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Why UPS Trucks Don’t Turn Left

A brief history of the movie post-credits sequence

The Original E-Book

Drug Traffickers Build The Best Theme Parks

The night Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter sneaked into Elvis Presley’s home

Music Is Just Advertisement for Alcohol Brands

Slow TV

The Future of Media Will Be Streamed

Everything You Wanted To Know About Gigolos

A Visit To The “Villa Savoye”

Why Werner Herzog hates chickens
 

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Johnny Depp Interviewed By Iggy Pop

So You Think You’re Smarter Than A CIA Agent

How ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Books Its Acts

Over the Edge

More than LOL and OMG: Internet speak and its benefits to the English language

Manhattan Sunday

Spite Is Good. Spite Works

The history of late-night TV ads for unscrupulous lawyers

“A child’s gotta eat their share of dirt.”

How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Files

New York Rockers
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
 
The Winner-Takes-All Society

Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser analyzes the art of the modern beer can

Behind the Scenes of “Dazed and Confused”, 1993

How Did Sleep Become So Nightmarish?

Why Do We Love Ghost Stories?

Famous Literary First Lines Perfectly Paired With Rap Lyrics

Why do we have to wait for great men to die to memorialize them as great?

The Endangered Art of the Movie Novelization

The Occupation of Chiraq

Why Selfies Look Wrong

Apparently There’s Now Bitcoin Ecstasy
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
 
Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting

Eating Goat Penis With America’s One Percent

Pronunciation Errors That Made The English Language What It Is Today

How to Make the Courtesan au Chocolat from The Grand Budapest Hotel

Masters Of Their Own Destiny

Bless You!

Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and others expound on the topic of ‘Punk’ in 1979

The Real Los Angeles

Vanishing Planes Since 1948
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
 
National Weather Service forecast: You are basically screwed

Where Do Most Runners-up on Reality Talent Shows End Up?

What Lou Reed Taught Me About Love

Are Malls Over?

The Ridiculous Phrases That Universities Have Trademarked

Wikipedia: The Not So Glamorous World Of Celebrity Pictures

By the Bus Stop

The Confessions of David Remnick

Love to complain but need inspiration?

Why Do I Online Date

New SAT Practice Questions
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Confessions Of An Upworthy Editor

The Tom Waits Map

Why Companies Use Such Terrible Spelling and Punctuation In Their Brand Names

Sony’s SRF-39FP Radio: The iPod of Prison

Little Town of Champions

What Faces Can’t Tell Us

Finger Biscuit by Paolo Ulian

Kiev’s Beautiful Molotov Cocktails

How Weed Became the Hippest Slang Term for Marijuana

All your True Detective questions answered in one video

The Anxiety of Unplugging

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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How Producers Went from Crate Digging to YouTube Surfing

Inside Amtrak’s Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers

A History Of Everything, Including You

The Case For New York City As Greatest City In The World

Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy

How Wikipedia’s robots and cyborgs snuff out vandalism

A Soccer Golf Course

Reviving Weird Old Food and Figuring Out What Should Be Brought Back

The Weird History of Cosmopolitan’s Most Infamous Sex Tips

Searching For The Roots of Reggae

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
 
Getting Arrested Made Me a Better Person

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

Could A Young Bob Dylan Make It Now?

Hair-Portraits of The Presidents

The Rise and Fall of New York City’s Biggest Pill Mill

Merv Griffin’s tombstone says, “I will NOT be right back after this message.”

Tuesdays are the Most Productive Day of the Week

The Genetics of Being a Daredevil

Jeffrey Tambor’s Acting Workshop

This Man Wants to Cure Your Internet Addiction

Smart Kid Sells Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Medical Marijuana Clinic

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Craigslist Mirrors

More Guests, Empty Houses

Johnny Cash Had His Elvis Impersonation on Lock

Why Music Writers Need To Learn To Check Themselves

Will We Use Commas in the Future?

The Saddest Cookbook In The World

Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?

The Magnetized Zipper

House of Cards, US vs UK editions

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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How To Hold a Hamburger

A World Without Shadows

There’s No Reason Not to Drink Urine

Cameron Crowe Muses on Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Lester Bangs

What Musician Do You Love No Matter What?

Work from Computers on Law & Order

What Was the Point of the Facebook “Poke”? Was It All Just Sexual?

