Love, Peace, and Soul: Soul Train host Don Cornelius is dead at 75, as a result of an apparent suicide. NPR explains why Cornelius matters.

Watch the Burj Khalifa: Via Pitchfork, the New York Observer reports that Kanye West is making a Middle East-based film: “Sources tell The Observer that Mr. West sent members of his team to meet with film companies and government officials based out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha Qatar to explore the idea of a production. A number of local municipal officials and film companies are said to be engaged in what was characterized as a heated bidding war for the contracts involved in bringing Mr. West’s vision to life.” Oh, and, “plot details…were not divulged by one source ‘out of respect for Kanye’s ambition.'”

Occupy More Ice for Your Bloody: Vineyard Vines sells a kind-of douchey T-shirt that may or may not be easily construed as mocking the Occupy movement. LOL, 1-percenters.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Porno Dan’s Adventures at Slamdance! Lana Del Marky! D.C. Finder is better than Craigslist!