Flavorwire’s end-of-day link roundup returns. Recognizing that there’s an overabundance of stuff on the Internet (and it’s not everyone’s job to keep up with it all), Flavorwire is curating the best of what we come across — and share with our coworkers — in our daily meanderings around the web. Below, check out both the big and the obscure stories you might have missed during your long day at the office.
Shirley Temple turned 85 today with little fanfare, so to shake things up we found Graham Greene’s fascinatingly disturbing and almost career-ending review of her film, Wee Willie Winkie.
If Winnie Cooper was your first taste of young love, you’re not alone. The New Yorker thoroughly explores her cultural impact on men of a certain age.
If you have difficulty expressing emotion, let Robert De Niro do it for you. Bob owns the crying game in this supercut.
Lastly, here’s a rare and interesting case of the CIA tampering with the artistic process without ruining it or throwing its purveyors in jail. Turns out they had quite a hand in supporting and cultivating Abstract Expressionism. All in the name of patriotism.