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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
 
Why Do So Many People Make Statements Sound Like Questions?

The Salmon Cannon

Would You Like To Buy Some Fair Trade Coke?

The Global Business of Sartorial Slumming

Fast-Stepped Fury, Rooted in Detroit

All The Myths That Are Fit To Print: Why Your News Feels Familiar

The Joys of Monomania

How To Parallel Park Perfectly
 
And if you’re out in LA…
 
Go see Erin D Garcia’s new show 5 Shapes In 6 Colors, which opens this Saturday (8/16) at HVW8
 

— 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
 
When It’s Bad To Have Too Many Choices

How Spike Jonze’s Films Come Together In Editing

The Fine Art Of The Funny Complaint

Seinfeld: The Elaine Story

Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

Richard Serra’s List of Inspirational Verbs

Next Time Your Phone Dies, Try Not To Be a Horrible Person

Where Did The Ampersand Symbol Come From?

The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

High Five: The Story of a Celebratory Gesture

What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program?
 

— 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
 
Failure Is Our Muse

The Storied History of Defacing Currency

Characters and Their Drink of Choice

What’s Wrong With Sunglasses

Exploring Simple Pleasures in a Very Complicated World

What happened to original movies aimed at adults?

How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names

The Year In Culture Has Already Been Dominated By People Who Are Dead

Movie Film, at Death’s Door, Gets a Reprieve

Why don’t British singers have British accents when they sing?

The Wide World of Cellphone Etiquette
 

— 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
 
Love People, Not Pleasure

Bubble Football

Being a Better Online Reader

How to Work for the Enemy and Feel Just Fine

Words We Love Too Much

Empty New York

We’re All Landlords Now

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect

Windows Without Prison Bars

Getting Over Procrastination

Why Google Killed Your Favorite Feature

The Sport of Japanese Apologizing
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media

The Secret History of MOCA

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

Next Big Sound

Drugs Exposed To Film

The Science Of Cool

A Pre-History of the Electronic Music Festival

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

Muscle Shoals Revisited

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Where Online Services Go When They Die
 

— 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 Birth of Bad Taste

Why is Marge Simpson a sex symbol?

Understanding Why a YouTube Video Is Funny

Does Eating Mango Boost The Effects of Marijuana?

California Screaming

Showing Attractive Fans On TV? That Was One Man’s Idea

Slovakian Trolley-Line Pallet Skateboarding

Why You’ve Never Heard of This Typeface That Defined the 1980s

The Rise and Fall of The Cupcake

Richard Linklater’s Best Scenes
 

— 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
 
How Far Can Soccer Go in the U.S.A.?

The Banality of the Celebrity Profile, And How It Got That Way

Are You A Workweek Slob?

How Seinfeld Paved the Way For Tony Soprano

For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated

How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

Being a Times Square Elmo

The Hits Of Yesterday And Today

How America Got Hooked on Legal Meth

The Perfect Morrissey Parody

 

— 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 Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women

1960s Japanese Film Posters

Why Do We Love Water So Much?

The Art of The Urban Garden

Tracing the Origins of New York’s Nickname, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’

A Tourist’s Guide To Swearing Like An American

The Longest Movie Plot Summary on Wikipedia

A Guide To Europe’s Secret Drug Capitals

I Was a Digital Best Seller!

Highs in the Mideighties: Recalling the heyday of Prince and Madonna

 

— 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 most valuable piece of art in your world

Great Naps

Hip-Hop Did Not Begin How You Think It Did

The rise of the alternative press in New York City

People on Their Phones Don’t Notice Free Cash

The White House Won’t Comment on Whether President Obama Uses Emojis

David Lynch’s Philosophy on Drinking Coffee

The Cult of Jargon

Rock and Fashion: A Love Story

The Weird Lure of the Internet Self-Loathing Spiral

Model Denial

 

— 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 Black Market for Dinosaurs

