This week has been a good one. The sun finally came out and I’ve been getting lots of exercise. How has yours been? What are your weekend plans? Mine include a gin tasting, a readathon, and book club.
We’re getting so close to #100! What do you wanna see? Reply and let me know.
But for now, here are your regularly scheduled links.
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I’m sad that Prince died, and really wish I’d seen him live. Here’s his NY Times obituary – “the artist who defied genre” – and Bomani Jones on Why There Will Never Be Another Prince.
You Don’t Like the Girls in ‘Girls’? That’s Its Genius. This review from Wesley Morris is so good that I just went and spoiled the entire series for myself.
Maura Quint nailed How to Negotiate a Raise (If You’re a Woman). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.
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This Russian photographer matches random people with social network photos. Cool project – I’d love to see it recreated somewhere like LA.
Last week there was this Craigslist ad of a BelAir mother seeking a gender studies tutor for her son. Ruth Graham investigated, and it got weird.
Related: this unsurprising but enlightening reminder: 4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford in Esquire.
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This week I’ve been plowing through Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie on audiobook in preparation for this week’s book club.
Apart from that, I finally finished the excellent Dead Ladies Project by Jessa Crispin, and now quite fancy revisiting some more Nellie Bly.
Oh and I bought this beautiful copy (pictured) of The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson with my Waterstones points – so that’s on the TBR list too.
What’s on your nightstand?
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Women apologise too much? Ruth Whippman argues that perhaps men should apologise more.
Your turn! Read anything good this week? Hit reply or tweet me about it, won’t you?
Have a lovely weekend!