Friday links


  • Have any of you seen the Alex Katz exhibit at the Guggenheim? I’m dying to go.
  • The worst snubs in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame history. (Vulture)
  • Divorce registries are apparently a thing now. (The Cut)
  • The Dutch woman who dressed Kate Bush. (MessyNessy Chic)
  • We’ve got the amazing Julia Cameron—author of The Artist’s Way and some 40 other books—on Everything is Fine this week and it’s a quite inspiring conversation, so please do tune it. (Apple Podcasts)
  • A smart piece about Poker Face,  a fantastic new show on Peacock, starring the always great Natasha Lyonne. (Town & Country)
  • This made me laugh. (McSweeney’s)
  • This piece—about how women have been misled about menopause really made the rounds this week, and is well worth reading. (NY Times; gifted link)
  • The trailer for Daisy Jones and the Six, a series based on this book, looks fun. (YouTube)



Friday links


  • These photos—from a NYC exhibit about women and the history of hip hop—are just great. (Vogue)
  • This is fun and kind of random: photos of Rod Stewart at the airport in the 70s. (Go Fug Yourself)
  • The 53 best movies under 90 minutes. (Vulture)
  • Please do listen to Everything is Fine if you haven’t already this week: it’s a fun chat about everything from whether therapy has “fixed” us (hint: not entirely) to beauty recommendations. (Apple Podcasts)
  • And speaking of Everything is Fine, here’s a smart piece in defense of “good enough” aging, by EIF guest Val Monroe. (The Cut)
  • This story warmed my cold, hard heart. (NY Times; gifted link)
  • Snubs and surprises from this year’s Oscar nominations (Elle)
  • Fascinating: New York’s forgotten radio island. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Five of the most daring bank heists in history. (History via Go Fug Yourself)
  • Everything we know so far about season four of Succession, which returns this spring, and not a moment too soon. (Town & Country)


Friday links


  • Sorry for my absence this week, everyone—I’m finally feeling better, and ought to be back up to speed next week, so thanks for your patience. Also, please do enjoy this gorgeous piece by Mickalene Thomas, which is part of “Resting Our Eyes,” an exhibit featuring ten Black artists, at ICA San Francisco. (The Cut)
  • The winners of this ocean art photography contest are rather trippy.
  • I loved seeing items from Andre Leon Talley’s upcoming estate auction (Vogue)
  • Check out this witty and smart new book about apologies, co-written by my former Sassy co-worker—and current GOACA reader—Marjorie Ingall. (Amazon)
  • A juicy-as-you-please portrait of Virginia Woolf’s muse, Vita Sackville-West. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • All of the movies worth seeing at the upcoming Sundance festival. (Town & Country)
  • Do listen to Everything is Fine if you haven’t already this week. (Apple Podcasts)
  • I have a bit of a soft crush on Seth Rogen, so I enjoyed this piece about his red carpet evolution. (Go Fug Yourself)
  • Every Noah Baumbach film, ranked. (Vulture)
  • And finally, a smart take on Madonna at 64, on the occasion of the announcement of her Greatest Hits tour. (NY Times; this is a gifted link)




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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