Reading While Eating for June 9: Arts, Bling and Dictator Things

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Today’s links feature a wide variety of artistically-themed phenomena.

An Important Question: Is the Olympic torch too blinged out? (BBC)

He’s a Problem When He’s Stoned? The end of the Willie Nelson pot charges. (NYT)

Street Art: Check out this optical illusion. (Daily What)

Under an Alias: Michael A. or Michael J.? See the real birth names of the stars. (LIFE)

Rebel Artists: See art from Libyan Rebels, aimed at Gaddafi. (BBC)

Go the F**k to Sleep: Read a Q&A with the author of this popular(?) bedtime story. (TIME)

The Dictator: See Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest endeavor. (Huffington Post)

Viral Video: Jackson Pollack, animated. (NY Mag)

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