if my internet usage gets flagged at work, know it was because i spent my morning engrossed in the following:
  1. rembert browne discusses 'hotline bling'
    hands down the best thing you're likely to read about that goddamn video (until someone confirms that aubrey was trying to recreate THAT scene from 'ex machina' ): http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/drake-dance-revolution-the-hotline-bling-video/
  2. see also: drake dancing gifs
    hotline bling gifs to send to your nearest and dearest. you're welcome! http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/gif-taxonomy-drake-dancing-hotline-bling-video.html
  3. chuck klosterman interviews taylor swift for GQ
    i have mixed feelings about this but imagining klosterman waiting patiently whilst tswizz talks to justin timberlake on the phone is 👌🏻: http://www.gq.com/story/taylor-swift-gq-cover-story
  4. an a+ deconstruction of the force awakens trailer
    there are way too many responses to the most recent round of Star Wars publicity but this piece by @dave_schilling is definitely worth checking out: http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/an-obsessive-star-wars-the-force-awakens-final-trailer-deconstruction/
  5. crime tv shows shape how we perceive crime
    i mean, 75% of my knowledge about forensics is drawn from CSI, so... http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/law-order-psa/411373/
  6. sam mendes sends a Q&A to other directors
    this is really really great largely because of the range of people he spoke with. http://www.empireonline.com/features/sam-mendes-director-interviews
  7. wesley morris writes about 2015's preoccupation with identity
    grantland's 'do you like prince movies?' was my favourite podcast so i was bummed when it ended a few weeks ago. this is a great article by wesley morris who recently moved to the new york times. i'm excited to read what else he writes for them in the future, especially if what he produces is as interesting as this: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/magazine/the-year-we-obsessed-over-identity.html?_r=0
  8. how the crimson peak haunted house came together