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TechCrunch rounds up the internet's best April Fool's pranks.

Google Reader fans, the clock is ticking; find out why Feedly is a great RSS replacement.

Spend a day with Simpsons voice master Yeardley Smith.

Of course we want to hear about that time Freddie Mercury and Princess Di went to a gay bar.

Lifehacker teaches us how to deep fry absolutely anything.

Steve Buscemi played in a parade with Vampire Weekend yesterday.

An interactive map that tracks word frequency in They Might Be Giants songs.

Open Culture has a mini-retrospective on rock goddess Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Hear Kurt Vile's new album Walkin On A Pretty Daze at NPR Music.

WTF with Marc Maron live from SXSW with James Franco, Harmony Korine, Nate Bargatze and Peter Sagal is online now.

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