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Be back soon with a more substantial update, including a long post on music criticism. For now...

Looking at/Watching:
+These incredible images of QSL cards over at Cantab

+"Tough as old boots" - a tour through the Alden shoe factory

+A guy brushing his teeth during last weekend's (unjust) Chelsea-Manchester United match

+An animated short about Dock Ellis tripping balls and tossing a no-no

+Engrossing tour of producer RJD2's

Listening to:
+The legendary Andrew Weatherall's "London Belongs to Me" audio tour

+Funkineven and Mr. Wonderful's Cosmix! outer-space-boogie/fusion/disco mix

+Even outer space: Dam Funk!

+Spooky Fever Dream Field Recording micromix over at Bradford Cox's (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) blog

+Funky16Corners anniversary Beatles mix

+Everything all at once: a live mix from Optimo

Reading:
+Suite 2046 asks: is Bored to Death simply Stuff White People Like in televised form?

+Respect game, 2012: a primer on famous not-quite-apocalypses

+Are too many students going to college?

+Related, in a weird way: the intriguing case of Latavious Williams...

+A preview of Luc Sante's incredible new book, Folk Photography


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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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