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
 

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

 

Ten Years of “Shoes,” the Story of the First Great Viral Music Video

The Restart Page

Please Do Not Leave A Message

“Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” and the ambiguous history of counting-out rhymes

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

Jeffrey Eugenides on “The Virgin Suicides”

Escaping the Digital Media ‘Crap Trap’

The Other A Love Supreme

A lesson in fame from the rock stars who never quite made it

In search of the perfect high

A Look Back at 1986

Nan Goldin: Appealing to Personal Experience

 

— 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 museum walls are painted the colors they are

The Grey Market

When Big Numbers Roamed the Hills of Los Angeles

Behind the Scenes at the Met

Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians

Where to store your millions in art, tax-free

Behind the race to retool movie theaters

Every skate brand ad campaign indexed

How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold

Underrated Neptunes Produced Tracks

Maybe It Would Be Better If Writers Talked About Themselves A Little Less?

 

— 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 Hypnotic Clamor of Morocco

What Does Happiness Smell Like, Anyway?

This man who fooled his way onto talk show after talk show after talk show

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

The Glorious End Of Cereal

Let’s Proceed Under the Assumption That We All Look Great

How Tech is Ruining Dating

The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Ugly Cry

Creative brains need time off

The advent of skate video piracy in the 2000s

When Bad Hats Happen To Good Actors

To Live and Die on 4chan

How Los Angeles Became A City Of Palm Trees

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out: April Fools 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

 

Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man?

How ISIS ‘Fashion’ Sews the Seeds of Terror

Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977–80

Will email ever disappear from the workplace?

How to Spot an NYPD Cop Car Disguised as a Yellow Cab

When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet

The meaning of blue jeans

​The Cost of Being an Early Adopter

How gentrification really changes a neighborhood

Japanese Chefs Make Their Mark in Paris

How can we tell when a photograph is giving us the truth about a place and not simply trafficking in fantasy?

Do Americans Really Move To Canada Because Of Politics?

Wine-tasting: it’s junk science

With Romance Novels Booming, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay

The invention of the jump shot

 

— 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 Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

In the early 1980s, a group of western folklorists set out to preserve America’s cowboy culture

A very colorful history of tie-dye

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

A Stolen Laptop, An Ominous Email, And A Big Risk

America Needs ‘Y’all’

Only Stupid People Have Lots of Friends

Why Ronald Reagan is the best thing that ever happened to punk rock

The Crazy Secretive World of Tax Havens

When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food

Rare photo books we wished we owned

Picasso, Inc.

Travis Bickle’s City of Strangers

Skating around San Francisco with Jake Phelps, the longtime editor of Thrasher

 

— 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

 

Miles Davis wasn’t afraid to change his style in the music he made or the clothes he wore

Revisiting the book that immortalized the ’80s indie punk rock scene

Hey Siri, can I rely on you for a crisis?

‘Day of the Dre’ by Jonathan Gold for Rolling Stone, 1993

If You’ve Never Worked In Retail, I Don’t Trust You

Explaining low interest rates with country music

​How to Send an Email in 1984

The Curious Persistence of the Vegas Handbiller

How the jumpshot brought individualism to basketball

When Instagram photos find a home on newsprint

“People are amazed by what designers could once do with their hands”

Recounting the Night Keith Richards Almost Pulled a Knife On Donald Trump

 

— 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 Gentle Art of Pretending to Understand What’s Going On

The Secret Language of Taquerias

How Did English End Up With There/Their/They’re?

The long and tangled history of Alfred E. Neuman

Dubious Running Fashion

My Year in San Francisco’s $2 Million Secret Society Startup

A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World

How the Japanese Diet Became the Japanese Diet

The Hyper-Professionalization of the Emerging Artist

Louis’ Lunch: The Birthplace of the Hamburger

It’s a Lot More Fun to Play Make-Believe With Your Kids If You’re Slightly High on Weed

 

— 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 Long Should a Story Be?

A Visual Survey of NYC Coffee Cups

The Man Who Put The Fun Back In Movies

Don’t Eat Restaurant Fish on Mondays

Why People (Still) Believe in Quacks

Cereal, a Taste of Nostalgia, Looks for Its Next Chapter

How the Inventor of Liquid Paper, Bette Nesmith Graham, Helped Launch MTV

Hotel Gloom

The Real Difference Between Perfume, Cologne, Toilette, and Other Fragrances

Every Playboy Playmate Centerfold Ever

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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