Friday links

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  • A Brief Compendium of non-Human Graveyards: this was a bit of a rabbit hole. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • You go, MacKenzie Scott. (Bloomberg)
  • This obit of Annie Flanders, who founded Details magazine back in the 80s (it covered downtown, and was morphed into a men’s mag only after Conde Nast purchased it) made me nostalgic for the old days. (NY Times)
  • This story—on Margaritaville retirement communities—was fascinating. (New Yorker)
  • What went into building The Gilded Age‘s 19th-century New York. (Curbed)
  • Here’s the trailer for the new Amy Schumer Hulu series, Life & Beth. (YouTube)
  • May I suggest that it’s time to listen to this week’s Everything is Fine if you haven’t already? We’re talking about being hated and loving your enemies, old friends, new tattoos, and so much more.
  • The Oscars are nigh—check out these looks that made a stir on the Academy Awards red carpet. (Vogue)
  • I’m always up for a profile of John Waters, and this one is a pip. (NY Times Magazine)
  • And finally: I wrote something. (Oldster)

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    Tricia
    25 Mar 2022
    11:49am

    Years ago when I worked on The Simpsons I had my head buried deep in work with my headphones on in my cubicle, completely oblivious to everything around me until I felt someone looking over my shoulder. I whipped off my headphones to find John Waters, nattily dressed as usual. He extended his hand towards my gaping self saying “Hi, I’m John”. He could not have been any more pleasant. Best celebrity encounter ever.

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      Eloise
      25 Mar 2022
      11:52am

      I’d have made an ass of myself – I yelped at the screen when he popped up on a recent Mrs. Maisel episode.

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        Tricia
        25 Mar 2022
        12:16pm

        I wish I’d said something clever but I was in too much shock.

        BTW Kim your links are always the best.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    25 Mar 2022
    11:33pm

    I’ve got to catch up with podcasts – I listen over bathtime and a glass of wine, so it’s a treat. And I haven’t caught up with the article you wrote, either. Starting a new job has taken it out of me! Wish I could say I loved “Life and Beth” but it didn’t capture me.

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    Tahe Z
    25 Mar 2022
    10:56pm

    Looking forward to reading more of your writing, Kim. And although I haven’t been a GOACA reader but for a couple of years, I’m proud to say I’ve been a faithful EIF listener since the start. I look forward to every post and podcast, as well as the contributions by this community of readers.

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    cw
    25 Mar 2022
    9:28am

    I do love your Oldster essay and I’ve since subscribe to the mag––so worth the $40 to do so––loads of good content. W hat a great group of links! And this week’s podcast was thought provoking in a good way so thanks to you and Jenn for that.

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    Dee
    25 Mar 2022
    3:25pm

    Wonderful essay you wrote, Kim -just love your written voice. I remember reading some time ago you were working on a book- whatever form that takes, do hope to see more of your writing!

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      nadine
      25 Mar 2022
      6:42pm

      Same ! Great essay Kim, thank you for sharing. Always love to read your words .
      Great episode from the podcast too!!

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        nadine
        25 Mar 2022
        6:45pm

        Also, in a different field, I’m in the wheels of a corporate work and I have been thinking a lot about whether the burn out and the hours are worth it. The essay really resonated to me.. Great food for thoughts..

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    Jen P.
    25 Mar 2022
    7:36pm

    I came here to ask about your memoir, Kim. I WANT IT NOW. Is that still in the works?

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      Kim France
      26 Mar 2022
      11:01am

      I’m sorry, but it is not, Jen. I decided a memoir was not something that I wanted to unleash on the world, for a variety of reasons.

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    Gablesgirl
    25 Mar 2022
    8:14pm

    So grateful for Ms Scott. One of her major donations was to Habitat for Humanity and my husband runs an affiliate that was a beneficiary.

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    LJ
    25 Mar 2022
    12:34pm

    Someone misused “their” and “there” on Twitter, then I read your article. True, that.

    Media has always been the domain of the latest, greatest and mostly the youngest. Many places churn and burn through their editorial staff. I left before I turned 30, found jobs overseas and cleared my head. It can be impossible to see another path when you’re on the hamster wheel. Whammo! It was marriage and motherhood. Someone reminded me recently that my age is for having grandchildren. What? This girl of a certain age is going to rock concerts with my own offspring. A big “no” to society’s expectations. Don’t put me in a box until I say so. I still have that spark of a girl inside, thank you very much.

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    Brrrrr
    25 Mar 2022
    1:12pm

    I hate myself for being “this person” but the their vs there dig didn’t feel good to me. Can’t we agree that not competing for jobs with much younger women is a universally unappealing situation to be in? I think so. Not to be all #notallwhatever about it, but IMO, putting down other women just doesn’t feel good. (Probably overthinking it.) Appreciate what you’ve built and the mark you’ve made on media and GOACA. Long-time reader, very rarely comment. Thanks Kim!

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      kimbersam
      25 Mar 2022
      1:38pm

      By scolding women for “putting another woman down” aren’t you doing the same thing? In this case, the woman is amazing, talented, and accomplished, so that must feel good too (nobody) you. Sorry, Kim, snotty deserves a big fistful of snotty right back.

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      Dawn
      25 Mar 2022
      6:08pm

      Spoken and written language is what separates us from all other beings, and spelling and grammar are important. Understanding the difference between their and there and they’re is important to me, so nobody will successfully “sell” me anything if they haven’t bothered to learn the basics. I’m doing a favor when I tell someone early in their career that they need to learn something specific in order to earn respect. They might get offended, but a seed will be planted and they’ll benefit in the long-term. Call it unofficial mentoring.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        25 Mar 2022
        11:40pm

        There’s a (BIG) progressive acct. I follow on Twitter and I noticed today that they tweeted out a big visual post about Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, but they misspelled her name. It really irked me! C’mon – how hard is it to proofread?

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          Karen
          26 Mar 2022
          11:16am

          As someone who is dyslexic it is more difficult than you might think. I often don’t post on forums or self sensor if I think that people are going to be that judgemental about spelling, missing words, grammar etc

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    Eloise
    25 Mar 2022
    11:57am

    Today’s non-link related review: Having purchased a razorback bra during the “off season,” I finally snagged the sleeveless version of the Reverie Z Supply tee shirt featured in this week’s “hemlines” post – I’d been debating for years but the bra question always stopped me – and it is great. Pretty sure I’ll go back for the short sleeved version. https://zsupplyclothing.com/products/the-reverie-midi-dress?variant=29084762669109

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      LJ
      25 Mar 2022
      2:38pm

      I would love to see a “razorback” bra! Hoping Madonna wears one in a comeback tour. Haha!

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        Eloise
        25 Mar 2022
        5:01pm

        Oops! But I know the difference between “their” and “there” – promise!

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    Kate
    25 Mar 2022
    11:59am

    Kim, I’m so happy you linked to your new essay here — I was too slow to catch it on Instagram. As always, it’s fabulous.

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    Fawn Mulcahy
    25 Mar 2022
    12:00pm

    Nodding and smiling at your quote… “Though I don’t have the security of a job job, I do have the security of knowing that I’m at the reins…”. I love this and feel this deeply; thank you.

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    Heather
    25 Mar 2022
    8:15am

    Kim, thank you for these links – and thank you for bringing back the Friday Links feature. I love your Oldster essay.

    Margaritaville is my nightmare.

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    Elle
    25 Mar 2022
    9:00am

    Your essay is great! “Their” vs “there” – zing!

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    Shelly
    26 Mar 2022
    11:59am

    Loved the essay. I found it so honest and inspiring. Thank you.

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