Friday links

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  • King of the paparazzi Ron Galella died this week; here’s a remembrance. (NY Times)
  • This piece on Mexican calendar art is just a delight. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • Roxane Gay on why it’s time to rage. (NY Times)
  • This was kind of fun: two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters get frank about their ballots. (Vulture)
  • An amusing look back at Barbra Streisand’s 2010 home design book. (Curbed)
  • Everything is Fine celebrated its 100th episode this week! Do tune in! (Apple Podcasts)
  • The Met Gala was Monday, and here are all the looks. (The Cut)
  • Well this is a bit of nice news: Karine Jean-Pierre has just been named White House Press Secretary, making her both the first Black person and the first openly gay person to occupy that position. (Vogue)
  • Welcome to the middle-aged restaurant: amusing. (McSweeney’s)
  • A smart piece worth reading: “Of Course the Constitution Says Nothing About Abortion.” (New Yorker)

 

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    y.k.
    6 May 2022
    10:29pm

    thanks for the B Streisand link – extremely funny.

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    LisaC
    6 May 2022
    12:59pm

    Love all the links. One thing I remember about Karine Jean Pierre is that she was moderating a panel a few years ago in the run up to the 2020 election. Kamala Harris was on the panel, and during the proceedings a large white male protestor hopped on the stage and grabbed the mic. KJP threw herself between him and at the time Sen. Harris. She was a fraction of his size. She’s all around courageous.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    6 May 2022
    11:38am

    The Roxanne Gay essay is right on-point. And so is the NewYorker article. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

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    cw
    6 May 2022
    11:47am

    Great set of links, Kim. I hope everyone has a good weekend. I told my daughter (who is single) that her Lowest Level of the Bar in regard to accepting dates should be the response she gets when she asks her potential date, “So what have YOU done to help protect a woman’s right to make medical decisions about her own body?” If she gets a blank stare or an “uhhh…” then she needs to cross that guy off immediately. Women should NOT have to fight this fight all by ourselves (and I’m including all people who identify as female). (obviously I’m still rather angry––sorry)

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      Liz
      6 May 2022
      12:35pm

      Don’t be sorry – thank you.

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      D.Morgendorffer
      6 May 2022
      12:58pm

      CW, the only ones who should apologize are the people who aren’t angry. I have been reflecting on a recent timeline. First, there was the marketing of Viagra. Then, there was the adoption of the practice of calling erectile dysfunction, E.D., in Viagra commercials. It was only decades after those two events that maxi pad commercials began using red ink instead of blue ink to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products. Well, I’ll tell you what, no more hiding for others’ comfort all the ways that women bleed. (Of course, I too include all people who identify as women.)

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    Shara Witkin
    6 May 2022
    12:53pm

    The middle age restaurant piece is hysterical and spot-on. It gave me a much needed laugh since this week all I have wanted to do is rage.

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    Viajera
    8 May 2022
    5:08pm

    hey smart people who are friends of Kim – foK’s – I just have something to say. I was just reading this lovely piece in the Sunday NYT, “In Grief Is How We Live Now.” If people get a chance, I recommend it, bc while we all focus our righteous anger against those who would rob women of their inherent and one-would-have-thought self evident right to privacy, we should give some thought – perhaps a great deeeeal of thought – to doing it in a way that doesn’t accelerate the disintegration of our democracy. … … … And I don’t even know if I’m one of those people who really thinks our democracy is at stake. Otoh, it does seem to me like our *elections* might be, and so, I am just saying, let’s fight back in a way that builds the center. I don’t know how to do that, but, I think somehow we need to shore up the center. While we fight for our rights. Maybe it has to do with the language we choose. Maybe it has to do with keeping in communication with people we actually know who may see it differently. I don’t know, but, I think it is important. All is *not* lost. It *isn’t.* I don’t even think we are all so very different. But many in the media, and many powerful interests, will gain by convincing us of it.

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      D.Morgendorffer
      8 May 2022
      7:10pm

      You are so right. Viajera, you have a wise heart and a kind head. To everyone else reading this comment, how many more signs, clues, and portents must occur before Viajera decides to become Candidate Viajera? What role do we think she should first assume? Community advocate, city council, state senator…hm? (I’m not being cute, Viajera: I am completely serious.)

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        Viajera
        12 May 2022
        3:38pm

        You’re very kind, D. – I am touched. Thank you!! And I will think about trying to do more – I’m a bit of a slug in some ways. Also, thank you for all your good advice – f.e., I am now enjoying a Theo bar …

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