Articles from the past week that you might have missed and deserve your attention after the jump.
The inimitable Cindy Adams predicts tonight’s Oscars, as only Cindy can.
Who thanks who at the Oscars (No surprise: Meryl gets thanked more than God)
The Guardian has a piece imploring Academy voters not to give the Oscar to the documentary The Act of Killing (in which Indonesia’s political mass-murderers restage their slaughters).
The brilliant Douglas Rushkoff writes in Politico: “How Technology Killed the Future”
Slate has the 19 most common questions a trans person is asked.
The Atlantic has a fascinating interview with trans activist and memoirist Janet Mock.
New York magazine asserts the latest sartorial rage among hipsters is Normcore: the dad-brand non-style you might have once associated with Jerry Seinfeld.
Riveting stuff: Furniture shopping habits of the rich and famous at Salon.
Gawker profiles the adorable 101-year-old man who’s running for Congress, and really ought to win.
Fascinating article in The Economist about the controversial heroin treatment used in Switzerland and the Netherlands which sets up safe sites where users can inject while monitored by health-care staff and – in some cases – provides heroin itself free.
An investigation at Slate into the impenetrable time signature of The Terminator‘s musical score. Honestly, I wouldn’t mention it if I didn’t think it was REALLY INTERESTING.
W has a piece on venerable downtown fashion designer Andre Walker’s comeback. I still kick myself EVERY DAY for not buying some of those cookie-cutter outfits back in 1985 when I had the chance. STUPID JAMES!
The New Yorker translates what Ted Nugent was really trying to say when he called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”
Slate covers an exhibit at the National Museum of Australia showcasing convict love tokens – coins that had been smoothed over and then engraved with messages that prisoners gave to their sweethearts before leaving for penal colonies in Australia in the 18th and 19th century.
And finally, the Daily Beast has an update on Michael Alig and his post-prison plans.