Why is Topanga on the Cover of Maxim?

By Max Kessler
1.  Why is Topanga (aka Danielle Fishel) on the cover of Maxim? We get that she has a show to promote, but Maxim? [via BuzzFeed]


2.  We know, we know. [via Neat Dudes]


3.  Jessica Walter, who plays Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, opened up about her chicken dance: "We all had to come up with our own dance. All I could think was to flap my wings. I [also thought] about Lucille always being a little bit tipsy during the day and what that might look like while she's doing this chicken thing. Somehow the coodle doodle doo came out." [via Vulture]


4.  More reason to look forward to spring: there will be new public art when it warms up! In April, Tony Smith will erect a large steel sculpture in Bryant Park; in May, Philip Haas's large busts (pictured above) will be on display at the New York Botanical Garden and Imran Qureshi will paint the floor of the roof of the Met to reflect the foliage of Central Park. [via New York Times]


5.  Amy Boesky, who teaches early modern lit and creative nonfiction at Boston College, revealed that she had been a ghostwriter for popular teen book series Sweet Valley High for over 6 years while she got her doctorate. Turns out Boesky very much enjoyed helping write the books, calling them "a sort of [an] antidote, a kind of escape hatch from the more rigorous world of scholarship and academia in which I was living" and recalling that when she received general outlines for each book she read them "with bated breath to see what was happening with the characters, especially as I got more and more involved in it." [via NPR]


6.  The space of the now out-of-business bodega that was between Rocco's Pastry Shop and Bleecker Street Records was just sold to Carré d'Artistes, a European gallery chain that often highlights affordable work by lesser known artists. [via DNA Info]



7.  We like the looks of Amazing magazine, a magazine devoted to representing different races and styles. Click here to check out their Kickstarter campaign.


8.  There's just so much to love about our new favorite Tumblr, LiarTownUSA.


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