Friday links


  • A deep dive into the life and work of designer Elsa Schiaparelli. (Collector’s Weekly)
  • Legendary New Yorker cartoonist George Booth died this week. Here’s a charming short film about him. (New Yorker)
  • Quite intrigued by this podcast. (Vogue)
  • I’m always up for an early 20th century high society murder scandal. (Town & Country)
  • Do listen to Everything is Fine if you haven’t this week: we’re talking about everything from adult houses of horror to what Jenna Lyons is doing on Real Housewives, among other things. (Apple Podcasts)
  • Where Republican midterm candidates really stand on abortion. (The Cut)
  • This trailer for the new Lady Chatterly’s Lover has me intrigued. (Vulture)
  • And I’m not not interested in Weird: The Al Yancovic Story with Daniel Radcliffe in the title role. (YouTube)
  • Check out these picks from Joan Didion’s estate auction. (Curbed)
  • I’m excited for several of the entries in this holiday movie preview (A.V. Club
  • And finally: it’s just amazing that this happened in real life and not a movie.

Friday links




Friday links


  • Photographer Hannah Starkey’s portraits of everyday women are quite arresting. (The Guardian)
  • This story—about a Gone Girl cruise—amuses. And reminds me of this classic piece by David Foster Wallace. (Slate, Atlantic)
  • Joni Mitchell will headline her first show in 20 years, which is exciting. (Vulture)
  • Oooh, I am so here for this season five trailer of The Crown. (YouTube)
  • We’ve got podcast host and executive Laura Mayer on Everything is Fine this week, and we’re talking about boldly setting (or resetting) a course for your career, among many, many other things. Also, Jenn’s and my opener to the episode is one of my favorites yet, so please don’t not tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • For your Halloween pre-gaming needs: the best scary horror shows out there. (Vulture)
  • This piece—about how little is known about the clitoris—is actually fairly alarming, and definitely worth reading.  (NY Times)
  • On the occasion of the release of her new album, a look back at Bjork’s style. (NY Times)
  • Author Elizabeth McCracken, whose work I love, on the books she loves most. (Elle)




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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