DC’s Mayor for Life Has Left This Earth

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Rest In Peace, Marion Barry. We’ll never forgive that bitch Rasheeda for setting you up.

“It seems really weird to say that I am clean, it doesn’t really seem possible.”

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Pete Doherty pens a thoughtful letter from rehab in Thailand

The Surrealist’s Cookbook

A look through Salvador Dali’s Les diners de Gala

“I Never Ever Want to Go There Again”

Sandy Kim tells a Classic Tale of a forced trip in Miami

Sans Francisco

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Apple recently released their first in-house designed font in close to 20 years. Named ‘San Francisco,’ the sans-serif font comes in 23 variations that you can download here

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 to Conquer Deadbeat Vending Machines

Window Washing Skills Beyond a Robot’s Reach

Are Wikipedia’s Days Numbered?

How to Fix the New York Subway: Some Alternative Proposals

Wet Hot American Summer looks very, very different when it’s recut as a Martin Scorsese film

What Defines Your Identity? Not Your Memories But Your Moral Decisions

The Secrets Our Passwords Contain

“The Internet Show,’ an Hour-Long PBS Special From The Dawn Of Cyberspace

When Good Writers Turn Bad in Bed

How To Fold The World’s Best Paper Airplane

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Scott Johnston in Mad Circle’s Let The Horns Blow (1996)

Listen Below: Wu-Tang Clan, YACHT, Ghostface Killah, John Wesley Coleman, & More

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New and recent music for your desktop speakers
 
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All Dried Up

Due to one of the worst droughts on record, California’s Central Valley is becoming a dustbowl and leaving its inhabitants and workers with an uncertain future. This terrifically shot film by Matt Black tells the story.

‘God Baby’

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Born with four arms and four legs at a hospital in West Bengal, some see this baby as “badly deformed,” some see this baby as “a sign of the end of the world,” and some see it as a new “Indian God.”

“I could go iron now… for days. I love to iron.”

Grandma’s first bong hit was a success

This Is Your Spine on Texting

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All that looking down is equivalent to hanging a 60-pound weight around your neck.

The First Brother in the Neighborhood With a Business

At 80 years old, Earl Phillips is one of Cleveland’s last remaining sign painters.

#1 Stunna

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Chris Ofili’s new edition on the occasion of “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” at the New Museum is a happy dick on a skate deck.

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Head Kerchief

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Wes Lang made art for a bandana by imogene + willie

The Longest Week

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Using this new Bacon Making Kit from Williams-Sonoma, it’ll take seven days to turn your freshly bought pork belly into skillet ready delicious bacon.

What’s Real Anymore?

FAKE

Year After Year, The World’s Best Calendar

A look through 12 months of models photographed by Steven Meisel for the 2015 Pirelli Calendar

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Printables

John-Delorean

The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean by Suzanne Snider

By 1999 John DeLorean was bankrupt and swimming in $85 million debt, but he still hoped that his namesake De Lorean car would eventually come back into style. The thought wasn’t entirely absurd – Volkswagen was enjoying phenomenal success with its ‘new’ Beetle and the retro-styled PT Cruiser was a hit for Chrysler. Then again the De Lorean Motor Company’s signature car, the DMC-12, only had a ten to 11-month run of less than 9,000 cars. In other words, the 1982 De Lorean car was retro by 1983. By 1985 the De Lorean was a joke in Back to the Future, so dated it made for a perfect time machine.

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