The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.
The New York group was ready for a break when the director Mike Mills asked to collaborate. Contributions from Carin Besser, its lead singer’s wife, p...
Rewinding ‘Beats in Space,’ the Influential Radio Show
Tim Sweeney has been hosting the underground electronic music show for 20 years.
ASK CHRIS BLACK: Hair stuff, blowing a bag on Dr. Martens lookalikes, and ... swishy pants! nymag.com
Ask Chris Black: What Hair Products Do You Use?
Plus, Chris’s opinion of joggers and black derbies.
I Think About This a Lot: The Lemonheads on Jenny Jones
This performance perfectly illustrates the musicians struggle against the powers that be.
This is getting WILD. I donated to @YellowFund, you should too yellowhammerfund.org
The Yellowhammer Fund
Evan Dando Knows He’s Lucky nyti.ms
Evan Dando Knows He’s Lucky
The Lemonheads frontman was the poster boy — and prettiest boy — of Gen X. At 52, he’s still enjoying a life of drugs and rock ’n’ roll, on Martha’s V...
Where Do Songs Come From? theatlantic.com
What ‘Song Exploder’ Has Taught Us
How the hit podcast has revealed the creative process of artists as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, and Lorde
The Best Green Salad in the World
There’s a secret, but it’s available to all.
ASK CHRIS BLACK: Sunglasses, broke boy belts, and phone cases (feat. BlackBerry nostalgia) nymag.com
Ask Chris: What Are Your Favorite Sunglasses?
Plus, Chris’s favorite belt and iPhone case.
Deep in in this Monday AM youtube.com
Evan Dando - Being Around (live on Jools Holland, 21.5.94)
fortunately jools holland had enough space for an extra guest that day.
The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program vox.com
The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program
An oral history of the subscription service that changed online shopping forever.
DONE TO DEATH TALK OF THE TOWN store.donetodeathprojects.com
Done To Death Talk of the Town
Since its inception, witty journalistic pieces of under 1,000 words ("talk stories," as they are referred to by staff) have appeared in...
This Anjelica Huston Q&A in @NYMag has it all. I wish celebs were still this candid and cool vulture.com
Chris Black - List | The Caret
The Done to Death founder and internet critic-at-large share his favorite online finds.
My guy @hassanrahim has the touch ssense.com
Artist and Creative Director Hassan Rahim Always Begins By Asking “Why?”
Artist and creative director, Hassan Rahim designs with purpose and always begins by asking “Why?”
A History of the Influencer, from Shakespeare to Instagram
For centuries, influencers have been forcing us to admit an uncomfortable truth: we are neither entirely self-determining nor self-contained.
Tapping the Men’s Wellness Opportunity businessoffashion.com
Tapping the Men’s Wellness Opportunity
Men are showing a growing interest in meditation, yoga and supplements. Sports brands were slow to pick up on the trend, but are starting to realise t...
The Last of New York City's "Walkers": "They Knew Everyone's Secrets" hollywoodreporter.com
The Last of New York City's "Walkers": "They Knew Everyone's Secrets"
In the '70s and '80s, wealthy women like Barbara Walters and Jackie O often left their husbands at home to be squired to galas by gay men, ...
How Champion Hit the Fashion Jackpot businessoffashion.com
How Champion Hit the Fashion Jackpot
The century-old brand best known for basic gym attire is experiencing an unlikely revival as it benefits from the rise of throwback culture and street...
Nightclubbing: An oral history of Nell’s, New York City’s famed “cultural laboratory” daily.redbullmusicacademy.com
A new Spring mix from my Chicago family @whimworld. Big choons of all sorts. LET'S GOOOO soundcloud.com
"Feelin' Lovely" a mix by Whim World for Done To Death Projects © 2019 Download: https://we.tl/t-vMXULvxnbF Tracklist: John F. Kenne...
The Making (and Unmaking) of Tekashi69 vulture.com
Incredible amateur album review site I found while doing research today. This page is from 1996 robertchristgau.com
Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide Nov. 23, 1993: Turkey Shoot
Gentleman Jesse & His Men - "Bryan" wildhoneyrecords.bandcamp.com
Bryan / Hate To See You Stay, by Gentleman Jesse & His Men
2 track album
Ask Chris Black: What Are the Best White Sneakers?
Hint: not Common Projects.
Christy Bush took amazing Polaroids at Coachella in 2007. Amy Winehouse, Vincent Gallo, Jarvis Cocker, Lily Allen. What a time! I spoke to her about them for @voguemagazine vogue.com
Never-Before-Seen Polaroids Recall Coachella When It Was Actually Cool
Christy Bush’s intimate 2007 images of Jenny Lewis, Boots Riley and more celebrate the pre-Instagram era.
Extremely my shit hollywoodreporter.com
John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine: A Story of Politics, Love and Loss, 20 Years Later
Nearly two decades after his tragic death, stars, insiders and colleagues — including Cindy Crawford, Robert De Niro, Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter — ...
Letter of Recommendation: Personality Cafe
How I found a road map to my emotions on a decade-old online message board.
There are some AMAZING quotes in here nytimes.com
Gen Z: In Their Own Words
What is it like to be part of the group that has been called the most diverse generation in U.S. history? We asked members of Generation Z to tell us ...
Sky Ferreira Returns pitchfork.com
Sky Ferreira Returns
With an uncompromising vision and the studio hours to back it up, the enigmatic singer is back with a new single—and a promise that her first album in...
ASK CHRIS BLACK: I am really in my zone! Home scents, wallets, and vitamins for OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE nymag.com
Ask Chris Black: How Should a Guy Make His House Smell Good?
