The Confusion Continues: More on the ever-deepening enigma of Kanye West. This time, robots are involved. [The Awl]

The Wages of Acting: Apparently interviewing Christian Bale for a glossy profile is not the plum assignment it would seem. [Esquire]

This is What it Sounds Like: Let’s stop everything and just think really hard about why Prince is so awesome. [The Paris Review]

New Tricks: A simple guide to the mind-bogglingly complicated Facebook chat-mail business that rolled out this morning. [Fast Company]

—R.B.

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