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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: 11/21-11/25

I got new bookshelves and I am living.

I got new bookshelves and I am living.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. The hygge conspiracy and the year’s most overhyped trend.

2. Authenticity in the age of the fake.

3. Reflections on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, 50 years later.

4. What was “random“?

5. The Moon Juice gospel of self.

And a bonus: Homecoming, the podcast.

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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.

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Link Party: 7/25-7/29

I love finding hidden spots on campus.

I love finding hidden spots on campus.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. How apps speak to us like children.

2. Default settings rule the world.

3. Inside the world of house cat pageants and our relationships with our pets.

4. The backstories behind a few of Seinfeld‘s funniest episodes.

5. The origins of the Internet meaning of “garbage.”

And a bonus: Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam’s “A 1000 Times.”

Have a wonderful weekend.

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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.

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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.

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Link Party: 6/29-7/3

There are these small trees that line my street, and they have beautiful flowers. If you know what they're called, please let me know!

There are these small trees that line my street, and they have beautiful flowers. If you know what they’re called, please let me know!

Here’s what I read this week:

1. I didn’t notice how many X should buy Y articles there are out there, and now I will.

2. I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift, but after reading this essay I understand her cultural pull a little more.

3. The Notorious RBG.

4. I haven’t watched the new Daft Punk documentary because I don’t remember enough French to get by without subtitles, but this list of trivia mined from it is awesome.

5. A linguist explains how we use sarcasm on the Internet.

And two bonuses, because I’m the best: Behind-the-scenes footage of “Inherent Vice,” and a really great song from The Arcs, the side project of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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