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Needs More Real Estate: 50 pretty good songs from 2011—including Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and 47 other much-less-famous people. [Vulture]

The Video: The Pirelli Calendar gets a making-of video. We’re holding out for the Blu-Ray. [Hypebeast]

The Two Sides of L.A.: Ice Cube is apparently a well-read Eames aficionado, and has dabbled as an architect. He contains multitudes, is the point. [NYTimes]

Have a Tip-Top Tet: An etiquette guide to genteel, inoffensive holiday greetings. Good paper in your holiday card will get you out of a lot. [MIEN]

Anais Pouliot has Danced Too Hard

Homegrown: Club Monaco and ACL team up for a new collection, entirely made in the US. Not too shabby. [GQ]

The Artist as a Young Man: You can never have too many pictures of John McEnroe. [Secret Forts]

It Wasn’t Even That Good of a Day: A critical consideration of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day,” which artfully skirts the controversial triple-double issue. [A.V. Club]

“Pie is the Food of the Heroic”: A long, impassioned plea for the superiority of pie over ice cream, as published in the New York Times circa 1902. The key phrase: “No Pie-Eating People Can Ever Be Permanently Vanquished.” As true today as when it was written. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

We Continue to Like the Like

A Tale of Two Phones: Gizmodo chooses sides in the corporate game of Punchout that is the Android/iPhone rivalry. Sorry, Steve. [Gizmodo]

Tooling Around: Our new favorite belt in the world, courtesy of Union Made and Tanner. [Hypebeast]

Still the One: Through the magic that is late night television, Ice Cube just teamed up with the roots for a triumphant revision of “Straight Outta Compton.” As you might have guessed, it’s awesome. [Rap Radar]

On the Run: A few musings on Haruki Murakami, running, and planning a life as a succession of perfect days. Advanced studies. [The Millions]