1. Bun B’s All-Star Weekend Food Guide.
Yeah, you probably figured you could get chicken and waffles and angus burgers in H-Town. But how about fried alligator. Or “southern sushi”? Bun B schools you. Omakase word! By Hana May.
[ Infinite Legroom ]
2. A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by YouTube.
As if that Ultramagnetic MCs introducing the 1989 All-Stars wasn’t enough. How about the time the squads stepped out of a giant sneaker to the “Rhythm Nation” dub? By Hua Hsu.
[ Grantland ]
3. Epic Regrets Lil Wayne Lyric About Slain Civil Rights Figure.
L.A. Reid apologizes to Emmett Till’s family. Lil Wayne yet to be heard from. By Eric Kelsey.
[ Reuters ]
4. Grow Up Already!
Legendary producer Nile Rodgers of Chic recalls how he got over his music snob roots.
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5. How We Made: New Order’s Gillian Gilbert and Designer Peter Saville on “Blue Monday.”
“Bernard [Sumner] and Stephen [Morris] worked out how to use a sampler by spending hours recording farts,” says the synth player about the making of a dance track classic. By Dave Simpson.
[ Guardian ]