Friday links


  • The story behind this iconic L.A. photo, “Double Standard,” by Dennis Hopper. (New Yorker)
  • This Ukrainian housewife pioneered drip paintings years before Jackson Pollock. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Addictive gossip Instagram account DeuxMoi has spun off a novel and a TV show. (Vulture)
  • It’s Too Late to be Civil About Abortion Rights: this piece sounds about right. (The Cut)
  • This week’s episode of Everything is Fine is all about grief, but it’s not the bummer you might expect, so please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • This is just an awesome response to book banning. (McSweeney’s)
  • The Martha Stewart of cannabis. (New Yorker)
  • Prop masters from Severance explain the thinking behind all the creepily accurate office stuff you see on the show. (NY Times)
  • OMFG, This is Spinal Tap is getting a sequel, 40 years after it was released.

Friday links



  • King of the paparazzi Ron Galella died this week; here’s a remembrance. (NY Times)
  • This piece on Mexican calendar art is just a delight. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Roxane Gay on why it’s time to rage. (NY Times)
  • This was kind of fun: two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters get frank about their ballots. (Vulture)
  • An amusing look back at Barbra Streisand’s 2010 home design book. (Curbed)
  • Everything is Fine celebrated its 100th episode this week! Do tune in! (Apple Podcasts)
  • The Met Gala was Monday, and here are all the looks. (The Cut)
  • Well this is a bit of nice news: Karine Jean-Pierre has just been named White House Press Secretary, making her both the first Black person and the first openly gay person to occupy that position. (Vogue)
  • Welcome to the middle-aged restaurant: amusing. (McSweeney’s)
  • A smart piece worth reading: “Of Course the Constitution Says Nothing About Abortion.” (New Yorker)


Friday links




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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