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.

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.

Link Party: 12/12-12/16

California in bloom, by Rifle Paper Co.
California in bloom, by Rifle Paper Co.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. “My President Was Black,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is essential reading.

2. I love Instagram poet Cleo Wade‘s posts.

3. The meme of the year was emails.

4. The history behind octopi wearing top hats.

5. The greatness of Teen Vogue.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 10/29-11/20

My favorite daily reminder.
My favorite daily reminder.

There hasn’t been much Link Partying around here lately. I need to fix that, and I promise to be more consistent in the last few weeks of 2016 and into 2017.

Here’s a party to last you all week. Take your pick:

1. An interview with Frank Ocean.

2. Zadie Smith on the dancers that inspire her. (I can’t wait to read Swing Time.)

3. An American journalist spends 10 years abroad and comes back to his homeland.

4. Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling.

5. Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam‘s collaboration.

6. The barnacle queens of Galicia.

7. Instagram geotagging is ruining nature.

8. Yet another brilliant conversation with Elena Ferrante.

9. The wave of all-women art exhibitions.

10. The preserved shipwrecks in the Black Sea.

11. President Obama on his legacy and America’s future.

12. Behind the scenes at the Butterball turkey hotline.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 10/17-10/21

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Bob Dylan’s first interview with Rolling Stone.

2. How Hillary became Hillary.

3. The ever-shifting symbolism of lace.

4. The weird economics of Ikea.

5. Bill Cunningham‘s memorial.

And a bonus: I’m not planning on dressing up for Halloween this year, but if I was this would be my costume.

Have a great week.

Link Party: 9/19-9/23

Highlight of my week: discovering this beautiful patch of sunflowers on campus.
Highlight of my week: discovering this beautiful patch of sunflowers on campus.

Here’s what I read last week:

1. If you have a strong stomach, you should totally read this story about witches who lived on a Chilean island.

2. Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s philosopher-king.

3. I will read anything Rebecca Traister writes because she is masterful and insightful, and this conversation with Ava DuVernay delivers.

4. I am here for any analysis about the Little House on the Prairie universe. Here’s an interesting look at parenting in On the Banks of Plum Creek.

5. Disco A-Z.

And a bonus: My mom and I went and saw The Dressmaker at the movies yesterday. If you like dark comedy, you will like this movie.

I’m sending you all of my good vibes. Have a great week.

Link Party: 6/27-7/1

Saturday was wonderful.
Saturday was wonderful.

Here’s what I read last week:

1. I will really, really miss The Toast.

2. Bill Cunningham was a rare gem and I was very sorry to hear of his death. Because I really, really think you should know about him, here are two articles.

3. The present and future of the Washington Post, courtesy of Jeff Bezos.

4. What President Barack Obama does during the evenings.

5. An investigative journalist returns from an undercover mission in North Korea — only to face her critics.

And a bonus: I need to use it more often, but I love the idea behind This. — a social media network where you can only share one link per day. I get a daily newsletter sharing links from my network and the editor’s top picks. Sign up, find me and we can turn up the Link Party.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Link Party: 4/11-4/15

I missed this. I missed this a lot.
I missed this. I missed this a lot.

I had a great week, and I hope you did too. Here’s what I read:

1. This is a fascinating read on Minecraft and the kids that play it.

2. Instagram is ruining vacation.

3. What working at Sephora is like.

4. The miniskirt‘s unabashedly feminist history.

5. A conversation with Elena Ferrante.

And a bonus: An awesome newsletter named “A Woman to Know.”

Have a great weekend.


Link Party: 3/28-4/1

On Monday, I started a new job at my alma mater as a communications specialist. I am so, so happy to be back.
On Monday, I started a new job at my alma mater as a communications specialist. I am so, so happy to be back.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The zen of the Buzzfeed Tasty video.

2. Hillary Clinton, “superpredators” and the deep roots of mass incarceration in the United States.

3. Lost in Trumplandia. (This is very, very good.)

4. The most important sentence on this article about Instagram’s switch to an algorithmic feed: “Our current version of the internet lives and breaths off a currency of human attention.”

5. The craving for public squares.

And a bonus: This David Bowie gifset made me laugh. What a dude.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 2/22-2/26

I like this sentiment a lot.
I like this sentiment a lot.

If you’re into DIYing, I just started a cool new gig as an eHow contributor! You can read my articles here.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The origin and ramifications of Bernie Sanders’ Dank Meme Stash.

2. Unpacking the Southern Black identity in Beyoncé’s “I got hot sauce in my bag / swag.” (This is very, very good. Read this.)

3. This is a masterpiece on the political power of single women, and I’m excited to see Rebecca Traister at a Call Your Girlfriend event in a few weeks. (My favorite part: “Today’s women are, for the most part, not abstaining from or delaying marriage to prove a point about equality. They are doing it because they have internalized assumptions that just a half-century ago would have seemed radical: that it’s okay for them not to be married; that they are whole people able to live full professional, economic, social, sexual, and parental lives on their own if they don’t happen to meet a person to whom they want to legally bind themselves.”)

4. What literary discourse offers in an age of extremism.

5. On my way home one night this week, I listened to an incredible episode of This American Life about the power of the mind. One story brings up an important conversation about mental health, hospitals and guns (in collaboration with the New York Times) and the other was about another man’s denial of his Parkinson’s disease. I highly recommend it.

And a bonus: I’m so, so excited for “Loving Vincent” to come out. It’s going to be gorgeous.

Have a great weekend.