Digital Digest: 07/02/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 07 February 2011
If you’ve ever been to LA and taken the bus you will have seen TransitTV, a TV network that plays on the city’s public transport. Up until now the programmes have been game shows and pun-ridden cooking segments. But now a group of artists have been commissioned to create an art short for the network. Check out this video about the project.
While many British libraries are facing closure after tough funding cuts, in Austria the government has embarked on an ambitious plan of investment for its own libraries. It has just commissioned the architect Chris Precht to design an extension to the National Library of Austria, in Vienna, and the building is set to be both dramatic and beautiful.
Fans of the hugely acclaimed Mad Men tend to be extremely vocal in their love for the Sixties-set television drama. Bound to ruffle a few feathers, here is a rare dissenting voice on the show from the New York Review of Books, which calls it a “glib, smug soap opera with weak writing, bland acting, and preposterous plotting”.
For their third single from their debut album, Treats, the Brooklyn-based band Sleigh Bells have released a fabulously dark video for “Rill Rill”. Lead singer Alison Krauss plays a murderous school girl, driving through the desert with her band mate and guitarist, Derek Miller. You can watch it here:
Time Out has put together its annual list of the best restaurants in London. Divided into 13 categories – British, gastropubs, Indian, Oriental, French, Italian, Vegetarian, Modern European, Spanish, best to impress, best service, best for grazing and something different – it promises to prove as controversial as it is useful.
Style blogs are ten-a-penny these days, but Swagger New York is one with a difference. Not only does it feature street snaps of stylish New Yorkers, it also includes a video section and a music page. A one-stop shop for stylish.
The New Yorker has done a fascinating in-depth profile of the Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, whose films include Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. He opens up about his successful career and, perhaps most interestingly, his ongoing fascination with fantasy, horror and monsters.
Life & Style blogs
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
A nap a day could save your life
Windows 10 automatically sends parents detailed dossier of their children's internet history and computer use
The antidote to Tinder? Majority of dating app users want relationship, rather than hook-ups, study finds
The truth behind who really buys sex dolls, from the man who makes the most realistic ones you can buy
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 2 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
- 3 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 4 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
- 5 David De Gea to Real Madrid: Real finally get their man with £29m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper
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