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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
 

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
 

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