Friday links


  • OK guys, I’m out of here for the long weekend—expect me back bright and early Tuesday, and please do have yourselves a safe and happy holiday. Meanwhile, Here are the winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year contest, which is a thing. (Colossal)
  • This achingly beautiful piece—by novelist Jesmyn Ward—about the recent death of her husband, has been making the rounds this week, but if you haven’t read it yet, do not delay: as a friend mentioned, it’s the kind of piece that breaks your heart and then puts it back together again. (Vanity Fair)
  • This trailer for The Glorias—about the birth of the modern women’s movement—and directed by Julie Taymor—looks promising. (YouTube)
  • Have you listened to this week’s episode of Everything is Fine, featuring book recommendations by publishing star Lisa Lucas? If not, then do not delay! (EIF)
  • I enjoyed this profile of Miranda July, who I think is so talented. (Vulture)
  • This story is one wild ride through Brooklyn gentrification gone horribly awry. (The Cut)
  • A sweet remembrance of Lord & Taylor, the department store that closed all of its remaining doors this week. (NY Times)
  • Good on tennis star Naomi Osaka for taking a stand. (Yahoo Life)
  • This Marvel tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who died last week of cancer, is a real tear-jerker. (Kottke)
  • This is my new binge-watch—so hilarious and dark. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Friday links




Friday links


  • Designer Kasai Yamamoto—who created some of David Bowie’s most outrageously notable outfits—died back in July. Here’s an appreciation of his work. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Hilarious: Bill Murray’s face inserted into famous paintings. (Kottke)
  • I know most of you likely watched it, but Michelle Obama’s DNC speech was just stupendous. Here are Barack’s and Kamala’s, in case you missed them. (CNN, YouTube)
  • This is just so scary, particularly in an election year. Here is what we all must do to support the post office! (Kottke, The Cut)
  • The 100 best TV characters of the 21st century, ranked. (Thrillist)
  • This is just the cutest. (Colossal)
  • For those of you who are still mourning the end of Schitt’s Creek, here’s a fun interview with its stars. (Vanity Fair)
  • Here is the trailer for the new Sofia Coppola movie, On The Rocks. (Town & Country)
  • I also enjoyed this brief trailer for season 4 of The Crown, which debuts in November and features Lady Di. (Vulture)
  • This piece on the future of the office is pretty fascinating. (NY Times)
  • And finally: Ladies! If you have not filled out the 2020 Census yet, do not delay! It’s really important!




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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