Friday, February 6, 2015

Week in review

Bonne Bell -- the cosmetics company that invented the world's first flavored lip gloss -- will close its doors, how a Jewish man from the Bronx dominated the American soy sauce business, and why Brian Williams still has a lot to explain about his Iraq helicopter.

Have a great weekend!


Harper Lee's second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is already #1 on Amazon.

Eddie Huang is our Richard Pryor. (Salon)

The mysterious, murky story behind soy sauce packets. (The Atlantic)

It could have been the world's tallest ice sculpture... Until they heard the cracking. (The New York Times)

Snoop Dogg's son will play football with P. Diddy's son at UCLA. (Time)

Brian Williams' helicopter in Iraq. What's up? (Slate)

The number of women purchasing beauty products falls to a 6-year low. Shocking. (Fashionista)

Sia's eight best disguises. What should we expect at the Grammys? (Vogue)

Meet Greta Lee. (NYT Style)

Free diver Guillaume Nery looks like an astronaut floating around space in this underwater video. (Kottke)

[In and around Cleveland:]

Bonne Bell says goodbye to Cleveland. (The Plain Dealer)

19 underwater photos of Lake Erie shipwrecks. (Cleveland Scene)

How Jackie Chan does action comedy. (Every Frame a Painting)