1) LAUREN HILL
Some live for making ice cream, some live for playing basketball. Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old who plays for Cincinnati’s Mount St. Joseph University, has inoperable brain cancer. On Sunday, she did what she always wanted to do: score during a college game. For more on Lauren, check out this feature.
With our new Triumph ice cream on our minds, let us pay homage to Triumph motorcycle trick rider Kenny Brown, who entertained the masses at drag strips throughout the ’60s. Check out this great profile on the great motorcycle blog Selvedgeyard.
3) PRINCE’S MEDLEY
Did you catch this awesomeness? Here’s what Rolling Stone had to say about it: “Prince, his backing band 3rdEyeGirl and guest vocalist Lianne La Havas still delivered one of the most explosive and most polished SNL musical spots anyone has witnessed since perhaps when Chris Rock, the guest host, was still an SNL featured player.”
4) SHUT UP AND EAT
From the food-for-thought column by novelist and food critic John Lanchester:
“I have spent a fair part of my working life writing about food, and have often been asked how and why I got interested in it. I was never able to give a full answer, because the pattern became apparent to me only years afterward. By now, it’s clear that my interest in food came from growing up with someone to whom food mattered the way that, to a great many people, it matters now.”
5) THE SPEED PAINTER
Sometimes you just want to get things done, like, right now. We love this finger painter’s approach: