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Here are the links we loved today:
...and the most heartwarming Super Bowl commercial ever, courtesy NBC:
The Guardian explores a recent resurgence in Jazz Age author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s popularity.
Dan Chaon explains how “[f]iction is fun because you get to steal an identity and try to make it authentic.”
Liz Phair on Lana Del Rey (will this NEVER END?!):
Let me break it down for you: she’s writing herself into existence. She’s giving herself a part to play because, God knows, no one else will and she wants to matter in this life. As far as I can tell, it’s working.
Over at Slate, The Financial Times’ Julian Baggini profiles America’s attitude towards atheism.
Rome’s first snowfall in over two decades.
Comedian Dana Gould has a new podcast!
Watch OK Go’s new video, in which they perform “Needing/Getting” with the help of a Chevy Sonic and an incredibly musical obstacle course:
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Schwartz cover “Tonight You Belong To Me” (minus the trumpet solo, a la The Jerk):