Link Party: 4/3-4/7

Blooming trees.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. A writer asked Tony Hawk to teach her how to ollie. The story and the video are delightful.

2. Kirsten Gillibrand, profiled by Rebecca Traister.

3. This story about how a beloved Hollywood home was relocated to Canada is incredible.

4. The past lives of Shirley MacLaine.

5. A man’s style journey, thanks to a pair of clown pants.

And a bonus: Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” video.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 1/23-1/27

Paper monsteras.
Paper monsteras.

This was a really, really, really tough week on many levels. I hope that you’re taking care of yourself and working towards finding your own sense of balance. Do not feel guilty about taking breaks to do the things you enjoy. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The extraordinary stories of the White House mailroom staff, Obama’s 10 letters a day and the people who wrote them.

2. This is what it’s like to come to the United States as a refugee.

— Before you get to the rest of the links, it’s imperative you read the first two. They are required reading. —

3. What Roxane Gay is reading.

4. The story of David Bowie’s secret final project.

5. “Self-care” is not the same as “treating yourself.”

And a bonus: How to begin again.

Have a great week. I believe in you.

Link Party: 12/5-12/9

It's Christmastime.
It’s Christmastime.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. These stories about Prince are incredible.

2. Rei Kawakubo and the impossible task of her Met retrospective.

3. Dinner with the guy who revolutionized the science of cooking.

4. If you live in California, you should know the names of these political leaders.

5. 2016 is the year of playing ourselves.

And two bonuses: Patti Smith singing “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the Nobel Prize ceremony, and I backed the Internet Review of 2016 on Kickstarter and you should too.

Have a fantastic week. I’m rooting for you.

Link Party: 9/26-9/30

Last week was a hard week. This week will be better.
Last week was a hard week. This week will be better.

Here’s what I read last week:

1. The writer Michael Chabon took his son Abe to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week and wrote an outstanding article about it.

2. The entire latest issue of the California Sunday Magazine. My favorites: Kendrick Lamar’s five rules, a violin master, preserving the quietness places on Earth and the app that puts people to sleep.

3. This story on Hillary Clinton’s policy agenda is a must-read.

4. These Julia Child facts reminded me of how much I loved her after reading her autobiography. I need to appreciate Julia Child more.

5. What we see when we look at travel photography.

And a bonus: This new bakery is at the top of my Los Angeles to-do list.

Have a great week. I’m rooting for you.

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: 7/4-7/8

Can't go to LACMA without visiting Matisse's "La Gerbe."
Can’t go to LACMA without visiting Matisse’s “La Gerbe.”

Before we get to the main event, I’d like to share one piece of wisdom that has served me well throughout my life: It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Up close and personal with Donald Trump and his supporters.

2. The Fantastic Roald Dahl.

3. Should famous artists’ social media profiles be saved and archived?

4. Marie Kondo and the war on stuff.

5. This is an incredibly well-written and thoughtful feature on Chili’s.

And a bonus: A photo essay on a 600-year-old salt co-op in Peru.

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer, and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Link Party: 5/23-5/27

Today's lunchtime scene.
Today’s lunchtime scene.

Coincidentally, I read a lot of good profiles this week. Here’s what I read:

1. Stevie Nicks is a precious, precious gem that we should appreciate more.

2. I might have a slight crush on Daveed Diggs, but who wouldn’t?

3. The surreal saga of Bobby Shmurda. (#FreeBobbyShmurda).

4. This is the story of a man who went missing in Africa 13 years ago, and his family’s quest to find him.

5. A ranking of meal delivery boxes that makes me question life in 2016.

And a bonus: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky.

Have a gorgeous weekend.

Link Party: 8/17-8/21

A sneak peek of my art journal.
                 A sneak peek of my art journal.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. A discussion of the color black in the art world.

2. Living in a post-delete world.

3. The research this article is based on is kind of old, but this is still an interesting perspective on the geography of New York business lunches that I think may be applicable elsewhere.

4. Stephen Colbert is a gem.

5. The makeup tax is a real thing.

And a bonus: Have you guys seen Mark Ronson cover Queens of the Stone Age’s “I Sat By the Ocean” with Kevin Parker from Tame Impala and Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow? It’s a few weeks old but get on it.

Have a wonderful weekend.