Friday links


  • RIP to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie. (Vulture)
  • Feminist comic book artist Aline Kominsky Crumb died this week too. Here’s a good introduction to her work, if you’re curious.
  • On Everything is Fine this week, we’ve got a post-holiday meditation on middle age, the clothes that fit us as poorly as ex-boyfriends, our collective relationship with celebrity gossip, Frankenstein’d magazine covers, Jenn’s rekindled relationship with Nutrafol, a riveting segment on socks, plus listener questions and a whole lot more! Please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • Funny. (New Yorker)
  • This coast-to-coast virtual house party from the folks at TueNight looks both interesting and fun.
  • 35 musicians on their favorite Christmas songs. (Vulture)
  • Unwrapping Spotify Wrapped. (NY Times)
  • Everything to know about the Balenciaga ad scandal. (The Cut)
  • And finally, all the best theories of who dies on season two of White Lotus. (Town & Country)




GOACA classics: the V-neck sweater


This most timeless of knitwear categories isn’t especially having a moment right now, but I did manage to scare up some good specimens, starting with this tennis-inspired option from Kule.

This is such a good red, and really good reds are rare. But if that isn’t your thing, it also comes in ecru.

The kind of cropped cardigan I’m always encouraging you to wear with dresses. This one is an alpaca blend, and comes in several other good hues.

Oh, how I ache for this perfect, chunky sweater in goldenrod yellow.

A ribbed, oversized number in the sweetest pale pink.

I dig the deep V here.

This looks like a handmade vintage find, and also as though it would be crazy cozy.

OK, this striped one is more of a henley than a V-neck, but I liked it so much I had to include it.

And here’s a cardigan that’s the perfect amount of oversized.


What’s your favorite recent purchase?


I’ve been living without an Nespresso machine these past few years—ordering (and responsibly disposing of) the capsules is such a pain, and the machines themselves can be so darned finicky. I was convinced I could do better on my own, with a conventional coffee maker. But it turns out that I make a horrible cup of coffee, just awful, which was not always the case. I blame my thick, sludgy coffee on learned helplessness: the Nespresso makes it so easy to brew a perfect cup, in literal seconds (which is clutch because I need coffee before I do anything in the morning). So last week, I got myself  a new Nespresso machine—a cheaper model because I’ve tried fancier ones and they’re not much better—and coffee is good again.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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