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Morning Shots: I'm Sorry, But This Bathroom Is Now An Ice-Cream Parlor

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Ashley Fetters at The Atlantic has rounded up early reviews of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique; it's a great read. [The Atlantic]

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that Sigur Ros is now selling a signature candle, but I feel like a #bandcandles hashtag can't be far behind. [Vulture]

I'm also not sure why the story of a public bathroom being converted into an ice-cream parlor is such an intriguing tale of loss of convenience and gain of sweets, but there you go. [The Independent]

Sadly, a visual effects company currently at the receiving end of a lot of praise for its work with Life Of Pi is facing bankruptcy and apparently keeping employees home over cash flow issues. [The L.A. Times]

Elsewhere in financial woes of the day, labor issues continue at the biggest classical ensembles in the Twin Cities, and one state legislator is about ready to step in with some funding changes. [MPR]

There seems to be an unending desire to make television out of The Onion, particularly now that its video arm is a success. The latest is a scripted behind-the-scenes comedy that Deadline says will include Cheyenne Jackson. [Deadline]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may not have a candle to sell you, but he does have an awfully nice Sesame Street appearance in the bag. [Vulture]

The Library Of Congress is unveiling a new plan today to provide for preservation of recordings, from radio broadcasts to music to comedy. [Pop & Hiss]

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