36. READ. LOOK. THINK.
READ: Cheryl Strayed on binge writing, doling out advice and finding clarity. (I wish so much I had an advice column.) | “I really believe that in a very direct, concrete way, I am brutally lonely because of capitalism.” | “I wanted to write about that idea somehow but I was feeling insecure about revealing my own experience.” | “I want to make art that people have a relationship with like they would with Joni’s ‘Blue’ album or something.” | “I change for every person; it’s part of why I’m successful.” Interesting interview with a piercer on Into the Gloss. | Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life: Do any Australians remember this amazing book for teens about going to uni? I got it on Ebay for 99p to reread. So good.
LOOK: I don’t know anything about music but when FACT mix 118: Bullion came on Jude’s computer during our holiday, I loved it so much. | And Natalie’s ‘Magic Surrounds’ mixtape 001. | Christopher Nolan talks about The Dark Knight Rises on KCRW’s The Treatment. | After I said last week how much I enjoyed Benah’s City Guides, Hannah-Rose and Brenda invited me to write my own (very subjective) guide to London. | I helped my internet friend Hila mark a wonderful achievement – the publication of her book – with a post on the theme of celebration that I managed to make about Patti Smith.
THINK: Should you cover a piece of tragic breaking news? | Outrage will fix this. | “Tweet every tweet as if it were your last. You never know when you’ll be morbidly repurposed for online journalism.” Sophie Braham.
LINKNESS: My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.