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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 Fine Dining

Restoring the first recording of computer music

On Reading Diverse Authors

The Age of the Wordless Logo

This Is Your Brain on Jock Jams

Please Stop Making Short Films, Musicians

Brazil’s Love Motels

Designing a Fragrance is a Perfect Merging of Science and Art

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

The Return of Ugliness

 

— 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

 

Is the Future of Fine Art in Hollywood’s Hands?

The accidental power of design

How the worlds of dancehall culture and church collide in Jamaica

David Hockney looks back to see if there’s a formula for creating a classic

Chris Rock’s Favorite Standup Specials

Dispatches from the Rap Wars

We Are All Just Pretending Not to Be Frightened

The Critic Who Convinced Me That Criticism Could Be Art

How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Stop hiding things in your sock drawer

 

— 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 drum machine that helped define techno

Salinger’s House, Artist’s Retreat

Animated Engines

Have We Witnessed the Death of Boybands?

Is the Customer Always Right?

Backstabbing, Moogs and the funky worm: How gangsta rap was born

There is no end — only more internet

What It’s Like to Write Music When You Think You’re Going Insane

A vending machine for releasing anger

The Loneliest Tree in the World

 

— 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

 

Best Supporting Weirdo

Where Have All The A Cappellas Gone?

How Uber Drivers Decide How Long to Work

When Can Someone See You Typing?

Jill Magazine 1983-1987

Long-Term Parking

The Coca-Cola Virgin

Paul Newman Was The King Of Sleeper Cars

Releasing music is getting complicated, isn’t it?

When Will New York City Sink?

 

— 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

 

Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?

How grime gave a voice to a generation

Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

The Bruce Springsteen concert as antidote to nihilism and American self-destruction

His Movie, Her Job and Their Relationship

Notes on Domesticity

Most Television Shows Should Only Be One Season

On Hating On …

Should New Rappers Know Their Hip-Hop History?

Tracing the Illuminating History of Neon

 

— 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 Man Who Networked the World

Gifted and haunted: Remembering David Carr

Why Do Many Politicians Use Music Without Artist Consent

The Pleasures of Influence

Why we’ll pay what we pay

How Researchers Discovered the Basketball ‘Hot Hand’

These fearless youth culture mags shaped life as we know it

The Guitar Work of The Cure’s Robert Smith

Meet the late-night radio DJs

El Paquete Semanal

The Story behind Robert Rauschenberg’s Iconic Talking Heads Album Cover

Punk, Disco, and Silly Love Songs: Revisiting the Explosive Summer of 1976

 

— 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 lost infrastructure of social media

Lenny Bruce’s Legacy

On Bullshit

Why Are They Called “Trailers” If They’re Shown Before the Film?

Go ahead: Waste time on the Internet

The Forgotten Greatness of Air Hockey

O.C.D. in N.Y.C.

The Restoration of the Century

Puff Daddy Never Gets Old

What It Was Like to Be a VJ in the Salad Days of MTV

 

— 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 the love of stuff

Can Millennials Take a Joke?

Why Don’t Your Friends Like You?

On the pleasures of total disagreement

The History of Mister Softee

Intellectuals are Freaks

Robert Rauschenberg’s Million Dollar Window Displays

Day Planners

Making Biscuits at Bojangles’

 

— 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

 

Jay McInerney reflects on NYC’s literary scene in the 1980s

Is Culture Borrowing Always Theft?

The uncelebrated typographers of the road

Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet

Building, 1989-1991: The Untold Story of a Lost New York City Hip Hop Club

On The Skit That “Killed” Chappelle’s Show

Nothing in the World is Getting Worse, You’re Just Feeling Nostalgic for a Time That Never Existed

Never discuss politics on Facebook, dummy

The Obsolescence of the Freestyle

The godfather of the “dad” shoe

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

‘Seinfeld’ 9/11 Spec Script

 

— 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 is rock ‘n’ roll on TV so hard to get right?

The new ethical dilemma of violence

How We All Became “Garbage” People

What We Keep Becomes Who We Are

How Prince’s iconic symbol was designed

Do the Illegal Music Downloading Sites of My Youth Still Work?

Why We’re Post-Fact

Ralph Lauren’s American Dream

What the Hell Was That ‘S’ Thing Everyone Drew in School?

Dancehall is Pop Now, But We Can’t Let Pop Stars Steal Dancehall

 

— 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 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
 

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