17. READ. LOOK. THINK.
My weekly collection of the thoughtful, complex, beautiful and good.
- “Who are you knitting for?“
- Mirrorball by Mary Gaitskill. This short story is a cautionary tale for all women; all people who fall in love, really.
- Now this chapter in our lives is shut | Annie Atkins
- Wonder dog (this made me cry on the tube, but I was very tired) | NYT
- “Think of it like, you have two careers,” my older brother said. “You have your school career and your job. It’s like starting over at Kindergarten.” | Arianna Stern at Emily Books
- Allegra Goodman’s short story “La Vita Nuova” | The New Yorker
- Anita Desai is often asked by the practically-minded, “How did you manage to write all those books while raising your children?” | Prospect Magazine
- On blinking | Paris Review
- Fifteen seconds into what looks like a video of a friend’s wedding, Benedict Cumerbatch starts dancing.
- Kawaii Chika-san’s incredible studio. I think we all love studios because by their very existence they say “I take my work seriously and I deserve to.” | hello sandwich
- Look at this Sunday roast | Keke
- The noble cabbage | sprink
- Johanna Calle draws ledger forms and graph paper and then delicately distorts it | Present&Correct
- Lana Del Rey is “writing herself into existence” | WSJ
- Madonna acts just like a serious male artist would – and people hate her for it | Naomi Wolf
- “Every Jewish kid grew up wanting to play the violin. Now it’s true among Asians.” Can Asians save classical music? | Slate Magazine
- What’s the appeal of the handmade-by-someone-else valentine?
- The Prius Fallacy: a belief that switching to an ostensibly more benign form of consumption turns consumption itself into a boon for the environment. | WSJ.com
- My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.