Plus: The best men’s wallets that aren’t Comme des Garçons.
Why @FCBarcelona and @ThomBrowneNY are a match made in heaven gq-magazine.co.uk
Why FC Barcelona and Thom Browne are a match made in heaven
Why Thom Browne and FC Barcelona are the perfect collab.
"Does the world need CBD hummus? Of course not." grubstreet.com
This Whole CBD Thing Has Officially Gone Too Far
Does the world really need CBD hummus?
Get Yourself a Nemesis theatlantic.com
Get Yourself a Nemesis
There’s a benefit to keeping your internet friends close, and your internet adversaries closer.
I am lucky to be friends with @ryanoconn. He is brilliant and I can't wait to watch his show Special on @netflix April 12 queerty.com
With Netflix’s “Special,” Ryan O’Connell brings the first gay and disabled male character to TV
"We first went out with it and cable networks were like, ‘Gay? Cerebral Palsy? Love, but no...
My guys @FCBarcelona in @ThomBrowneNY by Phil Poynter instagram.com
Thom Browne on Instagram: “... smile ... the official thom browne x fc barcelona 2018/2019 team portrait. ph: #philpoynter #thombrowne #fcbarcelona”
2,550 Likes, 13 Comments - Thom Browne (@thombrowneny) on Instagram: “... smile ... the official thom browne x fc barcelona 2018/2019 team portrait. ...
Important Things Are Happening to Jason Dill
First he created a new way for skaters to look, act, and party—until it sent him into a tailspin. Now, from a hideout in the middle of nowhere, Jason ...
Jenny Lewis Is Still Figuring It Out
The singer-songwriter’s new album follows a major breakup and her mother’s death.
My Favorite Show on TV Is About a Bunch of Finance Dudes
I simply can’t get enough of Billions.
OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building
As he reaches his 50th birthday, MJ is still looking for one more ass to kick
The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs theatlantic.com
The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs
How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class
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Done To Death Posse Totally Unprofessional
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. The...
The Tinder Swindler
Simon Leviev finds his victims on the dating app Tinder and then seduces them with travel by private jet, luxury hotels and expensive dinners.
incredibly pleasant content naturesoundmap.com
Nature Soundmap - Hear the world like never before
Hear the world like never before
SERIOUS CLUB MUSIC garage.vice.com
A T-Shirt For Serious Clubgoers
'BOOGIE!', implores the shirt, and who are we, really, to refuse it?
How face tattoos turn unknown teens into internet stars
They used to denote prison time and gang membership — now they’re for pop singers and suburban kids.
The answers I have been looking for pitchfork.com
Why Rap Is Obsessed With Dracos
How a signature look, state laws, and Soulja Boy made the AK-indebted semi-automatic pistol a hit with rappers.
Mark Ronson Has Found His Own Voice
With “Late Night Feelings,” award–winning producer Mark Ronson—fresh off an Oscar win for “Shallow”—has released his most personal album yet.
The next billion-dollar streetwear brand voguebusiness.com
Why streetwear brands are now billion-dollar concerns
Cultural kudos, controlled release strategies and high-profile collaborations with luxury labels are elevating the likes of Supreme from niche to most...
Why Hasn’t Sofia Coppola Gotten the Respect an Auteur Deserves?
She has the awards but is rarely mentioned alongside major filmmakers. Perhaps that’s because, as her streaming features show, her subjects are privil...
10 Years of Technical Excellence: Arc'teryx Veilance's Taka Kasuga
The creative director breaks down the design of Veilance's FW19 garments.
GOLD SOUNDZ theringer.com
The Infinite Radness of Pavement’s Breakthrough Album
A quarter-century after the release of their landmark sophomore album, members of the quintessential ’90s indie-rock band reflect on their big moment,...
Ask Chris Black: What Are Your Top 5 Amazon Fashion Staples?
Plus: the best men’s moisturizers and workout gear.
One of life's greatest pleasures wsj.com
In New York City, Restaurants Welcome Tables for One
Bookings by the party-of-one at restaurants are on the rise in New York City, and some restaurants take extra steps to ensure solo customers get the m...
The secret history of midcentury modern design–as Cold War propaganda
Before midcentury was a household name, the State Department used MoMA’s “Good Design” exhibitions to sell the American vision of consumerism abroad.
December Boy: On Alex Chilton theringer.com
The Letter of Alex Chilton: On the Most Underappreciated Singer of His Generation
The late lead singer of Big Star and the Box Tops had a trove of unreleased music unearthed. What can we learn from the gifted, self-destructive geniu...
The Family Business That Put Nashville Hot Chicken on the Map
An African-American-owned restaurant began making the spicy dish eighty years ago. Now it’s a viral sensation. Who’s getting the big money?
Shelved: Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine longreads.com
Shelved: Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine
How the songwriter’s abandoned third album became two albums.
How Apple’s white earbuds changed the game forever gq-magazine.co.uk
How Apple’s white earbuds changed the game forever
The History Of Cool: How Apple’s white earbuds changed the game forever.
The Enduring Fight Over the First Ironman Triathlon
A simple box of papers delivered to a couple in the early years of the swimming, biking and running event in Hawaii set off a legal skirmish over what...
I hope you all have friends like @theprophetpizza who send you life-altering images via email
When @ThirdEyeBlind comes on the radio
Starting a GoFundMe to get my dog @joecoscarelli some AirPods
The only seeding list that matters 😊 @negnance
Would @soulcycle ban me if I showed up in this insane "Cycling Catsuit" from Marine Serre?
Me, a Luddite, showing up for a meeting
please fav if you remember
Josh Elrod just sent me this and I am dead
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