Friday links



  • This Gucci ad campaign—based on iconic moments in Stanley Kubrick movies—is really something. (YouTube)
  • I dig a vintage travel poster, and these, from New Zealand, are no exception. (Collectors Weekly)
  • The 52 best movies under 90 minutes. (Vulture)
  • Relatedly, here are the 71 best movies based on true stories. (Town & Country)
  • My Therapist, The Robot: this was fascinating and a little freaky. (NYT)
  • Jenn and I hosted writer Carmen Rita Wong on Everything is Fine this week, and we’re talking family, secrets, and more. (Apple Podcasts)
  • A fun interview with my most unlikely crush, Seth Rogen. (Vogue)
  • I enjoyed this piece about the so-called “Bjork of Food,” Laila Gohar. (New Yorker)
  • Amusing. (McSweeney’s)
  • And finally: I love Billy Eichner and am definitely going to see this. (YouTube)


Friday links


  • A fun piece about Japanese “Biker Chic.” (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • This report from Joan Didion’s memorial service the other night is kind of juicy. (Intelligencer)
  • Check out this crazy house that’s for sale. (Curbed)
  • Every Marilyn Monroe movie, ranked. (Vulture)
  • We’ve got beauty editor Val Monroe on Everything is Fine this week, and she is just so smart and thoughtful. Do tune in if you haven’t already.
  • The protests in Iran against the “morality police,” after the death of 22 year-old woman Mahsa Amini, are pretty intense, to say the least. (The Cut)
  • Recently, I’ve been seized by the urge to make a chicken pot pie—this recipe was so, so easy and delicious. (Wholesome Dish)
  • Those of you who listened to the first season of the Serial podcast know that the man at the center of the series—Adnan Syed—was exonerated this week in the case of the murder of a former girlfriend. Here’s a smart piece about the whole deal. (NY Mag)
  • Finally, a couple more posts about Queen Elizabeth before I close out that topic, starting with this visual dictionary of “the things that made the queen the queen.” (NY Times)
  • And this piece about her funeral was pretty smart and insightful too. (New Yorker)



Friday links


  • The work and tragic life of photographer Francesca Woodman. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Some fun—if not all entirely wearable—street style from NYC fashion week. (The Cut)
  • And speaking of fashion week, this was fun. (New Yorker)
  • As was this crazy event that Vogue threw. (YouTube)
  • This news is just remarkable. (NY Times)
  • Jean-Luc Godard died this week; here are nine of his essential films, and where to stream them. (Vulture)
  • We’ve got singer/songwriter/author Amy Rigby on Everything is Fine this week, and she said so many things worth hearing. Do tune in, if you haven’t already. (Apple Podcasts)
  • The 26 best shows streaming on Amazon Prime. (A.V. Club)
  • I love this piece on Ben Sinclair, a.k.a. “the guy” on High Maintenance. (NY Times)
  • Thrilled to learn that Hacks is coming back for a third season. (Town & Country)



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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