We scour the Web for the best intel you might have missed this week.
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)
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