The AV Club's "Fighting With Loved Ones Over Art" has generated 1,444 comments, making it one of the most-discussed AV Club articls of all-time. What works of art do you disagree with your loved ones again? In the Garrett household, Lost in Translation is probably the movie about which we most disagree.
New York Times' columnist David Brooks' op-ed "The Medium Is the Medium" should makes my parents feel less guilty for having bought so many books over the years. Of course its possible that Jake Taylor and I would have become serious students if they hadn't bought so many books, but why take the chance?
Former Gawker blogger Emily Gould discusses how perpetually-outraged feminist blogs may be doing women a disservice.
World Cup articles had more relevance earlier this week, but even so, this Slate article about Why All Soccer Fans Should Root For Holland to Lose To Spain is worth reading. None of the teams in this year's World Cup were as 'critically acclaimed' as Johann Cruyff's Dutch teams from the 1970's, and it raises the question of what we like to see the most in sports - victory at all costs, or well-played, entertaining games.
In the words of Jake Taylor, "the fact that this is probably not real does not mitigate its awesomeness."
FakeCraigFinn is my new favorite Twitter feed. He's been on fire lately, which is more than I can say for RealCraigFinn, whose latest album, Heaven Is Whenever, is The Hold Steady's weakest showing in years. In the AV Club, Steven Hyden suggested a few things The Hold Steady could do to get back on track.
Yes, I realize that just about everybody in the world has already seen it, but you didn't really think we would let the headline "Tired Gay Succumbs to Dix in 200 Meters" go by without comment, did you?
These "Horribly Sexist" print advertisements from the 1950's, 60's, and 70's would never have seen the light of day at Sterling Cooper.