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Waxing lyrical

Described by Jarvis Cocker as “the best lyricist working in the US today”, Jeffrey Lewis’s understated style has meant he remains under the mainstream radar. Will his new album change that? Probably not – but you can make up your own mind by listening to this live stream. ind.pn/JeffLew

FILM

Her turn as Marilyn

Michelle Williams playing Marilyn Monroe is one of the most discussed bits of casting this year. With the film due to premier in New York later this week, the trailer has just been released online. Accompanied by a stellar cast, it looks likely to prove one of the big-hitters on next year’s awards circuit. ind.pn/MMTrailer

FOOD

Chopstick champ chimp

Think you’re good at wielding chopsticks? Wait until you see this chimpanzee, who was shown on Japanese television demonstrating how to grill fish. The video is both fascinating and unnerving – but a must-watch for anyone who has ever doubted the species’ intelligence. ind.pn/ChimpGrill

LITERATURE

Grieving Las Vegas

Hunter S Thompson set out on his booze-soaked, drug-fuelled amble around Las Vegas (and his own psyche) 40 years ago this month. To celebrate four decades of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Daily’s Zach Baron retraces Thompson’s footsteps and finds a town much reduced. ind.pn/HuntThom

WEB

Surf patrol

The internet is often said to be a Wild West, a place where normal rules are subverted and the law doesn’t apply. That is certainly the case when it comes to criminals communicating using the net. Unlike phones and letters, the authorities are powerless to wiretap the web. ind.pn/WiretapNet

VIDEO

Blooming cute

Here is a rather sweet video of a flower girl who just doesn’t seem to understand her role at a wedding. As tradition dictates, the elder flower girl wanders down the aisle dropping the rose petals. However, a younger flower girl is hot on her heels clearing them up – much to the amusement of the guests. ind.pn/FlowerGal

COMEDY

You can’t beat a bit of Bully

Who knew a blog that merely featured a series of stills of contestants during the golden era of the television show Bullseye (aka the 1980s) could be so entertaining? The mullets! The giants specs! The facial hair! Whoever created this Tumblr account certainly hit the comedy bullseye (sorry). ind.pn/BullsPlayers


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