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: 5/18-5/22

Downtown L.A., y'all.
Downtown L.A., y’all.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. My favorite Mad Men series finale review.

2. Instagram is turning us all into sociopaths.

3. An inside look at Thought Catalog, which is a lot more terrible than I originally had thought or anticipated.

4. I gotta say, this article about online journalism is #duh.

5. I fully agree that there should be trigger warning on some things, but when you start slapping them all over classic literature you run into Problems.

And a bonus: Why Americans love road trips, courtesy of the wonderful PBS Idea Channel.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 3/16-3/20

So I help run the university's Instagram account (go follow @calpolypomona) and I went hunting for a photo on Wednesday. There's this patio that has a very nice succulent garden growing.
So I help run the university’s Instagram account (go follow @calpolypomona) and I went hunting for a photo on Wednesday. There’s this patio that has a very nice succulent garden growing, and y’all know how much I love plants.

For it being finals week, I’ve had an incredibly productive week — I could get used to that. Here’s what I read this week:

1. A really interesting look at the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pioneer Girl.

2. A good argument for bringing texting back.

3. A story about two data designers who sent each other postcards documenting their daily lives. (You guys, I cannot stress how cool this really is.)

4. What do you think art tastes like? These people apparently know.

5. The Mad Men exhibit is calling my name.

And a bonus: A rare look at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks.

Have a great weekend!