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Roundup September, 2 2011

Selectism | Around The Web

01. In pictures: The Yakuza (pictured)

“Belgian Photographer Anton Kusters has spent two years with one of Japan’s notorious Yakuza gangs, known for their brutality, tattoos and strict code of honour.” (BBC)

02. ’24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz’ begins with bang

“If you had power while Hurricane Irene had her way Saturday night, I hope you watched HBO’s first episode of “24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz.” If you lost power, make it a point to catch a replay or watch the show on demand. Even if you’re not a boxing fan, this is great television.

This one was about as riveting as it gets — and was maybe the best episode of “24/7″ ever.” (ESPN)

03. Behind the scenes at Fantastic Man

Paul Barbera takes a look at the offices of Fantastic Man. (Where They Create)

04. Lana Del Rey

“Lana Del Rey is old-school Hollywood glamor meets splice-friendly YouTube culture with a fair share of coquettish attitude and smoke-parlor Stevie Nicks vocals thrown in. She became a blog concern this spring after her visual for creaking, strung-out Best New Track “Video Games” caught eyes and ears. The clip, created by Del Rey herself, shows its star pouting into her webcam as found footage of skateboarders, drunk starlets, and American flags flicker by. The juxtaposition of its seemingly-put-together singer and its DIY aesthetic proved intriguing.” (Pitchfork)

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