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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
 

Digital Journalism: How Good Is It?

The lyrics of recent No. 1 singles average at a third-grade reading level

Great NPR Spoofs

Inside the secret basement powering the NYC subway’s wireless future

Fade Out: The Filmmaker Who Vanished

Why We Lost It Over Beanie Babies

“I Can’t Afford Not to Have That Money”: The Worst PayPal Horror Stories

Songs That Make Us Cry

A History Of Unisex Fashion

The Worst Band To Ever Play The Late Show With David Letterman

 

— 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 Does “Experimental Music” Even Mean Anymore?

20,000 people ‘like’ the same photo of Glenn Danzig every single day

You can now order takeout right in Google’s search results

Punk rock and the rise of indie radio

The Asshole Factory

Why You Should Be Tracking Your Habits

TV’s Best and Worst Series Finales

This is Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job to Start a Food Truck

Meeting the People Behind the Grim, Surreal Headlines of British Women’s Weekly Magazines

‘The Pot Smoker’s Song’: Neil Diamond’s terrible anti-weed anthem

 

— 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
 

Science Shows Humblebragging Doesn’t Even Work

Restaurant Traffic Meters

We Talk In Pictures Now, But What Does It Mean?

Should Andrew Jackson stay on the $20 bill?

Who invented the term “gangsta rap”? It’s complicated

The Lost Laughs of Letterman

The Remarkable Apple Computer

Bitch, I’ll tell you why this sentence construction is so effective

Mid 90’s Memphis Underground Rap Tapes

A Field Guide to the American Sandwich

 

— 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 Simple Trick to Get a Song Out of Your Head

How To Avoid Lazy Thinking

The Characters of David O. Russell

How boxing came out of exile to collect $400 million

The surprisingly complex design of the Ziploc bag

A Psychologist Explains Why People Get Bad Tattoos

Hahaha vs. Hehehe

Almost nobody admits when they’re wrong

Take Nothing, Leave Nothing: How I came to be banned from the world’s most remote island

Willie Nelson: Holy Man of the Honky Tonks (1978)
 

— 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
 
Reclaiming the Age-Old Art of Getting Lost

Original Band Names of Famous Groups

Burn the Vegetables

What, Exactly, Do You Want?

New York Nightlife Gone: Danceteria 1982-1986

How to Negotiate a Ransom

“Smoothies, What the Fuck”: Steve Albini on Cooking, Celebrity Chefs, and Why Foodie Culture Sucks

My Wild Night at the Playboy Mansion—But Where Was Hef?

When America Was Crazy About Rock Gardens

The Man Who Broke the Music Business

Airport Bars and Restaurants I Have Loved

The history of the 1980s digital icon Max Headroom

 

— 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 to Beat a Polygraph Test

Examining Stanley Kubrick’s film career

The Salad Days of Coin Hunting

Typography Cheatsheet

Inside the Marijuana Security Business

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Meet the man who makes the world’s funniest people even funnier

The 1990s Orlando Magic, The Dynasty That Wasn’t

In Praise of The Mechanical Keyboard

Teen Culture Is the Culture of Oppression and It Is the Best

 

— 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
 

“-core” Is the Suffix of Our Time

The Common Man’s Crown

Farming Simulator

Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?

Vulgar slang from the 18th and 19th century

Banning Chain Stores Is Not a Bad Idea

How Weird Stand-Up Became a Woman’s Game

Waiters Will Be Replaced by Apps

The Benefits of Wearing The Same Thing, Every Day

Who will pack the stadiums when the legacy acts retire?

 

— 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 Do Game Shows Use Actors as Contestants?

How to Sell Bottled Water to Thirsty Bros

The Sounds of Hollywood

Why We Love Comfort Food

A guide to some of the most weird and wonderful music merchandise

Around The World In Offensive Gestures

Where Do Hotels Buy Their Art?

Why We Travel, from “Traveller’s Pocket Reference,” 1932

It Was ‘The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw’

LA’s Longest-Standing Bartender Has 86′d More Celebrities Than 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
 

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

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