- These costumes—part of European equinox and solstice rituals—are as beautiful as they are wacky. (Colossal)
- This was just a delight. (Curbed)
- 11 kitchen books to read if you enjoyed The Bear. (Vulture)
- And relatedly, here’s what it’s like to date a chef. (Grub Street)
- On Everything is Fine this week, we’ve got a couple of perimenopause experts answering your questions and it’s very educational, so please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
- My Tinder Decade: the best piece I’ve ever read about the ups and downs of online dating. (The Cut)
- Check out this preview of season two of White Lotus. (Vogue)
- A fascinating look at early drag queens. (Messy Nessy Chic)
- Clever. (My Modern Met)
- And finally: Kansas had big a pro-choice victory this week—read about it here. (New Yorker)
That article on Tinder. I’ve always been rather ignorant about dating apps having never used one, but I know many, many people who’ve found their partners/spouses using all the iterations from match.com to tinder, but still…the article makes me feel like (the collective) “we’ve” moved into a radically different cultural norm. It is a way of being and interacting I don’t recognize. I wonder if I’m aging out of these new cultural parameters. Put me on the ice flow.
I’m one of those people, and I agree with Kim, this is the best article I’ve read on online dating. However…. I know turn ons/offs can be highly specific, but judgements like “he smelled like corn” made me cringe a bit.
I was so weirdly happy for the discussion of Carmy on this week’s podcast, confirming my suspicion that he is objectively the sexiest thing on this flaming planet at the moment. The absolute LUST I experience watching that show is confounding.
I love those costumes. Thanks!
The piece about the re-commitment ceremonies/weddings left me with a giant smile on my face. And gorgeous photographs.!Thank you for sharing that particular dose of of joy!
I listened to this week’s podcast and liked it, but could you please, please do a show about more than perimenopause. I am now nine years post-menopausal, and I took HRT but had to stop after it had been a number of years. But I still have SO many related symptoms and problems (news alert: hot flashes often don’t go away even after years and years!), and I know from my friends’ experiences that I am not alone. It would be great if you could collect readers’ questions about this period of life and answer them in a future episode. Consider this a plea of desperation.
I have a friend who says black cohosh works for hot flashes – but it takes a month or so to kick in. (Sorry if you already tried it …)
The Vulture book list has overlooked Gabrielle Hamilton’s book Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. She does a terrific job describing the extreme challenges of owning and running a restaurant. Her essay about the closing of her NYC restaurant Prune when the pandemic hit is also excellent. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/magazine/closing-prune-restaurant-covid.html