Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Joan Rivers' inimitable humor, Max Lamb's London home, a Sumatran rhino birth and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Joan Rivers’ 10 Best Jokes The world of comedy has lost yet another pioneer with this week’s passing of the beloved (and often controversial) Joan Rivers. The Brooklyn-born stand-up artist’s storied career spans over six decades and includes almost every title in the industry, from TV presenter to writer to performer and producer. While arguably paving the way for female comedians of a similar …

Tennyson: Lay-by

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

The teenage Canadian brother and sister duo behind the tender, futuristic instrumental “Lay-by” want to remind people to take a minute to slow down and take everything in, because “sometimes the dark can be beautiful.” This track begins with what sounds like a pitched car door signal and sets off on a dynamic journey with more curious sonic colorings and embellishments—without needing vocals or lyrics …

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Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

Majid Jordan: A Place Like This With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake’s heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the PR-shy group offers up their single “A Place Like This.” Featuring a stripped-down beat reminiscent of Jamie xx and the same sleek vocals from …