Friday links

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  • These pictures, by Ukrainian artist Miriam Pyrmachenko, are just so lovely.
  • Lord, this business is just shameful. People who know about these things predict that Texas will turn blue in the next 20 years or so, and it can’t happen soon enough. (NY Times)
  • I enjoyed this excerpt from the new biography of Ernest Hemingway’s fourth wife, Mary Welsh Hemingway.
  • Did you listen to Everything is Fine yet this week? It’s all about the art of making and keeping friends, and our guest, Dr. Marisa G. Franco is just fabulous. (Apple Podcasts)
  • Notable women on how they get their best ideas. (The Cut)
  • This piece—about being a contractor for New York’s wealthiest clients—is so juicy. (Curbed)
  • On the occasion of its return to TV, here are 20 essential episodes of Law & Order. (Vulture)
  • Why do we care so much about celebrity breakups? This was not uninteresting. (Bazaar via Go Fug Yourself)
  • Eve Babitz, who died recently, wasn’t just a talented writer. She also designed album covers, many of which you can see here. (Cool Music)
  • Funny. (McSweeney’s)

 

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    Cathy
    4 Mar 2022
    1:01pm

    Can confirm it sucks in Texas right now.

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    D
    4 Mar 2022
    10:59am

    Ha! Glad I’m not the only one who found the protagonist of The Devil Wears Prada a whiny, entitled, and deeply smackable brat.

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    Lesley
    4 Mar 2022
    3:30pm

    I really should just subscribe to the NYT if for no other reason than to read the articulation you recommend. That darn paywall!

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      Lesley
      4 Mar 2022
      3:31pm

      Articles! Sigh, auto correct.

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    Margaret
    5 Mar 2022
    7:34am

    HIGHLY recommend Lili Anolik’s book “Hollywood’s Eve,” which is a deep dive on Babitz’s great swoop of a life. Did you know Eve’s dad, member of a Hollywood studio orchestra, played the “scree scree scree” violin sound for the bathtub murder scene in Psycho? Eve Babitz also: got her lover Jim Morrison (and so all future rockstars) to wear leather pants? And suggested her lover Steve Martin start wearing white suits? And introduced her lover Annie Leibowitz to the work of many of the famous photographers Leibowitz now emulates? And appeared as an extra (thanks to her lover in casting) in Michael Corleone’s famous courtroom scene in the Godfather? And there’s so much more! She was so very troubled, but she was also a vital influence on the cultural tapestry of the 1960s and hardly anyone has ever heard of her. RIP.

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      Liz
      6 Mar 2022
      3:58pm

      I love that book maybe even more than Babitz’s own writing, which I find really uneven. The author also has a podcast that I think a lot of GOACA would be interested in, Once Upon a Time at Bennington College, about Bennington in the 80s when Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt, and Jonathan Lethem attended.

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    c.w.
    4 Mar 2022
    1:52pm

    Right now there are three families being investigate for “child abuse” regarding their trans kids––expect many more added to the three. The NPR program, Texas Standard, has been keeping up to date on this tragedy. This morning they had a brief discussion about the companies that are dropping out of SXSW in protest. I’m not certain that will make much of a difference. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381443479/texas-standard

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