Weekly Inspiration 007

Your weekly roundup of the best of the Internet this week.

Film / TV / Music 
20 pop-culture windows into the world of 1995 | Two decades later, 1995 looks like peak ’90s: the O.J. trial, Microsoft ’95, Alanis Morissette, Mr. Show, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, and a distant world where the idea of Adam Sandler making a movie didn’t cause immediate dread. What were the pop-culture hallmarks of this time when the music industry was basically printing money and Sony had the balls to go up against Sega and Nintendo?
Why Is Violence Against Women Excusable If It’s "Art"? | The online petition created last week protesting the booking of Action Bronson at NXNE has, as of this writing, 42,843 signatures. Those numbers are evidence of how well the real issue here—standing up for women and trans people in all spaces—is understood, yet, there are those who are tearing this petition down and framing this as a matter of censorship or "freedom of speech."
Silicon Valley Is the Anti-Entourage | Why does Silicon Valley please where Entourage grates? Perhaps this is a function of time, or our shifting comedic tastes, or our evolving attitudes toward wealth following the financial crisis, which occurred smack-dab in the middle of Entourage’s run. Perhaps we are all just getting meaner, and enjoy entertainment that is mean to its subjects.

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk? | The 10,000-steps-a-day recommendation has nothing to do with sedentary, fast-food-drenched circa-2015 America. Rather, the recommendation first popped up in a very different food and environment: 1960s Japan
5 Endlessly Addictive, Free, Boredom-Busting Apps | If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with a little too much time on your hands—at least from time to time, when your life doesn't feel impossibly busy—these apps ought to help keep you plenty occupied
Here’s Some Solid Life Advice: Forget About Being ‘Likable’ | If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly, because you are going to be so concerned with not offending, and that’s going to ruin your story, so forget about likability. And also the world is such a wonderful, diverse, and multifaceted place that there’s somebody who’s going to like you; you don’t need to twist yourself into shapes.


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