With so much trivial and mind-numbing fare dominating the web, sometimes a good long read is hard to find. Thankfully, we’re here to steer you in the direction of higher thinking with a selection of thoughtful and well-written pieces that promise to devour at least eight minutes of your endless work day.
-The Atlantic‘s James Fallows on Google searches that alarm the government.
-A Tom Waits-narrated video about concept artist John Baldessari. Just a little too adorable, if you ask us.
-Adrian Curry breaks down the poster art for Kaneto Shindo’s Children of Hiroshima.
-Dissatisfied with your instant queue? The Netflix streaming breakdown at HTML Giant.
-A new Dave Eggers is coming, and it looks like this.