What We Read This Week

With Blackberry’s demise officially confirmed this week, the Guardian rounds-up some very telling (read: damning) quotes from the company’s former chiefs. It’s amazing they lasted as long as they did. The Guardian: RIM chiefs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie’s best quotes

“You’ve had three hairstyles. What’s next for your career?” Funny or Die: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Justin Bieber

GQ gives us a gander at the new Hill-Side lookbook, which places the brand’s AW14 pieces inside the apartments of the label’s friends. GQ: The Hill-Side Gussies Up 12 Brooklyn Apartments For Its Fall 2013 Lookbook

With the epic tale of @horse_ebooks coming to its fittingly bizarre conclusion, journalist Adrienne LaFrance recaps the entire saga in the only proper way – using nothing but tweets. Adrienne LaFrance: Goodbye, Horse

Ben Clymer of Hodinkee sits down with John Mayer to talk watches, proving that even “cool guys” are nerds too. Hodinkee: VIDEO: Talking Watches With John Mayer

And not to depress anyone before the weekend, but this three part story by Nelly Reifler about relationships and loss is the most eloquent piece of writing I’ve read this year. Salon: Blue spark

An epic read on the life and times of Charles Mingus. The Nation: An Argument With Instruments: On Charles Mingus

Here’s a neat interactive map of the galaxy’s habitable planets. NewScientist: How many Earths?

  • …John Mayer≠Cool Guy.

    Come on guys he’s the modern Jimmy Buffet.

    • “cool guy” was in quotes for a reason.

  • tom

    I hate Jimmy Buffet, but would still take him over John Mayer forever.

  • …if it wasn’t you who called him cool then who did?