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: 4/4-4/8

A little bit of rain.
A little bit of rain.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This 9-year-old reporter and her community news efforts make me so proud.

2. This is a stupendous feature on Yellowstone National Park and its wildlife. This is a must-read.

3. The work of professional taste testers.

4. Read about the guy who recorded, tamed and sold nature sounds to America.

5. This story about a real estate family that shaped 19th century New York is a wild ride. Before the Trumps, there were the Wendels.

And a bonus: The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History archives.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 1/25-1/29

Homemade peanut butter cookies.
My mom makes really good peanut butter cookies.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The performance of race, gender and identity on Vine. If you use or know of Vine, you should read this.

2. This story about the role of Facebook’s community standards for the Internet brings up some important questions about Facebook and the public.

3. The world of fake books.

4. I 100 percent agree with this article in defense of Instagramming your food.

5. Let’s talk about the cognitive gap in spatial skills between men and women.

And two bonuses: “Wood” from Rostam Batmanglij is such a good song. I’ve been following the poet and artist Cleo Wade on Instagram for awhile, and lately I’ve found her posts particularly inspiring.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 6/8-6/12

It's so surreal to think that I will not be coming back to this place on Monday or even in September. And although I know I will  visit, it'll never be the same.
It’s so surreal to think that I will not be coming back to this place on Monday or even in September. And although I know I will visit, it’ll never be the same.

I’m so overwhelmed that so many people liked yesterday’s post. Thank you.

On to what I read this week:

1. I haven’t finished it because it might be a billion words, but Paul Ford’s explanation of coding is incredible.

2. We all knew this already, but closing bookstores is a very bad idea.

3. Secret wedding boards on Pinterest are a big thing. (Full disclosure: I do not have one.)

4. This isn’t really a story, but I have to go to this yoga studio that plays Drake during class.

5. Some really astute points on typography in UI design.

And a bonus: Please watch the Wes Anderson version of “The Shining.”

Have a fantastic weekend!

Link Party: 4/27-5/1

A thriving vine on the arbor in front of my house.
A thriving vine on the arbor in front of my house.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. A fascinating mini-profile on Louis Sarno, a musicologist that lives amongst the Bayaka in the Central African Republic.

2. It’s okay to run through The Six with your woes and then cry about it, Drake.

3. What the new Twitter Highlights tells us about Twitter and ourselves.

4. Eric D. Snider looked at some of the articles he wrote as an elementary school student for his local newspaper, and I simultaneously love them because they’re hilarious and loathe them because somehow they remind me of myself.

5. In defense of Googling everyone.

And a bonus: Don Draper does say “What?” a lot. (I’m not ready for this show to leave my life.)

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 4/20-4/24

A snapshot of some hot pot I had this week. Good times.
A snapshot of some not-yet-consumed shabu shabu hot pot I had this week. Good times.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Avocados are very important.

2. This is what happened when the Washington Post sent its food critic to critique a restaurant 80 Yelp users have rated 1-star.

3. Emoji are also very important, especially on the linguistics front.

4. Mallory Ortberg‘s advice to her younger self is wonderful. (Side note: She was great at the Festival of Books.)

5. An interesting history of Rube Goldberg and his machines.

And a bonus: This cool watercolor print project is going on my lists of DIYs to do after the quarter is over.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 3/2-3/6

On the third floor of the University Library, there's this section of desks right below a skylight. It is my favorite place in the library.
On the third floor of the University Library, there’s this section of desks right below a skylight. It is my favorite place in the library.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Someone mapped out all of Drake’s references to Toronto.

2. An interesting look at forensic linguistics.

3. Daniel Norris is a millionaire and the future of the Toronto Blue Jays, but he lives in a Volkswagen bus outside of a Wal-Mart.

4. Kanye West’s talk at Oxford is everything.

5. People got a chance to listen to the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” and lived to tell the tale.

And a bonus: This really fantastic Instagram account, @ihavethisthingwithfloors.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 2/23-2/27

The rainbows on Tuesday afternoon were incredible.
The rainbows on Tuesday afternoon were incredible.

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

1. This chat between two editors, who had never met before but tried to get the other to feel the most profound sense of dread and panic from reading an email,  is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time.

2. Medium article #2: A fascinating look at how a media studies professor’s 5-year-old son uses Twitter.

3. Carrie Brownstein on style, Portland v. New York.

4. How the New York Times has described Buzzfeed over the years.

5. A very interesting article about Venmo and its lack of privacy. (The woman who wrote this article also has a fantastic daily newsletter.)

And a bonus: A documentary about J.D. Salinger that blew my mind. A lot of critics didn’t like it, but I think it’s definitely worth a watch. (Bonus story to the bonus: I woke up at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning, couldn’t go back to sleep and watched it before getting up for for school. I felt horrible at about 5 p.m., but it was worth it.)

Have a wonderful weekend!