Welcome to the Weekly Town Crier. Some people refer to posts like this as link dumps. But I feel that that is downright disrespectful to the links. It’s actually pretty derogatory. And links deserve your respect. They’ve earned it. They’ve pulled themselves up by their cyber-bootstraps to get where they are today and they’re not going to let you walk all over them. They’ve come too far for that. How dare you. You apologize now.
See some synchronized walkers.
Who would have thought? Television is harmful to toddlers.
Read about the NFL threatening to sue churches.
Read about Steve Jobs being prohibited from taking his throwing stars on his own private jet.
Read as “Relevant” asks if Craigslist did enough.
Read as Mark Driscoll says “just grow up.”
Read this piece saying that salaries at large churches have held steady while attendance has grown.
Read as Christianity Today wonders if “Christian hipsters” (though I’m not sure there even is such a category) might not be the best hope for “faithful presence” in today’s culture.
Read Francis Chan on “The Supernatural Life.”
Read about the Francis Schaeffer archives going to Southeastern Seminary.
Browse this list of things never to share on Facebook, including your full birthday.
Read about Calvin College canceling a concert with The New Pornographers because of the band’s name.
Read an essay by William S. Burroughs on Led Zeppelin.
Browse this list of 13 American novels everyone should read.
Read this interview with Rivers Cuomo about Weezer’s new album Hurley.
Browse this collection of 17 studies on the brain and music.
Read about IHOP (pancakes) suing IHOP (prayer). Anyone surprised by this?
Read about Google’s new music service possibly including online storage.
Browse Rolling Stone‘s list of the best record stores in America.
Read as Ed Stetzer interviews Darrin Patrick.
Read as Arcade Fire’s Win Butler says he can’t picture himself doing the band in another ten years.
Browse Forbes’ list of the ten coolest U.S. cities.
Vote on the poster for this year’s Phoenix Design Week.
Read as Spin profiles Arcade Fire.
Read another piece wondering if Diaspora will be the “Facebook killer.”
Read about Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s recently announced tour dates.
Read Justin Taylor on Andrée Seu’s tragic mistake concerning Glenn Beck.