My babely friend Mel is visiting (a post on our kitchen adventures later!), so y’all can read while we’re out frolicking in the ocean.
Well, friends, I got you these. Enjoy a quiet day.
- I don’t know that I would call them the “first couple of American letters,” but I really like this profile.
- Leading men age, but leading ladies don’t. Unless they win an Oscar. Then they age a little.
- Did you see Waitress? I loved it. I love this blog, too!
- As I embark on this new job, I plan to escape the cult of busy, as they say. Newsflash: I’m not important.
- Oh, my god, do I ever love Stevie. Never change, you doll.
- My internet friend, Snowden, wrote this about Barry Hannah, a Mississippian and great writer that I think of often and hope is resting well.
- For when you get your windfall inheritance and need to establish an offshore tax haven.
- They changed the pimento cheese at the Masters’ and people were really bad, but no worries: Wright Thompson is ON IT.
- E. L. Konigsburg was one of my favorite writers as a little girl, and she passed this week. I loved this piece about the Met, imagination, and her.
- Soy Bomb strikes again.
- To quote Mara Wilson, this is like the Social Network for NPR.
- Where can you pick an apple for free and eat it? This map tells you.
Have you read Steven Marche’s excellent article about Manna in this month’s Esquire? I won’t give anything away, but mind that asterisk and PLEASE take a few minutes to enjoy this.
Weekly things of interest for ya! I’m about to hop on a plane, so post the things I should read in the comments!
- I’m not sure if this means I should or should not try roller derby.
- What will the replacement to the car be? Who knows, but it’s probably already staring us in the face.
- How do you explain to a five-year-old where particulate matter comes from?
- Food is actually too inexpensive and this is a problem.
- This is a heartening development to me. Evolution is real, everyone. That’s science.
- Feminist parenting, hacking, and video games meet and it is awesome.
- The greatest thing since sliced bread.
- This makes me uncomfortable but I also want to know what they know about me. And what they know about everyone I know, of course.
- Let’s all learn to read tarot cards. Or, wait, no, I’ll learn how to read tarot cards and then do your reading.
- An oldie but a goodie from the Believer.
- Women, be kinder to other women. Men, be kinder to women. This holds a mirror up to that in a way that should make you uncomfortable.
- Book burning and a better life.
This article is an oldie but goodie by native son and definite genius John Jeremiah Sullivan. Without giving too much away, it deals with youth culture, evangelical Christianity, and the divided America. Before you’re all,yeah, yeah, I’ve heard all about this…well, you just keep your panties on for like, two seconds. I was kind of bored with the article, too, until John (again, I feel like we’re friends because we’re from the same town [see: Chad Harbach]) reveals that he used to share their culture and wrestle with their demons. And that’s on page three of twenty. Do yourself a favor and read this on your coffee break.