jan. 26

Links we love today: Nigerian fashion week, banned books, Rick Perry's popularity and more

Links we love today: Nigerian fashion week, banned books, Rick Perry's popularity and more

Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to.

Here are the links we loved today:

Stag Comedy present their new show, Ghostly Do-Gooders, Feb. 12 & 19 at the Alamo Ritz!

Henry Miller’s 11 commandments (#5: “When you can’t create you can work.”); The 25 best Ron Swanson GIFs on the internet; 17 cats sitting in things.

Never been so scared of a cat as I am of Catsik, the dubstep DJ (cat).

Community writer Megan Ganz wins at doodling.

Robert Pattinson is starring in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis and can we talk about that please?

The Gossip’s Beth Ditto gets her own MAC collection.

Talking to Tim and Eric and Will (Forte, of course); Monty Python members reunite for sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything.

Putin proposes new required reading, a 100-book canon of Russian literature.

Paul Rudd gives you life advice in Rookie’s Ask A Grown Man series.

The AV Club sums up why everyone’s all mad at NYC band Two Lights, for their post on Time.com about how much money indie bands spend to get cred.

President John Tyler was born in 1790. His grandchildren are still alive.

Uprise Books is a project that gets kids excited about reading — by giving them banned books; The Millions loves hitRECord’s Tiny Book of Stories.

Vice visits Nigerian fashion week, makes an awesome video.

Rick Perry less popular than Obama here in TX:

A year ago, half of all adult Texans approved of the job Perry was doing as governor, even though 61 percent said they didn’t want him to run for president.

His image has slipped, with 37 percent saying they have a less favorable view of him following the campaign, and 45 percent saying that his run has hurt the state’s image.

Photo time capsule: Remembering the TRL decade.

Dave Hill on what it’s really like to be a stand up in New York.

What happens when you dub dancing Newsies with hip hop?

These stylish ladies were on Today this morning and we love them so much:

Matthew Broderick to reprise Ferris Bueller role for mysterious Super Bowl commercial?