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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: 2/20-2/24

Spring is coming.

Spring is coming.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The rise of Roxane Gay.

2. Janet Mock brilliantly articulates why the federal government should protect trans rights.

3. Inside the diversity shakeup at the Oscars. (I hadn’t really thought about it, but it’s unsurprising to know that the behind-the-scenes lobbying and strategizing is very suspect.)

4. The nostalgia for now, mostly in the context of social media.

5. This essay from a woman who worked at Uber will make you want to go take a nap for 1,000 years, but you gotta read it.

And a bonus: This video.

Have a great week.

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Link Party: 1/23-1/27

Paper monsteras.

Paper monsteras.

This was a really, really, really tough week on many levels. I hope that you’re taking care of yourself and working towards finding your own sense of balance. Do not feel guilty about taking breaks to do the things you enjoy. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The extraordinary stories of the White House mailroom staff, Obama’s 10 letters a day and the people who wrote them.

2. This is what it’s like to come to the United States as a refugee.

— Before you get to the rest of the links, it’s imperative you read the first two. They are required reading. —

3. What Roxane Gay is reading.

4. The story of David Bowie’s secret final project.

5. “Self-care” is not the same as “treating yourself.”

And a bonus: How to begin again.

Have a great week. I believe in you.

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Link Party: 12/5-12/9

It's Christmastime.

It’s Christmastime.

Here’s what I’ve read lately:

1. These stories about Prince are incredible.

2. Rei Kawakubo and the impossible task of her Met retrospective.

3. Dinner with the guy who revolutionized the science of cooking.

4. If you live in California, you should know the names of these political leaders.

5. 2016 is the year of playing ourselves.

And two bonuses: Patti Smith singing “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the Nobel Prize ceremony, and I backed the Internet Review of 2016 on Kickstarter and you should too.

Have a fantastic week. I’m rooting for you.

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Link Party: 11/28-12/2

If you're in LA or near it, go see the Picasso and Rivera show at LACMA.

If you’re in LA or near it, go see the Picasso and Rivera show at LACMA. It’s beautiful. 

What I’ve read lately:

1. The film J.D. Salinger nearly made of “For Esme, With Love and Squalor.”

2. New York’s dying diner culture.

3. Confessions of an Instagram influencer.

4. FiveThirtyEight asked 8,500 people why they leave comments on the Internet.

5. Donald Crowhurst’s heartbreaking 1969 circumnavigation hoax.

And a bonus: Wes Anderson‘s Christmas ad for H&M.

Have a terrific week.

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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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