Friday links

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  • R.I.P. Queen Elizabeth II—here is her life in pictures, and here’s a smart take on her life. (Town & Country, New Yorker)
  • And on the occasion of its 150th anniversary, an oral history of Bloomingdale’s. (NYT)
  • 23 worthwhile books under 200 pages. (Vulture)
  • Everything is Fine is a ton of fun this week, so please do listen in if you haven’t already. (Apple Podcasts)
  • A fun piece about kitschy California architecture. (Collector’s Weekly)
  • Here’s how to help people in Jackson Mississippi during their water shortage. (The Cut)
  • A great profile of the magnificent Christine Baranski. (NYT)
  • And here’s an excerpt from actress-author Betty Gilpin’s new book of essays. (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • This cracks me up every year when it’s reposted. (McSweeney’s)
  • The Humiliating History of the TSA. (The Verge via Go Fug Yourself)

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    cw
    9 Sep 2022
    10:46am

    As nonsensical as it is, I still can’t forgive Camilla (slag) and Charles (a-hole). And a side note to nonsensical: my mother’s birthday was April 23, 1926 and the Queen was April 21, 1926, but my mother always ALWAYS said she and the Queen had the same birthday. She adored Queen Elizabeth for that very reason. Which is no reason at all. Is there any wonder I’m in (and will probably always be in) therapy. Have a great weekend everyone!

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    Liz
    9 Sep 2022
    11:59am

    My under 200-page recommendation that I think GOACA readers would love is Desperate Characters, Paula Fox’s 1970 book about a bourgeois New York couple dealing with living in a rapidly changing Brooklyn when the wife gets bitten by a rabid cat. I’m only halfway through, but it’s already one of the best books I’ve read in years.

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      Kim France
      9 Sep 2022
      2:03pm

      I read Desperate Characters years ago and loved it, but boy is it dark! Also, fun fact: Paula Fox was Courtney Love’s biological grandmother.

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    JC
    9 Sep 2022
    1:32pm

    The McSweeney piece! Phenomenal.

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      Viajera
      9 Sep 2022
      2:06pm

      I enjoyed it too – thanks, Kim!! I have one of those horns. I should put it out this year! But it is too muggy to think.

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