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Roundup May, 20 2011

Selectism | Around the Web

Beau Colburn > Thursday.

01. Letter Grades, Artwork, Safes, Knives Stolen from Momofuku

“Welcome to Eater’s latest feature, Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen. First up on Shit People Steal, Dave Chang, who has had all kinds of things, both big and small (often expensive), nicked from his group of Momofuku restaurants.” (eater)

02. Game On! The Untold Secrets and Furious Egos Behind the Rise of SportsCenter
“ESPN wasn’t truly the worldwide leader in sports until Keith Olbermann came along. Brilliant, combustible, and allergic to authority, he revolutionized its flagship program—and started a countdown clock for his ugly exit the moment he walked in the door.” (gq)

03. The Information Sage
“Edward Tufte occupies a revered and solitary place in the world of graphic design. Over the last three decades, he has become a kind of oracle in the growing field of data visualization—the practice of taking the sprawling, messy universe of information that makes up the quantitative backbone of everyday life and turning it into an understandable story.” (washingtonmonthly)

04. The Hourglass (above)
“Marc Newson’s latest creation for Ikepod sees the Australian designer interpret the most iconic timepiece of all: The Hourglass. Director Philip Andelman traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to document the designer’s modern take of the classic hourglass inside the Glaskeller factory.”

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