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This Week in Culture: April 18, 2014

Briefings By Photo by Steve Talkowski
Talking to Porn Stars With Belle Knox making such a scene (pun intended), Dylan Matthews decided to round up a bunch of pornstars and ask them all the real, human questions that we’ve always wanted to ask.
Notes from the Underground A venture into the world’s deepest cave, as well as a venture into the Batcave, the secret laboratory of a Silicon Valley millionaire.
Maybe Next Year… This week, the Pulitzer Prize committee released their 2014 winners, and Cannes released their lineup.
Time for Adventure For those of you who haven’t jumped on board with Adventure Time, The New Yorker recently wrote a piece on the show, so it’s, like, cool now. If you’re still on the fence, this piece by Maria Bustillos explains just about everything you could want to know about the show, ever.
2014: A Space Odyssey Sasha Sagan writes about growing up as the child of the eminent Carl. As long as we’re on the topic of far-out space, this is what happens when you put a marshmallow Peep in a vacuum.
The Quantum Matrix Is Calling Via Ultrasonic Energy Seb Pierce watched self-help guru Deepak Chopra debate, and Seb Pierce got mad. So Seb Pierce designed the New Age bullshit generator, which, as its name suggests, generates New Age bullshit.
Rules for the Concrete Jungle Fellow New Yorkers, pay attention: this guy writes some etiquette rules, and this guy takes pictures of our numbers.
Sad Day in Literature “Many years later, in front of the firing squad, colonel Aureliano Buendía would remember that distant afternoon his father took him to see ice.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away.
Nothing In The World Like Action Park Many moons ago, a young writer published his first piece, entitled, “8 Theme Park Rides I Wouldn’t Wait In Line For“. Several of the rides on the list came from Action Park, a now-defunct New Jersey amusement park where six people died. Rare footage of the first ride on the list, “The Cannonball Loop,” has now surfaced. Also, Turkey has an Ottoman Disneyland.
March of the Robots Dacosta Bayley spends a lot of time thinking about robots. When he launched his daily robot sketch challenge, Steve Talkowski decided to bring the heat.