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Links we love today: Previewing Lotus Plaza and Jim Gaffigan, the improv doc you should help Kickstart, Raffi on hockey and more

Here are the links we loved today:

Happy Tuesday, HERE’S A NEW ACHEWOOD!

The Paris Review publishes part two of writer Emma Straub’s Magnetic Fields tour diary.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson convinced James Cameron to make one tiny adjustment to the Titanic re-release.

Last weekend, an out-of-control heckler / comic got a taste of her own medicine at an NYC open mic; HuffPost Comedy talks to the guy behind the video documenting it all.

The Rumpus interviews Michael Ian Black.

Raffi has a new song. It’s about hockey and how fighting is bad. Enjoy!

A Brief History of the Parking Meter,” presented by The Atlantic. 

Preview a clip from Jim Gaffigan’s new stand-up special, which he’s releasing online next Wednesday.

TIME’s Adam Cohen explores the prison food industry, asking “can food be cruel and unusual punishment?”

Never change, Tucker Max (actually, please change completely, you are the worst).

Listen to the new Lotus Plaza, courtesy of Kranky (psst, he’ll be at Austin Psych Fest!):

Hey guys, let’s get serious for a sec: are you a comedy fan? Inspired by improv? Just want to learn a little more about it? UCBNY Artistic Director Nate Dern has been filming material for On The Cusp, Off The Cuff, a documentary exploring the theatre’s emerging improv community, and he needs your help to get it polished and released. Take a sec and check out his Kickstarter, which has four more days to raise some cash? Here’s a great trailer for the doc:

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