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The 2012 National Magazine Awards finalists have been announced, and Flavorwire’s helpfully compiled links to the nominated articles.

Speaking of awards, someone give Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera one for the fail-proof “13 Simple Steps To Get You Through A Rough Day.”

Splitsider celebrate’s FOX’s 25 years by listing their 25 best comedies.

Here’s the Jeff Goldblum interview you didn’t know you needed to read.

"The Life Unlucky": Like The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but more depressing.

I will be following Rolling Stones’ High and Tight series, where rockers like Ben Gibbard, Scott Ian, Pete Yorn and Tom Morello cover baseball.

Finally, Mark Bittman weighs in on pink slime.

H&M to open the most ridiculously-named new chain: ‘& other stories’.

The Awl launches new finance-focused site The Billfold

Aquarium Drunkard reviews the new Gentleman Jesse album, Leaving Atlanta, and previews the track “Eat Me Alive”; PopMatters interviews Gareth Campesinos.

Is Keith Olbermann a ‘diva’?

The Atlantic takes a look at visitor loyalty on video sites, with surprising results.

(BTW: We’re all following A Softer World, yes? Great!)

Funny or Die's latest series, Noah's Ark, features Marc Maron, Jonathan Katz and Maria Bamford:

Comic Cy Amundson debuts on Conan:

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