Friday links



  • These artworks inspired by the 1918 flu pandemic somehow inspire hope in me. (McSweeney’s)
  • How clever and cute is this felt pharmacy? (Colossal)
  • This rundown of the best podcasts of the year has some surprising omissions (no You’re Wrong About?!) but it’s still worth checking out. (New Yorker)
  • I’m definitively a dog person, but this video about why humans are obsessed with cats entertained and amused me. (New Yorker)
  • Various writers say farewell to New York City bars, clubs, restaurants, and other businesses that closed this year. (NY Mag)
  • Check out these kinetic sculptures powered by wind: mesmerizing. (Colossal)
  • I was so pleased to read this piece about Gen-Z activists fighting for abortion rights via Tik Tok. (NY Times)
  • All of Prince Charles’s most punchable moments in season four of The Crown. There certainly were rather a lot.
  • This will amuse anyone who hate-watched (but also maybe slightly enjoyed?) Emily in Paris. (New Yorker)
  • How the Sacklers—who played a key role in (and profited greatly from) getting millions of Americans addicted to Oxycontin—destroyed one family.  (Elle)
  • The racial reckoning inside Planned Parenthood. (Bazaar)


Friday links



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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