Friday links


  • RIP to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie. (Vulture)
  • Feminist comic book artist Aline Kominsky Crumb died this week too. Here’s a good introduction to her work, if you’re curious.
  • On Everything is Fine this week, we’ve got a post-holiday meditation on middle age, the clothes that fit us as poorly as ex-boyfriends, our collective relationship with celebrity gossip, Frankenstein’d magazine covers, Jenn’s rekindled relationship with Nutrafol, a riveting segment on socks, plus listener questions and a whole lot more! Please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • Funny. (New Yorker)
  • This coast-to-coast virtual house party from the folks at TueNight looks both interesting and fun.
  • 35 musicians on their favorite Christmas songs. (Vulture)
  • Unwrapping Spotify Wrapped. (NY Times)
  • Everything to know about the Balenciaga ad scandal. (The Cut)
  • And finally, all the best theories of who dies on season two of White Lotus. (Town & Country)




Friday links


Friday links


  • OK, this post is for sure NSFW, and definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but this look at BDSM and fetish art history is pretty fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • The pilots flying abortion patients across state lines. (The Cut)
  • I loved this look—in text and photos—at New York’s 1980s hardcore scene. (Vulture)
  • We have Ejaculate Responsibly author Gabrielle Blair on Everything is Fine this week, and it’s just great so please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • An appreciation of Julie Powell—whose blog was the basis for the Meryl Street film Julie and Julia—on the occasion of her passing. (Vulture)
  • And on the eve of its 25th anniversary, everything you need to know about one of the greatest TV shows of all time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Pajiba via Go Fug Yourself)
  • I am looking forward to checking this out, because I loved the book (YouTube)
  • Funny. (McSweeney’s)
  • And finally, I completely tore through this guilty pleasure of a book in record time this week. (Amazon)




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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