Friday links


  • How great are these international postage stamps? (Kottke)
  • The fascinating story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first love, socialite Ginevre King, who was maybe his muse or maybe the victim of plagiarism. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • The Fug Girls are recapping The Gilded Age , and I’m pretty sure these recaps are actually better than the show. (Go Fug Yourself)
  • Please do listen to this week’s episode of Everything is Fine if you haven’t yet—Jenn and I are talking about brain fog, The Artist’s Way, productivity hacks, West Elm Caleb, and so much more. (Apple Podcasts)
  • 15 movies you might be surprised to hear were inspired by Shakespeare. (Town & Country)
  • The worst snubs in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Vulture)
  • This was kind of a sweet piece, about an “accidental” trans enclave in Brooklyn. (Curbed)
  • Here’s a complete guide to figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, which are officially on. (Time)
  • An interesting piece about the Ebony magazine test kitchen, which was hugely influential, kind of amazing, and recently saved from destruction. (New Yorker)
  • A 100 year-old man tells the story of surviving a Nazi massacre. As the number of living Holocaust survivors continues to decline, it’s so important to collect their stories. (Guardian)

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6 Thoughts on Friday links
    4 Feb 2022

    I suggest budgeting extra time, bc I had to stop “The Gilded Age” every couple minutes to gaze at the clothing and interiors. Hats!! Bustles!! … … … … Not to be one of those people, but I am not sure that there isn’t a teeny bit more to the social conflicts portrayed. Fe, the way the business guy behaves seems to me to be actually unethical – not just “brash” or ambitious. The prior establishment-y people probably had a lot of flaws, but I think there may also have been a there there. It isn’t just a question of who is the “future,” but rather, *what kind* of future? And of course, business ethics are still a problem today. Not all kinds of snobbery are bad. Or are they?


      4 Feb 2022

      And in other news, new fabrics out at Demestik. Question – if I actually up and buy something, how will I get the social life to go with these garments? I am too boring. However, youses should all totally get in there. I am going to go look some more. Pretty sure I heard of the line here first, so I feel slightly less rude for this. Unless I am wrong.


    4 Feb 2022

    One thing I have learned about myself during this Pandemic is I do NOT like to wait for an entire week before I see “the next episode”––I am a television binger––ergo, I have not watched The Gilded Age, but after reading the hilarious Go Fug Yourself recap I will most definitely binge it with extreme pleasure. Have a great weekend everyone––stay warm, stay safe.


      4 Feb 2022

      I’m the same with having to wait. (How spoiled have we become?) Waiting for each Yellowjackets episode just about did me in. The Gilded Age is on my list, too. Certainly is binge-watching weather.


    5 Feb 2022

    Loved these links! GFY was so funny. Learned that Meryl Streep has yet another daughter who is an actor. It would be so wonderful if Very Wealthy People encouraged their children to be social workers, public school teachers, or nurses. Go forth and give back



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