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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 Do Game Shows Use Actors as Contestants?

How to Sell Bottled Water to Thirsty Bros

The Sounds of Hollywood

Why We Love Comfort Food

A guide to some of the most weird and wonderful music merchandise

Around The World In Offensive Gestures

Where Do Hotels Buy Their Art?

Why We Travel, from “Traveller’s Pocket Reference,” 1932

It Was ‘The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw’

LA’s Longest-Standing Bartender Has 86′d More Celebrities Than You

 

— 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
 

Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?

The untold story of how Van Morrison fled record-industry thugs, hid out in Boston, and wrote one of rock’s greatest albums

How Social Media Is Killing The Concert Experience

The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending

Who Used To Live In My Apartment?

Man Caught in HOV Lane With Cardboard Cutout of Dos Equis Guy

What Did David Bowie Do at Your Age?

My Szechuan Restaurant Is So Spicy That a Customer Called The Cops on Me

Teenage Bedrooms on Screen

A History of Bitches

 

— 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
 
Approved Catcalls

Sunset Strip’s Golden Age of Billboards

Secrets of 311 Operators

Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

The Weirdest Selection of Pinterest Boards Ever Assembled

Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

How Light Up Sneakers Work

The Secret Service wants a fake White House to help protect the real one

Do New Yorkers Really Have Sex in Taxis?

The Mysteries of Tipping

What Was It Like To Live In 80s Berlin?

 

— 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

That Way We’re All Writing Now

Larry David’s Rough Night Out With The Aging Literary Lion

The Man Who Ran an Online Alarm Clock for a Decade

Why Southern Accents Sound Southern

The Story Behind America’s First Government-Run Weed Shop

What Really Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles

Exploring The Magic of Mushrooms

I Remember It Had a Blue Cover and… Finding Books by Their Plot Lines

Buried in Vinyl With Jarvis Cocker

The Things People Fiddle With at Their Desks

Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

 

— 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 History of Sex.com, the Most Contested Domain on the Internet

Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library

Are Music Subcultures Losing Their Definition?

The Art of Eating

Are Companies With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates?

Why you should search for random people on Facebook

Waiting for the Steve Jobs tapes

Bad News, Good News

The Darjeeling Bags

Tupac Shakur’s screen debut in a godawful Dan Aykroyd movie

The Secret Life of a Public Library Security Guard

 

— 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
 

Meet the Unlikely Airbnb Hosts of Japan

The Time An Artist Installed an I-5 Sign Over The 110 and It Stayed Up for 8 Years

What is Good and Bad Taste?

Is Anything Trendy Anymore?

The Double Opt-In Introduction

Michel Gondry: Last of the Music Video Gods

The Dark Secret of America’s Wood Floor Fetish

‘Saturday Morning Freakout’: A Forbidden Transmission from TV’s Graveyard

The World’s Weirdest Flowers

Who Is Hip-Hop’s Alpha Dog?

The Four Horsemen: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Who Wins, Who Loses?

We live in a Golden Age of misplaced artworks

 

— 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 Sophomore Album Slump Is, In Fact, a Real Problem

How Is the Swimsuit Issue Still a Thing?

Bill Murray’s Baseball Summer

Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood’s Soundtrack

Under No Circumstances Will I Be Attending Your Stupid Birthday Dinner

Coen Brothers’ TV Commercials

Bad Brains in a Cheesy Local TV Segment, 1981

What Exactly Is Wasabi?

Los Angeles, the City in Cinema

Fashion Week. It Never Ends

The Slow Death of the Boeing 747

Your Shaking Butt Is Now a Musical Instrument

No One Does Karaoke Like the Finnish

 

— 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 The New York Times Works

Our Obsession with the Word “Random”: Fear of a Millennial Planet

Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?

Brands Are Not Your Friends

These Are the Things People Leave in Ubers

A history of getting high on nitrous

Surprise! Popular music is super, super white now

Get Lost In These Vintage Cologne Commercials

How VH1 Ruined the Taste of a Generation

Facebook Now Lets You Designate Who Will Control Your Account After You Die

Worried Well

 

— 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 Dictionary of Despicable Words

Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England

Air Safety: A Crash Course in Probability

What It’s Like to be a Teenage Filmmaker

Failed tests, pranks, and more got these famous artists kicked out of school

New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

There Are Six Basic Book Plots

Why is that LAPD helicopter circling overhead?

Water Cooler Bottle Rockets

The Selling of the Avocado

Why Google Glass Broke

Jack Nicholson Gives One of the Best Ever Acceptance Speeches, 1974

 

— 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
 

What I Learned From Dressing Up As Media Stereotypes

Inside the World of Longsword Fighting

The weird, mysterious company behind the SkyMall bankruptcy

How Fashion is Undergoing a Subcultural Revival

The Most Beautiful Cinemas Around The World

How art institutions are changing their business model

The Gourmet Cokebook: A Complete Guide To Cocaine,’ 1972

Is It Possible to Accidentally Plagiarize?

The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist

Dining dos and don’ts from around the world

The Death of The ATM

 

— 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
 
At the Super Bowl of Linguistics, May the Best Word Win

Coming To Terms With The Shit Music I Listened To When I Was A Teenager

Hemingway and the Cocktail

Photos of France’s Weird Suburban Nightclubs

Jean-Michel Basquiat, RAMMELLZEE and FAB 5 FREDDY walk into Spago

Let’s Get Drinks

Looking Back at Your Favorite Rappers’ First Mixtapes

The Story Behind The Loneliest Brownstone Ever

Can I Put My Gold Medal On My Resume? Life After The Olympics

Inside Consumer Reports: Obsessive testing of fridges, cars, and toilets

The Weird Science of Naming New Products

50 Cent’s Relationship Advice in ‘21 Questions’

 

— 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
 

This Website Is One Mile Long

Seriously, Never Leave Your iPhone at Home

Neil Young and Rick James’ garage band, The Mynah Birds, 1965

Anthony Bourdain really loves In-N-Out

How This Cult Video Store Stays Culturally Relevant

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

How Oscar Wilde invented the art of being a celebrity when you haven’t really done anything

Novice Art Blogger

The Atrocious, Forgotten Style of the Planet Hollywood Era

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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