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    MARGARET
    1 May 2020
    5:17pm

    I feel like who you really are eventually shows up on your face. And that’s why Anna Wintour wears the haircut/sunglasses that cover up most of hers. Because it’s showing now, big time. I KNOW you must have had some encounters with her at Conde, Kim! Maybe they will be part of your book?

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      Kim France
      2 May 2020
      11:17am

      I had about three interactions with her when I was at Lucky, and three was enough.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    1 May 2020
    2:32pm

    The New Yorker cover is great! Loved the funny videos compiled by Vulture – The Corona song is right-on and very funny. I’m going to exercise along with Alice Bag while my daughter is doing her shred video – haha! Thumbs up to ALT. And, love the book suggestions – Lorrie Moore is a fave.

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    CL
    1 May 2020
    2:08pm

    OMG that “chick” in the youtube video is none other than Alice Bag, of the 70s LA punk band The Bags. She was memorably filmed fronting the Alice Bag Band in Penelope Spheeris’ first installment of The Decline of Western Civilization! Go Alice with that grapevine!

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      Liz
      1 May 2020
      4:53pm

      I love these videos! I especially love that she also works out to younger punks like Amyl & the Sniffers. People our age can be so jaded about new music.

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      lc
      1 May 2020
      3:05pm

      Middle aged punk women rule!! (speaking as one, albeit not nearly as cool as Alice)

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    joannawnyc
    1 May 2020
    1:22pm

    A masterly list. The Kim Gordon interview wasn’t great, but listening to her solo album was. I remembering meeting her in my 20s and desperately wishing I could BE her.

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    Candy
    1 May 2020
    1:32pm

    Loved the podcast with Danielle. Such good advice, told in the most warm, funny, supportive way. Also really enjoyed today’s links, including the Cup of Jo list of 20 best recipes (already making one of them for dinner), and the Vulture’s funny videos, especially the first one.

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    Elle
    1 May 2020
    12:55pm

    I love the links, Kim, thanks for bringing them back!! The Chris Ware cover is perfectly poignant.

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    D
    1 May 2020
    10:38am

    Podcast was fantastic! Thoughtful and real and funny. Thank you!

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    Lornag
    1 May 2020
    10:35am

    These are great. I wanted to make GOACA aware of a campaign by mostly women, Brooklyn owned businesses #webuildthisnyc on instagram. It’s a great way to support small businesses in NYC. And to support PPP for real small businesses.

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    cla
    1 May 2020
    10:02am

    kim-kim i love you so, so please never ever ever link/post/refer to a cup of jo.
    my heart /brain and soul recognize you as the anthesis to a cup of jo. xo

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      y.k.
      1 May 2020
      11:26pm

      i’m curious too about your antipathy to COJ. i check it regularly b/c it seems to be very middle of the road and i’m often ignorant of all that.
      thanks for the links kimfrance, i can only imagine the time it takes to get it all together-
      Grateful!

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      Jeanne
      1 May 2020
      5:54pm

      I totally didn’t expect to see a COJ comment here. They’re like different ice cream flavors to me. I actually like COJ. I read it as much as I read GOACA. I agree that it’s young mother centric and the tone is gentler, but I think that’s their target market. However I do appreciate how they are feminist and very inclusive, featuring all races, sizes and sexual orientation. I don’t see that on most other blogs. To me COJ has such a large following that it’s good for some people to be exposed to that variety. I’ve seen them feature GOACA including a recent one to promote Kim’s new podcast and I think that exposure to EGTBF is good thing.

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        Jax
        1 May 2020
        11:43pm

        I was going to comment that I love it when different worlds overlap/collide for me — in this case, the different blogs I follow regularly (often daily) — Girls of a Certain Age, Go Fug Yourself, and Cup of Jo. I like you all! For different aspects and content.
        I feel either indifferent or else charmed by Cup of Jo. I go there regularly for when they feature a really great house tour or a really great week of outfits (this week’s was awesome https://cupofjo.com/2020/04/week-of-outfits-juliana-sohn/). Sometimes, great recipes. But generally, yes, it skews younger and rather more touchy-feely thought it can also give a nice warm vibe that way. It’s just not great for every mood. Sometimes, they exude this very general feeling and vibe that gets kind of bland, too commercial, and too millennial pink. I do really like their writers, Carolina D’Onofrio (and her style too) and Kim Rhodes, and I like their inclusivity of different ages (https://cupofjo.com/2019/03/wendy-david-coggins-house-tour/) and backgrounds. They usually use great photography. They just tend to ask some very open-ended, generic questions sometimes and all the commenters just PILE on. I think Joanna Goddard, in particular, can come off very mainstream commercial influencer/blogger. She doesn’t have a distinct persona to me, unlike Kim or Alyson Walsh or Heather and Jessica from Go Fug Yourself.

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      Bobby
      1 May 2020
      12:23pm

      I’m also interested in your reaction to CupofJo, care to share your thoughts? I know some people can’t stand it, but others go crazy for it.

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      MaryAlice
      1 May 2020
      10:59am

      I was curious as to your strong reaction to a cup of jo, as I have never heard of it, so I went to check it out. Seems pretty benign to me, what’s the problem?

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        Eloise
        1 May 2020
        1:00pm

        Cup if Jo has a very different – and much younger – vibe. It is one of three blogs (the other two being this one and Andrea’s) I read daily (I seem to recall Kim mentioning it was a fave years back). I find it well written, super well intentioned and often quite comforting, but think it comes off as a bit precious/smug and/or tone deaf at times. (Again, I read it daily so the “goods” outweigh the “bads” in my equation at least, but if I had to give up a blog, it would be the one to go.)

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    Kimbersam
    1 May 2020
    10:05am

    Just listened to your Danielle Henderson podcast. Boy is she fantastic, and FUNNY! I could have listened to the three of you for hours.

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      Eloise
      1 May 2020
      10:35am

      Yes! I was a bit leary if this one given the topic but this fellow depressive thought it was the best episode yet….have Danielle back – please!!

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    Suju
    1 May 2020
    9:42am

    Great links. I read Turbulence – one of the short books the NYT recommended and it was a good, speedy read. And Chris Ware’s graphic novels are visual masterpieces that also make a great quick read.

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    c.w.
    1 May 2020
    8:04am

    Love these links…I parse them out so they last all weekend. Sidenote: J.Crew is filing for bankruptcy.

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      Jeanne
      1 May 2020
      5:58pm

      Wow I did not hear that. Thank you for the news! I love JCrew. I wore tons of it in college and have a soft spot for the brand, but yeah, I haven’t bought anything from there in awhile. I think the quality has fallen and it’s over priced. They haven’t really evolved from the Michelle Obama/Jenna Lyons peak. I hope they weather the storm.

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        Jenny
        1 May 2020
        7:10pm

        I can’t wait to read the big business/culture/reported piece on the demise. Has there ever been a brand that has found a sustainable level after rising so high?

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      Mamavalveeta03
      1 May 2020
      2:25pm

      WHHHAAAATTTT???

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      Kimbersam
      1 May 2020
      10:38am

      C.W.–Read the JCrew news also. I would love to know what Jenna Lyons and Mickey Drexler think. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

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        Tahe Z
        1 May 2020
        2:10pm

        It doesn’t surprise me about J Crew. Our local shop closed up a few months ago much to my chagrin, but really, I felt it had been flat for a few years.

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      Mae
      2 May 2020
      1:47pm

      J.Crew did some tricky dance moves with debt, pledging the same assets to different lenders, and it caught up with them. (I’ve been killing time by analyzing the financial side of apparel companies and it’s fascinating. The ones with a shit ton of cash will be fine.)

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