What We Read This Week

In case you missed it, this week The Hill-Side released one of the greatest pieces of brand promotion ever devised. The Hill-Side: Spring / Summer 2013

A good explanation of why you’ll never see a slideshow on Well Spent. Pandodaily: Pageview journalism is killing us

Hell yes: a petition to make politicians wear the logos of the corporations that donate to their campaigns. Huff Post: Reddit Provides DIY Way To NASCAR-ize Lawmakers, Make Them ‘Wear’ Logos Of Financial Backers

The Heat lost last night to the Bulls – their first loss in 27 straight games – and white people were EXTREMELY excited about it. SB Nation: White people celebrate Heat loss in exceedingly white fashion

Here is a gallery of Japanese schoolgirls pretending to be attacked by Dragonballs. Kotaku: Latest Japanese Schoolgirl Trend: Fake Dragon Ball Attacks

This 9 year old breaks down the meaning of life better than anyone ever before. The kid’s are alright. YouTube: 9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe

It’s 1993 and you’ve finally decided to buy a computer. Where do you start? Right here. Mental Floss: How to Buy a New Computer (in 1993)

I’m off on a trip to Asia next week and travel is on the mind. This impressive “Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Asia” is chock-full of useful tidbits and general info. Condé Nast Traveler: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Asia

…And, this is where nightmares come from. Actresses Without Teeth

Jeff Hilliard goes behind the scenes of legendary Anglo-American brand Paul Stuart’s latest look book shoot. J.Hilla: On Set for Paul Stuart S/S 2013 – 75 Years in the Making

Gallerist looks into the slow but inevitable return of the ever-polarizing artist Julian Schnabel. Gallerist NY: The Resurrection of Julian Schnabel: Has the Art World Finally Forgiven the World’s Most Famous Painter?

And, because what’s a link round-up without a ridiculous video, here’s the trailer for Pain & Gain, the upcoming Mark Wahlberg/The Rock movie about a group of weightlifters that become armed robbers. And of course, it’s based on a true story. Trailer Addict: Pain & Gain Red Band Trailer

It’s that time again! N’East Illustrated for Well Spent Vol. 14, check it out. Well Spent: N’East Illustrated, Vol. 14

Boston.com takes a look at how the collaborative space Fringe Union is fostering small businesses in Somerville. Boston.com: Fringe Union in Somerville grows small businesses

Can’t wait to see the documentary Sign Painters. As an illustrator, this one hits close to home. Sign Painters: Official Trailer