- I love a good vintage rock poster, so I enjoyed this piece about one of the only female artists who made them back in the psychedelic 60s, Donna Wallace-Cohen. (Collector’s Weekly)
- Here are this year’s National Book Award finalists. (Elle)
- In Texas, women are getting together for Hot Girl Walks, for safety and community. (Texas Monthly)
- This L.A. street style video is fun. (Vogue)
- We’ve got a lively episode of Everything is Fine for you this week—in which we discuss everything from middle school to asteroids—so please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
- A smart appreciation of Steely Dan, one of my all-time favorite bands. (New Yorker)
- Amusing and true. (McSweeney’s)
- I found this story about Elon Musk’s social life to be entertaining, in a slightly annoying way. (NY Times)
- Fascinating: how Angela Lansbury, who died this week, saved her daughter from Charles Manson. (Variety)
- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Adnan Syed, whose story was amplified when he was the subject of the first season of the Serial podcast. (BBC News, Serial)
- And finally, a poignant piece by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters responsible for taking down Harvey Weinstein, on the eve of the release of She Said, the movie based on their bestselling book of the same name (here’s the trailer, which I think looks just fantastic). (Vogue)
Kim, I have not been able to login for a couple of weeks now. It won’t accept my password, and when I try have have a link emailed to reset my password, I get a message saying the email can’t be sent, because the user may have disabled email…?
Very weird. Let me check intro it.
Lol — maybe the best line from NYT’s piece on Musk’s social life: “The F.B.I. did not respond to requests for comment.”
LADIES if you are up for some time-traveling this weekend I just discovered this site ( https://centurypast.org/mademoiselle-magazine-back-issues/) which lets you browse the now-digitized magazines of our youth. You have to sign up (free) with the Internet Archive and that lets you “check out” each magazine for an hour. I am currently reliving 1975 and damn, the clothes are so good. Also very much enjoying the ads: Eve cigarettes! Faberge Honey Shampoo!
That trailer for She Said gave me the shivers!
I will be able to watch it because Harvey is in Jail…
Just fyi – I was just looking at an earlier post, and Gleaming says there is a sale at Vince. It sounds like a good one.
Hey, smart people – I am maybe sort of wanting to subscribe to a magazine again (the mail kind). Probably a decor one. A variety one might be okay. Are there any good ones that don’t charge art journal prices? Although, maybe I should just cough up. Hmm. It seems like many mags have closed shop.
Wow. I have so much respect for Angela Lansbury for doing that to save her daughter. Not many stars or celebrities in this day and age would do that. They seem to egotistical to put their kids before their careers
That was interesting to read, because I think her daughter was also a member of The Source Family, the cult that ran LA’s The Source Restaurant (the one featured at the end of Annie Hall). She was exploring all the cults!
Oh, and if anyone’s looking for an awesome cult documentary, you can watch The Source Family free on Amazon Prime. I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. They were a very stylish group and really captured 70s LA.
Thank you Liz! I am always looking for good cult / commune movies and books. They are endlessly fascinating to me.
OMG – “but you are a middle-aged woman, and lately, you seem to delight in brutal truth to the degree that it is becoming uncomfortable for those around you.” That quote from the McSweeney’s piece is making me re-evaluate my every moment lately! Thanks for all the interesting rabbit holes today.
That piece had me wheeze-laughing. Good fun.