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Link Party: 4/10-4/14

Quiet.

I realized yesterday I haven’t written an actual post beyond Link Parties in a very long time — in May, I’m hoping to fix that. I miss writing for myself and this blog, but I need to get on top of some other professional work that’s starting to get overwhelming. Thank you for reading, even when I don’t have much to say.

Here’s this week’s party:

1. A very interesting story on Coachella and its founder.

2. Daniel Patterson, Locol and a valiant goal to change fast food.

3. The DAMN. exit survey. My favorite answer: “Imagine being this much better at your job than everyone else.”

4. Tim Kaine, post-election and back in the Senate.

5. The return of Lorde.

See you later.

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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.

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Link Party: 3/27-3/31

Somewhere in the sort-of-not-really desert, California, USA.

March was a marathon month, and I suspect the next 30 days are going to feel like a sprint. I kickstarted April with a day trip in and around the desert: a wildflower walk, a mirrored house art installation and the best milkshakes. April, here I come — no bad days.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. The world of Japanese luxury fruit.

2. A personal essay on envisioning California.

3. Donald Trump’s vision of New York, stuck in the 1980s.

4. A Navajo chef on the complexities of Native American cuisine.

5. Why Joan Didion writes “so much” about clothes.

And a bonus: I am really, really feeling this mood board for summer 2017.

Have a great week.

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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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