Here are the links we loved today:
First thing’s first: The SNL season finale was last night, and it was epic — Mick Jagger with not one but TWO backing bands (Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters), an appearance from Stefon and this, the absolutely amazing “Lazy Sunday 2”:
While Kristen Wiig got the big public send-off, there are other cast members who made their final appearance in last night’s show, and Samberg is one of them, as the last line of the sketch confirms: “On these New York streets I honed my fake rap penmanship, that’s how it began, and that’s how I’ma finish it.” Let’s all take a moment and mentally thank Samberg (and his Lonely Island co-creators Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer) for changing the way the show approached writing and web comedy, shall we? Ok! Moving on…
Here are some gorgeous photos of abandoned train stations.
Does eating organic food contribute to “moral depravity?”
The New Yorker explores exactly what Bono’s relationship to Facebook is.
The Times profiles DJ and documentary subject Diplo.
The Emerging Writers Network is celebrating Short Story Month by posting…a bunch of awesome short stories!
Mythbusters’ Adam Savage gave the commencement address at Sarah Lawrence, and you can watch it here.
Help Dzanc Books raise money to re-release their classic titles in ebook format.
Ok, we’ll mention SNL again: Let’s all admit we got a little teary-eyed during last night’s tribute to departing star Kristen Wiig:
Preview Lady Gaga’s upcoming Simpsons appearance: