Link Party: 7/11-7/15

Summer isn't too bad, I guess.
Summer isn’t too bad, I guess.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Pokémon Go is a work of art.

2. The people behind your favorite streaming music playlists.

3. The Library of Congress and its uneasy relationship with the Internet.

4. What it’s like to be allergic to life.

5. The suit that couldn’t be copied.

And a bonus: Nora Ephron on Crazy Salad.

Have an incredible weekend.

Link Party: 3/14-3/25

Pike's Place.
Pike’s Place.

I spent an extra-long weekend in Seattle last week, so I didn’t have much time to read on the Internet / compile a roundup before I left on Thursday. That means that this week you get double the links, which also means double the partying. Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. Kinfolk and the hipster aesthetic.

2. The Rescued Film Project.

3. How women mapped the upheaval of 19th century America.

4. What is public?

5. I fully support this case for redesigning U.S. currency.

6. A trip to the 500-year-old Jewish ghetto in Venice, one of the world’s oldest.

7. Ta-Nehisi Coates on Nina Simone and the controversy surrounding her recently announced biopic.

8. The legacy of Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics.”

9. I know nothing about skateboarding, but I thought this profile on Jake Phelps and Thrasher magazine was fascinating.

10. The work of Es Devlin, the world’s preeminent set designer.

And two bonuses, which happen to both be documentaries:

— Regardless of whether or not you’re into fashion, you really, really, really need to watch “Bill Cunningham New York.” It’s a documentary about the street style photographer for the New York Times. It’s on Netflix. Go watch it.

— I’ve always appreciated Nora Ephron’s essays and movies, so it came as no surprise to me that I enjoyed the documentary her son made about her life and career: “Everything Is Copy.” After watching this film, I’m convinced that we are kindred spirits. It’s on HBO. Go watch it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 11/23-11/27

Brush lettering fun.
Brush lettering is fun.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. People actually used to talk at the movies.

2. The Paris Review’s author interviews are really the best. Here’s a fantastic one with Ernest Hemingway.

3. How the New York Times’ City Room blog helped spark its digital evolution.

4. The millennial housing crisis.

5. I first read Nora Ephron’s “My Life as an Heiress” in one of her essay collections, but it popped up in a New Yorker newsletter this week and I remembered how much I liked it.

And a bonus: I can’t stop watching/listening to this classroom instruments version of Adele’s “Hello.” Jimmy Fallon is a national treasure.

Have a wonderful day.

Link Party: 6/15-6/19

This week's adventure: the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden.
This week’s adventure: the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks email is the worst.

2. This is a fascinating story about a totem pole John Barrymore stole from the Tlingit.

3. I didn’t expect the ending for this story titled “The Wetsuitman” and you won’t either but it a) is incredible storytelling and b) sheds much-deserved light on a problem that needs more attention.

4. How do you know you’re a woman?

5. A really great interview with Jessica Hopper, a highly respected rock critic.

And a bonus: This week I crossed Nora Ephron’s I Remember Nothing off my reading list, and am working on Flannery O’Connor’s collection of short stories and J.D. Salinger’s Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. If you have any recommendations, please send them over.

Have a fantastic weekend!