Link Party: 7/20-7/24

I love brunch. Whoever came up with the idea for brunch is a genius.
I love brunch. Whoever came up with the idea for brunch is a genius.

I had a good week and I hope you did too. Here’s what I read:

1. A Paul Ford discussion on Internet security in light of both the Ashley Madison hacks and the latest Gawker controversy.

2. I finished “The White Album” earlier this week, so I am loving this Paris Review interview with Joan Didion.

3. Inside couture ateliers, with photos.

4. An interesting profile on the artist Damien Hirst.

5. Honestly, this 200+ Tweet essay of Joshua Clover’s decision to quit his job at Spin is just absolutely and totally fantastic. If you read anything on this list, please make it this. You will not regret it.

And a bonus: This supercut of Don Draper saying “what” is the best thing in this entire universe.

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!