Links we love today: Dallas airport oversight, Snooki minus makeup, tons ofvideos and more
Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to. Here are the links she (and we) loved today:
From Le Tigre to Beyonce, 10 anthems for a feminist revolution (according to ex-Titus Andronicus guitarist Amy Klein); NPR asks public radio DJs about their favorite new bands.
Snooki tweets makeup-less photos, shocks everyone by actually looking better.
SNL writer/7 Minutes in Heaven host Mike O'Brien: officially Internet Famous!
At Salon, Teddy Wayne responds to Jennifer Weiner’s allegations that the New York Times favors male writers:
Their argument was that Franzen writes the same genre of books they do — indeed, Amazon categorizes “Freedom” as “Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life”— yet the publishing establishment hails him as a genius while paying less attention to women writers.
The four female characters you’ll see on TV for the foreseeable future; five ways to make your outdoor run safer; amusing accidental tweets from popular accounts.
What comic Jen Kirkman would have told NPR about ousted Letterman booker Eddie Brill.
Esquire profiles a group of elderly Georgians known as the “Waffle House terrorists” (and I couldn’t help but notice a striking similarity).
Woman makes it onto flight in Dallas with gun in her purse; Forever 21 sued for unpaid wages by their own employees.
Has Tucker Max reformed? Forbes profiles the caustic author (and sometimes-Austinite), who is allegedly giving up on “fratire”; if you can’t get through seven whole pages of TM, check BlackBook’s summary and Crushable’s favorite quotes from the article.
Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller to star in adaptation of James Thurber's Walter Mitty; open the gates and seize the day, it’s Newsies: The Musical!
Today in birds-of-a-feather, The Observer nails it: “Whitney Cummings, Unpopular Comedian, Defends Lana Del Rey, Unpopular Chanteuse.”
Creative Loafing asks: How the eff did Marc Maron become the face of comedy podcasting?
YouTube announces new online film competition in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and Ridley Scott.
Julian Fellowes is considering a film adaptation of Downton Abbey; Julian Assange tells Rolling Stone “hundreds of women” want to marry him.
Look at: These photos of couples shrink-wrapped together; Vice’s raw meat photoshoot; Imprint’s Tree of Type.
File-sharing site Megaupload is shut down, also, is run by rapper Swizz Beatz.
New report finds unemployment comes with big taxpayer costs:
Every unemployed, non-matriculating young person (there are around 6.7 million of them between ages 16-24) costs taxpayers $13,900 a year.
Mother Jones’ chart of the day recaps 2011’s reproductive rights legislature.
Hey guys, here’s a baby deer on a beach:
They Might Be Giants build a giant float for their upcoming tour (they’ll be at La Zona Rosa on Feb. 3):
New episode of Very Mary Kate!
Filmmaker J.D. Amato kicks off a new series of shorts with “Extraordinary,” starring comic Will Hines and UCBNY artistic director Anthony King: