Tuesday links



  • Here’s a gorgeous short film with the most graceful underwater dancing, created and performed by Julie Gautier. (Kottke)
  • And I liked this animated short on the life of Marie Curie, the first female female Nobel laureate. (Open Culture)
  • Well this is nice news: a new study finds that sleeping in on the weekend helps you live longer. (My Modern Met)
  • This cultural history of ugly sandals amuses. (Racked)
  • A moving piece about one woman’s efforts to rebuild her life after her husband’s suicide. (Vogue)

A whole bunch of striped tees


alt striped tee
Am I the only one who already owns too many striped tees, but is always on the lookout for more? They are the most addictive of garments, and can skew preppy or Euro or even punk rock depending on how you wear them. I like them paired with a snappy blazer, like Mme. Emmanuelle Alt is doing here, but there are so many ways to wear them this time of year: with jeans or dressed up with skinny black pants or a skirt; mixed with other prints or all on their own.

dawn tee

The colors here are so excellently new wave.

splendid tee

Just a good basic V-neck.

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The flare sleeve here brings a dose of femininity to the party.

boy stripe tee

Yes, this r13 tee is on the spendy side, but it is fabricated with 5% cashmere, which makes it impossibly soft. I lucked into this tee on sale a few years ago and it just gets better. Here is a cheaper option if you’re interested.

chevron stripe

Chevron stripes count as stripes, right?

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A very French girl choice, in graphic red and white.

peter brady

This is so Peter Brady, in a really good way.

levis tee

Red and blue always pops so satisfyingly.

wilt tee

I like the combination of stripe widths here.

contrast stripe

I am a sucker for a contrasting stripe.

apc tee

The sleeve length on this choice from APC is really chic.

rolla’s tee

Another kind of retroish option.

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A really fun—and even versatile— color combination.

Friday links


simpson collage

  • These collages by artist Lorna Simpson are pretty spectacular. (Colossal)
  • Sephora will soon offer makeup classes for the transgender community. (Elle)
  • Creepy-cool vintage covers of classic crime novels. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Check out this butter art made by Tibetan Buddhists. (Atlas Obscura)
  • RIP Philip Roth, one of my favorite writers. Here are 20 of his books, ranked. (Vulture)



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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