Link Party: 7/27-7/31

I went to LACMA by myself on Monday to renew my membership / see the Kanye West music video, which was not disappointing. Afterwards, I had the whole Impressionists gallery to myself. A++.
I went to LACMA by myself on Monday to renew my membership / see the Kanye West music video installation, which was absolutely and totally incredible. Afterwards, I had the whole Impressionists gallery to myself. Good times. 

I’d like to know where July went. Please tell me. Anyway, here’s what I read this week:

1. iTunes is the worst re: metadata.

2. You all are sleeping on the Arctic Monkeys, but the South Americans are not. This article also has some interesting things to say about South America infrastructure and the power of the Internet.

3. The New York magazine story about 35 women who have spoken up about being assaulted by Bill Cosby is one of the finest examples of journalism I’ve seen this year.

4. Margaret Hamilton, the programmer that saved the Apollo moon landing, is a badass.

5. Okay, real talk: Although I was (aw) an English major, I practiced AP style and did not use the Oxford comma unless the context really needed one. However, I have strong feelings about the need to capitalize the word “Internet.” It should definitely be capitalized.

And a bonus: All of the best Seinfeld lines compiled in one video. A+++++++++.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 4/27-5/1

A thriving vine on the arbor in front of my house.
A thriving vine on the arbor in front of my house.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. A fascinating mini-profile on Louis Sarno, a musicologist that lives amongst the Bayaka in the Central African Republic.

2. It’s okay to run through The Six with your woes and then cry about it, Drake.

3. What the new Twitter Highlights tells us about Twitter and ourselves.

4. Eric D. Snider looked at some of the articles he wrote as an elementary school student for his local newspaper, and I simultaneously love them because they’re hilarious and loathe them because somehow they remind me of myself.

5. In defense of Googling everyone.

And a bonus: Don Draper does say “What?” a lot. (I’m not ready for this show to leave my life.)

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 2/16-2/20

I was on my way home Wednesday night, and out in front of the historical society's museum was this beautiful blooming tree. I had to pull over and take a photo.
I was on my way home Wednesday night, and out in front of the historical society’s museum was this beautiful blooming tree. I had to pull over and take a photo.

This week was not a good one for me, creatively or academically. But I’m bouncing back, and will have more posts next week. But here’s what I  was able to read:

1. I like to think that this profile of The New Yorker query proofreader Mary Norris is a projection of my future.

2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to be awesome.

3. Pitchfork‘s review of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. (I’m partial to “Energy,” “10 Bands” and “6 God.”)

4. The current Starbucks menu ranked. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be funny but I find it hysterical.

5. The discourse of FYI emails.

And a bonus: Practice your hip hop sampling with this awesome keyboard.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 1/5-1/9

Back to school this week.

 

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Ezra Koenig is definitely going to own 2015.

2. A very interesting longform piece about the guys who founded Rap Genius.

3. People are referring to sandwiches as “homemade Subway,” which makes me really sad.

4. T.S. Eliot invented the hipster.

and 5. An interesting perspective on #JeSuisCharlie.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 12/15-12/19

I had the BEST time at Disneyland on Tuesday. Here's a photo from World of Color at California Adventure.
I had the BEST time at Disneyland on Tuesday. Here’s a photo from World of Color at California Adventure.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The Académie française says to knock it off with the LOLs.

2. One of my favorite tech writers keeps getting Amazon emails that aren’t for him.

3. The best essay I read about the ramifications of the Sony hack.

4. There’s a real life Newman running around in Manhattan stealing people’s mail.

5. The things people Googled the most in 2014.

And a bonus: There’s this website that arranges Wikipedia articles like a galaxy and it’s really rad.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 12/1-12/5

 

Lots of rain this week.
Lots of rain this week.

Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week — will be back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The numbers behind department store holiday windows.

2. There’s a website that is devoted to proving the Beatles never existed. The Internet is an incredible place.

3. I have to agree with Tim Cook over Mark Zuckerberg on this argument. I don’t believe that Facebook sees its users as anything but data sources for marketing.

4. The correlation between Napoleon’s demise and his signature.

and 5. The Star Wars trailer gets Wes Anderson-ified.

Have a great week!