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: 1/11-1/15

Downtown.
Downtown Los Angeles.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. On Sunday at 11:30 p.m. I got a New York Times notification that David Bowie had died, which left me feeling empty as I tried to sleep and gutted at the beginning of the week. I remember the very first time and the very first Bowie song I listened to (“Suffragette City” on my iPod nano in ninth grade, from a two-disc best hits CD), and listening to his music has indelibly shaped the person I am today. No one will ever be like Bowie. In reading articles about his legacy, I found that this seems to be the case for a lot of people. I loved this article about bringing your kids up Bowie, his New Yorker obituary and this one about discovering his music when you’re a teenager.

2. This interview with members of the cast of “Hamilton” is very, very important.

3. The reaction shots at the Golden Globes.

4. Why Wikipedia might be the most important invention ever, in celebration of its 15th birthday.

5. The use of “they” as a singular pronoun in the 21st century. I like this idea, or even coming up with a third official English singular pronoun.

And a bonus: Biggie Stardust.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 10/12-10/16

Just 10 Freeway traffic things.
Just 10 Freeway traffic things.

Sorry for the late post this week. In addition to embarking on a reread of William Faulkner’s “Absalom, Absalom!” (more on that later) here’s what I read:

1. Let’s talk about eliminating tipping at restaurants.

2. This guy is the most prolific editor on Wikipedia, and has made more than 1.5 million edits across the website.

3. An excerpt from Carrie Brownstein’s upcoming memoir, which I’m excited to read.

4. Twitter is on its last legs, mostly because the overall community is rampant with abuse.

5. I also believe that email hinders efficiency and productivity.

And a bonus: 14 minutes of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” deleted animation scenes. You’re welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend.