"I'm a Nikehead/I Wear Chains That Excite the Feds"


+'Tis the time for "Best of 2000s" lists, and Complex, your one-stop, half-upside-down spot for neat and often limited edition things to buy, has a fun one: the Top 100 Sneakers of the 2000s. The interface is annoying--you have to click through each sneaker individually--but the idea of a bunch of guys keeping a database of all the sneakers released in the past nine years is somewhat amusing.

+Over at Newly Lost Edge, Gamall links to 25 classic Northern Soul tunes.

+UC Press--which, incidentally, is having its big fall sale--recently released Exilee and Temps Morts a beautiful volume of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's uncollected/unpublished works. Great introductory essay by Ed Park, too.

+From Bookforum's excellent blog: "a theory of evolution for technology"

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.
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