Friday links


  • OK, I’m really digging these photos of celebrities in airports. (Town & Country)
  • This is fun: check out Carrie Fisher’s screen test for Star Wars. (Kottke)
  • And these photos—of a Batman-themed dance class in NYC in the 60s—are just a delight. (Vintage Everyday)
  • This was amusing and educational. (The Cut)
  • On the occasion of his recent death, here’s a piece about Prince Philip’s pretty wild family. (Vanity Fair)
  • And here’s a fun interview with Nigella Lawson. (New Yorker)
  • We had novelist Jessica Winter on Everything is Fine this week, and had a fantastic conversation about creativity and being a late bloomer. Do listen in if you haven’t already. (Apple Podcasts)
  • This piece—about pre-code Hollywood’s biggest star, Norma Shearer—is just fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • I can’t wait to go see the Yayoi Kusama show at the New York Botanical Garden. (Town & Country)



Friday links



Friday links


  • A brief and amusing history of onscreen periods. (Vulture)
  • This story—about the first licensed female architect, Mary Mahony Griffin—is pretty fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • And here’s the story of sculptor Augusta Savage—the only Black artist to contribute work to the 1939 World’s Fair, and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (NY Times)
  • An appreciation of children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who died last week at the ripe old age of 104. (Vulture)
  • The 30 best book covers of the year so far. (Print)
  • This week’s episode of Everything is Fine is well worth it, if you haven’t had a listen. We’re talking to author/activist Mia Birdsong about the importance of community and what it really means to have a successful life.
  • On Monday, Arkansas passed a bill that prohibits doctors from providing gender-affirming healthcare for trans kids, which is just atrocious. Here’s how you can help fight it. (Elle)
  • Well this is cool: the Louvre has put its massive collection of art online. (Kottke)
  • 22 notable albums coming out in  April. (A.V. Club)
  • A history of actors playing against type. (The Ringer)
  • This piece—about the Black designer Ann Lowe, who created Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress—is quite worthwhile. (New Yorker)



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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