jun 18

what's with all the culture links?


 Joy Press connects Hillary Clinton to Courtney Love in The Voice. (Same issue: Why Hillary Enrages Feminists.)

 Slate.com has a risqué slideshow documenting how the lap-dance ruined the strip-tease, based upon the book Lapdancer. (I hope Slate isn't becoming Salon.)

 City Pages' Summer Reading Supplement is out.

 The Guardian profiles the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, who is new to me but sounds provocative.


 Amusing: a collection of MP3s of every song ever played on The Gilmore Girls. Actually, not a bad set.

 Both Terry Gross and The Onion A.V. Club have interviewed Colin Quinn this week for his new show, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central. He's good; too bad the show sucks. Get some decent guests, Colin.


 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy being made into a movie.

 Trailer to yet another edgy, punky English Australian film: Garage Days.


 Bjork has a new haircut.

 All the members of Duran Duran are reuniting for a tour.

 The Rapture signed to a major label.


 This week, Dara approaches local cuisine from the angle of the businessman versus the chef. If I'm not mistaken, it's a small meta-critique to the Strib recently focussing on the culinary big picture (I'm thinking of that "two-star city" criticism from a few weeks ago).


 Tokyo surpasses Hong Kong as most expensive city to live. Top 10:

  1. Tokyo
  2. Moscow
  3. Osaka
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Beijing
  6. Geneva
  7. London
  8. Seoul
  9. Zurich
  10. NYC

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