Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekend Links

New Yorker writer and CSD-favorite Lawrence Wright's latest column, "Intolerance," is fantastic.

For reasons that should be very obvious, New York Magazine's "Curators of the New Brooklyn" piece was widely circulated around CSD headquarters this week.

The AV Club's Noel Murray has a new regular feature, "A Very Special Episode," analyzing classic television episodes that capture "the spirit of [their] time and the properties that make television a unique medium." Two recent installments, on The Brady Bunch's "Dough Re Mi" and Homicide: Life on the Street's "A Doll's Eyes," were particularly noteworthy.

Superchunk played a concert at the 9:30 Club a couple of weeks ago, and, as always, NPR's All Songs Considered was there to record it.

A few months late, Best Week Ever's listing of "My 10 Favourite British Announcer Calls During the World Cup" is a lot of fun, even if I would have put the "Velvet and Instant" line in the top three and found a way to include Martin Tyler's fantastic "the Dutch are trying to spike the Spanish guns" line from the World Cup final.

Surprisingly fun internet meme: The Smiling Cigar Guy, from a Daily Mail photograph of the spectator's gallery from the Ryder Cup.

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