Monday, March 28, 2011

Assorted Links

One of my guilty pleasures on the internet is perusing the Sartorialist site. I've always been keen on the semiotics of fashion and few contemporary sites do justice to it the way this one does. I absolutely love this photograph as it shows a kind of 'body harmony' that is simply too poetic not to be lavished with attention.

The Strokes' new album Angles is a must-have. For those of you who crave new music these days, run to iTunes and get this puppy. Man, I had missed them. Some favorite tracks: "Taken for a Fool," "Two Kinds of Happiness," and "Gratisfaction." Read Spin's sort-of-ok-review here.

I quite enjoyed this. This is how the year 2000 looked in the imagination of Germans in the year 1900.

The Well-Being and Happiness Index in the US. A bit says: "In his book, Stumbling on Happiness, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert notes that there are three great decisions in life that affect your happiness: “Where to live, what to do, and with whom to do it.” The second two have been examined in great depth; the third, up until now, not so much."
More here.

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