Tracing the origins of fairy tales using a genetic methodology – “The Smith and the Devil” may be 6,000 years old.
The secret lives of tumblr teens – while insightful, I found this depressing reading. It starts as a discussion of why the clever weird kids gravitate to tumblr, and then, like the kids in the story, gets entirely caught up in the mechanics of making money through the network.
Via Hamish C: Vader’s Redemption: The Imperial March in a major key.
Typography guru/comics letterer Todd Klein on the logos used for the Marvel movies.
How the internet is trying to design out toxic behaviour. Good. The problem can’t be solved this way, but there is lots and lots of space for mitigation.
The New Yorker has an interesting profile of Mr Money Mustache, who gives advice on living frugally, retiring early, biking everywhere, that sort of thing. (My Cal is something of an enthusiast.)
And finally, via Gareth S, the most unsettling channel on Youtube. Weird stuff out there on the internet, huh.