What’s on at Flavorpill: Links that Made the Rounds in Our Office


Today at Flavorpill, we experienced The Final Four Of Everything. We were as disgusted as the A.V. Club at the prospect of an American Gladiators movie. We grabbed the new Animal Collective song, “Bleed,” and then checked out Rihanna’s comeback track, “Silly Boy.” (No, we weren’t juxtaposing these for irony, but now that you mention it…) We were surprised to learn that Nobel laureate Derek Walcott was stopped from joining Oxford’s faculty by an anonymous letter campaign. (He was accused of sexually harassing a Harvard student in the ’80s. But seriously, who knew that those work?) We felt bad for the gay porn mags. We downloaded this podcast where Tobias Wolff reads a Denis Johnson story. We enjoyed this behind-the-scenes interview about the making of “Motherlover.” It just reaffirms our Patricia Clarkson love. And finally, we decided this 19th century pregnancy doll might be the best birth control we’ve ever seen. Yikes.