The Weekly Town Crier

June 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

imagesOnce again, welcome. Once again, to the Weekly Town Crier. Where I collect links and you peruse them. Where I post links and you click on them. Where something has struck my fancy and it may or may not strike yours. Blah. Blah. Blah.

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Read Yahoo’s piece: “Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious.”

Read Paste’s piece: “iOS 7: How Jony Ives’ Design Gives Apple a Fresh Reboot.”

Read this piece about “The polarizing nature of West Coast IPAs.”

Read Yahoo’s piece about raw sewage at the Oakland Athletics stadium.

Read about the new Superman movie’s attempt to tie in product placement with sermons.

Read about Lutherans electing their first openly gay bishop.

See “classical sculptures dressed as hipsters.”

Read as Russian River’s “Pliny The Elder” is ranked the best beer in America for the fifth straight year in a row, and Stone Brewery is named the best brewery in the country by the Homebrewers association.

Read as The Telegraph asks: “Are superheroes the new gods?”

Read Pitchfork‘s “best new music” review of Kanye’s Yeezus. Read NPR Music’s review. Read Stereogum’s “Premature Evaluation” of the record. Read Paste’s review.

Read/Listen to NPR’s piece about what young people are reading in and out of school.

Read Paste’s piece reporting that “Dave Chappelle to Embark on 13-Date Tour With Flight of the Conchords.”

Read as Paste reports: “A Daily Beer Could Reduce Kidney Stone Risk.”

Read/Listen as NPR considers “The Beatles‘ Defining Moment.”

Read as Rolling Stone considers Paul McCartney‘s recent Bonnaroo performance.

Watch Jay-Z‘s announcement of a new album.

Read as Jonathan Safran Foer considers “How Not To Be Alone.”

Read as Out Of Ur considers: “Is Church Tax Exemption Muzzling the Gospel?”

Read this piece finding that most computer users run out of patience waiting for streaming video after only two seconds.

Read Fast Company‘s piece considering the creative habits of creative people.

Read as Stereogum talks to Matthew E. White about the surprising “Success Of His Debut Album, Big Inner, And What Happens Next” (by the way, Big Inner was my favorite album of 2012). Read as Phoenix New Times argues “Yeezus Is the Best Punk Rock Record in Years.”

Read as Stereogum catches up with Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy.

Browse Paste’s list of the 10 worst movie re-makes.

Read about Digable Planets re-releasing Blowout Comb and Ishmael Butler discusses the next move for his current project, Shabazz Palaces.

Watch the first official trailer for Anchorman 2.

R.I.P. country music legend Slim Whitman.

Read this piece about research finding that caffeine may actually stunt creativity.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini.

Read about Sun City West’s Sundome (where my high school graduation was held) being razed to make way for a supermarket.

Browse this list of 8 foods that we eat in the U.S. that are banned in other countries.

Read about Exodus International apologizing to the gay community, then shutting down.

Browse this list of “The Libraries, Studies, and Writing Rooms of 15 Famous Men.”

Read as Pitchfork interviews The Roots‘ drummer “Questlove” about his new memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues.

Browse Flavorwire’s list of “The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013.” What do you think of their picks?

Browse this list of “The 7 Best Graphic Adaptations of Classic Literature.”

Browse as the A.V. Club offers entry points into the world of Post-Rock.

Browse as NPR suggests 5 comics for your Summer reading.

Browse this list of “10 Metal Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” from the Phoenix New Times.

Download a mix of Brazilian music from Aquarium Drunkard.

Browse as Pitchfork releases the schedule for its annual music festival.

Browse as Fox News (so you know it must be true) suggests: “5 lesser-known benefits of having a beard.”

Read as No Depression reviews Jason Isbell‘s “Southeastern.”

Read about the Rolling Stones releasing their re-mastered back catalog on iTunes.

Read about the re-make of Poltergeist.

Read Paste’s piece: “Robert Downey Jr. Confirmed for Marvel’s Avengers 2, 3.”

Read about Frank Zappa‘s widow trademarking the name “Captain Beefheart.”

Browse Flavorwire’s list of “The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own, 1963-2013.” What do you think of their picks?

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