Friday’s links talk weather, style and painting to get you through the last day of the week.
Weather Menace: El Niño is blamed for a rash of weather problems. But does it cause civil wars, too? (Ecocentric)
In-Flight Fail: A folk singer says he was removed from a United Airlines flight for reading a book about historical airplanes. (The Daily What)
Style-Lacking Leaders: Sure, they may wield tons of power, but that doesn’t mean they have taste. Take a look at what dictators consider “classy.” (LIFE)
As If: Need style inspiration, Muammar Gaddafi? You could do worse than watching this supercut of every outfit Alicia Silverstone’s character wore in Clueless. (Vulture)
Fading Finales: Spoiler alert? Who cares! See 10 movies we keep watching, despite knowing how they end. (Flavorwire)
The Art of Music: Take Jackson Pollock’s paint splattering, add modern audio technology, and you get this speaker-fueled art. (Gizmodo)