Friday links


  • This 1980s German art amusement park—including a ferris wheel by Jean Michel Basquiat and a carousel by Keith Haring— is just a delight.
  • A smart Q&A with the great Esther Perel. (The Cut)
  • Where does Rihanna’s Sunday night gig rate in this rundown of the best Superbowl halftime shows?
  • This hurt, but also cracked me up: Signs That You’re Ready to Wear Taupe. (McSweeney’s)
  • Here is your rabbit hole of the day. Thank me later.
  • We’ve got sex expert/advertising bigwig Cindy Gallop on Everything is Fine, and the episode is a rollicking good time, so please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • The wonderful Susan Orlean has been writing obits for the New Yorker; this one is especially charming. (New Yorker)
  • Raquel Welch, bombshell till the end. (New York Times; gifted link)
  • What we know about season three of White Lotus. (Elle)


Friday links


  • These huge outdoor inflatable installations are a delight. (colossal)
  • There will be a  Barbra Streisand memoir. (Town & Country)
  • There will also be a Legally Blonde 3, with a screenplay by Mindy Kaling.  (Town & Country)
  • Burt Bacharach died this week. I loved so many of his songs. Here’s a remembrance of his time in and out of the legendary Brill Building. (Vulture)
  • How to help the people of Turkey and Syria in the aftermath of horrific earthquakes. (The Cut)
  • Check out Everything is Fine this week: we’re talking everything from mortality to mascara and it’s quite a ride. (Apple Podcasts)
  • My pals over at Go Fug Yourself have a new Substack called Drinks With Broads that is delightfully entertaining, and well worth exploring. (Substack)
  • Funny. (McSweeney’s)
  • A rather fascinating account of the iconic East Village Eye‘s archives going to the New York Public Library. (New Yorker)


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)





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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