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Missing Links: Icons of the '70s and '80s, Facebook History of the World, and "Memeoirs"

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Candid Portraits of Iconic Personalities From the '70s and '80s (Flavorwire)
Great early photos of Travolta, Jobs, Hopper and others.

Longform's Best of 2011 (Longform)
A curated list of the ultimate curator's best long-form writing from GQ, The New Yorker, and others.

Facebook History of the World (College Humor)
Hilarious, educational, and weirdly engaging timeline of everything in the form of a feed.

The Protester—Person of the Year 2011 (Time)
Kurt Andersen's cover story.

Brian Williams Interviews Marcel the Shell (Jezebel)
Video!

Best/Worst Scandals of 2011 (The New Yorker)
The usual suspects (Lohan, Baldwin) and, of course, Anthony Weiner's wiener.

Bear Is All, "Oh, Hey, Yeah, I See You There" (The Awl)
In case you haven't seen it yet: viral video of a bear waving.

"Memeoirs" Are the Monkees of Book Publishing (The Atlantic Wire)
A new word, and concept, is coined.

— Maggie Mallon




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