Friday links

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  • I love these faux retro movie posters by artist Patrick Concepcion. (Kottke)
  • Check out this awesome footage of  a 1979 Blondie show in Asbury Park, N.J. (Open Culture)
  • Was anything cuter this past week than the moment young Zalia Avant-garde won the Scripps National Spelling Bee? She is the first Black American ever to do so. (NY Times)
  • Sometimes Brooklyn is so Brooklyn. I truly thought this was an Onion headline when I saw it. (Curbed)
  • And relatedly—ugh, sometimes my home state really bums me out. (Elle)
  • I made this simple and delicious recipe the other day—it’s a perfect summer pasta. (NY Times)
  • The story of this cool abandoned hiking lodge in Spain designed by famed architect Gaudi is pretty fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • I hope you’ve listened to this week’s episode of Everything is Fine, in which our guest is the amazing Marlo Thomas, because it’s a good one. Also, we’ve started a book club! The first one up is the tremendously good Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford, who will be appearing on the show and taking questions some time in August. (Apple Podcasts)
  • And speaking of Everything is Fine, former guest Danielle Henderson’s essay on the freedom—and neglect—of coming of age in the 80s is just stupendous. It’s an excerpt from her new memoir The Ugly Cry, which is at the top of my to-read list. (The Cut)

 

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    Elizabeth
    16 Jul 2021
    12:11pm

    Texas new proposed law, just gives me a deep horror in my gut. Sounds so McCarthyish. The burden placed on women and providers is frightening.. Lawyers are so expensive , the time and anguish to defend yourself against anyone’s accusation.

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    MaryAlice
    16 Jul 2021
    12:45pm

    I was a ’60’s child, but Danielle Henderson’s essay was spot on. My mom was considered strict, but in the summertime we burst out of the house about 9 am and were expected home by dinnertime and not a minute earlier. We ranged all over the neighborhood, riding our bikes 10 blocks to the library, climbing onto the roofs of empty houses (!)playing days long games of war that covered several blocks, or just hanging out (unsupervised) at my best friend’s backyard pool. Moms stayed in the house doing whatever it was that moms did 🙂

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    CC
    16 Jul 2021
    8:47am

    I still have to listen to EIF, am stoked about the book club, but need to share that my 6 year old fell in love with Marlo and the Free To Be album just this week. My parents never played it for us, and it’s sweet and fun and just kind of awesome to indulge in listening to it on Spotify again and again (and again).

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      kimbersam
      16 Jul 2021
      12:57pm

      “Mommies are people. People with children. Busy with children and things that they do. There are a lot of things a lot of mommies can do…..” We played that album a lot 🙂

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    lc
    16 Jul 2021
    9:19am

    omg, the Blondie show. I bought Eat to the Beat in 1980 and Debbie on the cover was the coolest thing I’d ever seen, by miles. Messy hair was the way to look cool.

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    Amanda
    16 Jul 2021
    1:51pm

    I read all of “The Ugly Cry” while on a beach vacation in June. It is a wonderful book, on every level. I highly recommend.

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    cw
    16 Jul 2021
    2:34pm

    Mimi Swartz has a good op-ed in yesterday’s NYTimes titled Texas Has Broken My Heart. I dread going back in October. Even Austin feels unsafe.

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      kimbersam
      16 Jul 2021
      7:30pm

      Worked a lot with tech companies in Texas over the last 10 years. Nicest people, I could never square what I saw in the media with the folks I knew. Disappointing, frightening, strange times…..

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