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Each Generation Gets the Hipster Periodicals it Deserves: Vice stops through Louisiana for its community service. The result is fittingly titled, “Louisiana Goddamn.” [VICE]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Laserlike Focus: Alain de Botton introduces the concept of the mental diet. If anyone asks, that’s why we haven’t seen the new Lady Gaga video yet. [City Journal]

It Was Pretty Sweet in the Beginning: Esquire publishes a comprehensive guide to American manhood, from graduating high school through several midlife crises and eventual (implied) death. It’s maybe more real than they meant it to be. [Esquire]

Ice, Man: The cultural death pact that is Bros Icing Bros has reached the pages of the New York Times. Apparently even The National is doing it. Nobody comes out of that one looking good. [NYTimes]

—R.B.

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