What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were thrilled to hear that Patti Smith is working on a sequel to her National Book Award-winner Just Kids. We wanted to move into Norman Foster’s seaside bungalow in Cap Ferrat, France. We were shocked by many of the images Rolling Stone‘s slideshow of war crime photos censored by the Pentagon. We read about the invention of Pong, the very first arcade game. We weren’t sure how to feel about a morbid new app that predicts how many words a user has left to communicate before his or her death. We checked out Pitchfork’s chronological musings on all 43 of the songs in the LCD Soundsystem catalogue. We previewed images from Ron English’s South Park 15th anniversary tribute show, which opens today at New York’s Opera Gallery. We continued to be confused by Terrence Malick’s latest film The Tree of Life. We were happy that the WestLicht Museum of Photography has “saved” the International Polaroid Collection, which contains over 4,400 works, including pieces by Ansel Adams and Andy Warhol. And finally, we imagined a world where Maurice Sendak had actually created an illustrated adaptation The Hobbit. Too bad someone had to go and mislabel that hobbit as an elf…