What to See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: February 7th, 2014

Briefings By Photo by Nicolas Reusens
Don Quixote and his steed, Costa Rica.
Thanks, Putin Yes, you heard about the double toilets and the stray dogs. But Outside magazine went a little deeper into what else is wrong with the Sochi Olympic preparations. Turns out it has a lot do with environmentalism and political bullies.
RHCP Unplugged In case you managed to watch the entire Super Bowl, you may have noticed that Flea’s bass wasn’t plugged in. Why? He wasn’t playing live. He defends himself here.
What Just Happened? You missed the weirdest thing that happened during the Super Bowl. Actually, this might be the weirdest thing, but technically it occurred after the Super Bowl.
The Master Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away this week. See a list of his 20 best roles here.
Getting the Shot Sixty five year old American photojournalist James Nachtwey wasshot in the leg in Bangkok ahead of this Sunday’s contentious national elections. His words, after the incident? “I’ll be able to work tomorrow.”
The Oregon Chub No, it’s not a sex move. Rather it’s the name of the first fish ever removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list. Congrats, little fish. Now let’s see what we can do about tigers.
Arrrr In case you wanted to know anything and everything about the mysterious pirate named Blackbeard.
Kick the Habit By October 1st, CVS will take all tobacco products off their shelves.
You Sure These Aren’t Photoshopped? This year, 140,000 people from 166 countries entered the Sony World Photography Awards. The Atlantic published 33 of the best.
Into the Depths Because who doesn’t like reading a story about exploring a 169-year-old subway tunnel?