Today at Flavorpill, we listened to “Wild Man,” a song off of Kate Bush’s first studio album in six years. We learned the back stories behind some of the worst album covers in music history. We laughed out loud while reading the Guardian’s roundup of Woody Allen’s best jokes. We wanted to own a set of these Arrested Development tarot cards. We couldn’t look away from these early 3D photos — and we weren’t even wearing the proper glasses. We were impressed by Supertype!, a new collection of comic-book mastheads. We decided that now that the Harry Ransom Center is home to both the David Foster Wallace and J. M. Coetzee archives, we definitely need to take a literary road trip to Austin in the near future. We wondered if marijuana-shaped candy is the new candy cigarettes. We looked at what it takes to make an Apple store. We were surprised by how juicy the love letters between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz could be. We found this piece on the connection between JD Salinger’s Nine Stories and the character of Harry Potter absolutely fascinating. And finally, we were pretty sure that this “Ultimate Nerd Guide To New York City” will come in handy for most of the fanboys who are in town for New York Comic Con this week.
Written by Caroline Stanley