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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

 

Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?

How grime gave a voice to a generation

Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

The Bruce Springsteen concert as antidote to nihilism and American self-destruction

His Movie, Her Job and Their Relationship

Notes on Domesticity

Most Television Shows Should Only Be One Season

On Hating On …

Should New Rappers Know Their Hip-Hop History?

Tracing the Illuminating History of Neon

 

— 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 Man Who Networked the World

Gifted and haunted: Remembering David Carr

Why Do Many Politicians Use Music Without Artist Consent

The Pleasures of Influence

Why we’ll pay what we pay

How Researchers Discovered the Basketball ‘Hot Hand’

These fearless youth culture mags shaped life as we know it

The Guitar Work of The Cure’s Robert Smith

Meet the late-night radio DJs

El Paquete Semanal

The Story behind Robert Rauschenberg’s Iconic Talking Heads Album Cover

Punk, Disco, and Silly Love Songs: Revisiting the Explosive Summer of 1976

 

— 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 lost infrastructure of social media

Lenny Bruce’s Legacy

On Bullshit

Why Are They Called “Trailers” If They’re Shown Before the Film?

Go ahead: Waste time on the Internet

The Forgotten Greatness of Air Hockey

O.C.D. in N.Y.C.

The Restoration of the Century

Puff Daddy Never Gets Old

What It Was Like to Be a VJ in the Salad Days of MTV

 

— 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

 

For the love of stuff

Can Millennials Take a Joke?

Why Don’t Your Friends Like You?

On the pleasures of total disagreement

The History of Mister Softee

Intellectuals are Freaks

Robert Rauschenberg’s Million Dollar Window Displays

Day Planners

Making Biscuits at Bojangles’

 

— 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

 

Jay McInerney reflects on NYC’s literary scene in the 1980s

Is Culture Borrowing Always Theft?

The uncelebrated typographers of the road

Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet

Building, 1989-1991: The Untold Story of a Lost New York City Hip Hop Club

On The Skit That “Killed” Chappelle’s Show

Nothing in the World is Getting Worse, You’re Just Feeling Nostalgic for a Time That Never Existed

Never discuss politics on Facebook, dummy

The Obsolescence of the Freestyle

The godfather of the “dad” shoe

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

‘Seinfeld’ 9/11 Spec Script

 

— 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

 

Why is rock ‘n’ roll on TV so hard to get right?

The new ethical dilemma of violence

How We All Became “Garbage” People

What We Keep Becomes Who We Are

How Prince’s iconic symbol was designed

Do the Illegal Music Downloading Sites of My Youth Still Work?

Why We’re Post-Fact

Ralph Lauren’s American Dream

What the Hell Was That ‘S’ Thing Everyone Drew in School?

Dancehall is Pop Now, But We Can’t Let Pop Stars Steal Dancehall

 

— 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 Willpower Paradox

Content Farms Are Dead

How to Smoke a Joint

The relationship between satanic iconography and skateboarding

I’m Sorry for the Moonshine Onslaught

Men’s Magazine Profile Generator

Is it ever OK to work for free?

Creem Magazine’s Office Life

Grace Jones and the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made

How “show me the receipts” became a catchphrase for holding the powerful accountable

 

— 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 Agony of the Digital Tease

Let Them Be Spoiled

Can Running Make You Smarter?

The Radical Rap of Los Angeles

Inside the World’s Chicest Cult

The Many Names of the Corner Store

Headphones Everywhere

Still making money from the show about nothing

Preserving the spirit of resistance

What Happens When The Government Thinks You’re Dead?

The (mis)use of rap lyrics in courts

 

— 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 is The Great American Novel?

True Patriots Take Their Coffee to Go

What Makes a Drug Dealer Text Successful

A Brief History of the Converse All-Star

Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance

My Summer Waiting Tables at the Writers’ Retreat

Has any great band ever cared less than the PIXIES?

What’s the first big news story you were aware of as a kid?

In 100 years, many restaurant tables will still wobble

What Would Happen If We All Stopped For One Week?

Once and Always a New Yorker

Lolita Book Covers

Inside Cuba’s Intense Ice Cream Obsession

How Bruce Willis Changed The Movies

Americans Are Barmy Over Britishisms

Where would we be without Google Maps?

The world’s first chatbot lawyer

Why We Tweet

How Do Contestants Collect Prizes on ‘The Price is Right’?

The Psychology Behind a Perfect Beach Read

Japan’s Forgotten Punk Past

 

— 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 Shape of the Year

Unsolicited Mark Zuckerberg Fan Art

The Dazed and Confused Mixtapes by Richard Linklater

Recipes from an “energy drink mixologist”

Why Record Stores Mattered

Pillow Talk With a Professional Cuddler

The Devious History of CAPTCHA

Watch New Yorker’s Hearts Break As They Just Miss The Subway Train

The Case For Paper In A Digital Age

Watermelon Snow

Tracing the history of the “booty call”

 

— 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 that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Your First Cigarette

Honest E-mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

How to Create a Reality-TV Villain

The Language of The Cockpit

1944: The New York Times Discovers Pizza

Dennis Hopper gives a tour of his art collection

Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

Lost Mansions of Los Angeles

She’s the Hidden Architect of Modern Comedy

The Neu Jorker

Brushes With Greatness

When the Family Business is a Gallery

 

— 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 Most Lucrative Art Fraud Scam in History

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

People Hated Clippy Because He Made Them Feel Powerless

My Adventures in Going Viral

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

We R Cute Shoplifters

The Dr. Miami Effect

A Guide to Doing Nothing

Why Some Pop Stars Get A Pass To Be Political And Others Don’t

That New York Street Smell, From Manure to Marijuana

How Do You Differentiate Good Acting From Bad Acting?

Jonah Ryan for U.S. Congress

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

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