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

 

Do You Have To Lie To Get Ahead?

How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom

How to Catch Up on All of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Before the Awards Show

Dord, Foupe, Kime, and Other Ghost Words in the Dictionary

The Skateboard Soundtracks

“Like That, Salma Hayek Killed My Hard-On”

What do free, open, and peaceful borders look like?

The Secret History of The Endless Summer

I Went on a ‘Make Your Own Cocaine’ Tour in Colombia

The Lamentable Rise of Desktop Dining

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Utopias?

In Defense of Small Talk

 

— 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

 

It’s like the NBA, minus the money, fame and fans

Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?

What It Feels Like When Everyone Is Making Art But You

Smell Like A Man

How people learn to become resilient

The Uncomfortable Power of Pop-Music Cruelty

The World’s Oldest Secret Society Is Becoming More Transparent

John Baldessari and the art of not making sense

The Rise of the Compton Taco

How To Read a Movie (2008)

Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes

How The Drug Cartels Operate Like Wal-Mart And McDonald’s

 

— 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

 

Party of One

What it’s like to win an Oscar?

How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

Why Twitter has run into trouble

J Dilla May Be Jazz’s Latest Great Innovator

Read Politician’s Deleted Tweets

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

The dirty secrets of hip-hop’s clean versions

Why anti-intellectualism is the real snobbery

The Ridiculous Rise of Viral Food and the Great Line Apocalypse

Pee-wee’s Big Comeback

 

— 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 message board that completely changed the face of comedy

How The Eurostar Was Created

A Collection Of Perennially Absurd Celebrity Tweets

Why Don’t Politicians Write More Better?

The Reason Porky Pig Stutters

Should I Be a Poorly Paid Writer or a Better-Paid Publicist?

The Darker Side of Bo Diddley

Adventures in Bite Mark Evidence

How Things Found Their Colors

Producer Tony Visconti Breaking down David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’

Why Athletes Don’t Need An Empty Bed Before Competition

 

— 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

 

Living like a king behind bars

When a precious piece of jewelry goes missing, members of the Ring Finders Directory get a call

The History of American Apparel Ads

Twitter Drove Me Crazy, So I Stopped Using It

The first feature film shot entirely with a Prius backup camera

An Invitation Into the Shadowy World of Tennis Match Fixing

The Weird Psychology of Returning Stuff to the Store

How do You Let Go of Drama?

Springsteen‘s Early Days, in a Feast of Photographs

The Sampulator

 

— 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

 

Hipster Mattresses: Why?

The long slow gentrification of Punk Rock

In Praise of the Quiet Life

Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?

The Man Who Brought Us T-Rex

Where are the Female Music Producers?

Why Chefs Love Popeyes

How L.A. is built to stay as dry as possible

The Life and Times of Clarence Reid and His Profane, Tacky, Visionary Alter Ego

Inside America’s For-Profit Bail System

The intellectual property of jokes

 

— 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

 

Last of The Smokers

Hi, I’d Like To Add Myself to The New Yorker

Missing the lost art of rock ‘n’ roll lyrical overload

The Promise of the Internet Is Dead

When You Fall in Love with a Stripper

Words Unwired

Less than ecstatic: The lights are going out in night clubs all over Europe

The Things Not to Say or Do When Accepting Your Award

Dying In Public

An examination of the inner workings, personnel, and lingo of casinos

Freckles

The Rise & Return of the Iconic Polo Bear

Why Films About Musicians Leave So Much Music Off Screen

The Creativity of MDMA Pill Pressing

 

— 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 Post Office Makes America Great

Why Do I Jerk Awake As I’m Falling Asleep

Can an upstart studio reinvent the movie industry?

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

For Internet To Go, Check The Library

What it’s like to be an art handler for real housewives, Wall Street weasels, and Jay Z

“What a film director really directs is the audience’s attention.”

I spent years turning my council house into the Sistine Chapel

Life at the edge of the world

Why George Lucas once sued 2 Live Crew front man Luther Campbell

The Triumph of Email

 

— 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 America Really Moving Left

The world’s loneliest library

For the New Year, Let’s Resolve to Improve Our Tech Literacy

Touring NYC’s least hygienic restaurants

Robert Irwin Continues to Create and Inspire

The rise of the country-music superproducer

Inventing the game cartridge

What’s Become of New York’s Great Cultural Spaces?

The Science of Fan Loyalty

How do young stars deal with sudden fame?

From Timber to Tide

Bill Daniel shot every subculture worth shooting

Dear Architects: Sound Matters

The Worst-Designed Thing You’ve Never Noticed

Billy Joel And Rap: An Affair For The Ages

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Linked Out (Special Christmas 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

 

The Art of Turning Around an Airplane

In Conversation With Brian Eno

We Now Live in a Post-Hoax World

Must I Pretend to Like My Artist Friend’s Work?

The Death of an Elegant, Elitist French Pimp

Our culture loves music. Too bad our economy doesn’t value it

The rise and fall of the Jewish deli

KDOC-TV Los Angeles’s Request Video with Gia DeSantis was the precursor to MTV’s Total Request Live

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception

Help, I’m Addicted to Frequent-Flier Miles

You Should Watch The Way You Punctuate Your Text Messages

My Misspent Youth (1999)

Why Do Doctors Still Carry Pagers?

Tales from Open Kitchens

The Life Cycle Of A Pop Song

The Man Who Blurbed Too Much?

A President Should Be Able to Hold It

Would a Potato Chip Lover Tire of Eating Only Chips?

Watch Patti Smith give a motivational speech on Japanese TV (1978)

What Does the First Movie Action Hero Say About the Heroes of Today?

Art Addict: The Insatiable Appetite of Peggy Guggenheim

The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love

Our Misplaced Nostalgia for Cassette Tapes

 

— 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 sad economics of internet fame

Action Heroines In Wildly Inappropriate Shoes

Follow How One Man Brought Internet to a Remote Region of Nepal

What Life Was Like in the Chelsea Hotel in the 1990s and 2000s

The Netflix Content Queen

Are there too many restaurants in Los Angeles right now?

The World’s Loneliest ATM

How I Paid My Rent by Publishing the Most Disgusting Things on the Internet

Does anybody realize how bad the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees really are?

The Russian Mob Funded My Parents’ Restaurant

Sourdough’s Not Loafing Around

The world’s biggest things are being built right now

Francis Ford Coppola reflects on the past, present and future of cinema

 

— 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 Neurotic’s Guide to Small Talk

Can you copyright a cookie?

The Target Shoots First

The Richest Photographer in the World

Why Athens?

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

Francis Ford Coppola’s potential cast list for The Godfather, 1970s

The Day I Became a Millionaire

What ‘Chemistry Tests’ with Hollywood’s Leading Men Are Like

The Millennial Restaurant

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

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