Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Fell in Love in the Library, Once Upon a Time


I could spend all day looking at the gorgeous libraries in this first link.  That image to the left is from founder Jay Walker's personal home library - and that shiny object hanging from the ceiling?  Sputnik.  Seriously.  (Beautiful-Libraries)

One book I'm sure you wouldn't find in Erica Jong's personal library would be "Fifty Shades of Grey."  Here, she and other notable erotica experts discuss the book's sexual merits (as opposed to its literary merits - or lack thereof).  (Velvet Roper)

The Affordable Access to Preventative Care portion of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect today.  If you're not sure if/how that affects you or, more specifically, your vagina, read on to find out more.  (Jezebel)

These memos from Nick Fury prove that he is NOT to be trifled with - unless you want to end up on Deadpool duty.  (Geeks Are Sexy)

They want to make a "Battle Royale" tv show here in the states?  If you've not seen the original Japanese movie, run to Netflix and watch it, then come back here and laugh with me at what a TERRIBLE idea this is.  (LA Times)

Baked goods are my weakness.  I know you can add healthy foods like pumpkin to add nutrients (and moisture) to your cakes, but I didn't know about some of these other suggestions - like beans.  Who'da thunk of putting garbanzo beans in a chocolate cake?  (Blisstree)

This well-written, heartbreaking piece on one woman's miscarriage illustrates why anti-abortion legislation is so troubling.  (Mommyish)

One of my favorite "Project Runway" alums is opening his first store in NYC this fall.  How fierce! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)  (The Cut)

Do you know your pop culture Boos?  (Vulture)

Vanity Fair has unveiled their "International Best Dressed" list for 2012.  Number one on the list is no surprise - she's quite the stylish Duchess!  (Vanity Fair)

NBC's choice to delay its coverage of Olympic events until prime-time hours has received a lot of criticism, especially since spoilers abound on the internet as websites post up-to-the-minute results.  Now, in an amazing display of self-sabotage, NBC managed to spoil the results of an exciting race with their own promo!  No wonder #nbcfail is trending on Twitter.  (HuffPo)

I think this woman might be the only person more excited about the Olympics than I am.  Perfect example of dry British wit right here.  

The latest from the AV Club's Undercover series is an excellent cover of The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, and John Smith.

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