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We’d like to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to remind you that the printed word is still alive and well—and to congratulate one of our own. Shawn Donnelly, our resident sports guru (especially on the matter of European soccer) can now add “published author” to his already gleaming resume of “Kempt contributor” and “all-around stand-up guy,” among other things.

His newly released book, Go Get That Scholarship!, written with Nate Mast, the director of basketball operations at Southern Illinois University, is a guide for high schoolers looking for a shot at playing college ball (also: a good stocking stuffer for the Hoosiers fanatic in your life). Of the book’s many nuggets of wisdom, our favorite is one from Kansas coach Bill Self, who explains why he doesn’t want to scout a player on his best day, but rather on a day when the cards aren’t falling his way. It’s a test of character that any modern man can take to heart.

Read the excerpt on Bill Self’s recruiting philosophy from Go Get That Scholarship! after the jump.»

Crate Digging


For the Cred: Refinery29 delves into the obscure end of skin magazines. [Refinery29]

All Things Must Pass: Slate lets you choose your own apocalypse with this culturally prescient guide to the end times. [Slate]

A Dying Breed: Apparently there are still a few publishing heirs left un-profiled. [Vanity Fair]

Extra Credit: In case the must-haves aren’t enough, here’s an itemized list of ways to be cool. [YesbutNobutYes]

Mrs. Robinson, Micro-Wales, and Rude Clerks


Wild Combination: Helena Christensen, Chuck Bass, Terry Richardson, and Harper’s Bazaar: everybody wins. Even the ladymags get one right occasionally. [Jezebel]

Going Public: Apparently the collapse of the publishing industry is going to involve a lot of micro-wale corduroy suits. [Vulture]

The Grand Design: Beverly Hills’ favorite architect finally gets the star treatment, via a profile in Vanity Fair. [Vanity Fair]

Retail Therapy: It’s getting so bad out there that Madison Avenue’s infamously snooty shops are being forced into (gasp!) politeness. [NYTimes]

Lyrics by Bruni, Hedi Goes East, and Posh Gets Squashed


Could We Love Carla Bruni Any More?: We didn't think so. Then we read these lyrics. [Radar]

Hot Rods: That emblem on your car's hood may indicate more than your choice in brands. [Jalopnik]

Turning Japanese: Hedi Slimane is the natural muse of Vogue Homme Japan much as Sean Avery is the natural muse of Men's Vogue US. [WWD]

Victoria Beckham's Menswear Line Canceled: Whew. That was a close one. [Female First UK]

Totally Swede: A review of Stockholm Fashion Week. [The Pipeline]