What We Read This Week

The latest single from the upcoming Surfer Blood album dropped this week, and it’s fantastic. Consequence of Sound: Listen to Surfer Blood’s extra poppy new single, “Demon Dance”

The best Tumblr I’ve seen in a long, long time. Tumblr: Babies Replaced as Giant Subs

A friendly reminder from Complex that Fedoras are the absolute worst. Complex: 25 Reasons Fedoras Are The Worst Hats Ever

If you believe in America, then you will do your part and sign this petition to make R. Kelly’s “Ignition Remix” the National Anthem. Let’s get this to the President, people! Whitehouse.gov: Change the National Anthem to R. Kelly’s 2003 hit “Ignition (Remix)”

A great Op-Ed piece in the NY Times on racism and how it’s not only within the evil at heart. The New York Times: The Good, Racist People

A plethora of new online shops have popped up within the last year. Per my latest Complex piece, these are the best ones. Complex: The 8 Best New Online Menswear Shops

If there’s one thing I love, it’s really rare, odd and old books. And I’m happy someone has made it their mission to build a shop around weird print ephemera. It’s called Monkey Paw, it’s in Toronto, and to me, it’s the coolest place in the world. T Magazine: An Oddly Modern Antiquarian Bookshop

Anyone else out there want to learn how to hack a SodaStream? Because I do. New York Times: Home, Where the Fizz Is

Oh, the Vatican. This week the Vatican released a “digital photo album” celebrating Pope Benedict, the first pope to ever resign from the post. Not only does it look like it’s from Geocities and made by a 13 year old in 1997, but the Pope is remembered in Comic Sans. Vatican.va: Benedictus XVI

Vice sits down with Burt Avedon of the now defunct expedition brand Willis & Geiger, for an interview that’s simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking. Vice: The Great Lost Expedition Brand

Writer David Coggins explores the sorry state of athletic clothes for Bergdorf Goodman. Bergdorf Goodman: Dressing to Exercise

Jonathan Evans of Esquire asks the big question about Hugo Chavez: Is this the end of dictator style? Esquire: Chávez’s Death: The End of Dictatorial Style?

10engines founder James Fox organized a weekend of Vermont fun this past month for myself, Joe Gannon, Max Wastler, and partners/family etc. I shared some photos and info about the event, aptly called Freedom & Unity, over on the blog this week. N’East Style: Freedom & Unity

Friend Alice Saunders of Forestbound did a special edition bag for Of a Kind. Of a Kind: Alice Saunders of Forestbound

Friends Billy Moore of Cause & Effect and Ashley James of Ruell & Ray have launched their collaboration site, Art & Survival. Check it out, and buy some of their incredible goods. Art & Survival

  • Liam

    uhhh “first pope to ever resign from the post”?

    He isn’t even the only pope named Benedict to resign. It just has been a long while since the last one.