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Bikinis and Books, Together at Last

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


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]