TWIC
By K.B. Gould
on 5.2.14
Bad Blood, Good Music John Jeremiah Sullivan recently published an incredible story in The New York Times Magazine about singers Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley, which stirred controversy when one of his source’s daughters accused Sullivan of stealing her father’s research. Now, Sullivan responds.
Professor Dumpster Remember that couple who traveled Eastern Europe for 21 days on their first OkCupid date? Now they live in a dumpster. Cool.
Comedic Gold Anyone else find it kind of funny that Clippers owner Donald Sterling got banned from the N.B.A. by commissioner Adam Silver? No? Ok. Here’s an incredible story about a Mexican drug lord.
This Week in Infographics A cool infographic about how many lines of code are in everything from Facebook to the Large Hadron Collider. And here’s one about all the times sci-fi predicted the future. And here’s one about how long it’ll take you to catch up on all the TV shows you missed.
Plan Your Next Vacation The Four Seasons hotel launches a 22-day, 9-destination around-the-world tour. Yours for $119,000. If that’s beyond your budget, check out Brother Island, a long-abandoned plot of land that sits between the Bronx and Rikers Island.
Don’t Have a Brick, Man This weekend, The Simpsons release their long anticipated Lego episode. Catch it Sunday on Fox, 8/7 central. Last weekend, John Oliver’s new show debuted. This week, he talked about it.
The Explosion of Craft HiConsumption ranks the fifteen best canned beers (go Heady Topper!). Even the New Yorker is jumping on the craft beer bandwagon — check out their rise of craft beer interactive map.
Bookies, Jockeys, and Mint Juleps This Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and while you could pick the horse with the coolest name, it might make more sense to strategically pick a winner. Get excited by looking at these horse-loving style icons.
Rare Duds Hey brah, you wearin’ Sea Island Cotton? Probably not, as only 0.0004 percent of the world’s cotton gets the classification.
Easter Egg From a license plate in Toy Story to a SCUBA diver’s camera in Finding Nemo, the mysterious code “A113″ has appeared in over 45 films. Now, we know why.
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