Clement Valla: Postcards from Google Earth | Apartment Therapy New York. Fun images taken from spots where Google Earth cameras distort the landscape. For more unintentional Google art see Nine Eyes, which collects interesting Google Street View images.
Rules of Misbehavior – Benjamin J. Dueholm. A profile of Dan Savage, whom I grew up reading advice from.
What books are particularly well-suited to the audio book medium? Perhaps even better as audio books than in print? | Ask MetaFilter. When I was listening to a lot of audiobooks from the library I would end up with a lot of YA fiction and found that I liked listening the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz because the narrator, Simon Prebble, made the description of things like specific makes of skateboards hilarious, much more so because the delivery was so dry and Bond like. I can also say I much preferred the Artemis Fowl books in audio format, the narrator Nathaniel Parker did voices that would never have appeared in my head. In both of these cases the books seemed structured very much like movies which might have helped the appeal in audiobook format. In both of these cases I think I would have disliked reading the books.
The Week in Estate Jewelry: Secret Messages, Butterflies, and Bat Wings | The Hairpin. This has become one of my favorite columns. For more secret message jewelry see the suffrage pendant (last item) in Milky Glass and Tortoiseshell.