Friday links


  • The most iconic book covers ever. (Lit Hub)
  • “What is Good Taste Anyway?”: a smart and amusing piece. (Town & Country)
  • This piece—on famous old literary hangouts—is fun, and is accompanied by some fantastic vintage photos. (NY Times)
  • Funny. (Kottke)
  • This infographic, which charts the age difference between romantic leads in Hollywood pictures, is of course depressing.
  • I’m only kind of a Beatles fan, but I was engrossed by the never-before-seen footage of them in this trailer for the upcoming doc, Get Back.
  • And relatedly, here is a history of The Fool, a Dutch art collective that arguably created psychedelic style, and left their mark on the Beatles, among other bands. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • The 25 best new movies, books, and TV shows of the next two weeks. (Vulture)
  • Elizabeth Warren on the books that shaped her. (Elle)
  • And hey, may I suggest that if you haven’t listened to this week’s episode of Everything is Fine yet that you do so immediately? Jenn and I are talking about being cool with being uncool, complicated sibling relationships, fall shoes, laser treatments, Sandra Oh, and so much more. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And also, why don’t you join our Patreon? We’ve got so much fun content, and another live event coming up soon.





Top 5 of the week: travel pants


I’m doing this post because one of you requested that I find some good travel clothes, and really what an ideal  airplane outfit depends on, from my perspective, is a good pair of pants that have some stretch and move with your body. Whatever else you wear is easy to figure out, right? I’m a big fan of these corduroys, which I feel could be styled to look like real pants more than sweats.

This Lululemon pair has great, wide legs and a nice higher waist, which I do prefer on a plane.

I’m so tempted by these, which look like they’d be as good for morning dog walks as they would for going through security.

These, from Outdoor Voices, have a perfect crop, and come in a few other colors if this burnt orange is not your thing.

I’m not crazy about the idea of sweatpants on a plane—for me—but these joggers have a nice slim cut that keeps them looking polished.


OMG, everything on the Kosas site is 20% off right now


So of course I stocked up on the brow gel I just discussed yesterday, but I also purchased several tubes of my absolute favorite lipstick, in my favorite hue, Royal.

And I decided to try out this bronzer, which sounds appealingly lightweight, too. I’ll report back.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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