DeVotchKa - How It Ends
Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?
D.C.'s New Food Critics →
Since moving into the White House four months ago, Michelle and Barack Obama have made one thing crystal clear: They have no intention of staying home. Not even in those luxurious digs. As devotees of good food and fine wine, they have decided to shake up the conventional Washington scene by stepping out, having fun—going out on the town. via The Daily Beast
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others
The Making of Zach Galifianakis →
KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word 'Eat' In... →
“KFC’s claim that its fried offerings have ‘that taste you’ll just love to eat’ is in direct violation of federal regulations,” acting FCC chairman Michael Copps said. “The word ‘eat’ is legally permissible only in reference to substances appropriate for human consumption. Any implication that a consumer could or should ‘enjoy’ a...
Santigold - Say Aha
Caring for Your Introvert →
Are introverts misunderstood? Wildly. That, it appears, is our lot in life. “It is very difficult for an extrovert to understand an introvert,” write the education experts Jill D. Burruss and Lisa Kaenzig. (They are also the source of the quotation in the previous paragraph.) Extroverts are easy for introverts to understand, because extroverts spend so much of their time working out...
The Obamas get up close and personal in D.C. →
It has been only two months since the Obamas moved into the White House, but here in the nation’s capital, some people are already asking: Have you bumped into your president and first lady yet? This is no idle question. During the Bush years, Washington got used to a homebody president who preferred bringing friends into the Executive Mansion to venturing outside it. But these days, President...
Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple
Grizzly Bear - Southern Point
This is my favorite ecosystem ever!– Uttered by the Teva-clad lesbian as the plane began its decent. Welcome to Seattle.
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - To All...
Poor? Pay Up. →
“Having little money often means no car, no washing machine, no checking account and no break from fees and high prices.” via Washington Post
Ali Farka Toure - Savane
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of...– Plato
Doom - Gazzillion Ear
Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite fictional characters. Guy Richie’s adaptation definitely appears to be a departure from the typical portrayals of the detective (Jeremy Brett’s version is still my favorite). I am curious to see how Richie’s style is incorporated into the Victorian setting.
The Revenge of Karl Marx →
Christopher Hitchens writing in The Atlantic
Eco-sailors rescued by oil tanker →
This is just waaaay too ironic: An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth, UK on a 5,000-mile (8,000km)carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.
Elliot Smith - Angeles
Danger Mouse’s Next Album Will Be A Blank CD-R →
EMI has told Danger Mouse that his latest CD won’t see the light of day due to “legal issues,” so he’s responding by releasing the disc as a blank CD-R in a jewel case with art and liner notes. Fans can just download the music off a P2P site and burn it to the CD-R. What a brilliant response…
Interpol - C’mere
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.– Bertrand Russell
ASU should be well represented in the NBA lottery this year.
The Best Places to Lose Your Job →
Crystal Stilts - Departure
Five dollar footlong is one of the best songs, that’s a hot song. You’ve got the...– Ron Artest, in tonight’s postgame press conference that took place after the Rockets beat the Lakers (between this and the “stabbed in the heart with a broken table leg”, Ron-Ron is becoming post game interview legend)