money” (1994)
 

— 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
 
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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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
 
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

 

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
 
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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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
 
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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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
 

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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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
 

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

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
 

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

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