Link Party: 8/22-8/26

Last weekend I went to a little place called Lotusland. Stay tuned.
Last weekend I went to a little place called Lotusland. Stay tuned.

Quick question: where did August go? This summer has felt like a rubber band — one minute it feels like it’s been the longest summer of my life, while the next seems like yesterday was just the first of March.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. If you’re interested, this article from a former Gawker editor-in-chief explains the outlet’s demise very well.

2. Inside Urban Outfitters.

3. Conversations with Chance the Rapper.

4. The story of Pandora’s famous charm bracelet.

5. Instagram’s geotags as powerful travel guides.

And a bonus: If you’re in need of a new body lotion, this one is a game changer. I smell like the prettiest beach on earth.

Enjoy your weekend.

Link Party: 5/9-5/13

On Wednesday, I saw Don DeLillo in person at an event in Beverly Hills. He signed my copy of White Noise and his new book, Zero K. It was great.
Don DeLillo signed my copy of White Noise and his new book, Zero K, and I’m still not over it. It was great.

Is it just me, or are the weeks just peeling by? Before we know it, it’ll be summer — a time I both look forward to (the mood) and despise (the weather).

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 45 years later.

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper, in conversation.

3. @tasteofstreep.

4. The most successful female Everest climber of all time is a housekeeper in Connecticut.

5. U.S.G.S topographical maps are American art.

And a bonus: Alaska’s changing landscape, in photo and video.

Have a wonderful weekend.