Too Poor for Pop Culture

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time

Read My Lips: A Guide To Lip Synching Disasters

The day the President met George Harrison

The Fairy Tale World of Eyes as Big as Plates

Meet The Man Who Hacked Jeopardy

Wild footage of legendary Grateful Dead set at the ‘Honky Château’ in France, 1971

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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How Can I Conquer A Musical Blind Spot?

The Very Best of John Belushi: A Video Primer
Vintage Drum Kits From The ’20s & ’30s

What makes a movie “so bad it’s good,” instead of just bad?

The Awards Show Will Not Be Televised

Apple’s game changer is riding into the sunset

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

A Midnight Army at The Dawn of The Web

Forgotify

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Stop Trusting Yourself

How A Photo Made A Career

Adderall, Ambien, and the “Boner King”: The Longform Guide To Pills

The Man Behind the World’s Most Famous Fake Vagina

How to Spot a Narcissist Online

Why a phrase like “to be honest” makes you sound like you’re lying

The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician

How to eat Ramen? Master teaches you the right way to eat Ramen!

This Phone Lets You Send Smells, Not Texts

Life In Russia

 

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Half Of A Drug’s Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

The Automatic E-mail Response from Hell

Goodnight. Sleep Clean.

How Fidel Castro caught Beatlemania

Diana Vreeland on surfing

Can Rap Lyrics Be Used as Evidence?

The Fascination of the Unfinished

Every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Ever

The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

Crass: The British Punk Band That Fooled Reagan, Thatcher And The CIA

The history of literary interviews and our fascination with turning novelists into celebrities

How to break a cricket bat

Woody Allen’s Other Family Tree

3 Under 3

The Internet’s Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer?

Weren’t Those the Bad Old Days? The Poison of New York City Nostalgia

George Harrison’s brief journey into experimental electronics

This is the loneliest town in America

Watch a man get his cigarette lit by an excavator at a construction site in Russia

Studs Terkel interviews Bob Dylan, 1963

Are You a Guest at a Gallery Opening? Etiquette No-No’s for Artists and Everyone Else

Rolling Stone’s Worst Reviews of All Time (Work In Progress)

Jerry Seinfeld on why he loves sneakers

Why Hollywood Is Hooked On Embellishing the Truth

Great Naps
 
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Thousands battle it out for recognition as Japan’s best phone answerer

Before the Web, Hearts Grew Silent

Be Cautious, Expect the Worst and Be Ready to Die

I Am a Teacher With Really Bad Handwriting

In Praise of Failure

The Crowdsourcing of JFK’s Most Iconic Speech

Naturally, J.J. Cale

Do we know where our images end up online?

Henry Miller loses it in love letter to Anaïs Nin

The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’

Revisiting Band Aid’s Lyrical Crime Scene

The Case for an Instagram of Sound

A Look Inside Illegal Canadian Weed Grow Houses from the 1990s

29 Years, 365 Days

How Do You Score a Film With No Dialogue?
 
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Against “Guilty Pleasure”

The curious case of the avocado, which should be extinct but still exists

Shitty Band Names: A History

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination

How R. Kelly Lost His Edge

The agony and ecstasy of the professional drummer

Confessions of a travel writer

The Fascinating Story of Why U.S. Parks Are Full of Squirrels

Vitamins’ Old, Old Edge

How to Get Paid to Design Money

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
 
What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?

The Revenge of the Printed Book

These predictions about the web from 1995 are pretty hilarious

Why Are We So Obsessed With Sales?

The All-American Condiment That Comes From Asia

Headline Smasher

Your Waiter Is Having A Bad Day. Can You Tell?

The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

What’s in your junk drawer?

Meet the Real Rick Ross

The Artful Accidents of Google Books
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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Here’s Where L.A. Rap Legends Are Buried

A reality TV show for writers

‘I Feel Good’: James Brown’s amazing, drug-fueled CNN interview, 1988

Free Is More Expensive

Why do hangovers get so much worse as we get older?

America’s First Water Sommelier Drinks Icebergs

Bjork Explaining Television

Short Film Shows the Other Side of Gravity

Kanye West In the Age of Narcissism

Where’s Waldo?: A New Strategy for locating the missing man

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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The Role Of The Critic

How Twitter Hijacked My Mind

The Act Of Puking

Cult Books Revisited

The One Dish You Should Try From Every Country

A Sad Reflection On The Art World

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Worthless

A history of Tom Wolfe

The Complete Guide to Tumblr Subcultures

Can Pop Music Really Parody Itself?

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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