The Myth Of The Myth Of The Hot Hand In The NBA

I Went to Men’s Wearhouse and Did Not Like the Way I Looked

A Farewell To Moonshine

The World Cup Of Everything Else

Post No Bills: Early Spielberg (’71-’94)

The End of The Roadie

How The Clothes You Wear Change Your Perceptions

The Best Buildings In Los Angeles

Emojinalysis

 

— 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
 

Why I’m Not a Fan

Client Feedback On The Creation Of Earth

You Can Be the Smiths’ and Morrissey’s Music Publisher

A Major League Pitcher’s Guide To Baseball’s Bullshit Unwritten Rules

Amazon is Killing My Sex Life

The Intimacy of Anonymity

What Really Goes On Inside A Dishwasher

Some Important, Practical Drug-Use Tips

Even if you don’t realize it, unmoderated comments change the way you think about what you read

How To Be A Jerk

 

— 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
 

Signs From A Near Future

The Vocal Ranges of Great Singers

Very Short Movie Reviews

Why does practically every music video feature a house party?

Good advice from bad people

The Frozen, Stoic Existence Of A Wildlife Photographer

Russia’s suburbs lack charm … which may be why they’re creative hotspots

The Champion Of Championship Belt Making

Larry Clark Is Still Dangerous After All These Years

Doing verbal battle at the Pun-Off World Championships

Paid Reservations and the Digital Future of Exchanging Cash for Access

 

— 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
 
Where the World’s Unsold Cars Go To Die

Confessions of an Outlaw

The World’s Most Expensive Rolex

How Did an Obscure Emoji Take Over the Internet?

The Creativity Crisis

Books from the Met, Unsorted

The Meanings Behind The Symbols on Beer Labels

How to Tell if You’re Turnt Up or Turned Down

Why So Many Rock Stars Die at 27, Explained by Science

Critics of Critics Should Be Criticized
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
How We Get Tall

It’s Impossible to Find Good Cooks Nowadays

Read, Kids, Read

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

How to Tell if a Laugh is Real

Whatever Happened to Roller Skating?

Who Cares What Steve Albini Thinks? You Probably Do

On The Age Of The Needlessly Confusing Menu

Yes, Your Internet Is Getting Slower
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

How a Popular Two-Letter Word is Undermining Your Credibility

The Pilot Process

America’s Most Famous Bugler

The Rooms Where The World’s Most Important Decisions Are Made

How To Ruin Your Band Name

The Perfect Essay

How Are Flight Attendants Supposed To Deal With Fornicating Passengers?

A Worldwide Quest For BBQ

The Commodification of Literature

Truisms by Jenny Holzer
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
The Bizarre History of Rap’s Oldest Cliche

What Ever Happened to ‘Just Say No’?

A History of Beautiful Ruins

What if your life was constantly buffering?

The Beauty of Meaningless Writing

Where Yinz At

Where to Rent a Jetpack

‘The Problem With Music’ has been solved by the internet

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
The Commercial Allure of the Eighties

How to forge a Rothko

The Ins and Outs of Baseball Uniform Design

In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ Wifi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero

The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol, the Latest Way to Get Drunk

Experience Slows You Down

What Does Your Wireless Network Name Say About You?

The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes On Sleep

Minimal Vintage Album Cover Design

The Lamp That Spies And Tweets Your Conversation
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
Is avoiding spoilers the critic’s job, or the reader’s?

The art world we deserve?

Disgusting Photos of the Bathrooms and Kitchens of America’s Bachelors

The Confidence Gap

Flavored Envelope Glue: Its Short Life, Unheralded Death, and Potential Return

What book would you send to someone in prison?

‘Fucking Tourist’

The Rural Studio

Sorry, Google won’t let you become a drug dealer

The Untold Story Behind The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle

All the Gabriel Garcia Marquez (RIP) longreads in The New Yorker
 

— 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 you’re bound to find interesting
 
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
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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