Here are just a few of the stories, lists and videos we loved this week:
Stereogum picks the songs of the summer.
Author Iain Banks passed away this week; read an excerpt from his last novel in The Guardian.
Stop what you're doing and try this DIY cronut (croissant-donut) recipe.
Check out this amazing interactive map of all the libraries and museums in the US.
Pop Matters reminds us that Harvey Danger was actually a pretty sweet band.
Ars Technica presents a brief history of the television.
We love this art project that collects portraits of grandmothers and their food from around the world.
Crushable recommends a Robyn song for every occasion.
Prepare yourself for the Insane Clown Posse's new Fuse show, Ninjas.
Largehearted Boy has compiled a bunch of covers from the late, great Elliott Smith.
xoVain has a practical guide to looking totally-not-hungover at work (come on, everyone needs this at least once).
Thought Catalog rounds up 11 of last year's best short films.
Loved Dr. Katz? Then check out creator Jonathan Katz's latest project, Death Row Diet.
We can't wait to see Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in this forthcoming biopic:
Just in time for summer, a new single from chillwave-r Washed Out:
And (to a lesser degree) the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy:
Myspace is back, y'all, and they've got a cameo-filled new commercial to prove it: