Reading While Eating for September 16: High Meets Low

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A model presents creations from the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 15, 2011

Friday’s links celebrate the weekend with booze and fashion. Have a fun one.

Scientific Scenes: Illustrators worked with NASA to envision alien worlds. The results are eye candy for any science-fiction fan. (LIFE)

Swirl and Sniff: Want to know what you’re talking about when you drink wine? Here’s a snobbery-free guide, from Cabernet to Zinfandel. (The Hairpin)

Famous Fraud: A famous Norwegian outdoorsman has come forward, admitting he lied about his legendary 365 days in the wilderness. (The Daily What)

Character Chameleons: To prepare for this weekend’s Emmy Awards, check out 10 television actors who seamlessly moved between vastly different characters. (TIME)

Fashion Flops: Sure, Fashion Week is meant to display gorgeous pieces of fashion. But it’s way more fun to look at the ugly outfits. (Go Fug Yourself)

Internet Ideal: This music video consists entirely of animated GIFs from the Internet. Enjoy. (Stuff I Stole from the Internet)