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Lordy lordy what a week it was. Here’s what I looked at while trying to distract myself from the outside world!

On BYT

BYT gave you ideas for the weekend in DC, a Pride-focused DC weekend guide, NYC, and Chicago.

We talked to Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson about the band’s long and storied history and bright future!

Tamara Adler writes books about food and cooking and its relationship to history. Learn about how she channeled these interests into a viable career in food writing!

There’s a bunch of cool beer-related events happening this month in DC. Here are the best of them!

Jes Tom was our Funny Human of the Week. Find out why!

Snail Mail’s new album is really good. Read this interview we did with her and then go listen to it!

We put together a comprehensive guide of free outdoor concerts in DC.

It’s June now. Here’s the best shit this month has to offer! It’s Your Best June!

Not On BYT

Anthony Bourdain passed away last night and that’s honestly really fucking sad. NPR has some kind words to share about his legacy.

Dennis Miller has a podcast. It’s not great. The Outline listened to it so you don’t have to.

Spin helped orchestrate a really enjoyable conversation between Stephen Malkmus and Tim Heidecker. They touch on a ton of stuff and it’s generally very fun to read.

Some dude got paid to complain about hamburgers for the Chicago Sun-Times and frankly, it rules.

Here’s a supercut of Tom DeLonge from Blink-182 singing “so here’s your holiday” in a bunch of different ways while performing “Stay Together For The Kids” live over the years.

It’s important to have fun at work. One way to have fun when you’re an editor on The Bachelor is to give people ridiculous job titles like Chicken Enthusiast or Junkyard Specialist. Take a look at some of the best ones here.

Speaking of reality TV. Have you ever wondered what it’s like for those people that show up on reality competition shows only to get kicked off after like two days? Mel Magazine talked to a few of those people.

This piece on the political implications of the classic Americana subgenre of Trucker Songs is super engaging and thought-provoking.

Stereogum posted their 50 favorite records that have come out in the first half of the year. There are some hidden gems here that you might not have heard yet!

I can’t stop thinking about Twitter user @grime_lord’s very succinct summary of what Facebook is like now.

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