Friday links

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  • A brief and amusing history of onscreen periods. (Vulture)
  • This story—about the first licensed female architect, Mary Mahony Griffin—is pretty fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • And here’s the story of sculptor Augusta Savage—the only Black artist to contribute work to the 1939 World’s Fair, and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (NY Times)
  • An appreciation of children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who died last week at the ripe old age of 104. (Vulture)
  • The 30 best book covers of the year so far. (Print)
  • This week’s episode of Everything is Fine is well worth it, if you haven’t had a listen. We’re talking to author/activist Mia Birdsong about the importance of community and what it really means to have a successful life.
  • On Monday, Arkansas passed a bill that prohibits doctors from providing gender-affirming healthcare for trans kids, which is just atrocious. Here’s how you can help fight it. (Elle)
  • Well this is cool: the Louvre has put its massive collection of art online. (Kottke)
  • 22 notable albums coming out in  April. (A.V. Club)
  • A history of actors playing against type. (The Ringer)
  • This piece—about the Black designer Ann Lowe, who created Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress—is quite worthwhile. (New Yorker)

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    Dawn
    2 Apr 2021
    12:59pm

    Thanks for posting, Kim. I always enjoy these links. Wishing you and your family a Happy Passover.

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    saochi
    2 Apr 2021
    2:10pm

    Small piece of info the article on Marion Mahony Griffith missed: after returning from Australia she settled in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, an area at the northernmost part of the city that is adjacent to Lake Michigan. A small beach and park in the area were named after her in 2014 following a suggestion from the Australian Consul.

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      saochi
      2 Apr 2021
      2:11pm

      * Griffin

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    cw
    2 Apr 2021
    2:36pm

    Looking forward to these links (as always). I am not a religious person, but I have never met a Cadbury mini chocolate egg I didn’t love which, for me, is the whole point of Easter. Hope everyone has a pleasant weekend!

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    Rae
    2 Apr 2021
    4:49pm

    I adored this week’s podcast with Mia Birdsong and am hoping to read her book with my book group. Thank you for introducing her to me!

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      Rae
      2 Apr 2021
      11:22pm

      ..introducing me to her. Wishful thinking the other way around.

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