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Bowie’s Illustrator Speaks, a Scholarship Exclusive to White Men, and More: Today’s Recommended Reading

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Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘Net are doing, too. Today, there is a glance back on Eileen Myles’ groundbreaking presidential campaign, an interview with the illustrator of David Bowie’s Blackstar, a scholarship that aims to help the “struggling” white boys of the world, and a reflection on an hour-long song about the joys of marijuana.
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10 Films That Capture the Surrealness of Sleep

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From the director who brought us the wild conspiracy theories behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in Room 237 comes Rodney Ascher’s new film, The Nightmare. After a bout of terrifying sleep paralysis, the filmmaker decided to document the similar experiences of several people for a surreal and eccentric journey through the subconscious. Anything can happen in a dream — and the hazy space between sleep and reality is great fodder for filmmakers. Here are just a few films that explore the subject of sleep in compelling ways.
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10 Great One-Track Albums to Lose Yourself in This Winter

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The fancy vinyl reissue of Sleep’s proto-stoner classic Dopesmoker has been on high rotation at Flavorpill central now that we’ve descended into the depths of winter, and the necessity to get up and flip the LP halfway through has got us thinking about other great records that contain precisely one track. It’s a pleasantly music geeky topic to address for a quiet Tuesday afternoon, and we’ve amused ourselves by scouring our iTunes library for some of our favorite albums by artists with one-track minds. As it were. Check out our selections after the jump, and let us know if you have any to add.
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