Friday Links 6/16


It’s Friday! Which means it’s time for another links post, and somehow June just keeps on slipping by.

What are your plans for this weekend?
I have a visit from my aunt and her new guy (new because I haven’t met him, though they’ve been together for I think over a year). I love Aunt Susan- we’re kind of a lot alike, in how we think.  Do you remember when, growing up, you stopped feeling the disconnect between yourself and adults? And how amazing it was relating to them as actual people (as opposed to caregivers or cousin-argument-arbiters)?
And Sunday is Father’s Day- we’re planning a nice family brunch at The Friendly Toast (which looks delicious- except I can’t for the life of me tell what is vegan and what isn’t).

So that’s what I’m up to this weekend. What was the internet up to this week?

  • Christie’s is auctioning off the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn, including her own annotated copies of her scripts, portraits, letters, and a rainbow of ballet flats.
  • “At age 12, they took an active role in helping design their own clothing line at Wal-Mart, which went on to make billions of dollars in sales. At age 18, they had to decide between going to prom and hosting Saturday Night Live. Although I have never designed my own clothing line, it was easy for me to empathize with the latter challenge. I make similarly difficult choices every day, like when I have to decide what variety of nut butter to put on my oatmeal. They chose Saturday Night Live, I usually choose cashew.”
    Harling Ross of Man Repeller on living the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen life.
  • I love Kate McKinnon.
    Also, early reviews of Rough Night are coming out unexpectedly positive. I’m ready to see it.
  • Speaking of movies, the Wonder Woman stuff:
    This kindergarten class’s reactions to the film have gone viral.
    Seth, that’s not how you pronounce Themersc…. never mind, I can’t spell it 😛 Seth Meyers interviews Patty Jenkins.
  • How to pronounce some of the most difficult designer names. Excellent- now please add Demna Gvasalia.
  • This tragic tale of a man’s abuse at the hands of a judgmental society. His only crime? Wearing a Romphim. It’s kind of tragic.
  • A side by side comparison of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World (i.e. Why one is good and one isn’t) by the incomparable Dan Murrell.  Even if the Jurassic franchise isn’t your favorite, this is such an interesting class in the theory behind what makes movie… captivating.
  • This really fascinating podcast about the human race’s connection to darkness, and the losses we and the natural world have sustained as a result of light pollution. Apparently working the graveyard shift substantially increases one’s risk of cancer.
    A check in with Paul Bogard about his book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.  Courtesy of The Art of Manliness, and my Dad, who is the reader of that august publication.

What’s happening with you this weekend? Do you have Father’s Day plans? How would you pronounce Demna Gvasalia?

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