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  • OK ladies, I’m out of here for the holidays. Expect me back on the first Monday of the new year, the 4th. As I say every year, if the holidays are your jam, I hope you enjoy the hell out of them. And if you dread this time of year, I hope it passes for you quickly and without incident. As for me, I’ll be hanging out at my new place, getting it in order, and seeing my brothers and their kids, who I live a lot closer to now. Please share what you’ll be up to in the comments. And now for the links, starting with this look back at the wedding of Mick and Bianca—with video! (Go Fug Yourself)
  • The best book cover designs of the year. (Kottke)
  • A little travel porn, since none of us are traveling: 11 train stations with their own hotels  on the premises. (Conde Nast Traveler)
  • The 15 objects that defined this crazy-ass year. (Marker)
  • This was fun: the best late night TV moments of 2020. (Vulture)
  • This story—about cyber-crime in the literary community—is pretty fascinating. (NY Times)
  • A Year Without Clothes. (New Yorker)
  • This is always good for a laugh this time of year. (Defector)
  • This piece caught Twitter on fire this week, and if you haven’t read it yet, it’s quite a ride. (Elle)
  • Wow, Jeff Bezos’s ex is up to some serious philanthropy. (Vogue)

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    Meg
    26 Dec 2020
    10:32am

    I’ll enjoy 10 full days without zoom meetings, and work stressors. I have plenty of books to read, and fun projects to work on. I’m trying some new recipes, and have some EiF podcasts to keep me company while I cook. Happy holidays to all of you. Cheers to the new year!

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    cw
    23 Dec 2020
    10:12am

    Another stellar set of links! Best to you, Kim, thank you for holding this blog and your podcast together!! Happy holidays to all although I’m not sure what that even means anymore. I truly do hope everyone finds some peace in the next few days, that all of you and your families are healthy and some kind of joy finds it way to you. It will just be me and the pooch this year and I’m fine with that. When looking for something else this morning, I came across a box of sparklers from several years ago––ergo, on New Years Eve I will stand out on my balcony and let ’em rip and hope I don’t burn down the building! 2021!! Bring. It. ON!!

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    Gablesgirl
    23 Dec 2020
    7:07pm

    Thank you, Kim. Really. You made 2020 bearable. The Mr. and I are taking a quiet trip to Charleston. Masks, hand sanitizer and cocktails. HNY.

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    D.Morgendorffer
    23 Dec 2020
    6:31pm

    Next week we’re going to see Q.Morgendorffer and his lovely wife at a state park. It’s the first time we’ve seen him since January, so very pleased at this prospect. Wishing for everyone here peace and joy. If that’s too ambitious, then at the very least, goodies to eat and toys to play with until peace and joy are in sight.

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    Jax
    23 Dec 2020
    6:10pm

    Kim, I just got this Lou & Grey cardigan and the prominent star on the back made me think of you: https://www.loft.com/lou-&-grey-star-back-cardigan/547000?selectedColor=2222

    Happy Holidays! I’ve been on break since Monday and I’ve been catching up on the Everything is Fine podcasts. Really enjoyed the Claire Dederer, Ann Powers, Darcey Steinke and Andrea Linett. I would love it, if you ever had Gina Arnold on your podcast too — like Ann Powers, she was such a pioneer music journalist. And if you have another style-oriented podcast with Linett and Stacy London again, I’d love it if you would add this question to the oft-asked question (what are you too old to wear now) — What are you too young to wear?? I feel like lots of women of all ages also wear things that way too old for them.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    23 Dec 2020
    2:13pm

    Have a wonderful time off with your family, Kim! (if you’re able!) 15 Objects….was great!

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    Viajera
    23 Dec 2020
    2:27pm

    Happy New Year, Kim!!! Happy New Year to all of us! Here we too will be very quiet. There might be some drop-offs of things, but no inside visiting, I shouldn’t think, and if anything being more careful than in the spring. I’d hate to be the last one to die, right? Stay safe, folks!

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    Carrie P
    23 Dec 2020
    1:24pm

    Happy Happy Holidays to you Kim and to all your wonderful readers out there! Kim: thanks for creating this awesome community (now more than ever) and may we all stay safe and strong. Here’s to a much BRIGHTER New Year!

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    HickfromStyx
    23 Dec 2020
    1:37pm

    I’m thinking we should all put together a time capsule of 2020 for posterity once the pandemic is done. Maybe a pair of sweatpants and a mask inside?

    Happy holidays, everyone. We’re in lockdown here, so it’ll be quiet.

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    MaryAlice
    23 Dec 2020
    12:36pm

    Btw, the New Yorker article is behind a paywall, sadly.

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    Mae
    23 Dec 2020
    12:56pm

    Happy New Year to Kim and all the GOACAs who comment here — a smart, funny, insightful bunch who regularly lift my mood. I do not love this time of year (homesickness during the holidays has plagued me for the past 41 years), but one thing good about getting older is that time flies even when you’re not having a particularly good time. Here’s to 2021. Rock on, ladies.

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    MaryAlice
    23 Dec 2020
    12:17pm

    Happy Holidays to everyone, and please stay safe….I want to continue reading all your insightful and funny comments for years to come.

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    Jeanne
    23 Dec 2020
    11:50am

    Happy Holidays everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing break. Here’s to a fresh start in 2021!!

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    Doyenne
    23 Dec 2020
    11:52am

    Yes, thanks to Kim and all GOACAs! Wowza, that Journalist/Pharma-Bro story? Yikes. (But her dresses are a delight!)

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    Amanda
    23 Dec 2020
    12:02pm

    This is a nit, but I’d love to see MacKenzie Bezos referred to by her name rather than her ex-husband’s. Not only because she’s pretty f’in awesome for giving away her Amazon dollars, but also because all women deserve to have their own identities.
    Happy holidays (or not), whatever your jam, to everyone!

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      Jeanne
      23 Dec 2020
      5:24pm

      Totally NOT a nit. It made me burn to see a historical plaque for the girl who was the inspiration for Alice of Wonderland listed as Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves. Who is he?! Her name is Alice Liddell Hargreaves thank you!

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      Bobby
      23 Dec 2020
      5:30pm

      I agree, and actually thought this was so unlike GOACA. By the way, MacKenzie is also an accomplished author of literary fiction, and was Toni Morrison’s protoge.

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        Kim France
        23 Dec 2020
        6:13pm

        You guys are in the right here, obviously. Apologies.

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    Candy
    23 Dec 2020
    12:06pm

    Thanks, Kim, for this holiday treat. I especially liked the book covers and the late night TV moments. That Elle profile of a journalist blowing up her life for this manipulative POS is so sad, but turning it into some kind of mini-fashion shoot (was choosing The Vampire’s Wife brand dress a subtle message?) is really brain-inflaming. As always, you’re on point.

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