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Business Model: Jamie Bochert is one of our new favorite people. Apparently one Patti Smith reference is all it takes. [Refinery29]

I, Mac: Bask in the productivity secrets of Apple co-founder, segway polo competitor and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Steve Wozniak. [Lifehacker]

Acting!: The many faces of Terrence Howard. [Ye Waverly Blog]

Mom Jeans: American Apparel expands into maternity. We’re bracing for some unusually inappropriate ads. [Racked]

Howard’s End


Terrence Howard, occasional MOTH and reliably excellent actor, is venturing onto the treacherous ground of actor-singers. Howard opened up to the Times, describing his career path as a struggling singer-songwriter. He lists his influences as Don McLean, Jim Croce, and Barry Manilow: a triptych of soft-rock sensitive types. But if what we’re seeing so far is any indication, he may need a more robust icon by the time the album hits stores.

The actor-musician crossover is rarely a good idea—except in the case of Ms. Deschanel, of course—and we have our doubts. Apparently Vulture shares them, since they’re preemptively calling the album “something special.” Only, not in a good way.

One way or another, he’s about to get more seething internet ink than he'll know what to do with.

After the jump, get a peek at Howard's live show»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Terrence Howard

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

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