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Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Link Roundup

Things that have caught my eye in the last few weeks:

Books and related:
Orwell's birthplace in Motihari India set to become a museum and a peek inside the Soviet-era confiscated smut collection (both via The Guardian - beware obnoxious auto-playing sound ads); thoughts on the discovery of street photographer Vivian Maier and the problematic control of a private artist's legacy (via Bookslut); an invitation to a hanging (via NPR).

A Heavy Metal catalog of rare books, artifacts and ephemera (via Fine Books & Collections); a cosmically bad-ass, fully-embroidered video for the song "Tharsis Sleeps" from the metal band Throne (via Onion AV Club).

Video Games:
What if Nintendo's Smash Bros were horrifyingly lumpy muscled WWE wrestlers (via Polygon); Perception v. reality in the oral maintenance of NES cartridges (via Onion AV Club); 8-Bit neighborhood watch (via Nintendo Life).

Hypnotic construction machine to that will snuff a tree as if it never existed (via NPR).

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