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Ginuwine Performs “Pony” on ‘Arsenio’: Links You Need to See

Ginuwine (and citizens of Planet Earth at large) need to find Channing Tatum and thank him profusely for thrusting “Pony” back in the spotlight — at this point it’s only right. Watch a nostalgia-inducing performance, and more, in today’s links. … Read More

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You Don’t Have to Be Cynical to Worry About Upworthy

It was only a matter of time until someone wrote an in-depth profile of Upworthy and its founders, and happily, the task fell to Nitsuh Abebe, whose excellent article on the Internet’s feel-good sensation appears in this week’s New York magazine. Throughout the piece, you get the sense that Abebe is struggling with the same reaction that plenty of people have to Upworthy — there’s something mildly off-putting about it, but it’s hard to put your finger on exactly what. And it’s hard to hate, or even dislike, Upworthy without feeling bad about doing so. … Read More

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Lil B Hosted a Twitter Open Forum on Rape Culture

Lil B is no stranger to the weird, debatably “toxic” world of online feminism. The prolific Bay Area rapper — creator, most recently, of 101-song mixtape 05 Fuck Em, dropped on Christmas Eve — regularly dispenses pearls of wisdom to his nearly 900,000 Twitter followers, from the relentlessly positive (“Try and get good grades in school for Lil B, i love you and thank you for trying”) to the endearingly weird (“i wanna send respect to all the animals that die everyday like walrus and others who people tend not to talk about and forget about”). The Based God has sounded off on behalf of his female fans before, most notably in response to Wendy Davis’ pink-sneaker clad filibuster this past June. … Read More

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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Releases Star-Studded Trailer: Links You Need to See

From Iggy Pop’s moving tribute to Scott Asheton to a guide to which celebrity babies to keep far away from for fear of mumps, here’s all of today’s must-read links. … Read More

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Sofia Coppola Is Directing ‘The Little Mermaid’: Links You Need to See

Dragons in Lincoln Center, Skrillex at Lollapalooza, and Lindsay Lohan in an apartment she can’t afford – these are the links you need to see. … Read More

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The Uncomfortable Gender Politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection”

Cohabitation: it’s an endless series of compromises, all supposedly worthwhile in the name of true love and cheaper rent. We don’t just share our homes and beds with our spouses and significant others — we also share a lifetime’s worth of possessions, and the obsessions that drive us to amass them. That is, perhaps, one of the basic human truths that made a Tumblr called My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection, in which a woman has set out to review each of the 1500 items in said collection, a viral hit. … Read More

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Courtney Love, Airline Detective: Links You Need to See

In case you were worried about not having put in enough time on your sousaphone lessons, fear not. Mastery is all about quality, not 10,000 hours’ worth of quantity. Check out the rest of the good news in today’s links: … Read More

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