Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to.
Here are the links we loved today:
The 50 most successful indie movies; 10 reasons running doesn’t suck as much as you think; 8 brilliant iPhone games that aren’t Angry Birds; 5 ways to make the work day healthy; Author Emma Straub recommends 3 “rich and snooty” reads.
n+personals is probably the only dating site I’d ever use.
Edward Gorey’s beautiful illustrated envelopes and letters.
Mad Men’s two-hour premiere episode titled “A Little Kiss.”
Leonard Cohen’s new album, Old Ideas, streaming now at NPR; Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner’s latest project, a concerto titled “41 Strings,” is streaming online.
Breakthru Radio has an interview and live session with Speedy Ortiz.
Either awesome or terrible: Starbucks to sell alcohol in some US stores.
There are lots of ways of publishing content onto the web, and if you look at the relative popularity of, say, WordPress vs Tumblr vs Twitter, then it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the easier you make it to publish, the more popular you’re going to be. But at Tumblr, at least, there’s something else very interesting going on: according to Karp, there are 9 curators for every creator on his site.
New Yelle video for “Comme Une Enfant,” featuring cameos from TJ Miller and Martin Starr!