The Very Short List
My friend and Flatiron backed entrepreneur Kurt Andersen is part of a small team of people who have created the Very Short List (aka VSL).
I've been getting the VSL email for a couple months and it's a must read for me every day. Now there is a VSL website too which I actually prefer. They need to get an RSS feed up there for geeks like me who want everything in RSS. But other than that complaint/feedback, I really like VSL.
VSL is a really simple idea executed very well. Five days a week you get a single recommendation for books, movies, music, and other forms of popular culture.
I found out about Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sigur Ros meets Radiohead) from VSL. I found out about Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip (Borat 70 years ago) from VSL. I found out about The Interface podcast from VSL. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.
Just go to VSL and sign up for the daily email. If you like culture (high and low), you'll be glad you did.