What a week of wonders, this week! Yes? Yes. We made it. We outran this horrible, wretched, no-good Winter (icy bitch!) and met up with our good-time chum Spring and suddenly, there are longer days! Gone are the days of 4'o'clock dusks and New Yorkers looking angrier than normal. In fact yesterday, I celebrated the good weather by walking down a stretch of Broadway, gold scarf whipping against in the wind while I mimed along to Alexandra Burke's opus "Overcome". Yes, friends. It's that kind of week. And now: Overcome your weeks with a collection of carefully-curated treats. Below.
• FEMINISTING! There is a new girlband around. They are called StooShe. Their first single is called, "Fuck Me," and while we would all heartily decline that particular invitation, we'd still love to burn up a dancefloor with them.
• While we're talking about lovely ladies who open their mouths and emit incredible songs, let's take a moment to say how while it's been nice having Adele's "Someone Like You" #1 on the UK Singles Chart for a couple dozen eons, having ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger dethrone her, with a song in which video she allows a bathroom sink to overflow to convey heartbrokenness, is a welcome change. [MTV UK]
• Kind of related: A clean-up effort going on in Massachusetts where disks of fecal matter and bacteria have washed ashore across several beaches. [Boston Globe]
• RE: Earthquake news, noted Japanese pop star Namie Amuro has donated ¥50 million to the cause. That's more than a half-million U.S. dollars. Let's properly idolize her by watching this incredible video for her new single, "Make It Happen." [AsiaOne]
• The New York Times is building a paywall to maximize returns on readership. Apart from occasional mocking, does anyone regularly still read The Times? [Reuters]
• That means you can always come back to FYF. We will take care of you properly. Like asking you to sit through two minutes of Tyra Banks licking her finger. We don't know what that's about either. [BuzzFeed]
Rohin Guha is a fiction writer in Brooklyn. His book Relief Work has changed lives since being released December 2010 through Birds of Lace.