- Leaked: Target Corporation’s anti-union employee training video, “Think Before You Sign.”
- Media Matters has compiled a long history of Fox News’ race-baiting and racially charged commentary.
- Eight delightful essays about positively awful travel experiences.
- A collaborative, online sketch with 1 million illustrators (you could be one of them).
- Your inner narcissist may wonder, “Does anything matter?” Well, some things do, and ethicist Peter Singer explains why.
- The jury has made its decision, reports ArtInfo, pole-dancing is not art.
- Fathers-to-be, kick back and pour a shot. Heck, it’s your “dadelor party.”
- Bucking the trends to downsize (or close altogether), the independent L.A. used bookseller the Last Bookstore just upgraded to a 10,000-square-foot downtown retail space. Recognize the bookshelves? They scavenged them from a defunct Borders megastore.
- Just when you thought companies had exhausted all advertising platforms, Gilette carves an ad on a strand of hair.
- Wired goes deeper into the comparison of basketball to jazz, explaining the mental labor that goes into inventing “beauty in real time.”
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