Link Party: 1/30-2/3

Another art journal closeup.
Another art journal closeup.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This article on how Taylor Swift made her career on being a victim has the Receipts. (This blog is vehemently anti-Taylor Swift. Don’t @ me.)

2. Rahawa Haile on being a black female thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail.

3. The heart-breaking stories of Filipinos who work on cruise ships and the horrible conditions they suffer through to provide for their families. I had no idea.

4. We need to hold Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook accountable for its political involvement and non-involvement, now more than ever.

5. The story of a new homeowner and her despair sparked by paint colors.

And a bonus: My good friend Klarize took me to this wonderful wine bar in downtown Los Angeles that I’m still thinking about and know that I will return to over and over again. Find your wonderful wine bar that you’re still thinking about and know that you will return to over and over again.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 1/9-1/13

"The Man Who Fell to Earth," at photo l.a.
“The Man Who Fell to Earth,” at photo l.a.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This article about abortion and the future of women’s health in America is extremely important reading.

2. Solange, interviewed by Beyoncé.

3. Diet Coke is not killing you.

4. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Trump administration.

5. Ryan Gosling is a man after his time.

And a bonus: Terry Gross on the Longform podcast.

Take care of yourself.

Link Party: 10/24-10/28

Last week I got to see Kanye West in concert and I am still not over it.
Last week I got to see Kanye West in concert and I am still not over it.

My freelance life has completely consumed the rest of my life lately, which is both a good and bad thing. October was one of the busiest months I’ve ever had, and I’m looking forward to a slower-paced November.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Hillary Clinton and the populist revolt.

2. Bill Clinton and the legacy of the First Lady.

3. If women wrote men the way men write women.

4. The brilliance of the Saturday Night Live David S. Pumpkins sketch.

5. Why are there so many books with “girl” in the title?

And a bonus: If you don’t have a Himalayan salt lamp or an aroma diffuser, get on that ASAP.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 9/12-9/16

I love clouds.
I love clouds.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Inside the gentrification of Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. I had no idea of the beginnings of GCM and its history, and this is an eye-opening and well-written piece.

2. A life as a Whole Foods cashier. This hit me with the post-grad feels.

3. Ikea and its ephemeral home goods.

4. The definitive story of why Apple killed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7.

5. George Price and his altruism equation.

And a bonus: On Wednesday I went to a great speakers panel hosted by Bird. You should subscribe to the Bird newsletter if you want to read about really awesome ladies.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 8/15-8/19

Summer clouds without a filter.
Summer clouds without a filter.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The precarious future of the Grand Canyon.

2. What will be the Chipotle of pizza?

3. A legendary rock climber’s strange brain.

4. Madeline Gins and the theory of Reversible Destiny.

5. The mountain lions of Los Angeles.

And a bonus: If you have Apple Music, you should watch Frank Ocean’s Endless. I think it was entirely worth the wait.

And in honor of my birthday, do me a favor — do something this week that makes you feel fantastic.

Link Party: 8/8-8/12

I love these trees a lot.
I love these trees a lot.

I spent the whole weekend in Los Angeles (Saturday: Santa Monica and Malibu; Sunday: Arts District + Downtown + the Eastside). I have zero regrets.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Twitter‘s serious problem with abuse.

2. Inside a scandal at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

3. A brief history of Arthur memes.

4. YouTube beauty bloggers and anxiety.

5. Martha Stewart, Queen of the Internet.

And a bonus: Anna Wintour‘s garden makes me swoon.

I’m sending you all of my good vibes for a fantastic week.

Link Party: 7/11-7/15

Summer isn't too bad, I guess.
Summer isn’t too bad, I guess.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Pokémon Go is a work of art.

2. The people behind your favorite streaming music playlists.

3. The Library of Congress and its uneasy relationship with the Internet.

4. What it’s like to be allergic to life.

5. The suit that couldn’t be copied.

And a bonus: Nora Ephron on Crazy Salad.

Have an incredible weekend.

Link Party: 6/6-6/10

Life in an aquarium.
Life in an aquarium.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. “Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City.”

2. Hunter S. Thompson on Muhammad Ali.

3. Spot-on commentary about Buzzfeed’s coverage of the Stanford rape victim.

4. What are the odds we’re all living in a computer simulation?

5. Kolkata‘s old houses.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 4/4-4/8

A little bit of rain.
A little bit of rain.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This 9-year-old reporter and her community news efforts make me so proud.

2. This is a stupendous feature on Yellowstone National Park and its wildlife. This is a must-read.

3. The work of professional taste testers.

4. Read about the guy who recorded, tamed and sold nature sounds to America.

5. This story about a real estate family that shaped 19th century New York is a wild ride. Before the Trumps, there were the Wendels.

And a bonus: The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History archives.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 2/15-2/19

Seeing the sky open up on my way to work one morning made up for the time I spent in torrential downpour traffic.
Seeing the sky open up on my way to work one morning made up for the time I spent in torrential downpour traffic.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This article about Tumblr teens was wild at every turn.

2. I’ve never been a huge fan of Buzzfeed’s content (besides a really great podcast called Another Round), but I’ve always found their business strategies and virality fascinating. Read this interview with Buzzfeed’s publisher and you’ll see what I mean.

3. The world of Instagram-famous animals.

4. The obsession with Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector.

5. I loved this article about reproductions on display in art museums, so much so that it inspired me to write a post about something I had kind of forgotten about — stay tuned.

And a bonus: Kanye West’s “Wolves,” illustrated. (I’m still trying to collect my thoughts on “The Life Of Pablo.”)

Have a great weekend.