Here’s what I read this week:
1. On Sunday at 11:30 p.m. I got a New York Times notification that David Bowie had died, which left me feeling empty as I tried to sleep and gutted at the beginning of the week. I remember the very first time and the very first Bowie song I listened to (“Suffragette City” on my iPod nano in ninth grade, from a two-disc best hits CD), and listening to his music has indelibly shaped the person I am today. No one will ever be like Bowie. In reading articles about his legacy, I found that this seems to be the case for a lot of people. I loved this article about bringing your kids up Bowie, his New Yorker obituary and this one about discovering his music when you’re a teenager.
2. This interview with members of the cast of “Hamilton” is very, very important.
3. The reaction shots at the Golden Globes.
4. Why Wikipedia might be the most important invention ever, in celebration of its 15th birthday.
5. The use of “they” as a singular pronoun in the 21st century. I like this idea, or even coming up with a third official English singular pronoun.
And a bonus: Biggie Stardust.
Have a wonderful weekend.