This Week’s Recommended Reading

August 13, 2010

We read a lot. Here’s what we think you should be reading this week.

Hungry Beast by the Daily Beast: The 40 Deadliest Ice Creams.
You thought that spare around your waist was a swim floatie. Turns out its from those treats you eat.

The Agatha Christie Quiz by The New Yorker Magazine.
Can you detect the right answers about the famed Dame? Test yourself.

Daniel Radcliffe, Cover Interview for Out Magazine by Noah Michelson
How the hell is Harry Potter single? Wingardium Leviosa!

Camping with the Stars: Queer Perfomativity, Pop Intertextuality, and Camp in the Pop Art of Lady Gaga
Interesting discussion of Lady Gaga in terms of camp and drag, and what she represents for the gays and beyond.

4 Real Survival Guides for Wildly Improbable Situations
You know, these are the kinds of things that people will laugh off and pretend they won’t ever need to know until they live above a crack alley and between two other crack alleys.

The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers
We like some of these writers, we could care less about others. Regardless, Shivani’s vitriolic commentary will make you laugh even if you’re rubbed the wrong way.

15 Reactions to Shivani’s 15 Overrrated American Writers
The Retort. Valid points. Has Internet vitriol become overrated?

Though it is safe for work, you may not want to read at work to avoid awkward moments of uncontrollable laughter. Everybody knows those TPS reports aren’t that funny. Our favorites: Yeah, that’s not what I was looking for at all and Magic 8 Ball Wednesday.

Video Game Themes Played by an Orchestra
Imagine the dreams you could have if you listened to these pieces while you slept. Baby Einstein cds meet first-person shooters.

Crazy Old Chinese Man Covers Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats
It’s not exactly reading, but this YouTube video of an old, Asian man singing c rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” will take the words out of your mouth—as in render you speechless.

Dinosaur Man: Playing Creationists at their Own Game
Christians will believe anything if you show them it’s in the bible. That’s the precept under which Paleontologist and “born-again athiest” Phil Senter uses to lure convince creationists of evolution.

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