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Bikinis and Books, Together at Last

  • Najib Benouar

This clever diptych comes from our favorite new Tumblr of the day, Matchbook, which pairs the designs of classic novel covers to surprisingly similar bikini designs. It’s only a matter of time before it spurs a book club. (Count us in.)

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Top Billing: An interview with the legendary Bill Withers. Still the man. [A.V. Club]

The Living is Easy: Another batch of summer essentials. You have our permission to skip the tank top. [Antenna]

Summer Reading: Giz walks us through the origins of the bikini. To satisfy your historial curiosity, of course. [Gizmodo]

CoCoCo: Conan O’Brien offers a comics guide to creativity. A lot of it has to do with silly hair. [Fast Company]

Tiny is the New Black

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Duty Calls: We try to stay up to date on the latest bikini trends. [Refinery29]

Drink Up: Your July 4th beer count does not, in fact, have anything to do with your increasing rotundity. [Slashfood]

Exiles: A few early 70s snaps of the Rolling Stones in action. (Subscribers only.) [WWD]

Geometry: Rubik (of the famous cube) has a new toy in the works. We’re predicting something in a tesseract. [TG Daily]