1. Gerard Ferrandez’s “Click Bored” is the simplest, smallest, most addictive website/game/art project we’ve seen all year: Our kids loved it. Our parents were delighted. And judging by notes we received, VSL subscribers were equally charmed. To read the original e-mail, click here.
2. The apartments captured in this month’s most popular VSL:WEB pick made us see “downsizing” in a whole new light. For his “100×100” photo essay, Michael Wolf gained access to a hundred tiny, identical Hong Kong apartments. Some looked like monks’ cells. Others, like overpacked U-Hauls. Clicking through the entire series gave us a newfound appreciation for our own, sweet homes. To read the original e-mail, click here.
3. Spring’s arrival may explain the popularity of this month’s most popular VSL:SCIENCE pick: a Web gallery of weirdly compelling animal mating rituals. Bighorn sheep, horseshoe crabs, and flatworms make the cut, and — oddly enough — the lowly mosquito’s lovemaking habits turn out to be more romantic than the elephant’s. To read the original e-mail, click here.
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