What are we reading this morning? Take a look for yourself. Here's a link dump to go with that cup o' joe:


Holy crap, there was a hit on Paul Simon because he broke the cultural boycott of South Africa during Apartheid? And Steven Van Zandt successfully called it off? How is this not bigger news? Also, I would've put money that it was Art Garfunkel, not the AZAPO, that called the hit.

Edward Snowden has received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. I support this. I mean, they did award a Nobel Peace Prize to Obama and Henry Kissinger, right?


An Arizona reverend conducts exorcisms over Skype and claims they work.

It's not just an University of Alabama sorority that has banned selfless. Here's a longer list of places where taking a photo of yourself won't fly.

A cool and brief history of sampling:


Cop on cop violence going on in Los Angeles.

What the Florida? New law would limit how much television kids can watch at daycare centers.


There is an online service that creates oil canvas from your Instagram photo. Because what better way to commemorate your poorly taken and ephemeral photograph than with an overpriced and ironic painting.

Up until a couple of days ago, the score for Her was available online via stream. Now it's not and Warner, the publisher, has no plans to put it out. Why is this news? Because it's my feed and it's important to me, so I'm subjecting you to it.


Fidel Martinez is an editor at Fusion.net. He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.

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