Links we love today: Miranda July's deal, profiling “preppers,” glitter bombsand more
Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to. Here are the links she (and we) loved today:
Rick Santorum “glitter bombed” at South Carolina primary; The Texas Tribune wonders, is Rick Perry damaged goods?
Penn State paper mistakenly reports former coach Joe Paterno's death.
Ryan Yoon’s incredible photos of dresses made from unusual materials. (Coke cans! M&Ms! Teddy bears!)
From The Onion: “Miranda July Called Before Congress to Explain Exactly What Her Whole Thing Is”:
July, however, mostly ignored the probings and proceeded to cut up pieces of construction paper to make a large banner reading "You Will Find It!" which she then hung from the front of the table at which she was sitting.
The AV Club’s Nathan Rabin is keeping a Sundance journal.
Yellow Bird Project's T-shirt tribute to late rocker Jay Reatard benefits St Jude’s Research Hospital.
The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt to star in new video game Space Cruiser.
Reuters profiles “preppers,” a subculture of doomsday believers.
Roxane Gay explores “the anger of the male novelist”:
It is rather difficult to have a reasonable, rational conversation about matters of (in)equity, whether we’re discussing race, gender or sexuality. These issues are the kind where we are so deeply entrenched in our positions we can’t or won’t consider other viewpoints.
Unhappy? Facebook may be to blame.
Google shutters three apps, including photo editor Piknik; 10 cult literary traditions.
Start-up factory Y Combinator issues a new challenge to entrepreneurs, asking: “How do you kill the movie and TV industries? Or more precisely (since at this level, technological progress is probably predetermined) what is going to kill them?”
This is how you handle a performance-interrupting ringing phone: