This week I’ve been mostly cat-sitting, working up to my upcoming sabbatical, and getting ready for Small is Beautiful.
I also got around to reading through most of my Pocket list – so hold in, it’s a big one!
–– On ROBOTNIC.CO ––
Sorry, move along, nothing to see here…
–– ARTS & CULTURE ––
Reasons to Be Optimistic During the Disruption of Publishing: thoughts and excellent recommendations from Jane Friedman.
A lovely piece on friendship and self-discovery: While Writing for ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ I Realized I Am Gay.
This lady is a badass. Nellie Bly’s Lessons in Writing What You Want To.
The Los Angeles Review of Cups. Witty reviews of Jonathan Safran Foer’s “genius” stories-on-Chipotle-cups project.
The art of letter-writing is alive and well on This Recording: In Which We Travel Too Far Back.
–– DIGITAL ––
LiveJournal is awaiting a revamp. Yes, that LiveJournal. I’m torn somewhere between “Yuss!” and “How very dare you?!”
3-second distractions are enough to throw you off-course… and more depressing work-related gems in The Science of Us, via NY Mag.
We’re all aggregators now, says Ann Friedman – along with some tips on how to be ethical about it.
–– LONGFORM / JOURNALISM ––
How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star – excellent stuff on film, celebrity, and how the internet changed it all, by Amy Nicholson.
A postcard from San Francisco. A sad one, at that.
–– &c. ––
Nutella: How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread: one of humanity’s greatest inventions.
The company is the number one user of hazelnuts in the world, buying up 25% of the entire world production.
An earnest appreciation of @historicalcats, by Caitlin Dewey.
Currently reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt (still!)
What’s making you happy this week?
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