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Friday procrastination: link love – first ladies, fashion, and followers

Welcome to the first link love of 2009.  I hope you are all sticking to your resolutions (at least through next week) and excited for the year ahead.  Below are some links to help you make it to 5 o’clock.

First lady fashion quiz.

Can someone please make this and report back?

Making “going green” hot.

Jonathan Franzen interviewed about the social novel:

“Identity is precisely not what consumer culture says it is.  It’s not the playlist on your iPod.  It’s not your personal preference in denim washes…All the things that would become impossible politically, emotionally, culturally, psychologically if people ever were to become simply the sum of their consumer choices: this is, indirectly, what the novel is trying to preserve and fight in favour of.”

Books to look forward to in 2009.

Mind games.

Push-pin pictures.

Can you ask for your kidney back? I think not.

Who will suffer most from the shuttering of alt-weekly books sections?

More twitter-people to follow. Are you following us?

On translating 2666.

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