It’s link list time again!
The above is a recent read – My Misspent Youth by Megan Daum. Recommended.
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— ON ROBOTNIC.CO —
52 Books: March Reads (check back this weekend)
— ARTS & CULTURE–
“I see a lot of writing that describes what a piece of art is about, not so much about how it is about it.”
— Matt Zoller Seitz. Please, critics, write about the filmmaking.
The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women. In which the new FiveThirtyEight is already giving me warm and fuzzy feelings.
I enjoyed these Time Out comment reviews of Under the Skin more than most of the professional ones I’ve read.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw points out the inherent sexism in, like, every Captain America review ever.
Jeopardy champ & author Tom Nissley may have bombed in his Tournament of the Decades which aired this week, but then he went and bought a bookshop!
— DIGITAL —
What You Think You Know About The Web is Wrong. In which attention beats clicks. (Well, no shit.)
I blogged about measuring the success of your social media efforts — yanno, if you’re interested.
— LONGFORM / JOURNALISM —
Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore? Psych!
“[We don’t need] one more guy with a Jew-fro writing about Bruce Springsteen — I mean, it’s a crime! It must stop! David Remnick wrote a profile about Bruce Springsteen, he assigned that to himself. How dare he! That should not have happened. I mean, I didn’t read it, but I’m sure it was a terrible piece of writing.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel on the Longform Podcast made me lol at work. She is also pretty insufferable.
The Current debated Lena Dunham as a feminist icon back in January. Features Roxane Gay and Kate Carraway, among others.
Speaking of Roxane Gay, she wrote a great (& true) piece in defence of unlikeable female characters: Not Here to Make Friends
Megan Daum points out that you can’t put a trigger warning on life. Kinda disappointed that my alma mater is in on this. (I should state that I’m not anti-trigger warning, just that one can’t expect to be coddled from everything one finds upsetting or repulsive.)
How Not to Quit — Sarah Nicole Prinkett owes you (well, her readers) her career.
— &c. —
Turns out Glasgow thinks it’s a good idea to blow up some people’s former homes as an Opening Ceremony spectacle. Not cool, Glasgow 2014.
This made me want a tiny tattoo.
What were your best reads of the week? Hit me up with your links on Twitter!