I love the muted colors and calmness of the larger figure juxtaposed with the energy and brighter colors of the figures around her head. So evocative!
- I thought this was a really interesting article on the ways older people are condescended to and patronized–and when I shared it on Facebook it turned into an argument about how some medical professionals use diminutives instead of names because of where they live. It was weird and confusing for me.
- Jeet Heer makes an interesting argument about Jack Chick: he was the Leni Riefenstahl of American cartooning.
- 40 things we can all stop doing right away. Yay!
- Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” is a gorgeous and haunting song. Here is its story.
- Facebook needs to tweak their advertising options so they don’t allow people to break housing laws in the US.
- I admit it: I snort-laughed when reading this: If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women.
- This is a helluve a sad read about a talented reporter and writer who drank herself to death.
- I learned a new phrase from this article about Twitter’s latest stupid interface idea: context collapse.
- And yet another fantastic article from Sarah Gailey–this time, she writes about Ginny Weasley and her lack of impress.
- In which Frank Cho, an immensely talented artist, conflates editorial direction and consumer criticism with censorship and proceeds to behave like a petulant man-child.
- Rose Eveleth has wise words about how to be a good online friend.
- If you read nothing else this week, read this: The POC Guide to Writing Dialect In Fiction.
- Elle documents a strange erasure of Beyoncé from all media surrounding the CMAs.
- Great article about female Star Wars fans in the NYT.
- Issue 13 of Uncanny is fucking incredible. Here are the pieces I especially liked:
- Monica Valentinelli’s barnburner of an essay: We Have Always Been Here, Motherfucker
- Alyssa Wong’s essay about indentifying with villains: They Love Me Not: How Fictional Villains Saved My Life
- Amal el-Mohtar’s achingly gorgeous short story: Seasons of Glass and Iron
- Brooke Bolander’s vicious, sharp, and incredibly satisfying Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies
Only one election-related link this week, one that I believe everyone can agree with:
And finally, Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks, slaying: