The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 15, 2012

Street cred, check. Poster cred, what? That's right, the Seattle-based designer Joseph King started a project called Poster Cred, which pokes fun at the assumed credibility of a celebrity endorsing a product. Take a look at this creative gallery of work that is receiving help from people across the world. [Cuarto Derecha

JESSE EISENBERG shares how NBA breakout star Jeremy Lin has got him through some tough times. In their lives together, Eisenberg has witnessed Lin singlehandedly fend off bullies, save a high school production of Guys and Dolls, and he’s even gone under the knife for a friend. There's much more to him than you might expect. [McSweeny’s]

Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules” gets the stop-motion treatment thanks to the folks at RSAnimate. The audio is taken from his 2010 book Food Rules, and is an focused look into the ways of moving away from harmful food production. [Brain Pickings]

NEW IN FILM: The B movie Iron Sky on space Nazi’s invading earth is intriguing viewers at the Berlin Film Festival. [C Net]

From the Oscar winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire comes a new film about two fishery workers’ attempt to bring fly fishing to the Middle East. The trailer for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was released recently and stars Ewan McGregor.

THIS JUST IN from our resident Justin Bieber scholar. Yesterday, Justin Bieber made the Valentine’s Day dream of a six-year-old cancer patient come true by flying her and her family to New York, and then spending the afternoon getting to know them by playing Candy Land, eating cupcakes, and letting her play with his hair. See the girl’s reaction here. [via Idolator]

Can you tell the difference between a dog and Allen Ginsberg? Here’s a fun quiz that compares 15 dog names from the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to 15 phrases from Allen Ginsberg’s iconic poem, “Howl.” See if you can get it right. [Slate]

And speaking of canines, take a look at some photos of the Pekingese, the Westminster's “Best in Show” breed from the prestigious show. [NPR]

The eclectic bluegrass-esque group Punch Brothers released their third album this week titled, “Who’s Feeling Young Now.” Check out a little on their musical journey, including a cut from the new record, at The Guardian. And if you’re new to the group, start by watching their song “Sometimes” below.

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. Read more from Joshua at hail fellow well met or follow him on Twitter @JoshyTweety.

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