The New York Times gives a very favorable review to Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy, by archaeologist, for Yale rower, and (I'm sure) all-around cool guy John Hale.
In New York Magazine, Will Leitch discusses why the New York Mets should make a run for Billy Beane, the
We like The PaperBackSwap, where you can mail people your old paperbacks that you don't want anymore and pick from millions of books to get in return. How did we now find out about this sooner?
The New Yorker's David Denby is surprisingly generous in his praise of Judd Apatow's Funny People.
We enjoyed The Onion A.V. Club's poll of 'celebrity BFFs.' Mine would be Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd - they just seem like cool guys; I think we'd hang really well together. The fact that they are both from the midwest and did not become stars until they were in their thirties is probably a big reason why.
"Sweet Darlin'", from She & Him's Volume 1 is the best 1960's girl-group song
And, finally, just because its awesome: a sweaty live version of The Thermals' "Pillar of Salt"