Link Party: 10/5-10/9

I keep finding little spray-painted phrases and pictures around Santa Monica. Love the concept. Here's one featuring my feet and a stick.
I keep finding little spray-painted phrases and pictures around Santa Monica. Love the concept. Here’s one featuring my feet and a stick.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The secret to great driving songs.

2. This story about a New England magazine that has managed to stay in business for 80 years makes me believe in the future of journalism.

3. After reading about it and how it’ll stream Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie, I think I’m going to have to take a closer look at MUBI.

4. In light of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s decision to modernize the plays, here’s the history of changing Shakespeare’s language.

5. After reading about Sloane Crosley’s “The Clasp,” I’m excited to get my hands on it.

And two bonuses: Two monks invent religious iconography. Mallory Ortberg is a national treasure. This week I’ve also been listening to You Must Remember This, a podcast about the forgotten or secret stories of Hollywood. Specifically, I’ve been listening to the 12-part series about Charles Manson’s Hollywood. It is incredible.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 9/28-10/2

I saw this on the marquee of a local florist, and I think this is new because I've never seen motivational messages on the marquee before. Anyway, I love this and think it is A+++ and relevant.
I saw this on the marquee of a local florist, and I think this is new because I’ve never seen motivational messages on the marquee before. Anyway, I love this and think it is A+++ and relevant.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Read this profile of Ina Garten ASAP.

2. This article about hair as a gender marker and what it does as a gender marker was really fascinating. (The New Republic had a lot of good stuff this week and I don’t traditionally link more than once to the same publication, but these stories about the Broad Museum and Peggy Guggenheim were also favorites.)

3. I’m dying to see “Hamilton,” and this conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda makes me want to see it even more.

4. This in-depth story on what it’s like to be a fashion blogger in 2015 is astounding. “The public, performative aspects of the job make taking a break essentially impossible.”

And two bonuses, because I love you: Billy Eichner plays “LaTina Fey” with Tina Fey on the newest season of “Billy on the Street.” Erykah Badu has released an incredible remix of “Hotline Bling.”

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 8/24-8/28

The weather has been super hot in SoCal, but the pretty clouds in the evening make up for it.
The weather has been super hot in SoCal, but the pretty clouds in the evening make up for it.

Oh man, what a week. That’s all I can say. Here’s what I read:

1. This writer played a word game based on Moby Dick when he had insomnia. His observations are fascinating.

2. A highly scientific, real-life exploration into how anyone could possibly like the rapper J. Cole. (Disclosure: I liked his latest album when it came out, but have become more ambivalent with time. He’s fine, I guess.)

3. Here’s a great profile on Marc Jacobs.

4. Why does the Internet love Amal Clooney?

5. How to tell if you’re in a chivalric romance by Chrétien de Troyes. (This is probably only funny if you’ve read Chrétien de Troyes, but I promise that it is very funny and you should probably read some Chrétien de Troyes.)

And a bonus: If we’re friends on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that I am in a first-class seat on the Oscar Isaac train. Watch this and melt.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 7/6-7/10

The best thing about lately is that I have had more time to focus on making stuff. On the left, part of a watercolor print I've taped into my sketchbook. On the right, a image transfer background, my photo of a field somewhere in northern France and a Rumi quote.
The best thing about lately is that I have had more time to focus on making stuff. On the left, part of a watercolor print I made and taped into my sketchbook. On the right, a image transfer background, my photo of a field somewhere in northern France and a Rumi quote.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. I love Diane Keaton, and this New Yorker profile from the 1970s is fantastic.

2. Why babies in medieval art look like ugly old men.

3. I say it every week on Twitter, but Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides is truly the best part of this season of True Detective.

4. The story behind the iconic photo of an American girl in Italy.

5. This guy looking for an apartment in New York accidentally inherited a stranger’s entire home.

And a bonus: Dirtbag Hamlet is the best in the Dirtbag series, but Dirtbag Louis XIV comes in a close second.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 3/2-3/6

On the third floor of the University Library, there's this section of desks right below a skylight. It is my favorite place in the library.
On the third floor of the University Library, there’s this section of desks right below a skylight. It is my favorite place in the library.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Someone mapped out all of Drake’s references to Toronto.

2. An interesting look at forensic linguistics.

3. Daniel Norris is a millionaire and the future of the Toronto Blue Jays, but he lives in a Volkswagen bus outside of a Wal-Mart.

4. Kanye West’s talk at Oxford is everything.

5. People got a chance to listen to the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” and lived to tell the tale.

And a bonus: This really fantastic Instagram account, @ihavethisthingwithfloors.

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!