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Link Party: 3/20-3/24

A slice of my bulletin board.

 

This week I got promoted (!) and spent much of my work time planning a few projects that are not only going to make a positive difference in many students’ experiences, but make me feel more creatively fulfilled than ever before. I know that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.

Here’s what I’ve ready lately:

1. A new Q&A with Bob Dylan.

2. A timeline of millennial pink. (I painted my room the perfect shade of blush [evidence above] and I have zero regrets.)

3. The gig economy celebrates working yourself to death.

4. William Finnegan on the sounds of surfing. (Barbarian Days was one of my favorite reads in 2016.)

5. Women, politics and Vogue.

And two bonuses: The office supply version of “Bad and Boujee,” and this absolutely delightful video of a French bulldog that just wants to go for a swim.

Talk to you later.

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Link Party: 3/13-3/17

Roses in the backyard.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. Trump and the White House press corps.

2. It’s pretty morbid, but this article about the plan for when Elizabeth II dies is f a s c i n a t i n g.

3. The Democrats are the new party of no.

4. Cher‘s era.

5. An excerpt from an upcoming biography of Marilyn Monroe.

And a bonus: “Life is the best party I’ve ever been invited to.”

Talk to you soon.

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Link Party: 3/6-3/10

An out-of-this-world mural next to an LA coffee shop.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid’s Tale. (Thank you to Abi for the recommendation.)

2. This story about a food-service director in the unhealthiest city in America and how she revolutionized her students’ school lunches made me tear up — no child deserves to go without lunch, and the current political climate is edging that notion towards reality.

3. This interview with Jack White is surprisingly soft (in that he seems like an old soul) and very good.

4. Thousands of people watch this man’s webcam feed of his lawn.

5. Hospitals waste so many supplies and it is b a n a n a s.

And a bonus: I finally finished the first season of The Young Pope and really enjoyed it. If you’re cool with a chain-smoking pope / shady cardinals and find absurd Italian art cinema to be right up your alley, I’d recommend it.

Have a great week.

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Link Party: 2/27-3/3

The Shins, at the Fox Theater Pomona.

The Shins, at the Fox Theater Pomona.

I had a pretty good weekend, and I’m looking out at a week of hard work, hangouts and hopefully a superbloom. Not too bad, Zo. Not too bad.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout routine is hardcore.

2. This story about the Bahia emerald and its curse is a wild ride from start to finish.

3. The myth of California style.

4. The way Donald Trump eats and orders his steak is actually really important.

5. Google needs to rethink its whole featured answer snippet idea.

And a bonus: Missing Richard Simmons is an A+ podcast.

See you later.

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Link Party: 2/20-2/24

Spring is coming.

Spring is coming.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The rise of Roxane Gay.

2. Janet Mock brilliantly articulates why the federal government should protect trans rights.

3. Inside the diversity shakeup at the Oscars. (I hadn’t really thought about it, but it’s unsurprising to know that the behind-the-scenes lobbying and strategizing is very suspect.)

4. The nostalgia for now, mostly in the context of social media.

5. This essay from a woman who worked at Uber will make you want to go take a nap for 1,000 years, but you gotta read it.

And a bonus: This video.

Have a great week.

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Link Party: 2/13-2/17

My at-home deskscape, coming together.

My at-home deskscape, coming together.

Here’s something I want to share that recently came back to me — in an episode of Twin Peaks (side note: I have a soft spot for this show and I hope the revival isn’t garbage), FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper gives the Twin Peaks sheriff, Harry Truman, a solid gold piece of advice. “Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret,” he says. “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”

That’s the advice I also have for you. I’m not a big fan of the treat yo’self ethos that millennials like to use as an excuse for spending money, but both you and I should enjoy life’s small joys when they come. I hope you feel the same way.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. I already pre-ordered Joan Didion’s South and West weeks ago, and this review makes me excited to get my hands on it.

2. Meet George Howell, the dude behind the third-wave coffee craze and the originator of the Frappuccino.

3. A tale of fighting a Spotify hacker.

4. The next big blue-collar job is coding.

5. The fear of a feminist future. (This essay was written back in October pre-election and makes the assumption Hillary Clinton would be president, which makes this extra oooof.)

And a bonus: I’ve become a Candle Person and this one is my favorite so far.

Enjoy your week.

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Link Party: 2/6-2/10

Adventures in keeping plants alive.

Adventures in keeping plants alive.

I had a good week, and I hope you did too.

Here’s what I read:

1.  This article about how the media treats leaks is good on its own, but I want to point out a sentence that contextualized John Podesta’s emails in an eye-opening way, at least for me: “the conversation around the emails became a battle over what they really were and the significance of how they came to be.”

2. Meet the editor-in-chief of the new Vogue ArabiaPrincess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.

3. A young Wikipedia editor decides to fight back against the Internet trolls that harass her.

4. Lady Gaga‘s political messaging at the Super Bowl.

5. When things go missing — a reflection on loss.

And a bonus: The Dry Down, a newsletter about perfume.

Have a great week.

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