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Some Culture Posts.

  1. Time-shifting our reading

    An analysis of when people use Read it Later shows some new peak times for mobile reading

  2. A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years

    "Expect less. Not zero, just less." - Douglas Coupland

  3. The cost of free parking

    Ties to a recent discussion about how much car transportation is subsidized in subtle ways

  4. On (Mad) Men

    "Enter Don Draper, the last John Wayne among a cultural landscape filled with Jon Gosselins"

  5. Chimp warfare

    Fascinating portrait of war as waged by chimpanzees, and possibly, humanity, too

  6. Mad Men meet Barbie

    "I'm going to be the organization man, and she's going to be the soulless drone"

  7. Publishing's revolutionary future

    Jason Epstein's essay on the future of books is one of the most informed you'll read

  8. Today's twentysomethings

    Pew Research has done an intensive study of the millennial generation

  9. Slacking in the new normal

    One of the biggest myths of the past twenty years went something like this: the generation following the baby boomers was an underachieving lot, destined not to realize the success of its parents.

  10. A century of crayons

    Visualizing all the colours of the Crayola crayons

  11. Conan says no with class

    The Tonight Show's current host issues a statement, and in doing so, demonstrates why he shouldn't be bumped

  12. The origins of Santa Claus

    Great history on the creation of the icon in the red suit

  13. Best words of the decade

    Picks from the Guardian's Books blog

  14. California City

    "In the desert 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles is a suburb abandoned in advance of itself"

  15. Death and news

    Every time I post about a celebrity death in this blog, I think about how its title could be badly misconstrued. Nevertheless…

  16. The Pennysmash Machine

    Make your own flattened penny art at the Gladtone Hotel

  17. Exploring MoMA online

    The Museum of Modern Art relaunched with a compelling new design

  18. Joys of being Gen X

    This inspired a sarcastic tweet from me a little ways back...

  19. The Souvenir Shop

    Pseudo-souvenirs of Canada from some country's best emerging designers

  20. Hipster apocalypse

    A "now hiring" sign at American Apparel store sparks an inspired rant

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