I spent an extra-long weekend in Seattle last week, so I didn’t have much time to read on the Internet / compile a roundup before I left on Thursday. That means that this week you get double the links, which also means double the partying. Here’s what I’ve read lately:
1. Kinfolk and the hipster aesthetic.
2. The Rescued Film Project.
3. How women mapped the upheaval of 19th century America.
4. What is public?
5. I fully support this case for redesigning U.S. currency.
6. A trip to the 500-year-old Jewish ghetto in Venice, one of the world’s oldest.
7. Ta-Nehisi Coates on Nina Simone and the controversy surrounding her recently announced biopic.
8. The legacy of Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics.”
9. I know nothing about skateboarding, but I thought this profile on Jake Phelps and Thrasher magazine was fascinating.
10. The work of Es Devlin, the world’s preeminent set designer.
And two bonuses, which happen to both be documentaries:
— Regardless of whether or not you’re into fashion, you really, really, really need to watch “Bill Cunningham New York.” It’s a documentary about the street style photographer for the New York Times. It’s on Netflix. Go watch it.
— I’ve always appreciated Nora Ephron’s essays and movies, so it came as no surprise to me that I enjoyed the documentary her son made about her life and career: “Everything Is Copy.” After watching this film, I’m convinced that we are kindred spirits. It’s on HBO. Go watch it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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