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feb. 20

Links we love today: "Comedy Natives," author interviews, Harriet the Spy nostalgia and more

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Happy President's Day! Find out what it's like to be President (metaphorically speaking). 

Comedy Central commissions research to define their demographic:

“We called them Comedy Natives,” said Tanya Giles, the executive vice president for research at Comedy Central’s parent, MTV Networks. “Comedy is so central to who they are, the way they connect with other people, the way they get ahead in the world. One big takeaway is that unlike previous generations, humor, and not music, is their No. 1 form of self-expression.”

Austin Kleon lists 25 quotes on creativity that didn’t make it into his new book, Steal Like An Artist.

On All Things Considered, William Wallace Cook talks about the algebraic fiction manual Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots; At Mediaite, Mo Rocca talks about his new cooking show, My Grandmother’s Ravioli.

Stream the new documentary Haruki Murakami: In Search of This Elusive Writer on YouTube.

Watch the full video of David Foster Wallace’s 2003 interview with German news channel ZDF.

I’m sure Louis CK loves that his high yearbook photo (from Newton North HS, where I also happened to go, omg) is making the rounds.

Literary mixtape: Harriet the Spy edition

T.J. Miller's new rap video is amaaazing:

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