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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

 

Movies Aren’t Dead, but They’ll Never Be the Same

The Making of a New York Times Magazine Cover

Why Do We Care What’s in Your Bag?

A Love Letter to Drinking in Bars

The New Relationship Between Pop Culture & The White House

A Journey Through What’s Left of Tinseltown

The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame

In Japan, Tapping the World’s Best Vintage

Bottoming out with Joan Rivers

Pushing That Crosswalk Button May Make You Feel Better, but…

The City That Was Saved by the Internet

Adult Rappers

The Slow, Painful Death of the Workplace Sitcom

Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System

Vine Dries Up. Black Humor Loses a Home

The reigning absurdity in the digital news economy

Is There an Uncanny Valley for Emoji?

 

— 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 End of Adolescence

What makes a family business different

The Endangered Web Art of the Nineties and Aughts

Why Obnoxiously Confident People End Up Successful

Are we witnessing the demise of the deli?

Linsanity by Andrew Kuo

The Forgotten Precursor to iTunes

Seats of Power

The Private Museum of Classic Fashion

How Nickelodeon Got America Hooked on Cable

Looking for the Beach Boys

 

— 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 Return of the Song Plugger

Perils of Peak Attention

Art of the Menu

The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

Isis Hair Salon

This guy eats hot wings with celebrities for a living

The Sound of Silence: On Music and how it Dictates our Lives

Illustrated Interview: John Baldessari

Some of Us Are Haunted by Washington Phillips

 

— 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 last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

Is the Album a Dead Format for Music?

Generation Adderall

Podcasting From Prison

The New York Public Library’s Secret Apartments

Air Jordans, Hockey and Hardcore: How Punk Embraced Sports

The Man Musicians Call When Two Tunes Sound Alike

The Spielberg Face

How Howard Stern Owned Donald Trump

The tyranny of choice

Do I really have to wait for other people to finish a cell phone photo shoot?

 

— 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

 

When Scientology Sponsored Race Cars

Why the Future of TV Isn’t TV

The Dull Men’s Club

Be Kind to People Dressed As Food

I Covered The Braves For A Newspaper That Didn’t Exist

Behind Your Film’s Soundtrack: The Important Role of the Music Supervisor

How the business of bottled water went mad

Why We Ignore the Obvious

The Pains of Cultivating Real Wasabi

The demise of rock ’n’ roll nostalgia

More than a place, the Airport is a State of Mind

 

— 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 Fine Dining

Restoring the first recording of computer music

On Reading Diverse Authors

The Age of the Wordless Logo

This Is Your Brain on Jock Jams

Please Stop Making Short Films, Musicians

Brazil’s Love Motels

Designing a Fragrance is a Perfect Merging of Science and Art

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

The Return of Ugliness

 

— 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 the Future of Fine Art in Hollywood’s Hands?

The accidental power of design

How the worlds of dancehall culture and church collide in Jamaica

David Hockney looks back to see if there’s a formula for creating a classic

Chris Rock’s Favorite Standup Specials

Dispatches from the Rap Wars

We Are All Just Pretending Not to Be Frightened

The Critic Who Convinced Me That Criticism Could Be Art

How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Stop hiding things in your sock drawer

 

— 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 drum machine that helped define techno

Salinger’s House, Artist’s Retreat

Animated Engines

Have We Witnessed the Death of Boybands?

Is the Customer Always Right?

Backstabbing, Moogs and the funky worm: How gangsta rap was born

There is no end — only more internet

What It’s Like to Write Music When You Think You’re Going Insane

A vending machine for releasing anger

The Loneliest Tree in the World

 

— 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

 

Best Supporting Weirdo

Where Have All The A Cappellas Gone?

How Uber Drivers Decide How Long to Work

When Can Someone See You Typing?

Jill Magazine 1983-1987

Long-Term Parking

The Coca-Cola Virgin

Paul Newman Was The King Of Sleeper Cars

Releasing music is getting complicated, isn’t it?

When Will New York City Sink?

 

— 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

 

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
 

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