”For more than 30 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are transmitted by hundreds of Numbers Stations.” And now you can hear them.
“Knausgaard holed himself up and tried to avoid all newspapers, television, and radio. He instructed his friends not to tell him about any of the coverage, even the ecstatic reviews. He woke up at 3:30 or 4:00 a.m. and wrote till 7:00 a.m., when he took the kids to school if it was his turn, then returned to his desk until it was time to pick them up at4:00 p.m. In that span, he could produce 20 pages. At one point, he stayed up for 24 hours and wrote 50 pages about his early days with Linda. He wrote the fifth volume, 550 pages long, in eight weeks.” In The New Republic, Evan Hughes profiles My Struggle author Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Canada, like, you used to be cool.
“Once you’ve taken away the idea that quality has to happen in particular boxes, and have established the fact that it can happen everywhere, at some point the conversation has to get back to, ‘Okay, well what is quality? What’s a better pop single than another pop single?’” Hazlitt contributor Carl Wilson talks to Flavorwire about his book, Let’s Talk About Love.
WWE’s Ultimate Warrior, né James Hellwig, was an “insane dick.” But he was our insane dick—and our homophobic jerk, too.
The structure of your favourite radio shows, drawn on a napkin.