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Voice Literary Supplement: Eyes Wide Shut

"These days, with more squares than ever clamoring at the gates, assuming styles before hipsters have had a chance to try them on, it's very hard indeed to remain untouchably self-selected. That's why Pabst Blue Ribbon became the hip beer: It was unclaimed, a blue-collar vestige without a living constituency. The choice of hip shibboleths has become a process of elimination." (h/t ptb)

Tips pour in in missing bear case :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State

"Because Truffles is valued at $300, the theft is classified as a felony, she said."

PopMatters | Columns | Rob Horning | Marginal Utility | The Design Imperative

Gold credits the imperative to design with having “created most of the bounty around us”, and regards design as a product’s way of saying “I care about you”.

Local Projects : Memory Maps

"Reminiscent of a subway car wrapped in fluorescent construction mesh, Memory Maps was a system of enormous street maps of New York City."

50 crime writers to read before you die - Telegraph

"After a debate that left senior members of the Telegraph's literary staff with pulled hair, black eyes and, in one case, an infected bite, we this week present our list of the 50 great crime writers of all time."

Chris Harrison - Visualizing the Bible

"Different colors are used for various arc lengths, creating a rainbow like effect. The bar graph running along the bottom shows every chapter in the Bible and their respective lengths (in verses). Books alternate in color between white and light gray."

johninnit » Blog Archive » Live and let Livesey

"Big shame, as this museum is a real gem, and the only one like it I’ve ever found. They only have one exhibition a year (numbers last year, now maps), but it’s a biggie"

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